CSCE E-Bulletin
Feb. 11, 2015

CSCE 2015 Annual Conference

Practitioners abstract deadline: February 13, 2015

Our conference theme for 2015 is 'Building on Our Growth Opportunities.'
Saskatchewan is home to more than 1.1 million people and is among the leaders in population growth. We are a thriving province. Export trade is our backbone and we have the natural resources the world wants.

Date limite pour les résumés des praticiens: 13 février 2015

Le thème de notre congrès 2015 est: 'Miser sur nos opportunités de croissance.'

Le Saskatchewan compte plus de 1,1 million d’habitants et est parmi les leaders dans la croissance de la population. Nous sommes une province prospère. Le commerce d'exportation est notre épine dorsale et nous avons les ressources naturelles dont le monde a besoin.More

Board of Directors Update / Mise à jour conseil d'administration
Your Board of Directors is committed to a strategic planning and implementation process that is consistent in theme from year to year but that also adapts to our opportunities and challenges. Go to the Strategic Directions page on the CSCE website to review the strategic progress we are making - see what we accomplished in 2014 and what we are committed to accomplishing in 2015

Votre conseil d'administration s'est engagé à mettre en place un processus de planification et de mise en oeuvre stratégique sur des thèmes récurrents mais qui s'adapte à nos opportunités et nos défis. Allez à la page Orientations stratégiques du site web de la SCGC pour consulter les progrès que nous réalisons. Voyez ce que nous avons accompli en 2014 et ce que nous nous sommes engages à accomplir en 2015.More

Lifelong Learning / Formation continue
Armature en polymères renforcés de fibre (PRF) et renforcement externe avec PRF pour les structures en béton

Montréal, 25 février 2015 & Québec, 26 février 2015More

Ontario and GTA Engineering Professionals Wanted
Do you want to transform public perception of the field of engineering and inspire the next generation of engineering and technology professionals? National Engineering Month Ontario is looking for engineering professionals to present workshops to youths of all ages for the Engineers Without Borders: Water for the World program as well as EASI workshops for Girl Guides and Boy Scouts. Click the Read More link to learn more and sign up. More

Judges needed for the CSCE Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition
Looking for a way to give back and to get involved with some of the brightest students from across the country? Sign up to be a judge for the 21st CSCE Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition.More

Appel aux juges pour le Concours national de canoë de béton de la SCGC
Cherchez-vous un moyen de redonner et de vous impliquer avec certains des étudiants les plus brillants venant de tout le Canada? Engagez-vous comme juge du 21e Concours national de canoë de béton de la SCGC.More

Engineering firm hired to prepare new bridge site for construction
Windsor Star
Officials overseeing construction of the planned $2.1 billion Detroit River bridge have hired an engineering firm which will help prepare the bridge and plaza sites on both sides of the border leading up to construction.More

Road construction proposals could face speed bumps
Daily Commercial News
The City of Toronto is proposing a series of measures that are designed to speed up major road construction projects and unlock traffic congestion, but construction leaders are cautious about the new initiative. More

10 head-scratching construction fails
Toronto Sun
From a bridge that doesn't fit to a hydro pole in the middle of the road: When it comes to baffling construction mistakes, do we blame the project manager, the engineer, or the contractor?More

Student Chapter at the University of Regina: Popsicle bridge recap
The South Saskatchewan Section has been working for a number of years to establish a Student Chapter at the University of Regina. One means to accomplish this has been the Section's partnership with the University to host a popsicle bridge building competition. In January 2015, the Section and the University hosted the 3rd Annual event. Student participation has been growing and this year a total of fourteen teams entered the competition. Approximately 40 students, engineers and faculty attended the event. Please click here for the Global News highlights from the event! More

University of Calgary wins the CSCE Cup
The University of Calgary were the top winners at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race in Kelowna this weekend, taking home the CSCE cup as well as first place in the King of the Hill race. Click the link to read the entire article and to see photos from the event.More

Online career resources
The Engineering Career Coach
Are you wondering how to becoming a better public speaker? How to build the engineering career you want? How to balance work with the rest of your life? Check out Anthony Fasano's website The Engineering Career Coach for lots of helpful blog posts, podcast episodes, and more! More

Popsicle stick bridges, spirit, and a whole lot of fun!
The 31st Annual CSCE Troitsky Bridge Building Competition is happening at Concordia University in Montreal on March 5 - 8, 2015. Registration is still open for student teams. Check to see if your school already has teams or if they are holding a qualifier competition and get involved! You don't want to miss this fun event! More

Canada's infrastructure gap is widest in big cities
The Globe and Mail
Canada's big-city mayors gathered in Toronto this week to make their annual appeal to senior levels of government for help in solving some of their biggest problems. At the top of their list each year is infrastructure.More

Engineering firm AMEC searched in Mount Polley mine spill probe
The Globe and Mail
Engineering firm AMEC says one of its offices was served with a search warrant as part of the investigation into the Mount Polley mine spill. Lauren Gallagher, a company spokeswoman, wrote in an e-mail that AMEC's office in Prince George, B.C., was the target of the warrant. AMEC is the engineer of record for the Mount Polley tailings dam, the site of the spill last summer. She said the company is co-operating fully with authorities.More

Hamilton joins other big cities in need for transit and infrastructure
CBC News
Hamilton needs to stay "in lockstep" with the rest of Canada’s larger cities in calling for more money for infrastructure, transit and affordable housing. That was the message from Mayor Fred Eisenberger after he attended the Big Cities Summit. Eisenberger joined 19 mayors from across Canada to talk about common issues they face.More

Why engineering should be a woman's game
I was lucky. My father was an engineer — a major in the Royal Engineers. My parents encouraged my curiosity about the world around me and understood why I couldn't resist dismantling things from an early age. More

Townships split on urgency of bridge repair
Orillia Packet
Severn and Oro-Medonte townships may share ownership of a bridge near Prices Corners, but the municipalities don’t share the same sense of urgency when it comes to replacing the dilapidated structure.More