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Richard Westwell, P.Eng.

Since 1988, Engineer Richard Westwell has enriched the PEO Ottawa Chapter through his involvement in a wide range of activities, organizing events from New Members’ Licence Presentation Ceremonies to the chapter’s Curling Bonspiels. As a member of the Ottawa Chapter Executive from 1988 to 1999, he has held each chapter Executive position at least once, including acting as chapter Chair in 1993.

Rick has been instrumental in increasing the participation of new PEO members in Ottawa. He has always made an effort to welcome them and encourage their involvement. His energetic, sociable nature has helped generate interest and increase participation in chapter activities. 

Currently a senior project engineer with J.L. Richards & Associates Limited, he has worked on various structural engineering projects with the firm over the past 21 years. These projects ranged from technical reports on blast damage and structural failures to pre-purchase building inspections and building envelope problems. He is also responsible for structural engineering design and contract administration for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential projects.
In recognition of his service on the Ottawa Chapter Executive, encouraging participation from new members and organizing chapter activities, Richard Westwell is invested as a Member of the Professional Engineers Ontario Order of Honour.