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Congratulations to the First Place Winner of the 2019 Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition, École de technologie supérieure!

This year, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) and the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) hosted the Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition (CNSBC). The highly-anticipated fourth annual event was held at the École Polytechnique de Montréal in Montreal, QC, from May 16-18, 2019.     This exciting two-day program challenged nine university [...]

2019-05-23T21:11:59-04:00May 23rd, 2019|

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Is Pleased with The Removal of U.S. Steel Tariffs and Canadian Countermeasures

  NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release   MARKHAM, Ontario, May 21, 2019—The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) welcomes the successful lifting of U.S. Section 232 steel tariffs and all Canadian countermeasures. This effort negotiated by the Government of Canada will allow the Canadian steel industry, as well as those employed by it, to succeed and [...]

2019-05-21T15:58:50-04:00May 21st, 2019|

2018 H. A. Krentz Award Recipient Explores Fabrication of Welded Rectangular HSS

Professor Jeffrey A. Packer, PhD, DSc, FCAE, P.Eng., Bahen/Tanenbaum Professor in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto was awarded the H.A. Krentz Award at the 2018 Canadian Steel Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His research in the steel industry explores welded rectangular Hollow Structural Sections (HSS).   By Jeff Packer   This project will clarify [...]

2019-05-10T16:37:10-04:00May 2nd, 2019|

A Preliminary Schedule for the 2019 Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition is Now Available

This year's Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition (CNSBC) will be hosted by Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in Montreal, Quebec from  May 16-18, 2019.   Every year, the CNSBC challenges students with bright minds and competitive spirits to produce innovative ideas and to collaborate creatively. It’s a fun and competitive platform that gives young engineers the confidence [...]

2019-04-30T14:51:35-04:00April 30th, 2019|

CMC Report: Manufacturing Sales Report Data for February 2019

As reported by the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition (CMC), manufacturing sales dip slightly in February. After a modest rebound to start the year, manufacturing sales activity softened again in February as a recovery in petroleum refining was unable to offset weakness elsewhere.   Overall, manufacturing output across Canada was down slightly compared to January, falling by 0.2 [...]

2019-04-26T13:01:07-04:00April 26th, 2019|

Steel vs. Wood: Which is the More Sustainable Building Material?

According to certain "studies", wood claims a smaller environmental footprint than any other major building material. However, a closer look at the facts reveal some significant inconsistencies with that claim. A study cited often by the wood industry was published by the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM) and is based on outdated information. [...]

2019-04-10T14:59:21-04:00April 10th, 2019|

Seismic Corner: When Other Loads Govern

For practicality and economic reasons, codes are reluctant to enforce design for full elastic forces, especially where seismic forces are large. Inelastic design complicates the design substantially and has led to the concept of capacity-based design, a major departure from traditional design philosophy. The design becomes very challenging when seismic forces are significant, but wind or [...]

2019-03-29T11:43:31-04:00March 29th, 2019|

Congratulations to the 2019 G.J. Jackson Fellowship Award Recipient, Pedram Mortazavi

Pedram Mortazavi, M.A.Sc, P.Eng., Ph.D. Candidate, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious G.J. Jackson Fellowship. His academic, background and extensive expertise in the steel industry distinguished him from the many outstanding submissions received.     Pedram is a Ph.D. candidate in structural engineering under the supervision of Professors Constantin Christopoulos and Oh-Sung Kwon, at the University [...]

2019-03-22T09:11:58-04:00March 21st, 2019|