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FOR SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT
Kenneth Williams
C.E.T.
KEN WILLIAMS graduated as class president from the
architectural technology program at SAIT in 1985. He's enjoyed
various roles within (and without) the construction industry
in Alberta. Ken served for eight years in the Canadian
Armed Forces (reserve and regular force) in the junior ranks
of the army and as an officer in the air force.
Within the construction industry Ken was employed initially
as an architectural technologist with an architect in Calgary,
drafted historical detail drawings on contract for Heritage
Park, prepared drawing packages for the marketing division
of Texaco Canada ( " I'm THAT old! " ), worked for a structural
engineer in Edmonton as the architectural lead, and assisted
forensic investigations of structural failures and fires
along with various insurance cases.
Ken next ran his own consulting and construction management
firm for 16 years in Edmonton, working primarily on
commercial projects ranging from $1M to $20M, receiving
the bulk of their work from client references. Since 2016 he's
been employed by NAIT as an instructor in the construction
engineering technology program. There he brings his broad
base of experience into the classroom and helps prepare
the future leaders of the industry for the excitement that is
design and construction! To further enhance his leadership
abilities, Ken is currently attending the online master in education
program with Yorkville University.
Ken currently serves on Council with ASET, holding a Councillor
position the past two years. Previous volunteer positions
have been as a member of the board of examiners with ASET
from 2018 to 2022, an active ski patroller, instructor and equipment
manager with the Canadian Ski Patrol system, as a ski
patroller providing first aid support to portions of the TransCanada
Trail 2000 Relay, and providing first aid and disaster
response services with the Canadian Red Cross. Additionally,
he helped out with Habitat for Humanity, and prior to 2020 introduced
his students to work sessions with the organization.
" I believe that my broad background with project and people
management skills suit me extremely well to serve as
second vice-president for ASET. I can lead, moderate, and
most importantly listen to the needs of industry and the
ASET membership to maintain the high degree of respect
and aptitude which we maintain and continually work for. I
believe that Council must be proactive and should assist in
the provision of leadership to ASET membership, " Ken says.
In the progress toward the Professional Governance Act
in Alberta, Ken will uphold and promote the abilities and
skills of all technologists and technicians, which are a vital
resource to the province, and as professionals are critical
in ensuring the safety of the public in design, construction,
and operational environments, he says.
" ASET has done a tremendous job of getting recognition
from APEGA and the Government of Alberta for the engineering
technologists, but
I also believe that
this same
pursuit could result in greater recognition of architectural,
landscape, and interior design technologists, through a proactive
discussion with the Alberta Association of Architects
and Technology Accreditation Canada, " Ken says.
" ASET should also be a leader in the promotion of sustainability
in all methods of construction, design, and energy
conservation through pragmatic processes, which move
forward with the realization that
there is no quick fix or
shortcuts to our current societal and environmental issues, "
he adds. " ASET has the people to provide global leadership
and to effect positive change for all of the industries which
we affect through our membership. "
Ken is a proud husband with four wonderful children, and
a three-time cancer survivor now six and a half years clear!
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