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Engineers’ Corner: Braced Frames for Low to Moderate Seismicity

Braced Frames for Low to Moderate Seismicity, published by the CISC, illustrates the design of seismic force-resisting systems (SFRS) and brace-to-gusset connections for concentrically braced frames in areas of low to moderate seismicity (See Figure 1). The design notes refer extensively to the National Building Code of Canada 2015 (NBC 2015) and to CSA S16-14, Design [...]

2022-05-20T12:35:07-04:00May 18th, 2022|

Congratulations to the Top Canadian Team of the 2022 Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition, University of British Columbia!

Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC)’s Education & Research Council Chairman, J. Craig Martin (CWB Group) presented a new $2,500 award at this year’s National Steel Bridge Competition to recognize the Canadian Team with the highest combined scores in construction economy and structural efficiency. The winner of the $2,500 prize was the University of British Columbia. [...]

2022-06-01T11:26:46-04:00May 18th, 2022|

Engineers’ Corner: Industrial Steel Structures, Second Edition

The updated, second edition of Industrial Steel Structures, by R.A. MacCrimmon and J. Richard, was published earlier this year. It can be obtained from the CISC Steel Store (https://steelstore.cisc-icca.ca/). See Figure 1. This CISC publication was expanded from 148 pages (in the first edition) to 201 and illustrates the design of a typical mill building carrying [...]

2022-03-31T11:43:40-04:00March 31st, 2022|

Congratulations to the 2020 CISC Alfred F. Wong Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Thank you to this year’s honourees for your lifetime of dedication to the advancement of steel construction in Canada through your unparalleled devotion to expanding the knowledge of the steel industry for the benefit of society, the steel construction industry, and associated professions.   Hugh A. Krentz has been instrumental in making Canadian buildings and bridges [...]

2022-04-06T14:09:49-04:00February 7th, 2022|

Engineers’ Corner: Crane-Supporting Steel Structures, 4th Edition

NOW AVAILABLE  The fourth edition of Crane-Supporting Steel Structures: Design Guide, by R.A. MacCrimmon, is now available at the CISC Steel Store (https://steelstore.cisc-icca.ca/). Past editions of this CISC publication have filled a long-standing need for technical information for the design and construction of crane-supporting steel structures according to Canadian codes and standards written in limit states [...]

2022-03-10T10:38:11-05:00February 2nd, 2022|

Renovation and Expansion of the Canada Museum of Science and Technology, Ottawa

PROJECT TEAM  ARCHITECTS: NORR Limited Architects & Engineers  STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS: NORR Limited Architects & Engineers  FABRICATOR / DETAILER: Lainco Inc.  GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Pomerleau Inc.      DECONTAMINATION, REDEVELOPMENT AND MOD-ERNIZATION  The Museum of Science and Technology of Canada, as we once knew, was forced to close its doors in 2014 following the opening of the presence [...]

2022-01-21T12:09:54-05:00January 19th, 2022|

An Encore for Geffen Hall – An Ovation to Canadian Architects

Steel Provides Soundtrack to Geffen Hall’s Transformation By : Matthew Bradford New York’s David Geffen Hall is tuning up for its second act. The iconic music hall, located within the iconic Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and home to the New York Philharmonic, is undergoing a floor-to-ceiling renovation that will see the venue transformed into [...]

2022-01-21T12:10:55-05:00January 4th, 2022|

The CISC Expresses Their Deepest Sympathies for the Passing of Reidar Bjørhovde

The CISC expresses their deepest sympathies for the passing of  Reidar Bjørhovde Reidar Bjørhovde, Dr-Ing, PhD, PE, age 80, of Tucson, Arizona, died on Monday, November 29, 2021 from the effects of Parkinson’s, has had a long-standing career in the steel industry and was a contributing member of the CISC Education and Research Council. Our sincere sympathies to his friends [...]

2022-01-03T16:17:20-05:00December 9th, 2021|

Embodying Innovation at Red River College

Innovation Centre, Red River College Building Exterior Credit: Diamond Schmitt Steel Superstructure Creates Flexible, High-Tech Interactive Spaces By: Matthew Bradford Red River College is readying its Exchange District Campus for the arrival of its new Innovation Centre. Currently in construction by Winnipeg’s Akman Construction, the 80,000-sq.-ft. addition will house “re-imagined academic programs, innovations and [...]

2021-12-10T09:30:39-05:00December 8th, 2021|