CSCE E-Bulletin
Aug. 27, 2014

Call for nominations/Appel aux candidatures:
CSCE is soliciting nominations for our annual Fellowship and Career Awards.

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5th International / 11th Construction Specialty Conference (ICSC15)
CALL FOR PAPERS: Abstracts due September 16, 2014
June 8-10, 2015
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

CSCE Annual Conference Halifax 2014
We are pleased to inform you that electronic versions of the final papers are available and can be accessed here.More

Travelling to Hong Kong?
The CSCE is looking for volunteers to make technical presentations to members of the CSCE Hong Kong Branch and (or) the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). This is strictly on a volunteer basis, with no payment for spent time or travel expenses. If interested, please send an outline of your presentation and brief resume at least three months in advance of your trip to Doug Salloum, CSCE Executive Director, or Brian Burrell, CSCE VP-International.More

CSCE International on LinkedIn
The CSCE has created a new LinkedIn group called CSCE International. This private group is for CSCE members interested in the CSCE's international activities, and in foreign engineering issues, projects, and research. To request membership, go to CSCE International on LinkedIn, click Join, and your request will be reviewed by a group manager. In addition, a subgroup called CSCE International Members has been created specifically for CSCE members living outside of Canada. More

10th Sino-American Technology and Engineering Conference
The State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) invited CSCE to participate in the 10th Sino-American Technology and Engineering Conference in China. A report on this conference prepared by Ron Droste, Chair of CSCE's International Affairs Committee is available here.More


16th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering

CALL FOR PAPERS: Abstracts due by September 2014
July 19-22, 2015
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

CALL FOR PAPERS: 5th Annual Conference on Construction Materials

Submission of Abstracts will be accepted up until Sept. 30, 2014

Fourth Climate Change Technology Conference
Call for Papers: Sept. 15, 2014
Montreal, QC

GeoRegina 2014
Date: Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2014
Delta Regina Hotel, Regina, Saskatchewan


Increase in apartments push up Toronto's housing starts in July
Daily Commercial News
Housing starts in the Toronto were slightly higher at 32,475 units in July, compared to 32,024 in June according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).More

Halifax's Nova Centre begins its rise
Daily Commercial News
Billed as the largest commercial construction project-ever in downtown Halifax, the $550 million, mixed-use Nova Centre is rising out of the ground over a two-square city block area on prime real estate in the busy core.More

SNC-Lavalin lands U.S. energy project
Daily Commercial New
SNC-Lavalin has been awarded the engineering, balance of plant procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the St. Charles Energy Center Project in Maryland by Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. (CPV).More

2014 CSCE Best Student Paper Competition Winners
The winners for the 2014 CSCE Best Student Paper Competition held in Halifax from May 28 to 31 have been determined from over 85 impressive entries. Congratulations to Magdy Ibrahim from Concordia University for winning 1st place and to Mohamed Sherir and Masrra Jajjawi, both from Ryerson University for placing 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Be sure to check out their papers in your copy of the conference proceedings and watch for the Call for Papers for next year's conference to be held in Regina. More

Let's Get Social
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!More

You are cordially invited
Concordia University
Concordia University's Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair & Reception Tuesday, September 30th or Wednesday, October 1st 2014.More

Vous êtes cordialement invités
Université Concordia
Université Concordia - Journée carrière et réception génie et informatique Mardi le 30 septembre ou mercredi le 1 octobre 2014More

Reg Andres: Premiers Council of the Federation
CSCE President, Reg Andres, participated in the Premiers Council of the Federation meeting on infrastructure on August 6. Please see the document presented by the Premiers, on the CSCE website More

TTC remake brings Union Station to life
Toronto Star
For the first time in its history, the TTC has built something that doesn't look like a public toilet. The remade Union Station, which began service last week, is all stone, steel, and glass. But more than anything, it's space and light. Though far from finished, it already verges dangerously on elegance, which won't sit well with those who see it as nothing more than another stop on the gravy train.More

Engineering equality: Are universities learning the gender lesson?
New Civil Engineer
Universities are in the spotlight this week, with hundreds of budding civil engineers looking to cement their college place. So NCE continues its series on Engineering Equality by looking at whether progress is being made to stimulate gender diversity at entry level.More

How to get girls into engineering? Let them build toys
Wall Street Journal
When Alice Brooks and Bettina Chen met in 2010, both were in engineering master's programs at Stanford University — mechanical and electrical, respectively. But there weren't many other women around.More

Trends in infrastructure investing
Benefits Canada
Since the early 2000s, private infrastructure investing has gathered interest from institutional investors. This trend continues to accelerate as governments can no longer afford to build the roads, schools, hospitals, waste and water treatment plants, power distribution grids, etc. that are required for a successfully functioning economy. It is estimated that more than $50 trillion will be spent in new infrastructure development across Canada by 2030. More

Crews removing historic pipeline from underside of bridge
CBC News
Sask Energy crews will begin the long process of removing a 61-year-old piece of Saskatoon's energy history from underneath the University BridgMore