CSCE E-Bulletin
Apr. 2, 2014

YP Workshop "Influence Without Authority: Perceived Leadership"

Toronto, ON
April 8, 2014

This half-day professional development workshop will explore your ability to influence. It does not require authority, tenure, or even a particularly loud voice; it demands skill. This skill can be learned and put to powerful effect but it requires patience and a long term approach to everything we do. On this skill alone, reputations have been built and dismantled, careers lost and found. Don't miss out! Register now!
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CAN/CSA-S6-06 Design of Aluminum Bridges and Footbridges

Fredericton
April 22, 2014

This course presents the contents of Section 17 – Aluminum Structures of CAN/CSA-S6-06, Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code in force since October 2011 to engineers, professionals, technicians, teachers and students. Additional material and application examples are also provided.More

CSA-S806 (2012) DESIGN OF BUILDINGS WITH FIBRE REINFORCED POLYMERS

Moncton, Toronto
May 14-15, 2014

This course presents the new edition of CSA S806: Design of Buildings with Fibre Reinforced Polymers. The instructors, Dr. Ghani Razaqpur, Chair of the Technical Committee for the CSA Standard S806-12 and Dr. Murat Saatcioglu, a member of the Committee, present and explain the major revisions and additions contained in the code that reflect the latest research findings and field experience. More

HEC-RAS Modeling Including Advanced Applications

Moncton, Halifax
May 27-28, 2014

The course covers the basic theoretical background of one-dimensional hydraulic modeling, model calibration, bridges and weirs, flood flow simulation and inundation mapping, flow separation, and simulation of unsteady flow. The course is based on exercises that cover each topic.More

CSCE Annual Conference Halifax

Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 28-31, 2014

SUSTAINABLE MUNICIPALITIES
Sponsorship/Trade booth opportunities

On behalf of the CSCE 2014 Local Organizing Committee, we are delighted to invite you to attend and become a partner in the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering in Halifax. The Conference will be held from May 28-31, 2014 at the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, with associated events held at other landmark venues in downtown Halifax.More

9th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridge, SMSB-IX

Calgary, AB
July 15-18, 2014

The Calgary bridge engineering community is pleased to host the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering's 9th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridge, SMSB-IX.More

Conferences/Conférences

CALL FOR PAPERS: ICE Coastal Management 2015 Netherlands
Submission of Abstracts will be accepted between March 31 - June 30th, 2014

BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show
Date: May 3-6, 2014
Whistler, BC

Canadian International Aluminum Conference (CIAC)
Date: June 2-4, 2014
Montreal, Quebec

23rd International Scientific and Technical Conference "Water Supply and Water Quality"
Date: June 22-25, 2014
Location: Torun, Poland

REES 2014: Railway Engineering Education Symposium
Date: June 23-25, 2014
Location: Overland Park, KS

EMI 2014
Date: Aug. 5-8, 2014
Hamilton, ON

2014 International Conference on Marine & Fresh Water Environments (IMFE 2014)
Date: Aug. 6-9, 2014
Location: St. John's, NL Canada

GeoRegina 2014
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2014
Delta Regina Hotel, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

4th Nirma University International Conference on Engineering
Nov. 28-30, 2014
Ahmedabad, IndiaMore

New CSCE YP Facebook page
CSCE
We now have a CSCE YP page on Facebook! Like us at https://www.facebook.com/csceyp to get news and updates and connect with YPs across the country.More

Nouvelle page Facebook JP
SCGC
Nous avons maintenant une page des jeunes professionnels de la SCGC sur Facebook. Allez au http://www.facebook.com/csceyp pour obtenir les dernières nouvelles et vous brancher sur les jeunes professionnels du pays. More

Start a Promise to Future Generations Chapter at your School
CSCE
The University of Toronto, in conjunction with the CSCE Toronto Chapter, held their 5th annual Promise to Future Generations signing ceremony on June 19th, 2013, with over 30 new signatories from local Universities and industry. This initiative, created by students, encourages signees to look beyond the "me" and "now" to consider the needs of future generations. Visit http://www.ptfg.org/ for more information and contact Amie (yp@csce.ca) if you are interested in starting a chapter at your school. More

Promesse envers les générations à venir
SCGC
L'Université de Toronto, en collaboration avec le chapitre de Toronto de la SCGC, a tenu sa 5e cérémonie annuelle de signature de la Promesse envers les générations à venir, le 19 juin 2013, avec plus de 30 signataires de l'université et de l'industrie. Cette initiative étudiante invite les signataires à regarder au-delà du « moi » et du « maintenant » et à tenir compte des besoins des générations à venir. Visitez le site http://www.ptfg.org/ pour obtenir plus de renseignements et adressez-vous à Amie (yp@csce.ca) si vous souhaitez créer un chapitre dans votre institution More

Snohomish mudslide warns us to prepare for earthquake
Vancouver Sun
As the dreadful events in Snohomish County remind us, natural disasters may be foreseen but they cannot be predicted with precision. When they occur, it’s often when we are least prepared to cope with an aftermath that seems to pile calamity upon catastrophe. More

WSP to buy Alberta engineering firm for $366 million
Canadian Manfuacturing
Engineering consulting firm WSP Group is expanding its reach in Western Canada's oil and gas sector by trying to acquire Focus Group Holding Inc. for $366 million.More

Province funds infrastructure improvements
Timmins Press
The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines has announced funding of close to $27 million for improvements to critical infrastructure in Northeastern Ontario.More

Great Lakes shipping industry to inject $500 million into infrastructure
The Globe and Mail
The Great Lakes shipping industry is launching a major upgrade, buoyed by an improving economy. Operators of the route that connects the heart of North America with the Atlantic Ocean and the world are embarking on an ambitious program designed to capitalize on free trade with Europe and rebounding U.S. business.More

Waterloo holds off on infrastructure tax
The Record
Waterloo councillors want more information before committing to tax citizens extra to pay for infrastructure. Councillors sent a report back to staff for more work instead of endorsing a motion to consider an infrastructure tax in the next budget process. The report was put off until April. More

Infrastructure plan much ado about too little, say cities
CBC News
The federal government is coming under increasing scrutiny over the amount of money it has budgeted for infrastructure spending, as local and provincial governments get ready to apply for funding under a new federal plan.More

Ottawa must improve plan for infrastructure funding
Western Producer
The much-desired increase in rail grain hauling will unfortunately coincide with the annual spring road ban season.
 Municipal and provincial governments traditionally put weight restrictions on road traffic in the spring to limit damage as the frost melts and roadbeds become soggy.
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Northwest Territories braces for devolution, seeks more infrastructure funding for resource development
National Post
The Northwest Territories is seeking permission to more than double its borrowing limit to $1.8-billion to fund infrastructure as the northern region prepares to take control of its natural resources. The N.W.T. is set to get province-like control over mineral rights, including the ability to collect royalties on oil and gas production, under a pact called devolution that starts soon. Officials keen to accelerate drilling and mining activity in the north have appealed to Ottawa to boost the region’s borrowing limit from $800-million today to fund power lines and roadwork needed to support development.More

Building bridges with future engineers
Cornwall Seaway News
The Upper Canada chapter of the Professional Engineers of Ontario celebrated National Engineering Month at the return of the annual student bridge building competition in Cornwall this Saturday.More