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2022 CISC Canadian Steel Conference Call for Abstracts

The Canadian Steel Conference will be held on September 27-29, 2022 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, BC. In Vancouver, BC. The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction is soliciting submissions to be considered for technical presentations. Abstract submissions are being sought for 35-minute presentations (35-minute presentation 10-minute Q&As) of interest to engineers, architects, fabricator/erectors, detailers and/or [...]

2021-09-02T15:02:21-04:00August 31st, 2021|

CISC Joins 2021 Jury for Consulting Engineer Grand Awards

Hellen Christodoulou, Ph. D, ing, BCL., LLB, MBA, CISC Director Steel Market and Industry Development is a member of the 2021 jury for the Consulting Engineering Grand Awards. Projects nominated for the Grand Prix du génie-conseil organized by the Association of Consulting Firms (Quebec) are evaluated by an independent distinguished jury, chaired this year by Charles [...]

2021-09-02T15:02:28-04:00August 26th, 2021|

Sustainable and Citizen-Focused – The Bellechasse Transport Centre – A New Bus Maintenance Centre Standard

A unique steel structure transferring a circular column pattern to an orthogonal grid. “The project stands out both for its innovative and bold approach to urban integration, and for the originality of the concept, which is based on four elements: The shape-the plane-the spiral and the footprint.” Lemay (Architectural firm) https://lemay.com/fr/projets/centre-de-transport-bellechasse/ Main Building Superstructure by SNC-Lavalin [...]

2021-09-02T15:04:15-04:00August 26th, 2021|


  WARNAAR STEEL-TECH provides structural steel fabrication solutions for a variety of applications from institutions to personal residences; sports arenas to mining equipment. They have expert structural steel fabricators, erectors, and detailers for Industrial, Commercial, Residential, or specialty products. Their steel fabrication facility, located in Kelowna BC, has the expertise and integrates the latest material handling [...]

2021-09-02T15:02:41-04:00August 26th, 2021|

You Have All Been Waiting for This! The CISC’s Signature Event of the Year!

The Canadian Steel Conference is the biggest business development and networking event for the Canadian steel industry. This year’s event will be held from September 27-29, 2021 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia— Vancouver, consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life. Over the [...]

2021-09-02T15:03:00-04:00August 25th, 2021|

In Memory of Greg Burke

  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Greg Burke Peacefully at home, with family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer, on Friday, July 23, 2021, at the age of 53. Beloved husband and partner in crime of Sonja Burke (née Giles), for 34 years. Loving and devoted dad [...]

2021-07-27T11:54:35-04:00July 27th, 2021|

Featured Series: CISC Fabricators and Erectors Across Canada

IMPACT IRONWORKS was founded in 2001 and has completed many projects spanning BC, Alberta, NWT’s, and the Yukon. Their shop is in the Port Kells industrial area in the Lower Mainland of B.C. Their shop is well equipped to handle projects of any size, from the smallest of miscellaneous jobs to larger scaled ones specializing in [...]

2021-09-14T16:32:07-04:00June 18th, 2021|

Engineers’ Corner: Fillet Weld Resistance in CSA S16:19

CSA S16:19, Design of steel structures, has introduced changes to the factored shear resistance of fillet welds. In both the current edition, S16:19, and the previous one, S16-14, the shear resistance of a concentrically loaded weld segment is given in Clause where: If we incorporate the strength enhancement factor and the reduction factor for multi-orientation [...]

2021-06-23T17:00:46-04:00June 18th, 2021|

CISC Member Showcase: Abesco

ABESCO LTD. is a Manitoba based fabricator, erector, and steel detailing company with over 50 years in the industry.  While specializing in Structural Steel, Abesco has been servicing Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northwestern Ontario since 1965, and continues to satisfy its customers. A combination of certified professionals, journeymen, and with leading edge technology and the latest in [...]

2021-06-23T17:00:15-04:00June 3rd, 2021|