It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Kenneth Benson, on Saturday July 22, 2023. Kenneth was the wonderful husband and best friend of his wife, Marilyn, for over 68 years. He will be greatly missed by her and by his daughter Catherine, son Stephen (Dawn), his four grandchildren, Sarah, Alex, Emily and Greg [...]
The 2023 CISC Ontario Region Golf Day was a huge success. With over 120 enthusiastic golfers joining us, it was truly a memorable event featuring friendly competition, networking, and steel. Congratulations to the individual and winning teams who showcased their incredible skills. Located in Milton, Ontario, Piper's Heath Golf Club golf course provided the perfect picturesque [...]
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mr. Gordon Cameron Fisher on June 14th, 2023 in Milton, Ontario. Please join us as we commemorate the life lived and support the Fisher family during these difficult times. Survived by his wife Anh La, his sons Kyle Alexander (Phyllis), Kristopher William (Stephanie), daughters [...]
Supporting Skilled Trades and Celebrating Excellence The Skills Ontario Competition 2023 was an incredible success this year! As a proud Silver Sponsor, the Ontario Region of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) was amazed by the level of talent on display in the challenging Metal Fabricator Competition. The Metal Fabricator Competition tested participants in their [...]
A Spectacular Virtual Event with 2100 Participants CISC SteelWeek 2023, a highly anticipated virtual event, brought together the Canadian steel design, manufacturing, community. From April 23rd to 28th, professionals including engineers, architects, fabricators, and educators gathered to participate in a comprehensive program focused on various aspects of steel construction. With an impressive attendance of 2,100 participants, [...]
On Thursday, October 27, 2022, the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC-ICCA) Quebec Region celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the Steel Construction Awards of Excellence, at the Palace Convention Center, offering a welcome cocktail and a gourmet buffet, to a full house of guests. The evening was hosted by Stéphane Bélanger; funny, impactful, impressive, and extravagant! [...]
There is a new structural steel product form on the horizon. It can be manufactured in a condition as strong, tough, and corrosion resistant as a high strength low alloy (HSLA) steel. It can be custom produced in virtually an unlimited variety of shapes and in a wide variety of alloys. It will be manufactured [...]
CISC Manager of Technical Publications and Services, Charles Albert M.Sc.E., P.Eng., Retires After 31 Years in the Steel Industry!
CISC Manager of Technical Publications and Services, Charles Albert M.Sc.E., P.Eng., Retires After 31 Years in the Steel Industry! As of Thursday June 30th, 2022, and after 31 years of dedicated service, Charles Albert will be taking his retirement. After receiving his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Université de Moncton (1985) and master's degree [...]
Braced Frames for Low to Moderate Seismicity, published by the CISC, illustrates the design of seismic force-resisting systems (SFRS) and brace-to-gusset connections for concentrically braced frames in areas of low to moderate seismicity (See Figure 1). The design notes refer extensively to the National Building Code of Canada 2015 (NBC 2015) and to CSA S16-14, Design [...]
Congratulations to the Top Canadian Team of the 2022 Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition, University of British Columbia!
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC)’s Education & Research Council Chairman, J. Craig Martin (CWB Group) presented a new $2,500 award at this year’s National Steel Bridge Competition to recognize the Canadian Team with the highest combined scores in construction economy and structural efficiency. The winner of the $2,500 prize was the University of British Columbia. [...]