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CISC Design Module 6 – Industrial Steel Structures

  The sixth entry in CISC's Design Modules lineup is now available on Amazon.ca. The new 148-page publication is intended to accompany the CISC course on Industrial Building Design. Design Module 6, Industrial Steel Structures, illustrates the design of a typical mill building carrying two 40-tonne cranes. The example frame featured in the course consists of [...]

2020-01-17T11:45:10-05:00January 17th, 2020|

Innovation in the Conceptual Design of the Salmon River Bridge Replacement

By C.P. (Ken) Rebel and Raj Singh McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. On a stretch of highway in northern British Columbia, 27km north of Prince George, a narrow two-lane truss bridge crossing the Salmon River had to be replaced due to its ageing structural condition and restricted functionality. The 55-metre long single span structure had a small [...]

2020-01-09T17:37:38-05:00January 9th, 2020|

Education and Research: Developing Talent and Driving Innovation

What were the opportunities that first got you excited to work with steel? What challenges do you see for the industry? As an educator and researcher, my main job is to create opportunities for students to develop knowledge and skills that will last them a lifetime. By creating the right environment, we engage a diverse range [...]

2020-01-09T13:49:42-05:00January 9th, 2020|

A Challenging Canopy Becomes a Mainstay Project

The VMC station, which is located at the intersection of Millway Avenue and Highway 7, is the interchange between the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) and the VIVA HWY. 7 BRT (bus rapid transit) transitway. The canopy (see Figure 1), which is provided to shelter transit users on the VIVA bus platforms, while accommodating bus through-traffic, [...]

2020-01-09T12:26:56-05:00January 9th, 2020|

Canada’s Only Steel Construction Modelling Program, Steel Detailing Technician, Produces Job-Ready Employees in 10 Months

  Need Steel Detailers? 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. Vancouver Community College has been filling this need for decades, [...]

2020-01-09T13:46:09-05:00January 2nd, 2020|

Be the Disruptor, Thoughts from a Structural Engineer on Embracing the Dizzying Pace of Technological Change

By Jeff DiBattista, DIALOG   It’s no secret that the world around us, because of the technology we create, is changing at a breathtaking pace. In fact, this change is so far from being a secret—so present in our personal and professional lives—that many of us wish we didn’t have to confront it so often. From [...]

2019-12-17T17:14:04-05:00December 17th, 2019|

Showcasing Canadian Steel Bridges From Coast to Coast

By Hellen Christodoulou, Ph.D.ing., B.C.L., LL.B., M.B.A., CISC-ICCA Quebec Region Manager Founded in 1930, the CISC-ICCA (The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction) operates as a technical, marketing and government relations organization representing the Canadian Steel Industry; it is Canada’s voice for the steel construction industry, providing leadership in sustainable design and construction, efficiency, quality and innovation. [...]

2019-12-31T11:18:24-05:00December 17th, 2019|

Engineers Corner: Technical Column

By Alfred F. Wong, P.Eng., FCSCE CISC provides this column as a part of its commitment to the education of those interested in the use of steel in construction. Neither CISC nor the author assumes responsibility for errors or oversights resulting from the use of the information contained herein. Suggested solutions may not necessarily apply to [...]

2019-12-17T13:22:42-05:00December 17th, 2019|

Net-Zero, Circular Economy & Cradle to Grave – Say What?!

If you have been living under a rock for the last year, you will be shocked to hear that the environment and, more specifically, greenhouse gas emissions is front and centre. For most governments and for the Millenials and post-Millenials, reducing carbon other green house gasses is priority number one. For some industries and some governments, [...]

2019-12-05T12:33:05-05:00December 5th, 2019|

A Question of Stability

Reassessing Lateral-torsional Buckling Capacity of Modern Welded Steel Girders Dimple Ji, Robert G. Driver, Ali Imanpour Lateral-torsional buckling is a potential failure mode of steel girders. Under flexural bending, it involves the vertical movement, then simultaneous horizontal sway and rotation of a girder within an unbraced span. Visually, this results in a girder with a twisted [...]

2019-12-05T12:11:59-05:00December 5th, 2019|