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Lifelong Learning / Formation Continue
Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto — September 17 – 26, 2018
This course presents a detailed overview of the new changes to the 2014 edition of the CSA S304, which are viewed as a substantial improvement to the 2004 standard. Design and detailing examples will be presented that illustrate how masonry seismic design has evolved to meet the requirements of the 2015 NBCC.
It is presented by Bennett Banting, Ph.D., P.Eng., Masonry Research and Development Engineer at the Canada Masonry Design Centre (CMDC).
The CSCE is pleased to offer you new Lifelong Learning opportunities through our e-learning program. Hosted in the EIC e-learning Centre, the program includes courses and recorded webinars and a free trial presentation. Please click here for full details.
La SCGC est fière de vous offrir de nouvelles opportunités de formation avec l'apprentissage en ligne. Hébergé au Centre e-learning de l'ICI, le programme comprend des cours et des wébinaires pré-enregistrés, ainsi qu'une présentation d'essai gratuite. Veuillez cliquer ici pour tous les détails.
Enhanced Member Services / Bonification des services
The conference achieved a truly global flair with over 500 participants from 31 countries! With tradeshow partners from as far as Australia, Italy and Ireland!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their participation and support in making this conference a true success, including our hosts in Quebec City, our Honorary Chair and Co-Chairs, participants, volunteers and all those who helped bring this event together. We look forward to growing our reach and expanding our opportunities at the next event in Toronto, Canada in 2022.
And a special thank you to our sponsors; SNC Lavalin, Parsons, WSP Canada, CANAM, Reinforced Earth, Dillon Consulting, Corbec, Canadian Institute of Steel Construction, Mammoet , Morrison Hershfield, Les Pont Jacques Cartier and Cima+.
Coming soon! Full conference proceedings on CSCE.CA.
The MORE you PIN, the MORE you SAVE!
Dear members, you are our best ambassadors!
On March 1st we launched our first Pin Challenge. This program aims to increase our membership and will reward you for recruiting new talented members to our Society.
Join the movement, record your challenge and post it HERE!
We look forward to seeing and hearing your challenges and hope that it will generate the desired domino effect.
We Challenge you to Pin 2 new members and be rewarded! See more
Participez PLUS pour économiser D’AVANTAGE!
Chers membres! Vous êtes nos meilleurs ambassadeurs!
Le 1er mars, nous avons lançé notre premier Défi de l'épinglette. Ce programme vise à augmenter les adhésions à la SCGC et vous récompensera pour le recrutement de nouveaux membres talentueux au sein de notre Société.
Joignez-vous au mouvement, enregistrez votre défi ICI! Nous avons hâte de voir et d'entendre vos défis et espérons que cela générera l'effet domino souhaité. Nous vous mettons au défi d'épingler 2 nouveaux membres et soyez récompensés! Pour plus de détails
Sections/Regions News & Events / Sections/Régions: Nouvelles et activités
|CSCE Fellow and Distinguished Professor Emeritus Ralph Haas receives the U of Alberta's honorary doctor of science degree
Ralph Haas is known in the engineering world as “the father of pavement asset management.” His pioneering concepts and technologies have resulted in better-performing, safer and less costly road networks. The author of 12 books and numerous technical articles on pavement and infrastructure asset management, he is also an educator whose students have become leaders in transportation agencies, consultancies and universities. Haas is a member of the Order of Canada, fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee medals, and U of A Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.
|'Theory and Practice of Water and Wastewater Treatment'
The second edition of the popular textbook, "Theory and Practice of Water and Wastewater Treatment," (John Wiley & Sons) will be available by the end of August, just in time for the Fall semester. Co-authors are Ronald Droste and Ronald Gehr, both fellows of CSCE. The book has been fully updated and is suitable as a senior-level undergraduate text, thoroughly covering both water and wastewater treatment. Included is a Lite version of the GPS-X wastewater treatment modelling software. Available as an e-book and hard cover, with solutions manual for instructors.
The Canadian Red Cross is looking to expand its register of professionals who work in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) field with international field experience that can be eventually deployed as delegates in responses in Canada and abroad.
For WASH: https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=1&rid=3930
For Shelter: https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=1&rid=3929
For Construction: https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=1&rid=3924
University of Windsor
CSCE Fellow member and UWindsor professor Nihar Biswas received an honorary degree from the University of Guelph in recognition for his contributions to environmental engineering education and to clean water technology. Congratulations Nihar!
Three CSCE members were inducted as Fellows into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) on June 18, 2018:
Susan Tighe, CSCE immediate Past President and Norman W. McLeod Professor in Sustainable Pavement Engineering, University of Waterloo. Kenneth Johnson, CSCE, member, author, editor, researcher, historian, and educator
and Amir Fam, CSCE Fellow, Donald and Sarah Munro Chair Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University Congratulations to all!
To read more:
Ottawa – (18 June 2018) – President Eddy Isaacs inducted 57 new Fellows and two new International Fellows into the Canadian Academy of Engineering on 18 June 2018. The ceremony took place in Calgary, in conjunction with the Academy’s 2018 Annual General Meeting and Symposium. To view our official press release, click here.
Ottawa – (le 18 Juin 2018) – Le président Eddy Isaacs a intronisé 57 nouveaux Fellows et deux nouveaux Fellows internationaux au sein de l’Académie canadienne du génie le 18 juin 2018. La cérémonie a eu lieu à Calgary conjointement avec l’Assemblée générale annuelle et le symposium de l’Académie 2018.
Pour voir notre communiqué de presse officiel, cliquez ici.
A pair of visiting researchers are collaborating with the Sustainable Transport Safety Research Lab at UBC’s Okanagan campus to make the busy 6-lane divided Highway 97 (Harvey Avenue) through Kelowna more vibrant, aesthetic and safer. The two undergraduate students from Rotterdam University of Applied Science (RUAS), Bas de Wilde and Martijn van Blijswijk, are working under the supervision of the UBCO School of Engineering’s Associate Professor Gord Lovegrove.
Growing with Youth / Croître avec les jeunes
The goal was to give farming families across the river from the village a way to cross during the rainy season, said U of A club president Mabel Smith. “No matter what your role is in the engineering world, there are always choices to make,” she said. “Having global exposure will help engineers ... make decisions with the locals in mind.”
The Canadian Precast/Prestressed
Concrete Institute (CPCI) has a mission
to expand the knowledge of students by
disseminating ideas and information about
the design, applications, manufacturing
and use of precast concrete in Canada.
To facilitate and encourage continuous
learning and education, CPCI is pleased to
offer an annual scholarship program for
undergraduate students interested in the
field of precast or prestressed concrete.
For more information, please click here.
Did you know that you can become a student member of the CSCE for free? Your student membership will remain active until graduation at which point you will automatically become an Associate Member at no cost to you. This will allow you to explore the benefits after school for the rest of the calendar year, including taking part in the new CSCE Mentorship Program. At the end of the year, you will be sent an invoice to continue as an Associate Member. Take advantage of this program by signing up as a student member today!
Saviez-vous que vous pouvez devenir membre étudiant de la SCGC sans aucun frais? Votre adhésion à titre d'étudiant restera active jusqu'à l'obtention de votre diplôme. Vous deviendrez alors Membre associé automatiquement et toujours sans frais. Cela vous permettra d'explorer les privilèges de membre après vos études pour le reste de l'année civile, y compris une participation au nouveau programme de mentorat de la SCGC. À la fin de l'année, vous serez invités à régler des frais d'adhésion pour maintenir votre statut de Membre associé. Profitez de ce programme en devenant membre étudiant aujourd'hui !
| CSCE Programs and Events / Programmes et événements de la SCGC|
A special session “Lessons from Canada” is being organized by CSCE’s International Affairs Committee (IAC). This will be hosted at the 3rd R. N. Raikar Memorial International Conference and 'Gettu - Kodur' International Symposium on ‘Advances in Science & Technology of Concrete’, 14th & 15th December 2018, Mumbai. Details about this conference are available at: http://rnrconf.icaci.com/
Anyone interested should contact Dr. Rishi Gupta, Chair, IAC, CSCE. Email firstname.lastname@example.org before
Tuesday, July 31st, 2018.
|Programs and Events from Partner Organizations / Programmes et événements d'organisations partenaires|
News & Events-General / Nouvelles et activités générales
The public review of CSA S16-19 Steel Structures for Buildings has commenced. You are encouraged to let your colleagues and others know that they can review and comment on the draft at CSA’s Public Review Site at https://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/3093. The 60-day public review concludes on September 24th.
CSA S157-17 / S157.1-17 Strength Design in Aluminum was published in late 2017. It is available in both English and French @ http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/structures/s157-17s1571-17/invt/27007262017. This standard applies to the design, fabrication, erection, and inspection of aluminum alloy members and assemblies. It is for building applications, but it is written in a form that it may be used for all types of aluminum load-bearing components or assemblies.
Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure / Leadership en infrastructures
A team of engineers has devised a technique that could break up “fatbergs” made up fat, oils and grease notorious for clogging pipes and sewage systems around the world.
The trio of fats, oils and grease (FOG) commonly found in cooking oil, butter, lard and shortening can grow into mounds of solid waste, causing headaches for municipalities that often see it being thrown out or flushed down the drain.
A study conducted in Kamloops, B.C., found that one in three pedestrians monitored by video were distracted by their phones while crossing the street.
Researchers used cameras to watch a busy four-way intersection in the Interior city, and took notes on 357 pedestrians over two days.
The group is looking at how accidents occur on roads by modelling behaviour of pedestrians and drivers in hopes that the data can be used to design smarter autonomous vehicles.
Heron Road forms part of one of the busiest, east-west arteries in Ottawa. The four to six lane, divided thoroughfare runs from Walkley Road in the east, crosses the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, where it becomes known as Baseline Road, and ends at Richmond Road in the west. Of the thousands of commuters that use the road each day, few are probably aware that the bridge over the river and canal was the location of the worst industrial accident in Ottawa’s history.
Rice University scientists are developing technology to remove contaminants from water — but only as many as necessary.
The Rice lab of engineer Qilin Li is building a treatment system that can be tuned to selectively pull toxins from drinking water and wastewater from factories, sewage systems, and oil and gas wells. The researchers said their technology will cut costs and save energy compared to conventional systems.
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