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Enhanced Member Services / Bonification des services
The deadline for up to 400 words Abstracts is NOVEMBER 30TH.
We invite you to submit your abstract without delay.
Please submit your abstract HERE.
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The CSCE 2018 Local Organizing Committee is delighted to invite you to attend and become a Partner in the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering in Fredericton.
Becoming a Supporter of the 2018 CSCE Annual Conference has many benefits whether you are a conference partner or a trade show exhibitor.
The CSCE Annual Conference offers a variety of opportunities to increase your organization’s visibility with leaders in engineering research, development and innovation as well as practicing professionals. It is expected to attract 500+ decision-makers and senior managers from the private and public sectors of Canada’s civil engineering industry.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENSION! – Final deadline, Friday, November 10, 2017
The SMSB 2018 Organizing Committee is pleased to inform you that a considerable number of abstracts were submitted for review by the International Scientific Committee and the Technical Committee. However, given the importance of this international conference to the bridge engineering industry and the requests to extend the deadline to submit abstracts, the Organizing Committee decided to extend the abstract submission to a final deadline of Friday, November 10, 2017." Please visit: http://www.smsb-2018.ca/technical-program/
Lifelong Learning / Formation Continue
Montreal, Quebec – December 5, 6, 2017
The course covers deterioration mechanisms for marine structural materials, service life evaluation, structural assessment of existing structures and protection and structural repairs.
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Montréal, Québec – 5, 6 décembre 2017
Ce cours couvre les mécanismes de détérioration des matériaux
structuraux marins, l’évaluation de la durée de vie utile et
l’évaluation des structures existantes ainsi que leur protection et leur
La formation est présentée en anglais.
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Sections/Regions News & Events / Sections/Régions: Nouvelles et activités
|International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure | Conférence internationale sur les infrastructures durables
As part of the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure held in New York on October 26-28, CSCE President, Susan Tighe, Ph.D., P.Eng. and CSCE Senior Vice President, Michel Khouday, P.Eng., M. Eng., PMP, Adm.A., M.B.A. participated as an expert and facilitator of the technical session on Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Infrastructure in Canada.
This world conference is organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 professionals in the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. The other experts accompanying Susan Tighe and Michel Khouday for this panel were the Honorable Senator of Quebec Dr. Rosa Galvez, Ph.D., P.Eng., and Chris Olidis, P.Eng., Senior Engineer for ARA National Security in Toronto.
Dans le cadre de la Conférence internationale sur les infrastructures durables qui s'est tenue à New York les 26 et 28 octobre derniers, le président de l'SCGC ,Susan Tighe, Ph.D., P.Eng. et le premier vice-président de l'SCGC, Michel Khouday, ing., M. Eng., PMP, Adm.A., M.B.A., ont participé en tant qu'expert et animateur à la séance technique sur les partenariats public-privé pour les infrastructures durables au Canada.
Cette conférence est organisée par l'American Society of Civil Engineers. Fondée en 1852, l'American Society of Civil Engineers représente plus de 150 000 professionnels du génie civil dans 177 pays. Les autres experts accompagnant Susan Tighe et Michel Khouday pour ce panel étaient la sénatrice du Québec, l'honorable Rosa Galvez, Ph.D., ing. et Chris Olidis, ing., Ingénieur principal de ARA (Sécurité nationale) de Toronto.
New eco-friendly cement from UBC withstands earthquakes estimated for Victoria and Vancouver. With the threat of “The Big One” present in the minds of people in the lower mainland, it comes as no surprise that researchers are looking for various retrofitting options for at-risk buildings.
CSEC Fellow member Dr. Nemkumar Banthia, a professor in the department of civil engineering, and Salman Soleimani-Dashtaki, a PhD candidate in the department of civil engineering, have been working to develop an alternative cement compound that will be a cost-effective option for seismic upgrades.
328-year-old Acadian aboiteau now on display in Moncton. Aboiteau has become source of pride and symbol of Acadian ingenuity. A part of a 328-year-old aboiteau discovered on farmland in Grand-Pré, N.S., is now on display at the University of Moncton. The aboiteau piece dates back to 1689, when Acadian farmers were using the dike technology to turn salt marshes into fertile agricultural land. "We are very happy to have this piece at the faculty of engineering," said Gilles Roy, dean of the faculty of engineering. Read more and view the video!
Une partie d'un aboiteau provenant de Grand-Pré datant de 1689 est maintenant exposée dans le pavillon d'ingénierie de l'Université de Moncton. Il s'agit d'un prêt à long terme d'un artefact important du peuple acadien provenant du musée de Grand-Pré en Nouvelle-Écosse.
The "Building Canada" poster display created by the CSCE History Committee and the Ottawa Section has completed its viewing during the Canada150 celebrations at Ottawa City Hall. Its next stop will be in Halifax under the sponsorship of Halifax Water for a number of local events after which it will be available for other events in Atlantic Canada. The cost will be shipping charges and a suggested $100 contribution for poster replacement fund. To schedule future viewings and more information please contact the history committee chair, Alistair MacKenzie.
News & Events-General / Nouvelles et activités générales
EIC - 25/10/17
EIC's Awards Nomination campaign is in full swing. The deadline for nominations is midnight, 15 November 2017. Nominations may be sent to Guy Gosselin. Please do not forward CVs of nominees.
Please click here for the Rules and Nomination Form
Growing with Youth / Croître avec les jeunes
Université de Sherbrooke
« Nous avons priorisé l’achat local en vérifiant la provenance de chacun des matériaux puisque le transport joue un rôle indéniable au niveau de l’empreinte écologique », explique Cédric Gauthier, member de la SCGC, étudiant au baccalauréat en génie civil.
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|
|Programs and Events from Partner Organizations / Programmes et événements d'organisations partenaires|
Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure / Leadership en infrastructures
Globe and Mail
The Liberal government is shutting down PPP Canada, a Conservative-created Crown corporation that encouraged public-private partnerships in infrastructure.
The move comes as the government prepares to officially launch the Canada Infrastructure Bank, a $35-billion entity that will perform a similar function but with a much larger budget and mandate.
Journal of Commerce
Industry leaders, economists and analysts are uncertain about what the future holds in the wake of Aecon Group's announcement that it was acquired by China Communications Construction Company International (CCCI) for $1.5 billion. Some are concerned the Canadian construction sector is for sale, while others are pointing out new opportunities.
A release issued by Aecon Oct. 26 stated it agreed to be acquired by CCCI, the investment arm of China Communications Construction Company, one of the world's largest network of engineering and construction companies, headquartered in Beijing.
Chevron Canada, a unit of global oil major Chevron Corp, is forging ahead with its first ever Canadian shale play development, targeting the East Kaybob region of central Alberta's Duvernay formation.
The decision, announced by the company on Monday, is a rare bright spot for Canada's oil industry, which was hard hit by the global crude price downturn. International energy firms sold off nearly $23 billion in assets this year alone.
Will Morlidge wishes his wife had lived to see the groundbreaking of the new Calgary Cancer Centre.
Morlidge and his four-year-old daughter, Virginia, were on hand Friday for the groundbreaking of the $1.4-billion facility to be built on the Foothills Hospital site.
"I'm standing in today for my wife Rebecca," Morlidge said. "I had the honour of being Rebecca's husband for just over 10 years, and, sadly, Rebecca was overcome by a reoccurrence of her cancer this last August. She lost the battle."
Canada’s sixth and ninth largest cities are rapidly becoming their own cities and not just suburban satellite municipalities of Toronto. With both Mississauga and Brampton incrementally inching towards the 1 million inhabitants mark within their borders, as well as growth across the GTHA, the need to have the necessary infrastructure to accommodate all those people is an important issue on top of mind for elected officials and the public.
Half a century ago, the idea for a coast-to-coast infrastructure that links the Canadian far north with the rest of the country was first proposed. Today, Canadian engineers still see great value in this project, arguing that it would boost access to resources.
Defence Construction Canada is calling for proposals from design-builders for a new military facility at Gagetown, NB.
The proposals will be for the design and construction of the new facility for 4 Engineer Support Regiment (4ESR) to be located in 5CDSB Gagetown. This project provides a central facility for 4ESR, according to DCC.
Information provided by the companies will be evaluated using the established criteria in the Request for Abbreviated Proposals. The estimated construction cost of this project is $67 million.
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