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Dr. Todd Chan awarded China Friendship Award
CSCE via China Daily
On Sept 29 of this year Dr Todd Chan was given the China Friendship Award by Vice Premier Ma Kai in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. This award is China's most prestigious accolade for "foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country's economic and social progress."
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Dr. Todd Chan reçoit le Prix de l'amitié de Chine
SCGC par China Daily
Le 29 septembre dernier, Dr. Todd Chan a reçu du vice-premier ministre Ma Kai le Prix de l'amitié de Chine au Palais de l'assemblée du peuple à Beijing. Ce prix est le plus prestigieux qui soit décerné aux "experts étrangers qui ont apporté une contribution exceptionnelle au progrès économique et social du pays."
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Career Awards Deadline: November 15, 2015
CSCE
The deadline for Career Award nominations is November 15.

Please submit all nomination material by email to Doug Salloum, Executive Director at doug.salloum@csce.ca

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Prix de carrière : Date de soumission le 15 novembre
SCGC
La date de soumission des mises en candidature pour les Prix de carrière est le 15 novembre.

Veuillez soumettre tous les documents de mise en candidature par courriel à Doug Salloum, Directeur exécutif à doug.salloum@csce.ca

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CALL FOR ARTICLES
CSCE
The International Affairs Committee (IAC) of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) invites you to submit articles for a special issue of the Canadian Civil Engineer (CCE). The theme of this special issue of the CCE is "Lessons from India." Limited number of articles will be published in this issue. The focus of this issue is to showcase the major advancements that have taken place in India in the Civil Engineering field and to highlight lessons for Canadian Civil Engineers. The articles are typically only 3-4 pages long.

Abstracts of articles should be sent to guptar@uvic.ca by December 1st, 2014. Limited number of authors will be invited to submit full articles. Full articles due by January 31st, 2015.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Rishi Gupta, P.Eng.
University of Victoria,
Email: guptar@uvic.ca
Ph.: 250-721-7033

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HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE NEXT CONCRETE DESIGN HANDBOOK!

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) is conducting research for the development of the next edition of the Concrete Design Handbook (CDH) through means of an online survey. We'd love to hear from CDH users to better appreciate their needs. This will help us make any necessary improvements or changes to the next edition of the Concrete Design Handbook.

The survey should take less than 5 minutes and responses are completely anonymous. The survey will run until November 28th.

The online survey can be accessed at http://fluidsurveys.com/s/cdh/english/ or through the CAC website at www.cement.ca.

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PROCHAINE ÉDITION DU CONCRETE DESIGN HANDBOOK : À VOUS LA PAROLE!

L'Association Canadienne du Ciment (ACC) effectue une recherche, au moyen de sondage en ligne, pour le développement de la prochaine édition du Concrete Design Handbook (CDH). Nous aimerions obtenir des commentaires des utilisateurs du CDH pour obtenir une meilleure compréhension de leurs besoins. Cela nous aidera à apporter des améliorations à la prochaine édition du Concrete Design Handbook.

Le sondage devrait prendre moins de 5 minutes et les réponses sont anonymes. Le sondage sera accessible jusqu’au 28 novembre.

Accéder au sondage en ligne au http://fluidsurveys.com/s/cdh/french/ ou à partir du site web de l’ACC au www.ciment.ca/fr.

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 CSCE Programs & Events / Programmes et événements de la SCGC


CSCE Annual Conference 2015
CSCE
May 27 - 30, 2015
Regina, Saskatchewan

Breaking News: You read it here first

The CSCE 2015 Regina Conference Organizing Committee heard your feedback. For the first time ever, the host city is introducing a new applied science stream in Regina.

The 1st Annual Conference on Innovation in Engineering Practice is what you've been asking for – an annual conference that offers a stream of papers and presentations that takes applied research and puts it into practice. The intent is with your support and participation, this will become an annual component within our conference.

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Fourth Climate Change Technology Conference
CSCE
May 25 - 27, 2015
Montreal, QC

The Climate Change Technology 2015 conference in Montreal will be featuring a Leeding Green course.

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5th International / 11th Construction Specialty Conference (ICSC15)
CSCE
June 8 - 10, 2015
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

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Programs and Events from Partner Organizations / Programmes et événements d'organisations partenaires


Journée technique sur le bois : Projet NEWBuildS de 20 étages et atelier sur les techniques d'assemblages
CECObois
12 novembre 2014
Hôtel Intercontinental de Montréal

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2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE)
ASME Conferences
November 14 - 20, 2014
Montreal, QC

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16th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering
BYU
July 19 - 22, 2015
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Canadian Value Symposium 2014
CSVA
November 17 - 18, 2014
Toronto, ON

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1st International Interactive Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete
UHPC
Storrs, Connecticut, USA
Submission of abstracts is due by January 31, 2014

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The Canadian Association of Earthquake Engineers (CAEE)
CAEE
July 21 - 24, 2015
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Infrastructure savings if more people cycle
Hamilton Spectator
Fifty million dollars for bike lanes? Where'd that figure come from? Hamilton's roads program costs over $300 million every year. Hamilton's infrastructure is crumbling because taxpayers aren't paying enough to satisfy our asphalt addiction. Taxpayers would be required to pay thousands of dollars every year (over and above what they pay now) to properly fund this infrastructure.

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China set to invest 2050 billion in UK infrastructure by 2025
Financial Times
China is set to invest £105bn in British infrastructure by 2025, with energy, property and transport the biggest recipients, according to research. The world's second-biggest economy has already invested £11.7bn in Britain between 2005 and 2013, including a 10 per cent stake in Thames Water, Britain's biggest water utility, held by the China Investment Corporation, the sovereign wealth fund.

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Companies shortlisted for Seneca College King Campus expansion
CNW
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Seneca College have shortlisted three teams to design, build and finance the Seneca College King Campus phase one expansion project in King City. The shortlisted teams, each of which includes a developer/builder, designer and a financial advisor, will be invited to respond to a request for proposals in late 2014.

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Growing with Youth / Croître avec les jeunes



Annual Student Competitions
CSCE
Every year there are a number of student competitions that you can get involved with to put your education into action. Put together a team or join an existing one at your school to meet some new people and to have a whole lot of fun.

Jan 21 - 25, 2015 -- Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race -- UBC Okanagan (Kelowna, BC)

Mar 5 - 8, 2015 -- CSCE Troitsky Bridge Building Competition -- Concordia University (Montréal, QC)

May 8 - 10, 2015 -- CSCE Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition -- University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)

May 26 - 30, 2015 -- CSCE Capstone Competition -- CSCE Annual Conference (Regina, SK)

Visit the CSCE Student Affairs Committee webpage for more competitions and scholarships.

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Concours étudiants annuels
CSCE
Chaque année, vous pouvez participer à plusieurs concours étudiants afin de mettre en pratique vos apprentissages. Formez une équipe ou bien joignez-vous à une équipe existante de votre école pour de nouvelles rencontres et du bon temps.

21 - 25 janvier 2015 -- Grande course de toboggan de béton du nord-- UBC Okanagan (Kelowna, C-B)
5 - 8 mars 2015 -- Concours Troitsky de construction de ponts de la SCGC -- Concordia University (Montréal, QC)
8 - 10 mai 2015 -- Concours national canadien de canoë de béton de la SCGC -- University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)
May 26 - 30, 2015 -- Concours Capstone de la SCGC -- Congrès annuel de la SCGC (Regina, SK)

Visitez la page web du Comité des affaires étudiantes de la SCGC pour des informations sur d’autres concours et bourses.

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Let's Get Social
CSCE
Do you want to keep track of what's going on in the world of Civil Engineering online? Why not join the conversation? Follow us, like us, and join us! We're on Facebook, Twitter (@csce2), and LinkedIn. Search for #csce2014 to see dialogue from the conference. See you in cyberspace!
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Soyez branchés!
SCGC
Voulez-vous être au fait de ce qui se passe dans le monde du génie civil en ligne? Prenez part à la conversation. Suivez-nous, aimez-nous et joignez-vous à nous! Nous sommes sur Facebook, Twitter (@csce2) et LinkedIn. Recherchez #csce2014 pour suivre le dialogue sur le congrès. Au plaisir de vous voir dans le cyberespace!
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Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure / Leadership en infrastructures durables



Update to Canadian Infrastructure Report Card is Underway
CSCE
The first Canadian Infrastructure Report Card (CIRC) was released in September 2012. Work has begun on the 2015 edition, including the release of the CIRC Asset Management Primer which aims to clarify the importance of asset management as well as sharing best practices. The CSCE is a proud sponsor of this initiative and is represented by President Reg Andres and Chair of the Infrastructure Renewal Committee, Nick Larson on the project steering committee.
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La mise à jour du Bulletin de rendement des infrastructures canadiennes est en cours
CSCE
Le premier Bulletin de rendement des infrastructures canadiennes (BRIC) fut publié en septembre 2012. Les travaux ont commencé sur l’édition 2015, y compris la publication du Document d’introduction à la gestion des actifs–BRIC qui aidera à comprendre les avantages de la gestion des actifs et des meilleures pratiques qui y sont liées. La SCGC est fière de parrainer cette initiative. Son président Reg Andres et le président du Comité du renouvellement des infrastructures, Nick Larson, la représentent au sein du comité directeur du projet
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Civil infrastructure career opportunities on display
Daily Commercial News
Approximately 80 Niagara Region Grade 11 and 12 students — including between 10 to 15 females — received an upfront tour of construction sites in their area in early October, as part of the region’s first-ever Construction Day event. Highlights included a visit to a new home site, watching a bridge being built, and witnessing rock being blasted at a quarry. Sponsored by the Ontario Civil Construction Careers Institute (OCCCI) and the Heavy Construction Association of Regional Niagara (HCARN) with the support of the region's two school boards, the event was designed to illustrate the career opportunities in civil infrastructure.
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U of T Engineering launches unique collaborative program in engineering education
UofT Enginerring
Whether we move from scrolls to eBooks, or from telegrams to text messages, we are always evolving how we share information. Technology is integral to engineering education, yet limited research focuses on this specific field of study.
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University of Waterloo approves $88 million E7 engineering building build
Daily Commercial News
Construction of the $88 million Engineering 7 (E7) building at the University of Waterloo was recently approved by its board of governors. The university's Building and Properties Committee proposed the 230,000-square-foot, seven-storey building to house Waterloo Engineering. E7 will accommodate growth from the recently launched biomedical engineering program and expansion of the Faculty of Engineering's mechatronics engineering program.
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Ontario government is holding up infrastructure plan funding
CP24
Finance Minister Joe Oliver says the Ontario government is causing delays in the federal government's plan to devote nearly $11 billion to infrastructure investments in the province over the coming years.
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Engineering firm found guilty for building problems that led to condo evacuations
Calgary Herald
A provincial court judge has found an engineering firm guilty of building code infractions that endangered the structural integrity of a downtown Calgary condominium complex, forced the evacuation of several businesses and caused millions of dollars in damage. In a decision released Monday, Judge Heather Lamoureux said Williams Engineering Canada’s failure to properly oversee parkade repairs at Rocky Mountain Court led to three violations of the Alberta Building Code: creating unsafe conditions in the building; failing to notify public of the unsafe conditions; and failing to notify authorities.
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Capital works program to go toward repairing infrastructure, city
Montreal Gazette
Montreal will boost the amount it usually plans to invest in its aging infrastructure by close to $1 billion over three years, dipping into its operating budget and increasing its debt to repair its roads and bridges, water mains and heritage buildings.
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