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Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19

Premier Ford and Minister Phillips Announce Additional Health Care Resources and Support for People, Jobs and Employers March 25, 2020 4:00 P.M. TORONTO — Today, Finance Minister Rod Phillips released Ontario's Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 (March 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update). The government's action plan is a first step in its response to COVID-19 and [...]

2020-03-25T17:06:03-04:00March 25th, 2020|

COVID-19 UPDATES: Quebec Orders all Non-Essential Workplaces to Close

The Québec government has ordered the closing as of Wednesday, March 25 at 00:01 until April 13, 2020 of all non-essential stores and services including construction EXCEPT the following: Maintenance and operation of strategic infrastructure, including: the production, procurement, transmission and distribution of energy (electricity, fossil energies). the maintenance in good operating condition of essential public [...]

2020-03-24T14:56:32-04:00March 24th, 2020|

Letter to Mr. François Legault, Premier of Québec

Montreal, March 20, 2020 The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction of the Quebec Region (CISC) applauds the measures of support for businesses announced by the Quebec government and Prime Minister François Legault. All of the measures that can help support steel fabricators and suppliers in this difficult time, cover several needs and situations experienced and they [...]

2020-03-27T09:13:19-04:00March 20th, 2020|

Cast Steel Replaceable Links for use in Steel Eccentrically Braced Frames

By Pedram Mortazavi, Eden Lee, Oh-Sung Kwon, Constantin Christopoulos, University of Toronto and Justin Binder, Michael Gray, Cast Connex Corporation Steel Eccentrically Braced Frames (EBFs) have been proposed as Lateral Load Resisting Systems (LLRS) for seismic applications since the early 1970s [1-2]. They provide an attractive alternative to more commonly used LLRS in steel structures such [...]

2020-03-19T14:30:34-04:00March 19th, 2020|

Engineers Corner: Technical Column

By Charles Albert, P.Eng. CISC provides this column as 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 structure [...]

2020-03-19T11:17:26-04:00March 19th, 2020|

CISC Design Module 7 – Moment Connections for Seismic Applications, 3rd Edition

The Third Edition of "Moment Connections for Seismic Applications" is now available. It has been adopted, by reference, by CSA Standard S16:19 as an alternative to physical testing for the design of seismic moment connections. This new 56-page publication is also the 7th entry in CISC's Design Modules lineup. The First Edition of this CISC publication [...]

2020-03-12T15:32:24-04:00March 12th, 2020|

Humaniti, the Human Experience in the Heart of the City

  Located in downtown Montréal, the Humaniti complex is a mixed-use project stretching 120 metres high, with 39 floors of various vocations. Client: Cogir Real Estate Architect: Lemay Structural engineers: Consortium SM Group/ELEMA Contractor: EBC Project end date: Fall 2020   The complex includes 1,600 m² of commercial space, 6,000 m² of office space, a 193-room hotel, and a residential [...]

2020-03-12T14:57:10-04:00March 12th, 2020|

CISC Educators Forum Brings Together the Brightest Minds in Canadian Academic Institutions to Winnipeg, Manitoba

The 2020 CISC Educators Forum biennial event was held in Winnipeg, MB, on February 28-29, 2020. The CISC brought together academics teaching steel design to undergraduate students in faculties of engineering and architecture at universities across Canada. Thanks to the generous travel support from local CISC Regional Committees and CISC Member, Gerdau. The theme of this [...]

2020-03-06T15:55:48-04:00March 6th, 2020|

Structural Steel Has Been Built on Education and Research

“Success requires that we consistently work to achieve our goals through integrated initiatives that place priority on moving the steel construction industry forward simultaneously on multiple fronts.” Michael Holleran, P.Eng. Though iron has been around for centuries, its usage of structural steel in construction is relatively modern.  As the production methods improved around the Industrial Revolution, [...]

2020-03-06T11:39:24-04:00March 5th, 2020|