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Engineers’ Corner: Industrial Steel Structures, Second Edition

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 [...]

2022-03-31T11:43:40-04:00March 31st, 2022|

Congratulations to the 2020 CISC Alfred F. Wong Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

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 [...]

2022-04-06T14:09:49-04:00February 7th, 2022|

Engineers’ Corner: Crane-Supporting Steel Structures, 4th Edition

NOW AVAILABLE  The fourth edition of Crane-Supporting Steel Structures: Design Guide, by R.A. MacCrimmon, is now available at the CISC Steel Store (https://steelstore.cisc-icca.ca/). Past editions of this CISC publication have filled a long-standing need for technical information for the design and construction of crane-supporting steel structures according to Canadian codes and standards written in limit states [...]

2022-03-10T10:38:11-05:00February 2nd, 2022|

Renovation and Expansion of the Canada Museum of Science and Technology, Ottawa

PROJECT TEAM  ARCHITECTS: NORR Limited Architects & Engineers  STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS: NORR Limited Architects & Engineers  FABRICATOR / DETAILER: Lainco Inc.  GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Pomerleau Inc.      DECONTAMINATION, REDEVELOPMENT AND MOD-ERNIZATION  The Museum of Science and Technology of Canada, as we once knew, was forced to close its doors in 2014 following the opening of the presence [...]

2022-01-21T12:09:54-05:00January 19th, 2022|

An Encore for Geffen Hall – An Ovation to Canadian Architects

Steel Provides Soundtrack to Geffen Hall’s Transformation By : Matthew Bradford New York’s David Geffen Hall is tuning up for its second act. The iconic music hall, located within the iconic Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and home to the New York Philharmonic, is undergoing a floor-to-ceiling renovation that will see the venue transformed into [...]

2022-01-21T12:10:55-05:00January 4th, 2022|

Embodying Innovation at Red River College

Innovation Centre, Red River College Building Exterior Credit: Diamond Schmitt Steel Superstructure Creates Flexible, High-Tech Interactive Spaces By: Matthew Bradford Red River College is readying its Exchange District Campus for the arrival of its new Innovation Centre. Currently in construction by Winnipeg’s Akman Construction, the 80,000-sq.-ft. addition will house “re-imagined academic programs, innovations and [...]

2021-12-10T09:30:39-05:00December 8th, 2021|

Awards for Excellence in Steel Construction Make a Return in 2022

Throughout the years, the CISC has created signature events across Canada that have showcased steel construction projects for their beauty, uniqueness and originality, raising the the bar for innovation in steel design and construction across Canada. After 2 years of challenges due to the pandemic, the Galas for the Awards of Excellence in Steel Construction will [...]

2021-12-02T17:53:51-05:00November 30th, 2021|

Engineers’ Corner: Recent Entries in the CISC Steel Design Series

Two new entries in CISC's Steel Design Series were published in August 2021: Lightweight Steel Framing Solutions and Steel Paints for Slip-Critical Connections. Both are available as free downloads at the Steel Store. Lightweight Steel Framing Solutions (Figure 1) focuses mainly on floor and roof members, and the following framing systems are considered:  ▪ Open-web steel joists (OWSJs) ▪ Castellated and cellular beams [...]

2021-12-02T17:52:19-05:00November 30th, 2021|

“Steel” Has Taken Centre Stage at the University of Toronto Redevelopment Project

University of Toronto Schools Huron Street Exterior. Image courtesy of Diamond Schmitt RenderingCredit: Dohere Digital Technology and Diamond Schmitt   By Matthew Bradford Structural Steel Was Essential to Bring Design to Life It’s a new day for the University of Toronto Schools (UTS). At 110 years young, the university preparatory school is undergoing a [...]

2021-12-02T17:52:34-05:00November 30th, 2021|


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