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Corbec Breaks Ground on Its First Galvanizing Plant in Ontario

To create 80+ local jobs and invest $30-40 million in project infrastructure November 7, 2019, Hamilton, ON – Corbec, a leading player in the Canadian steel industry specializing in hot-dip galvanizing, today broke ground at the site of its first galvanizing plant in Ontario. The project, which is slated to be complete by the end of [...]

2019-11-08T10:33:32-05:00November 8th, 2019|

Safe Hands Project

Imagine standing on the sidewalk and looking up 700 feet into the sky and thinking that this structure is impossibly high. Now imagine being on the balcony of the 75th floor and looking down and thinking “I hope this building is solid”. The public trusts that their buildings and bridges are safe and secure for them [...]

2019-11-07T15:01:46-05:00November 7th, 2019|

2019 G. L. Kulak Award Recipient Explores Steel Multi-tiered Braced Frames

Abolfazl is a third-year Ph.D. student at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Alberta. He received his M.Sc. in Structural Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2015. Before starting his PhD, he worked as a Structural Engineer in Tehran, Iran for two years. His Ph.D. research focuses on the seismic [...]

2019-11-08T11:01:16-05:00November 7th, 2019|

Weld Effective Properties for HSS Connections

For hollow structural section (HSS) connections, welds can be designed either to achieve the capacity of the connected branch member wall or to be “fit for purpose” (i.e. to resist the forces present in the branch member). The latter approach typically results in smaller, more economical welds, but it requires the use of weld effective properties. [...]

2019-10-24T16:15:03-05:00October 24th, 2019|

Engineers Corner: Technical Column

By Charles Albert, P.Eng., Manager of Technical Publications and Services 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 [...]

2019-10-24T16:14:42-05:00October 24th, 2019|

In Memory of Pierre Gignac

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pierre Gignac In addition to his wife Mrs. Anne Thibaudeau, he leaves his children Geneviève (Jonathan Carrier) and Jean-Pierre (Erika Vallerand), his grandchildren, Anthony and Léonie Carrier, his brother Louis (Brenda Ellwein), his sister Hélène (John Davies), his beautiful Bernard (Docile Lachance), his sisters-in-law Elaine (Andre [...]

2019-10-17T18:41:07-05:00October 17th, 2019|

2019 Canadian Steel Conference Celebrates Steel with Leading Industry Experts!

The Canadian Steel Conference 2019 The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) held their highly acclaimed Canadian Steel Conference in Montreal, Quebec from Sept 30- Oct 2, 2019. The CISC gathered over 300 senior executives and key industry stakeholders from across Canada to learn, build relationships, develop businesses and celebrate steel—while having fun! This year’s technical [...]

2019-10-10T18:20:55-05:00October 10th, 2019|

Canada’s Steel Industry Open Their Facilities, Job Sites, and Offices for SteelDay 2019

CISC Members and Associates which included steel fabricators, steel mill producers, services centers, steel erectors and steel detailers opened their doors of their facilities, job sites and offices across the country to host tours, seminars, or demonstrations that showcased and promoted the structural steel industry. SteelDay lured architects, engineers, contractors, developers, students, educators and the general [...]

2019-10-10T14:30:01-05:00October 9th, 2019|

CISC Advocacy Snapshot – September 2019

The CISC is the voice of the Canadian steel construction industry. We are proud to be the premier organization in creating solutions for the critical issues that challenge the steel construction industry every day.   Canada will Not Face Preliminary Anti-Dumping Duties in Ongoing AISC Trade Case on Fabricated Structural Steel   On September 4, 2019, [...]

2019-10-10T16:28:03-05:00September 5th, 2019|