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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 [...]

2019-04-30T14:51:35-05:00April 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 [...]

2019-04-26T13:01:07-05:00April 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wood industry was published by the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM) and is based on outdated information. [...]

2019-04-10T14:59:21-05:00April 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 [...]

2019-03-29T11:43:31-05:00March 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 [...]

2019-05-27T14:11:16-05:00March 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 [...]

2019-11-08T12:45:46-05:00March 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.

2019-03-20T16:27:33-05:00March 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 [...]

2019-03-13T15:26:08-05:00March 13th, 2019|