CSCE E-Bulletin
Apr. 9, 2014

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

2014 Research Symposium
Date: May 1, 2014
The Water Institute University of Waterloo

2014 Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Peter H. Gleick, President and Co-founder, Pacific Institute

Date: May 1, 2014
The Water Institute, University of Waterloo

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
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

ICE to help UN train its civil engineers
Global Engineering News
Civil engineers at the United Nations agency UNOPS will benefit from a new Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) training scheme. UNOPS delivers infrastructure, project management and procurement services to support the work of the UN and its partners worldwide.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.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

Could Toronto use a central agency to rule roads and transit like London?
Toronto Star
Imagine Toronto with 15 per cent fewer cars on the street and 75 per cent more people on the bus — providing there were enough buses, of course. That's the "astonishing result" that London, England, has achieved since 2000, according to British transport consultant David Quarmby, who is speaking in Toronto on Wednesday.More

Rising to the challenge of Canada's skills shortage
The Globe and Mail
Canadian employment in the professional, scientific and services sector hit a record high in December, while factory jobs continued to decline. And the new jobs pay better than the old jobs being lost, noted Globe and Mail reporter Tavia Grant in assessing the data compiled by Statistics Canada for the newspaper. This trend presents a crucial opportunity to build national prosperity. But it’s only an opportunity if there are enough workers with in-demand skills, a fact that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has clearly understood for some time.More

Transportation infrastructure vital to support exports
Western Producer
Saskatchewan exports a greater percentage of its agricultural production than any other province, according to University of Saskatchewan professor Bill Kerr.
 A recent article that Kerr published in the agriculture college’s Agknowledge publication painted an exciting global picture of opportunity for 
Saskatchewan exports. 
More

Engineering science to fight storm threats
Daily Commercial News
With the threat of devastating storms ever greater, we’re hearing more and more about planning to make our must vulnerable areas more resilient. The lesson seems to have been driven home: We can’t stop the big storms that do such damage, so we’d better take steps that enable us to weather a storm while minimizing the harm it does. More

Outsourcing doubles engineering costs on Sask. highways, contractors say
CBC News
Saskatchewan highway contractors say many late construction projects in the province are the fault of high-cost, low-quality, private engineering work. Over the past decade, the Ministry of Highways has been contracting out an increasing amount of its highway design work to private consultants. A ministry of highways briefing note obtained by CBC's iTeam says "the majority of the engineering work is now delivered by consultants." More