The CISC expresses their deepest sympathies for the passing of Hugh A. Krentz. Hugh A. Krentz has been instrumental in making Canadian buildings and bridges safer and stronger. He has drawn on 50 years of experience as an engineer in the steel and construction industries to develop more efficient, safe and sound building codes and standards, [...]
On Thursday, October 27, 2022, the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC-ICCA) Quebec Region celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the Steel Construction Awards of Excellence, at the Palace Convention Center, offering a welcome cocktail and a gourmet buffet, to a full house of guests. The evening was hosted by Stéphane Bélanger; funny, impactful, impressive, and extravagant! [...]
The CISC Expresses Their Deepest Sympathies for the Passing of Paolo Trinchero, CEO of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) since 2013. Paolo was involved in the steel industry for some 30 years and he was known for his passion, dedication, and involvement in anything related to steel and considered by his friends and [...]
There is a new structural steel product form on the horizon. It can be manufactured in a condition as strong, tough, and corrosion resistant as a high strength low alloy (HSLA) steel. It can be custom produced in virtually an unlimited variety of shapes and in a wide variety of alloys. It will be manufactured [...]
CISC Manager of Technical Publications and Services, Charles Albert M.Sc.E., P.Eng., Retires After 31 Years in the Steel Industry!
CISC Manager of Technical Publications and Services, Charles Albert M.Sc.E., P.Eng., Retires After 31 Years in the Steel Industry! As of Thursday June 30th, 2022, and after 31 years of dedicated service, Charles Albert will be taking his retirement. After receiving his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Université de Moncton (1985) and master's degree [...]
Greg Miazga, M.Sc., P.Eng. has been appointed as the Director of Engineering, a new position within the CISC. “We are very pleased to have Greg join our team,” said Ed Whalen, President and CEO of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction. “He brings extensive knowledge and experience of steel design and construction to the organization and [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]