CSCE E-Bulletin
Mar. 11, 2015

CSCE 2015 Annual Conference
Conference registration is now open!
Take advantage of the special early bird rates to secure your place at the best civil engineering conference of the year!

Please click HERE for more information on special rates and to register today!

Les inscriptions à notre Congrès annuel sont ouvertes!
Profitez des tarifs préférentiels pour réserver votre place au meilleur congrès de génie civil de l’année.

Cliquez ICI pour plus de détails sur les tarifs spéciaux et vous inscrire dès aujourd’hui! More

Lifelong Learning

CSA-S6 Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code 2015
Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa
April 28-30, 2015
Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon
May 12-15, 2015
This course will be offered in Quebec and the Maritimes at a later date.
Cette formation sera offerte au Québec et dans les Maritimes à une date ultérieure.More

2015 CANCAM Award
This biannual award from Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM) recognizes outstanding achievements in the area of Applied Mechanics by a Canadian or non-Canadian researcher who has worked in Canada for a minimum of five years. All areas of Applied Mechanics (e.g., Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Computational Mechanics, Biomechanics) are considered. The award, which includes a medal, a certificate, and some travel support, will be presented at the 25th CANCAM to be held at Western University, London, Ontario in May 31-June 04, 2015. More

Top 10 largest construction project starts in Canada — January 2015
Daily Commercial News
There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large projects. Such jobs have often received a fair amount of media coverage. Therefore, people in the industry are on the lookout for when job-site work actually gets underway. More

Caisse eyes 'substantial infrastructure opportunities' in the U.S.
The Globe and Mail
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has already helped Canadian investors become the single largest foreign buyer of U.S. commercial real estate since 2010. More

First Nation fire safety hurt by lack of standards, chief says
CBC News
First Nations children living on reserve are likely to continue dying at a rate of 10 times greater than other Canadians until standards for fire safety are enacted, says the Assembly of First Nations Ontario regional chief. More

Cégep de Chicoutimi is top of the pops
This past weekend Concordia University hosted the 31st Annual CSCE Troitsky Bridge Building Competition. Thirty three teams and hundreds of students gathered in Montreal for three days of fun and competition, including bridge building, design presentations, and the infamous bridge crushing! Congratulations to Cégep de Chicoutimi who held on to the title of overall winner, which they also earned at last year's competition.More

2015 James Dyson Award is now open
The James Dyson Foundation is looking for Canada’s best and brightest young industrial design and engineering students to submit their design idea for something that solves a problem. You could with a prize of $54,000. The competition runs in 20 countries and last year there were many notable Canadian entries, including national winner PrintAlive Bioprinter, from the University of Toronto and Suncayr from University of Waterloo. Watch the call for entries here:

John Tory 'furious' about reported cost overruns in TTC construction
CBC News
Mayor John Tory is "furious" over cost and time overruns on the construction of the York-Spadina subway extension and he is vowing a wholesale change in the way the city operates. The TTC's unfinished 8.6-kilometre subway extension from Downsview Station to York University and beyond to Vaughan is over budget, Tory said in a recent news conference. According to a report in the Toronto Star, the project is approximately $400-million over budget and possibly two years off-schedule.More

Funding cutbacks hurt roads
Blackburn News
A group of Lambton County mayors is pushing for increased infrastructure funding for rural municipalities. A delegation including Enniskillen Mayor Kevin Marriott recently met with representatives from the provincial Finance Minister’s office at the Ontario Good Roads Assocation conference in Toronto. A total of six municipalities were represented.More

Winnipeg stadium consortium suing architect, builder over alleged construction deficiencies
Yahoo Sports
Almost $5 million has already reportedly gone into fixing Winnipeg's Investors Group Field, which is set to host the Grey Cup this November, in the less than two years since the facility opened in May 2013. Further required repairs and alterations are expected to cost millions more. Now, the group that owns the stadium is suing architect Ray Wan and builder Stuart Olson Construction, alleging a failure to consider heating, drainage and other vital issues. More

Engineering a bright future: 10 female students to watch
U of T Engineering News
Whether it's combatting climate change, enhancing biomedical technologies or improving urban infrastructure, engineers are solving global challenges and making a positive impact on our world. Approaching these problems often requires diverse perspectives and multidisciplinary collaborations. And yet, as of 2013, women accounted for just 11.7 per cent of all professional engineers in Canada.More

Alberta adds $400 million to infrastructure while opponents call it electioneering
Global News
Opposition politicians say an election call is clearly coming after the Alberta government brought municipal leaders together in Red Deer to re-announce extra funds for infrastructure.More