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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 [...]

2020-02-21T11:14:27-05:00February 20th, 2020|

Seismic Corner: Diaphragm-Collector Shear Transfer

  Seismic forces in a building structure must be transmitted from the roof and floor diaphragms to the vertical seismic force-resting system (and the foundations). In a steel-framed structure, they are typically transmitted via horizontal members, such as beams, joists and trusses, serving as collectors. Thus, the forces are typically transferred in shear between the sheet [...]

2020-02-13T11:44:14-05:00February 13th, 2020|

Engineers Corner: Technical Column

By Charles Albert, P.Eng. 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 a particular [...]

2020-02-06T14:57:45-05:00February 6th, 2020|

Why is Certification Essential? Why Should it be Considered Mandatory?

By Paul King, MS, P. Eng. VP Engineering, Rapid-Span Group and Hellen Christodoulou, PH.D. Ing., B.C.L., LL.B., M.B.A. Quebec Region Manager, CISC The CISC-ICCA Steel Bridge Certification Standard, 3rd Edition, for Complex Steel Bridges and Simple Steel Bridges is designed to assess the Fabricator’s Quality System. Additionally, it provides a level of assurance that the company [...]

2020-02-19T10:45:40-05:00February 6th, 2020|

Engineers Corner: Technical Column

By Alfred F. Wong, P.Eng., F.CSCE 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 [...]

2020-01-30T14:29:47-05:00January 30th, 2020|

U.S. Slaps Duties on Canadian Structural Steel

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARKHAM, Ontario, January 27, 2020 – The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC), its members, and the Canadian steel industry are very disappointed and disagree with the announcement of January 24th by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) final decision, to place anti-dumping duties on Canadian fabricated structural steel. The Canadian [...]

2020-01-27T11:25:12-05:00January 27th, 2020|

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|