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A Bird’s Eye View from 7,160 feet above Whistler Village

Walk the Cloudraker Skybridge and the Raven’s Eye Cliff Walk and take in the breathtaking views from Whistler Peak. From the Roundhouse Lodge, walk the Peak Express Traverse to the Peak Express Chair; the suspension bridge is located at the Top of the World Summit. The Cloudraker Skybridge spans 420’-0” from Whistler Peak to the West [...]

2019-12-31T11:18:43-05:00December 5th, 2019|

Functionality and Design. Steel serves both purposes at the new Sheridan College Engineering Building

Recently completed by CISC member Vixman Construction Ltd. for Pomerleau Construction (Giffels), the Sheridan College Engineering building at the Davis Campus in Brampton is an example of creativity in design and construction using multiple types and finishes of steel. The design and construction collaboration between Vixman, the Pomerleau (Giffels) construction team and architect George Friedman resulted [...]

2019-12-31T11:18:41-05:00November 21st, 2019|

CISC Manitoba/ NW Ontario and Red River College hosts Structural Steel Seminar, Ignites Creative Thinking

  On Monday November 18, 2019, CISC Manitoba/ NW Ontario and Red River College hosted a seminar on structural steel, possibilities, challenges and solutions from an industry perspective. The event gave an opportunity to all 3 years of the college’s Civil Engineering Technology; Architecture and Construction courses and interested others to hear 1st hand how a [...]

2019-11-21T12:58:20-05:00November 21st, 2019|

Engineers Corner: Technical Column

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

2019-11-21T12:58:13-05:00November 21st, 2019|

CISC Steel Research Needs and Ideas

The CISC is committed to supporting research at leading Canadian universities and colleges as part of its mandate to encourage the development of expertise, knowledge and innovation in steel design and construction. The Research Grant program supports research projects that are considered to be of interest and importance to the steel industry. Topics of research come [...]

2019-11-21T12:59:42-05:00November 18th, 2019|

Structural Steel: Helping to Realize the Potential of Prefabricated Prefinished Modular Construction

Prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC), sometimes referred to simply as modular construction, is a process whereby buildings are planned and designed to allow for discretization and standardization of 3D volumetric structural units that allow for efficient off-site manufacture and rapid on-site assembly. By Tom Greenough and Matthew Smith   Introduction The fabrication and manufacture process results [...]

2019-12-31T11:18:48-05:00November 14th, 2019|

The 21st Steel Awards for Excellence in Steel Construction was a Stunning and Moving Event

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 On Monday, November 11th, the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC-ICCA) of the Quebec Region celebrated the 21st anniversary of the Steel Awards for Excellence in Steel Construction, at one of the most historic venues in Canada, the prestigious Montreal 'The Windsor', offering a welcome cocktail, a gourmet 3-course dinner, in a [...]

2019-11-15T11:56:14-05:00November 14th, 2019|

CISC Design Modules 4 and 5 – Straight and Curved Steel Girder Bridges

The fourth and fifth modules in CISC's Design Modules lineup have been published and are now available. Design Module 4, "Straight Steel Girder Bridges", illustrates the design of composite, continuous multi-span steel bridges following a straight roadway alignment. This module includes detailed calculations of a 3-span plate girder bridge (see Figure 1) and a 2-span box [...]

2019-11-11T12:44:59-05:00November 11th, 2019|

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 [...]

2019-12-31T11:18:54-05:00November 7th, 2019|