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HEC-RAS Modeling Including Advanced Applications
March 25-27, 2014
Ottawa, Toronto, Regina
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.
CAN/CSA-S6-06 Design of Aluminum Bridges and Footbridges
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.
| Enhanced Member Services/Bonification des services
CSCE Annual Conference Halifax
Date: May 28-31, 2014
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Sponsorship/Trade booth opportunities
BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show
Date: May 3-6, 2014
Canadian International Aluminum Conference (CIAC)
Date: June 2-4, 2014
The Aluminium Association of Canada (AAC) and its members — Alcoa, Aluminerie Alouette and Rio Tinto Alcan — will hold the second part of the Canadian International Aluminium Conference (CIAC) from June 2 to 4, 2014 at Centre Mont-Royal, in Montreal.
23rd International Scientific and Technical Conference "Water Supply and Water Quality"
Date: June 22-25, 2014
Location: Torun, Poland
REES 2014: Railway Engineering Education Symposium
Date: June 23-25, 2014
Location: Overland Park, KS
In spite of the volatile nature of today's markets, the North American rail industry continues to make substantial investments in their infrastructure, with capital budgets for the Class 1 railroads alone topping out over $11 billion in 2013. However, this industry is facing a serious workforce issue as many of their current employees approach retirement age. If you or one of your faculty members has been considering the prospect of adding coursework in support of this vibrant industry, this is an opportunity you should not pass up.
9th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridge, SMSB-IX
Date: July 15-18, 2014
Location: Calgary, AB
The Calgary bridge
engineering community is pleased to host the Canadian Society for Civil
Engineering's 9th International Conference on Short and Medium Span
Date: Aug. 5-8, 2014
2014 International Conference on Marine & Fresh Water Environments (IMFE 2014)
Date: Aug. 6-9, 2014
Location: St. John's, NL Canada
Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2014
Delta Regina Hotel, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Water for Today and Tomorrow
Water Availability, Supply & Security in the 21st Century
Date: October 28-30, 2014
Location: Tianjin, China
CHES: Amy Wang Qiong
CSCE: Prof. Ron Droste
Drainage Services Department (DSD) – "Sustainable Stormwater and Wastewater Management"
Date: November 12-14, 2014
4th Nirma University International Conference on Engineering
Nov. 28-30, 2014 -- Ahmedabad, India
Track: Civil Engineering
Theme: Concrete and Structural Engineering
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| Growing with Youth/Croître avec les jeunes|
NEW Workshop for Young Professionals!
The CSCE YP Committee has partnered with the CSCE Toronto section to host a half-day workshop entitled "Influence Without Authority: Perceived Leadership". This workshop will look at the skill required to lead and influence others even when you aren't in a position of authority. It will take place on Tuesday, April 8th at noon at the Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre at the University of Toronto. There are only 16 places available for this interactive workshop so register now before it sells out! More information and registration forms can be found here. If there is demand another session will be added. If there is interest, the YP Committee may partner with other CSCE Sections to present this event in other cities.
New CSCE YP Facebook page
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.
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.
Start a Promise to Future Generations Chapter at your School
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 (email@example.com) if you are interested in starting a chapter at your school.
Promesse envers les générations à venir
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.otg/ pour obtenir plus de renseignements et adressez-vous à Amie (firstname.lastname@example.org) si vous souhaitez créer un chapitre dans votre institution.
| Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure/Leadership en infrastructures
Why we need more women engineers
Nationally, less than 20 per cent of students in university engineering programs are women. If a significant part of the talent pool isn't even considering it as a career, you're missing out on some of the best and brightest. And we're facing some real labour shortages. Engineers Canada predicts a skill shortage of almost 100,000 engineers by 2020. Part of our work is to help address that skills gap by encouraging young women to explore career possibilities in engineering and science.
Worries about funding transit projects
Could the Big Move funding debate end in disaster?
Eric Miller, director of the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute, worries that is a possibility.
The civil engineering professor says even though the need to combat congestion appears self-evident, the outcome of the debate around funding is far from certain.
If Canada wants to build roads and bridges, it needs infrastructure banks
The Globe and Mail
Mark Twain famously said, "Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it."
The same could be said about infrastructure in Canada today: "Everyone on all points on the political spectrum talks about infrastructure but nobody suggests serious, coherent policies on how to deal with Canada’s vaunted 'infrastructure deficit.'"
Federal infrastructure projects should maximize procurement opportunities for Canadian manufacturers
Industry and trade association Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is urging the federal government to level the playing field for Canadian manufacturers and maximize employment opportunities for Canadians in procurement decisions related to the more than $53 billion in infrastructure investments planned over the next 10 years.
Building Job Skills and Infrastructure for the 2015 Games
Government of Ontario
Ontario is preparing 200 people to become apprentices by providing training opportunities through the construction of Pan Am and Parapan Am Games infrastructure projects.
By expanding the province's Pre-Apprenticeship Training program, trainees will develop their job skills and gain valuable work experience with the skilled trades organizations that have been contracted to build and support Ontario's accessible, world-class facilities for the 2015 Games. Projects such as the Pan Am and Parapan Am Athletes' Village and the Pan Am and Parapan Am Athletics Stadium will prepare trainees for apprenticeships in a broad range of trades, from carpentry to electrical work.
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