CSCE E-Bulletin
May. 20, 2015

CSCE 2015 Annual Conference
1 Week away! Have you registered, booked your hotel room and got your tickets for the social evening? Are you registered for the technical tours? Wishing to attend the companions program? Visit the conference website!

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Lifelong Learning / Formation continue

CSA-S850 Design and Assessment of Buildings Subjected to Blast Loads
Regina, Saskatchewan
May 27, 2015
This course presents CSA S850, Canada’s first standard for the design and assessment of buildings subjected to blast loads. It is the most detailed and comprehensive standard of its kind in the world.More

Apply Now for Conference Travel Bursary for YP Members
The Young Professionals Committee is now receiving applications for a travel bursary specifically to help CSCE Young Professional members to attend the annual conference in Regina. Click "Read More" for additional info and for the link to the application form.More

RSVP Today for YP Events in Regina
The CSCE Annual Conference is only one week away! Remember to check out the events planned by the student and young professional coordinators. Some of them require RSVPs. Click "Read More" for the details. More

President's Award Winners Announced
The CSCE President's Award recognizes excellence among Student Chapters. This year, the Student Affairs Committee reviewed 22 applications and decided that the University of British Columbia was the best student chapter for the past school year. Click "Read More" to see the other winners. More

Université Laval Paddles By The Competition
The 21st CSCE Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition was held this past weekend in Toronto including a number of races on Lake Ontario showcasing the hard work of these student teams. Congratulations to Université Laval who were declared the overall winners! More

Infrastructure projects getting $150 million boost announced by Stephen Harper
CBC News
The $150 million pegged for infrastructure in last month's federal budget will go toward 1,800 projects in communities across Canada, the prime minister says. Stephen Harper made the announcement during a campaign-style event in Truro, N.S. "Selected" projects are expected to be completed by the end of the 2017 construction season, according to a statement. Harper said the projects will be delivered through regional development agencies.More

Fredericton highway roundabout construction set to begin in June
CBC News
Fredericton motorists are bracing for one of the biggest road construction projects the city has seen in years, the Highway 8 roundabout. The project has been in the works for more than three years, but the tender has now been awarded to KDB Engineers/Contractors Inc. and construction is scheduled to begin soon. It is expected to be completed and open by mid-September.More

Residential construction faces a labour crunch
Journal of Commerce
Canada's residential construction industry is not immune to a looming retirement situation, with more than 129,000 new skilled workers needed over the next decade. This was one of the findings presented in the first-ever residential construction labour market information report released by BuildForce Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA).More

U.S.-Canada bridge to cost $2.1 billion
Product Design and Development
A planned $2.1 billion bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will be named after hockey great Gordie Howe. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement Thursday in Windsor. The 87-year-old Howe, known as "Mr. Hockey," was born in Floral, Saskatchewan, and led the Detroit Red Wings to four Stanley Cup championships.More

How WSP Global is emerging as Canada's engineering consulting giant
Financial Post
WSP Global chief executive Pierre Shoiry says that when he presents the company's strategy for the next three years at the shareholders meeting, it's going to look a lot like the plan set out in 2012. "It's going to be much more of the same," said Shoiry at the engineering consulting firm's headquarters in Montreal. More