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Finance Minister Announces the Federal Government’s Commitment to Passing Prompt Payment Legislation

Canada’s Finance Minister, Bill Morneau presents the 2018 Financial Economic Statement in the House of Commons with a mandate to invest in middle-class jobs. The announcement included a commitment to passing federal prompt payment legislation that will help to resolve the systemic issues of delayed payments in Canada’s construction industry.

2019-02-28T10:20:28-04:00November 1st, 2018|

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announces

Finance Minister Bill Morneau announces the federal government’s commitment to passing prompt payment legislation with the 2018 Fall Economic Statement. The CISC was instrumental in one of Canada’s largest and most extensive cross-nation consultation processes, providing valuable recommendations that advocate the importance of timely payments.

2019-02-28T11:12:08-04:00November 1st, 2018|

Industrial Building Design Online Course

This 8 hour course (4 modules) focuses on practical and economical solutions for framing a typical industrial building to the requirements of the 2010 National Building Code of Canada and the pertinent provisions of CSA Standard S16-14. Whenever possible, relevant provisions in the soon to be published NBCC 2015 will be discussed. The course material will [...]

2018-10-25T12:06:07-04:00October 21st, 2018|

Bolt Length Selection Aid

Selecting the bolt length for any given grip and bolt diameter can be facilitated by using the chart entitled "Bolt Lengths for Various Grips" on page 6-167 in the Handbook of Steel Construction, 11th edition. The chart is applicable to the Imperial Series of ASTM F3125/F3125M bolts, such as Grades A325 and A490 high-strength bolts in [...]

2018-10-02T13:31:21-04:00October 2nd, 2018|

Canadian Government Demonstrates Commitment to LNG Canada’s Project—No Official Decision Announced

The final investment decision (FID) from a consortium of investors for Canada’s first LNG joint venture project is announced before an official decision has been made from the Federal court of Appeal regarding the request for remission on FISC duties filed by LNG Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveils $275 million that the federal government has [...]

2019-02-28T16:10:55-04:00October 1st, 2018|

Readily Available W-Shape Sections

In the current (11th) edition of the Handbook of Steel Construction, wide-flange (W‑shape) sections that are commonly used and readily available are highlighted in yellow colour, as shown on the accompanying figure. The availability of these sections was assessed by means of a survey of Canadian steel service centres during the preparation of the 11th Edition [...]

2018-08-29T15:51:56-04:00August 29th, 2018|

High-Strength Bolts – Purchase Orders

Published in early 2015, ASTM F3125-15 (later as ASTM F3125/F3125M-15a) is a consolidation and replacement of six ASTM standards (A325, A325M, A490, A490M, F1852, and F2280). General information on bolt design and installation aspects can be found in Advantage Steel No. 54, page 10, available at this link: https://www.cisc-icca.ca/product/advantage-steel-no-54/ In this “umbrella” standard, the name of [...]

2018-07-26T09:47:09-04:00July 26th, 2018|

Steel Design Series – Welded Shapes

La partie 4 de la série sur la conception des structures en acier de l’ICCA (SDS-4), « Welded Shapes - Properties and Dimensions » (en anglais seulement), a été publiée. Les tables de profilés soudés à larges ailes (WWF) et de profilés soudés à ailes réduites (WRF) sont tirées du Handbook of Steel Construction, 10e édition. Elles sont [...]

2018-07-13T10:58:08-04:00July 13th, 2018|

Steel Design Series – Welded Shapes

Part 4 of the CISC Steel Design Series (SDS-4), "Welded Shapes - Properties and Dimensions" has been published. Tables of Welded Wide-Flange (WWF) and Welded Reduced-Flange (WRF) shapes are reprinted from the Handbook of Steel Construction, 10th Edition. They are intended mainly for designers involved in renovation projects. Essar Steel Algoma Inc. had been the prime [...]

2018-07-13T10:52:42-04:00July 13th, 2018|