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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wood industry was published by the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM) and is based on outdated information.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 [...]

2019-05-27T14:11:16-04:00March 21st, 2019|

The CISC Applauds the Federal Government’s Commitment to Stand Behind the Canadian Middle Class with Federal Prompt Payment Legislation

  NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release   MARKHAM, Ontario, March 20, 2019—In yesterday’s federal budget announcement, Finance Minister Bill Morneau has further solidified the Canadian government’s commitment to the implementation of federal prompt payment legislation and adjudicative measures. The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) strongly supports the Canadian government’s action against the systemic issue of [...]

2019-06-12T17:41:31-04:00March 20th, 2019|

Canadian Government Includes Federal Prompt Payment Legislation in the 2019 Federal Budget

In the federal budget announcement on March 19, 2019, Finance Minister Bill Morneau further solidified the Canadian government’s commitment to the implementation of federal prompt payment legislation and adjudicative measures. The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) strongly supports the Canadian government’s action against the systemic issue of delayed payments in the construction industry.

2019-03-20T16:27:33-04:00March 19th, 2019|

2019 Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition Newsletter

"We strive to provide engineering students with the opportunity to show the world their potential, bringing their skills and innovation into play. Our CSCE Student Competition Committee aims to promote engineering through competitions with future engineers."   My name is Marie-Pier Diotte, Junior Project Engineer, the General Manager of the Canadian Steel Bridge National Competition of [...]

2019-03-13T15:26:08-04:00March 13th, 2019|

Building Bridges for the Future

As the steel industry navigates through challenges from steel tariffs and safeguards, it reinforces our need to invest in the future though Education and Research. With great knowledge and comprehension, we can position steel as the material of choice. The Education and Research Council (ERC), remains committed to enhancing the steel industry by supporting education and [...]

2019-05-02T15:32:05-04:00March 8th, 2019|

2019 Canadian Steel Conference Call for Abstracts

The Canadian Steel Conference will be held on September 30 – October 2, 2019 at the Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal, QC. The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) is soliciting submissions to be considered for technical presentations. Abstract submissions are being sought for 60-minute presentations (45 minute presentation + 15 minute Q&As) on topics of interest [...]

2019-03-07T12:41:42-04:00March 7th, 2019|

Nova Scotia Government Expresses Commitment to Introduce Prompt Payment Legislation

At Nova Scotia’s Annual State of the Province Address on February 6, 2019, Premier Stephen McNeil shares his enthusiasm and support of legislating a new prompt payment policy that will ensure the timely payments of contractors and subcontractors throughout the province.   With his announcement, Premier McNeil noted the positive response his provincial caucus has had [...]

2019-02-28T16:36:24-04:00February 28th, 2019|

Why Expand Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline?

Canada’s energy sector generates employment nationwide and substantial tax revenues provincially and federally. Future investment and the viability of oil, gas and mining developments depend on sufficient and economical market access. The expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline is not only necessary for the economical benefits it provides the industry, the province and Canada, it is [...]

2019-02-26T14:46:38-04:00February 26th, 2019|