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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 [...]

2020-10-22T16:32:40-04:00October 22nd, 2020|

Need Steel Detailers?

Canada’s Only 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 [...]

2020-10-20T14:43:36-04:00October 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 [...]

2020-10-22T17:30:53-04:00October 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|

CISC Steel Centre Offers Steel For Lunch

Steel for Lunch is an industry-led seminar series for students preparing to enter professional practice. These presentations, workshops, and training opportunities build community between industry and academia while ensuring that students are up-to-date on relevant techniques, topics, and practices used by industry leaders. Click here to browse the event calendar for a topics of interest [...]

2020-10-14T10:15:33-04:00October 14th, 2020|

Engineers’ Corner: Unbraced Length in X-Bracing – Out-of-Plane Buckling

A typical concentrically braced frame featuring X-bracing and subject to a lateral load "P" is illustrated in Figure 1. The compression brace (C) is susceptible to in-plane buckling, although out-of-plane buckling is the more common governing condition. In the following discussion, it is assumed that the diagonal braces are continuous and connected at the intersection point. [...]

2020-10-09T10:08:20-04:00October 7th, 2020|

RJC Designs the New Toronto Zoo Orangutan Exhibit, Steel the Only Answer

Sumatran orangutans, a critically endangered species, have been a part of the Toronto Zoo since 1974. This project will provide them with two new outdoor habitats as well as minor modifications to the existing indoor orangutan holding and exhibit areas within the Indo-Malaya Pavilion. The new areas will provide the Zoo’s oldest orangutan, Puppe, and her [...]

2020-10-06T10:54:15-04:00September 30th, 2020|

Promoting Excellence in Steel Construction

Excellence in steel construction is shared goal for our industry.  We know that steel is the obvious choice for an economic, flexible, creative, and sustainable infrastructure.  In order to see steel continue be the material of choice for construction – and to let others know as well - we must pay attention to how we support [...]

2020-10-14T10:51:01-04:00September 30th, 2020|

Engineers Corner: Technical Column

CISC provides this column as part of its commitment to the education of those interested in the use of steel in construction. Neither the 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 a particular structure or application and [...]

2020-10-01T14:59:24-04:00September 30th, 2020|

South Bow River Bridge Project to Create 350-Plus Jobs

As part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, Alberta taxpayers will spend $70 million to replace the eastbound bridge over the Bow River on southeast Stoney Trail in Calgary. The South Bow River Bridge project also includes widening the westbound bridge and building a new, stand-alone pedestrian bridge. Together, these improvements will make travel safer in and around [...]

2020-09-24T17:31:29-04:00September 23rd, 2020|