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Up to $55 Million in Funding for Alberta Businesses to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Emissions

ERA’s new Energy Savings for Business Program—a funding opportunity to support small- and medium-scale industrial and commercial businesses—is awarding up to $55 million for cost-saving and emissions reducing projects. The program will help Alberta businesses reduce emissions, decrease operating costs, grow their operations and become more competitive, while creating skilled jobs and boosting economic recovery. The [...]

2020-11-23T14:16:40-05:00November 23rd, 2020|

Supreme Court Upholds Municipalities’ Rights to Impose “Reprisal Clauses” in Construction Contracts

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed a BC contractor’s appeal relating to the use of “reprisal clauses” in muncicipal procurement policies, effectively legalizing the practice across the country. Contractor J. Cote & Son Excavating had tried to get the courts to overturn a clause in tender documents used by the City of Burnaby, which stated [...]

2020-11-13T15:19:18-05:00November 13th, 2020|

CISC-ICCA Fabricators and Erectors – Atlantic Region

  Founded in 1996 and having its head office in Northern New Brunswick, Canada, Design Built Mechanical Inc. (DBM) is a mechanical contracting company, working in the design, installation, and management of institutional, commercials, industrial and biotechnological projects. DBM specializes in environmental performance as well as the design and manufacturing of custom equipment. With a vast [...]

2020-11-06T14:50:01-05:00November 3rd, 2020|

An Emblematic Project Comes to an End

The Turcot Interchange is a Montreal beacon for the steel industry. A remarkable infrastructure project that will benefit users and businesses for decades to come. View of the new interchange and the Saint-Jacques street bridge (Photo credit: MOCA)   Over 300,000 vehicles use the Turcot Interchange daily, noting that approximately 30,000 are considered heavy [...]

2020-11-06T14:50:13-05:00November 3rd, 2020|

Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix Infrastructure Refurbishment

The Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve covers most of Montréal’s Notre Dame Island and is an integral part of Parc Jean-Drapeau and its annual activities. The Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix has been held there every year since 1978. This major event garners international visibility for both Montréal and Parc Jean-Drapeau.   NEW INFRASTRUCTURE AT THE CIRCUIT GILLES-VILLENEUVE As [...]

2020-11-05T10:03:19-05:00October 27th, 2020|

Steel Column Bases Under Combined Axial Load and BI-Axial Bending

Dr. Muntasir Billah, P.Eng. Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Lakehead University   Column base plate connections, typically consisting of a steel member welded to a steel base plate connected to the concrete base via anchor rods and grout, are commonly found in building and non-building structures. This base connection is one of the most important [...]

2020-10-29T17:52:53-04:00October 27th, 2020|

Message from the Chair!

“What is the CISC? A majestic ivory tower dominating the skyline of a great metropolis with hundreds of people working with, developing and designing steel. This is what I imagined the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) was thirty years ago when I started as a steel detailing apprentice. Today, I understand the institute is much [...]

2020-10-26T10:57:37-04:00October 22nd, 2020|

Need Steel Detailers?

Canada’s Steel Construction Modelling Program, Steel Detailing Technician, Produces Job-Ready Employees in 10 Months In today’s competitive steel industry, you need hard-working junior steel detailers competent in steel detailing knowledge with skills in the latest 3D modelling software, right now.  You can’t afford to spend enormous amounts of time and money training graduates from other disciplines. [...]

2020-10-30T17:29:47-04:00October 20th, 2020|

CSA S16’s New Annex P on Specifying Third-Party Inspections

  CISC Steel Expert Bob Shaw     The new CSA S16:19 Design of steel structures introduces "Guidance for specifying third party inspection of steel structures" as an informative annex. The challenge of writing such a document is one that was well-stated in the Foreword of the 1946 American Welding Society D1.0 Standard Code for Arc [...]

2020-10-26T10:57:59-04:00October 20th, 2020|

CISC Recognizes Student Architectural Design Excellence

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) has recognized the top three winners of its Architectural Student Design awards. Montreal architect Atelier Paul Laurendeau, who organized the competition and the panel of judges — engineers Todd Collister, director engineering and business development at Supreme Group, Michel Comeau at Campbell Comeau Engineering Limited in Halifax and Bechara [...]

2020-10-14T10:22:08-04:00October 14th, 2020|