CSCE E-Bulletin
Apr. 23, 2014

Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Bars and FRP External Reinforcements for Concrete Structures

Moncton, Toronto
May 14-15, 2014

This course covers the following CSA codes and standards:
. CSA-S806 (2012) Design of Buildings with Fibre Reinforced Polymers,
. CSA-S807 (2010) Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) and
. CSA-S808 (2014) Specification for Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Materials for Externally Reinforcing Structures

The instructors, who are Chairs and members of the Technical Committees for the standards, present and explain the major revisions and additions contained in the codes 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
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
St. John's, NL

Fourth Climate Change Technology Conference
Call for Papers: Sept. 15, 2014
Montreal, QC

GeoRegina 2014
Date: Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2014
Delta Regina Hotel, Regina, SaskatchewanMore

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

Dutch engineers test glow-in-the-dark 'smart highway'
Mashable
Luminescent powder in paint has given a glow to 500 meters of Dutch highway, resulting in a trial section of glow-in-the-dark road. Designer Daan Roosegaarde, who won best future concept for the idea at the Dutch Design Awards in 2012, is collaborating with Heijmans, a Dutch civil engineering firm, to create such interactive highways. Almost two years later, the project is coming to fruition with some adjustments, according Slate.More

Ontario commits $25 million for cycling infrastructure
Toronto Star
Transportation Minister Glen Murray has announced that the province will provide $25 million for cycling facilities on provincial highways and municipal roads over the next three years in an effort to make Ontario Canada's premier cycling province. More

Bank study calls for investment in weather-related infrastructure
Global News
As a return on investment, Duff's Ditch has been a spectacular success. Manitoba’s Red River Floodway, built by premier Duff Roblin for just under $63 million in the mid-1960s with the federal government covering 60 per cent of the cost, has spared the city of Winnipeg an estimated $30 billion in flood damages in the nearly half century since it was completed in 1968.More

What legacy will the PanAm/ParaPan games leave on Toronto's infrastructure?
City News
Big sporting extravaganzas are always meant to be good for the host city. It’s how the evangelists that make up the bid committees sell it to governments and residents. And during the bidding process and the lead-up to the games, whether they be Olympics, Commonwealth, or PanAm/ParaPan, everyone gets worked up into an optimistic froth about how awesome all the new stuff they’re getting is going to be. But we’re Canadians. We hosted what were arguably the world’s most infrastructurally disastrous Olympics. It may have been way back in 1976, but since Montreal only ended up paying them off about a decade ago, the memory’s still fresh. So when the PanAm/ParaPan Games came up for grabs, we were going to need a little more than happy froth and a pretty velodrome to sell us.More

Engineering students design road realignment of flood area
Daily Business Buzz
A pair of civil engineering students in Corner Brook (Newfoundland & Labrador) would love to be able to lend a hand to the design of the realignment of Route 460. Flooding on White’s Road near Noel’s Pond has been a problem for years, often causing traffic delays and even shutting down the highway at times. Transportation and Works Minister Nick McGrath recently announced construction will soon begin on a new bypass road. The realignment of Route 460 from Gull Pond to Route 490 is expected to encompass about six kilometres of roadway.More

Improving Highway Infrastructure Near Nolalu
Government of Ontario
Ontario is creating 16 new jobs while improving infrastructure on Highway 588 east of Nolalu. The Whitefish River Bridge, four kilometres west of the Highway 590 junction, is being renovated to improve travel and safety for families and businesses while strengthening tourism and the economy in the Northwest. More

Government infrastructure money found here
Northern Ontario Business
PPP Canada announced April 14 that it's taking applications for "Round Six" of the P3 Canada Fund. PPP Canada is a federal Crown corporation with a funding program that supports the construction model involving public-private partnerships (P3s) in a number of categories. The $1.2-billion fund was first launched in 2009 for a five-year run. It's now back for another five years is now cashed up with another $1.2 billion.More