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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
A message from Honourable Stephen McNeil, M.L.A
behalf of the Province of Nova Scotia, it is my pleasure to welcome
delegates of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual
Conference to Halifax, May 28th – 31st, 2014. Read full message here!
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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.
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CALL FOR PAPERS: ICE Coastal Management 2015
Submission of Abstracts will be accepted between March 31 - July 31st, 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
REES 2014: Railway Engineering Education Symposium
Date: June 23-25, 2014
Overland Park, KS
Date: Aug. 5-8, 2014
2014 International Conference on Marine & Fresh Water Environments (IMFE 2014)
Date: Aug. 6-9, 2014
St. John's, NL
World Conference on Timber Engineering
August 10-14, 2014
Quebéc City, Québec
Fourth Climate Change Technology Conference
Call for Papers: Sept. 15, 2014
Date: Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2014
Delta Regina Hotel, Regina, Saskatchewan
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2 Calgary bridges, near zoo and Fort Calgary, to be replaced
Two of Calgary's oldest bridges are soon going to be torn down and replaced.
A city report says parts of the 12th Street bridge by the Calgary Zoo are in poor condition, and the Ninth Avenue bridge by Fort Calgary isn't far behind.
If the zoo bridge isn't replaced, it will have to be closed to traffic later this decade, according to the report. After last June's flooding, traffic was restricted and no trucks have been allowed on it.
Ontario labour says infrastructure needs commitment
Daily Commercial News
A provincial government commitment to infrastructure will not only help the current economy, but will help train the workforce of tomorrow, say Ontario's construction labour leaders. On May 1 Premier Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal party tabled a budget that included a 10-year, $13-billion investment in public infrastructure.
Bridging North America's border infrastructure gap
Twenty years after NAFTA, the failure of member countries to invest in adequate border infrastructure is catching up with us. To reverse the drag on our competitiveness, North America needs an infrastructure bank. To this end, Canada should join and lead the transformation of the North American Development Bank (NADB).
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Growing with Youth/Croître avec les jeunes
Young Professionals Program at the CSCE 2014 Annual Conference
Check out the sessions planned as part of this year's YP Program. We'll
be visiting the Alexander Keith's Brewery, talking with industry experts
about the gap between the retiring and younger generation, doing a
ghost tour of Halifax, and learning how to incorporate designing for
durability. Visit http://www.csce2014.ca/yp.html
for all the details. Make sure to sign up for the YP Conference
Programming mailing list using the form on the website or by ticking the
YP Programming box when you register online to get the email updates.
Conference Room Share Forum
Are you looking to save a bit of money on conference accommodations? We
can help! Check out the CSCE YP conference room share forum (http://csceyp2014.boards.net/)
to find a roommate to share the cost with. Did you know staying at the
Halifax Harbour Marriott Hotel enters you to win a trip to anywhere in
Canada that WestJet or Porter flies? It's true! Check out conference
travel and accommodation details here: http://www.csce2014.ca/travel.html.
CSCE YP Facebook page
We have a CSCE YP page on Facebook! Like us at https://www.facebook.com/csceyp to get news and updates and to connect with YPs across the country.
Start a Promise to Future Generations Chapter at your School
The University of Toronto, in conjunction with the CSCE Toronto Chapter
will be holding a local signing ceremony on June 19, 2014. This
initiative, created by students, encourages signees to look beyond the
"me" and "now" to consider the needs of future generations. If you are
interested in starting a chapter at your school, visit http://www.ptfg.org/ for more information and contact Amie (firstname.lastname@example.org) .
Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure/Leadership en infrastructures
Livable, booming core stirs envy, but raises infrastructure worries
The Globe and Mail
The population of downtown the 17-square-kilometre area bordered by Bathurst Street, Rosedale Valley Road and the Don Valley Parkway has doubled to more than 200,000 in the past 40 years as the trend to downtown living took hold and dozens of condominium towers rose in the core. Between 2006 and 2011 alone, the downtown population jumped 18 per cent, four times the figure for the city as a whole.
Young people are flocking to inhabit the lively, walkable neighbourhoods springing up downtown. In some, such as King-Spadina and Waterfront West, seven out of 10 residents are ‘echo boomers,’ 20 to 39 years old.
Infrastructure funding process leaves cities confused
Canada's cities are confused about how to apply for money under the federal Building Canada Plan which pays for municipal infrastructure construction, according to the head of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Brock Carlton says the new process, which asks the provinces to set priorities for municipal spending, has left FCM members unsure where to begin.
Engineers tackle sustainable construction with new report
Daily Commercial News
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Canada (ACEC) has released a report that it hopes will guide consulting engineers and owners in creating sustainable projects.
Sustainable Development for Canadian Consulting Engineers by Dr. John Boyd, an internationally recognized authority on sustainability, identifies practices and tools developed by the global engineering community to help tackle the issue of sustainability.
Parks Canada infrastructure worse than thought, report finds
Parks Canada would have to almost triple its spending on infrastructure upkeep to bring its crumbling assets into good repair, according to an internal report obtained by the Star.
The report indicates the agency would have to spend $351 million a year to keep its assets in "an appropriate state of repair" over the course of their serviceable life. To address work that has been identified as required, but put off, Parks Canada would need to spend $191 million per year over a 15-year period.
Montreal releases report on infrastructure, will up spending on road repairs
The city of Montreal says the condition of its tunnels, overpasses and bridges is improving
but, that change is coming slowly.
The city revealed its annual report on Montreal's 588 city-owned structures, based on inspections done throughout 2013. The findings show a positive, albeit small, improvement in the state of the city's infrastructure.
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