CSCE E-Bulletin
May. 6, 2015

CSCE 2015 Annual Conference
The Social Evening tickets for Canada's one and only RCMP Heritage Centre tour and dinner are selling out fast. Get yours today to avoid disappointment!

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Looking for your membership card?
Log in as a member on the CSCE website. You will be taken to a page entitled "My Account". There you will find instructions on how to locate and download your card as well as your receipt for membership dues paid. More

Cherchez-vous votre carte de membre?
Ouvrez une session sur le site SCGC. Vous serez dirigés vers une page intitulée "Mon compte". Vous y trouverez des instructions pour localiser et télécharger votre carte ainsi que votre reçu pour le paiement de votre cotisation. More

Lifelong Learning / Formation continue

CSA-S6 Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code 2015
Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon
May 12-15, 2015

CSA-S850 Design and Assessment of Buildings Subjected to Blast Loads
Regina, Saskatchewan
May 27, 2015
This course presents CSA S850, Canada’s first standard for the design and assessment of buildings subjected to blast loads. It is the most detailed and comprehensive standard of its kind in the world.More

CSCE Member is First Canadian to Win ACI Student Award
Congratulations to CSCE member Ahmad Shahroodi, a PhD candidate at the department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa. Mr. Shahroodi has been awarded best paper in the American Concrete Institute/James Instruments Student Award for Research on NDT of Concrete.More

Student and Young Professional Programming at CSCE 2015
The 2015 CSCE Annual Conference is being held in Regina, Saskatchewan from May 27 to 30, 2015. Similar to previous years, there will be an exciting program with educational workshops as well as social events in the evenings. Click the link to learn more and to sign up for email updates. More

Ontario architects say emphasis on cost leads to bad design
Metro News
Penny-pinching governments across Ontario are forcing architects to cut corners on design, leading to underwhelming skylines in cities like Toronto, says a provincial architecture group.More

Replacement of Edmonton bridge delayed
Daily Commercial News
Three large steel girders that buckled on a key bridge under construction in Edmonton last month are being removed for repair or replacement.More

Finance minister touts infrastructure and skills spending in 2015 budget
CTC News
The NDP government says the main priority in the 2015 budget is infrastructure but the increased investments may still not be enough to appease civic and municipal leaders around the province. The government plans to spend $15.5 billion in the coming year and will run a deficit of $422 million.More

New Ontario lead-containing material handling guidelines fill in the gaps
Daily Commercial News
New lead-containing material handling guidelines published by the Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario (EACO) aim to enhance and simplify worker safety, remove confusion — and unnecessary expense – concerning worker protection requirements during construction, demolition, renovation, maintenance or repair. More

Historic buildings could be saved by new infrastructure program
CBC News
A national heritage group is praising a new federal infrastructure program that puts a focus on heritage buildings. The new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program was announced in last week's federal budget. Natalie Bull, executive director of the National Trust for Canada, said historic buildings can be difficult for developers to take on.More