On June 20, 2013, C-FER Technologies’ Dr. Maher Nessim was inducted as a Fellow into The Canadian Academy of Engineering. The induction ceremony took place during the academy’s annual general meeting and symposium held in Montreal‘s Delta Centre-Ville hotel.
The induction recognizes Maher’s leading work in the area of developing risk and reliability methods for the design and integrity management of pipelines. The Academy noted that his contributions have impacted the pipeline industry world-wide, citing his role as the initiator of the PIRAMD integrity management software and the author of the reliability based design and assessment Annex to the CSA pipeline standard Z662.
“It is a privilege to be recognized with this fellowship by the Academy,” comments Maher. “This honour also belongs to C-FER and the people I have been fortunate to work closely with over the years. The work that has received this recognition would not have been possible without their talent and dedication.”
Maher is the Chief Engineer and Fellow at C-FER Technologies. His 30 year career has been dedicated to the application of risk and reliability methods in a variety of engineering systems, including pipelines, offshore structures, ships, buildings, nuclear facilities and bridges.
Maher has also earned other awards during his career including a 20-year service award from the Canadian Standards Association, and two distinguished researcher awards from the Pipeline Research Council International.
The Canadian Academy of Engineering is a national institution where leaders of the engineering community provide strategic direction in areas of importance to Canada and the communities in which they work.
C-FER Technologies specializes in pushing the limits of engineering to help energy operators manage risk, improve asset performance and develop challenging resources. C-FER’s engineers and large-scale testing facilities assist companies in the development, evaluation and implementation of new technologies