CSCE E-Bulletin
Apr. 30, 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

EARLY BIRD RATES END TODAY! Don’t miss out and register today!

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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

$1.4 million Mindemoya Yonge St. reconstruction contract awarded
Manitoulin Expositor
Work on the Yonge Street reconstruction will be getting underway soon following the awarding of the $1,394,321.20 plus HST contract to the lowest bidder, Labelle Brothers Excavating. The contract was awarded under the recommendations of engineering firm K. Smart Associates. "We received several bids and took the lowest five for evaluation," said Central Manitoulin Councillor Patricia MacDonald.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

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

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

$1.4 million Mindemoya Yonge St. reconstruction contract awarded
Manitoulin Expositor
Work on the Yonge Street reconstruction will be getting underway soon following the awarding of the $1,394,321.20 plus HST contract to the lowest bidder, Labelle Brothers Excavating. The contract was awarded under the recommendations of engineering firm K. Smart Associates. "We received several bids and took the lowest five for evaluation," said Central Manitoulin Councillor Patricia MacDonald.More

Ex-Quebec deputy premier denies helping engineering firm
Global News
Former Liberal deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau is rejecting allegations she helped an engineering firm obtain a lucrative contract to build a water treatment plant in exchange for fundraising donations. Normandeau, who served in the post under Jean Charest, says she is willing to meet with investigators from the Charbonneau Commission corruption inquiry and Quebec's anti-corruption police squad.More

Canada utility seeks civil engineering for dams, other facilities
Hydro World
Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for a broad range of civil engineering services to its dams, hydroelectric projects and other facilities in Manitoba. Manitoba Hydro recently called for bids to construct two shore stations interconnecting two of its hydroelectric projects. The utility awarded a contract in March to BBE Hydro Constructors Limited Partnership to build the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric plant on the Lower Nelson River. It recently signed a memorandum to investigate sale of up to 600 MW of hydropower to U.S. cooperative Great River Energy.More

Ontario pledges $1 billion for Ring of Fire, urges Ottawa to match funds
The Hamilton Spectator
Ontario's governing Liberals say they're willing to put up $1 billion to develop an all-season transportation corridor to the Ring of Fire. They're calling on the federal Conservatives to match the funds to build the infrastructure that's needed to develop the mineral-rich deposit in northern Ontario. More

Proposed bylaw would add thousands of dollars to cost of new homes
The Ottawa Citizen
Buyers of new homes might see a sharp increase in the amounts they pay toward things like roads and transit — potentially raising the price of those new homes by thousands of dollars — should council approve a change to the city's so-called development charges bylaw. Development charges (or DCs, as they're known) are fees that the city collects from construction companies whenever they build new homes to finance the additional municipal infrastructure needed to service those new residents, such as roads, sewers and public transit.More

Montague hotel contractor fined for not using engineer on Riverhouse Inn project
The Guardian
The company that built Montague's newest hotel has been fined $2,500 for violating the law that regulates the use of engineers on construction projects. Southern Kings Construction, through its owner Kevan MacLean, was in provincial court in Charlottetown Monday morning after he was charged with one violation of the Engineering Professionals Act.More