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Profitez des tarifs préférentiels pour réserver votre place au meilleur congrès de génie civil de l’année.
Cliquez ICI pour plus de détails sur les tarifs spéciaux et vous inscrire dès aujourd’hui!
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Board of Directors Update / Mise à jour conseil d'administration
Your Board of Directors is committed to a strategic planning and
implementation process that is consistent in theme from year to year but
that also adapts to our opportunities and challenges. Go to the Strategic Directions page
on the CSCE website to review the strategic progress we are making -
see what we accomplished in 2014 and what we are committed to
accomplishing in 2015
Votre conseil d'administration s'est engagé à mettre en place un
processus de planification et de mise en oeuvre stratégique sur des
thèmes récurrents mais qui s'adapte à nos opportunités et nos défis.
Allez à la page Orientations stratégiques du
site web de la SCGC pour consulter les progrès que nous réalisons.
Voyez ce que nous avons accompli en 2014 et ce que nous nous sommes
engages à accomplir en 2015.
2015 CANCAM Award
This biannual award from Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM)
recognizes outstanding achievements in the area of Applied Mechanics by
a Canadian or non-Canadian researcher who has worked in Canada for a
minimum of five years. All areas of Applied Mechanics (e.g., Solid
Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Computational Mechanics,
Biomechanics) are considered. The award, which includes a medal, a
certificate, and some travel support, will be presented at the 25th
CANCAM to be held at Western University, London, Ontario in May 31-June
Technical Publications Committee wants to hear from you
The Technical Publications Committee wants to know what issues and
concerns you have regarding CSCE technical publications. To have your
say, follow the link to our short 10 question survey. We want to hear
| CSCE Programs and Events / Programmes et événements de la SCGC|
Nilex’s PaveDrain® system is a revolutionary, permeable articulating concrete block/mat developed to effectively manage stormwater runoff. It combines a patented arch design in a concrete block to create an internal storage chamber. The arch forms a reservoir for stormwater runoff while simultaneously providing strength for heavy vehicular loads.
|Programs and Events from Partner Organizations / Programmes et événements d'organisations partenaires|
Growing with Youth / Croître avec les jeunes
Popsicle stick bridges, spirit, and a whole lot of fun!
The 31st Annual CSCE Troitsky Bridge Building Competition is happening
at Concordia University in Montreal on March 5 - 8, 2015. Registration
is still open for student teams. Check to see if your school already has
teams or if they are holding a qualifier competition and get involved!
You don't want to miss this fun event!
University of Calgary wins the CSCE Cup
The University of Calgary were the top winners at the Great Northern
Concrete Toboggan Race in Kelowna this weekend, taking home the CSCE cup
as well as first place in the King of the Hill race. Click the link to
read the entire article and to see photos from the event.
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.
Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure / Leadership en infrastructures
Too often, building public infrastructure is simply not the best way to invest money
Although details are still sketchy, public spending on capital projects looks to play a major role in the Liberal policy platform as we head into the federal election. This isn’t exactly a wedge issue: Everyone agrees that infrastructure brings benefits. But this general consensus can lead to some sloppy thinking, along the lines of the Politician’s Syllogism: “We must build infrastructure; this is infrastructure; therefore, we must build this.” This seductive line of reasoning can end up in disaster — remember the Mirabel Airport? The economics of public infrastructure are more subtle than that.
BC Ferries is locked out of federal infrastructure funds
The B.C. government is lobbying Ottawa to change the "baffling" funding rules that have shut out BC Ferries from federal financial support for its terminals and ships.
Transportation Minister Todd Stone said Monday he continues to press his federal counterparts to alter eligibility criteria for the $53-billion New Building Canada fund, so that BC Ferries and the province can make a joint pitch for federal money.
Caisse eyes 'substantial infrastructure opportunities' in the U.S.
The Globe and Mail
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has already helped Canadian investors become the single largest foreign buyer of U.S. commercial real estate since 2010.
Now, the Caisse has its eye on another big bet south of the border: infrastructure, from airports to bridges.
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