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HEC-RAS Modeling Including Advanced Applications
March 26-27, 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.
YP Workshop "Influence Without Authority: Perceived Leadership"
April 8, 2014
This half-day professional development workshop will explore your
ability to influence. It does not require authority, tenure, or even a
particularly loud voice; it demands skill. This skill can be learned and
put to powerful effect but it requires patience and a long term
approach to everything we do. On this skill alone, reputations have been
built and dismantled, careers lost and found. Don't miss out! Register
Sustain higher loads for a longer period of time with minimal maintenance.
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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.
CSA-S806 (2012) DESIGN OF BUILDINGS WITH FIBRE REINFORCED POLYMERS
May 14-15, 2014
This course presents the new edition of CSA S806: Design of Buildings with Fibre Reinforced Polymers. The instructors, Dr. Ghani Razaqpur, Chair of the Technical Committee for the CSA Standard S806-12 and Dr. Murat Saatcioglu, a member of the Committee, present and explain the major revisions and additions contained in the code that reflect the latest research findings and field experience.
HEC-RAS Modeling Including Advanced Applications
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.
CSCE Annual Conference Halifax
Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 28-31, 2014
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.
9th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridge, SMSB-IX
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.
|Programs and Events from Partner Organizations/Programmes et événements d'organisations partenaires|
BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show
Date: May 3-6, 2014
Canadian International Aluminum Conference (CIAC)
Date: June 2-4, 2014
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
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
4th Nirma University International Conference on Engineering
Nov. 28-30, 2014
Growing with Youth/Croître avec les jeunes
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.org/ pour obtenir plus de renseignements et adressez-vous à Amie (email@example.com) si vous souhaitez créer un chapitre dans votre institution
Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure/Leadership en infrastructures
Infrastructure: The trillion-dollar gap
The Chronicle-Herald via The Economist
If you have been to New York's LaGuardia airport recently, taken a train during London's rush hour, tried to drive in Lagos or endured one of India's ubiquitous power failures, you have firsthand knowledge of the world’s infrastructure deficit.
According to the World Economic Forum, global spending on basic infrastructure — transportation, power, water and communications — currently amounts to $2.7 trillion a year when it ought to be $3.7 trillion. The gap is almost as big as South Korea's GDP, and it is likely to grow fast.
UBC campaigns for women in engineering; silent about lack of men elsewhere
The University of B.C. recently sent out a news release lamenting that only 22 per cent of its engineering students are female.
Arguing that engineering programs need the “best and brightest,” UBC engineering professor and women’s activist Sheryl Staub-French and other officials pledged to “promote diversity” by making sure females in five years comprise 50 per cent of all engineering students.
LRT sinkhole 'anomaly' engineering firm says
The engineering firm investigating the sinkhole on Waller street calls it an "anomaly" that was “localized”, and they don’t expect another incident.
The firm says the sinkhole happened because of a "previous excavation" by a construction pit that was filled with poor quality backfill. The firm had been digging one part of the tunnel for Ottawa's new LRT line at Waller and Laurier, near the University of Ottawa, when the sinkhole formed and the road collapsed.
Finding new uses for old infrastructure
Urban infrastructure is made to last. Our roads, parking lots, bridges, and ports may crack a little, may lose a bit of sheen, but they’ll never rot to nothing, or ever totally fade away. And, when we’re still making use of them, that’s a very good thing. Who wants to drive on a road that’s in atrophy? But what are we to do with large-scale infrastructure when we no longer want it? Do we bury it, blow it up, move away, and leave it behind? U.S.-based designers Sasaki Associates are working on another alternative. They have created an innovative master plan for the city of Minsk, Belarus, that, if implemented, would transform a disused airport into a a residential, commercial, cultural, and ecological hot spot.
Watering down building codes
In the aftermath of the L’Isle-Verte fire that killed 32 people in a seniors’ residence two months ago, one thing has come to be viewed by many as a symbol of the little that did go right on that tragic night. It’s the charred, three-storey firewall that rose from the smouldering rubble.
Active learning techniques becoming the new norm
Forty-four Chemical Engineering students rapidly sketched graphs into their Wi-Fi devices and pressed "send." At the front of the classroom, the graphs popped onto Professor Anne Kietzig's computer screen, allowing her to assess how well her class understood the problem she had presented and where difficulties lay.
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