W.F. (Bill) Teskey

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Bill Teskey, ALS
Known for Professor, University of Calgary

Based on information supplied by Dr. Teskey in 2005.

Bill Teskey was born in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta in 1950.

He received his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1972 and his M.Sc. in Survey Engineering from the University of New Brunswick in 1979.

Bill Teskey articles to past presidents Reg Watson and Tom Swanby and received his commission as an Alberta Land Surveyor on January 8, 1982. His survey experience includes pipelines and some oilfield work and a small number of subdivisions. He is also a Canada Lands Surveyor and a professional engineer.

In 1987, Bill Teskey earned his Dr.-Ing. in Geodesy and Civil Engineering from Stuttgart Germany.

Dr. Teskey is currently a faculty member with the Department of Geomatics Engineering at the University of Calgary. His research expertise is in precise engineering and deformation surveys. Research activities have included deformation monitoring of engineering structures (e.g. dams, large diameter buried pipelines, the New Brunswick - Prince Edward Island Confederation Bridge, the roof of the Calgary Olympic Speedskating Oval, the Calgary Tower) and high- precision industrial alignment surveys (e.g. TRIUMF particle accelerator, ATCO Power turbine-generator units, kilns used in the production of cement, granulators used in the production of fertilizer). The measurement instrumentation has included digital levels, electronic total stations and GPS satellite receivers.

New research work is planned in dynamic deformation monitoring via 3D (three-dimensional) laser scanning. The goal is to develop measurement and analysis methodologies so that accurate results can be generated and displayed in near real-time. Because of his interest in precise engineering and deformation surveys, Dr. Teskey is the Canadian Delegate to the International Federation of Surveyors Commission 6 (Engineering Surveys).