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Lifelong Learning / Formation Continue
Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto — September 17 – 26, 2018
The CSCE and the Canada Masonry Design Centre (CMDC) have developed this course on the new changes to the 2014 edition of the CSA S304, which are viewed as a substantial improvement to the 2004 standard. Bennett Banting, Ph.D., P.Eng., Masonry Research and Development Engineer at the Canada Masonry Design Centre (CMDC), presents a detailed overview of these changes as well as design examples that illustrate how masonry seismic design has evolved to meet the requirements of the 2015 NBCC.
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
Coming Soon. Call for abstracts!
(From left to right: Glenn Hewus — CSCE President, Dr. Josée Bastien, Adel Zaki — Conference co-chairs, Dr. Khaled Sennah — Conference technical chair)
Dear SMSB executive team,
I would like to sincerely thank you all for putting together such a great conference. It was one of the best conferences I have ever attended. Well done guys!
Regards, CSCE Member, Sadegh
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 available mid-September for SMSB attendees.
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
Pour la première fois en près de 50 ans d'histoire, les câbles porteurs du pont Pierre-Laporte font l'objet d'une inspection en profondeur depuis lundi. De plus, 7 des 160 suspentes de l'ouvrage seront remplacées. À l'approche du début des travaux, Radio-Canada a obtenu un accès privilégié à la structure qui relie Québec et Lévis.
|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
Growing with Youth / Croître avec les jeunes
Conference Sept 25 & October 3, 2018
Meet with admissions experts, faculty and students from Canada’s top
graduate engineering schools.
Representatives from the School of Engineering at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia placed second among a field of seventeen universities from across the country at the 2018 Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference's Capstone Poster Competition.
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 !
The Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering (CAEE) is proud to announce the 12th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering that will be held in Quebec City, June 17-20, 2019.
This is the most important international conference on seismic engineering to be held in Canada. It brings together researchers, structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, architects, seismologists and regulatory bodies from all over the world every four years. The conference theme is "Improving Seismic Infrastructure Performance and Community Resilience." Topics include Seismic hazard, Seismology, Codes and standards, Seismic geotechnical issues, Seismic structural behaviour and design (bridges, buildings, dams, energy transportation lines, …), Seismic rehabilitation, Seismic mitigation systems, Societal impacts, Risk management, Dam safety, Machine learning applications for seismic reliability of structures and Structural health monitoring.
You are invited to submit abstracts through the submission system of the conference from now until September 15, 2018. Note that English will be the only official language of the conference. For more information, please visit the website.
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
CTV News via The Canadian Press
Steady rain and thunderstorm warnings in Toronto on Tuesday had residents bracing for waterlogged streets and transit delays for the third time in as many weeks, with the city saying it was prepared to respond quickly to urgent needs.
The issues the city faces during periods of heavy rainfall are complex, observers said, noting that Toronto's density and decades-old sewer system are among the main challenges during extreme weather.
"When you have really short intense storms, the rainfall overwhelms our infrastructure capacity and we end up with excess water at the surface," said Jennifer Drake, a civil engineering professor at the University of Toronto.
Lab Manager Magazine
Air pollution shortens human lives by more than a year, according to a new study from a team of leading environmental engineers and public health researchers. Better air quality could lead to a significant extension of lifespans around the world.
This is the first time that data on air pollution and lifespan has been studied together in order to examine the global variations in how they affect overall life expectancy.
Truro Daily News
For some, deciding which career to pursue can be a real challenge. This wasn’t the case for Nicole Cox, a 2012 graduate of Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture who now works happily as an industrial engineer.
For Nicole, math and sciences were always a strong point in school. Like many high school students though, it wasn’t until grades 11 and 12 that she started seriously considering her career choice. As she learned more, Nicole realized engineering was something she would likely excel in.
National Post via The Associated Press
In a dynamic before-and-after project, a non-profit organization has partially restored a home ravaged by a catastrophic rush of floodwater when a New Orleans levee failed 13 years ago during Hurricane Katrina, re-creating two rooms to look like a typical home might have appeared the day before the storm — right down to the newspaper on the coffee table with the headline “KATRINA TAKES AIM.”
The federal government has issued a tender for a study on the effects of climate change on the Confederation Bridge and other infrastructure in Atlantic Canada.
It's a move that is "very necessary," UPEI climate lab director Adam Fenech told CBC News: Compass guest-host Steve Bruce.
The provincial government has denounced heavy traffic delays on busy Highway 11 near Chamberlain, calling the congestion "unacceptable."
"My officials have been instructed to work with the contractor to make sure these delays do not happen again, even if that means ceasing construction entirely to let high volumes of traffic through," Minister Lori Carr said in a statement recently.
There are reasons why feminists use the slogan “the personal is political,” especially when men make arguments using the age-old idea that “biology is destiny.”
Manglin Pillay, the CEO of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, recently resorted to these types of arguments about the dearth of women in engineering.
London Free Press
Winnipeg-based New Flyer Industries has been awarded Canada’s largest ever electric bus contract by Montreal and Laval.
The contract includes 40, forty-foot, zero-emission electric buses. New Flyer won the bid, beating out two other competitors and now serves all 25 of the largest transit agencies in North America. The buses are expected to hit roads in Quebec in 2020.
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