Issue - December 2010

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Dear CSCE Members in British Columbia,

Season's Greetings!


In this issue,

  1. New 2010 Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CHBDC) CAN/CSA-S6-06 Workshop on 18 January 2011
  2. UBC Industry Night on 6:00-9:00pm, 19 January 2011
  3. British Columbia CSCE Student Chapters' Websites
  4. Membership







1. New 2010 Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CHBDC) CAN/CSA-S6-06 Workshop on Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The new 2010 revision of the CHBDC S6-06 code incorporates the latest information and knowledge in order to reflect the current state of research in bridge engineering. This 1-day joint workshop with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) covers the chapters most notably changed in the 2010 revision of the code.


The instructors will explain in a hands-on manner the key changes in Section 3: Loads and Load Factors, Section 5: Methods of Analysis, Section 10: Steel Structures, Section 14: Evaluation, and Section 16: Fibre Reinforced Structures. The Commentaries of these sections and others have been simplified and streamlined for ease of use.


Instructors (in Vancouver):

Darrel Gagnon, MSc., P.Eng. - Executive Engineer, Buckland & Taylor

Thierry Chicoine, P.Eng. - Buckland & Taylor

Paul King,  P.Eng. - Vice President - Engineering, Rapid Span Structures Ltd.

Gamil Tadros, Ph.D., P.Eng., FCSCE, FCAI - SPECO Engineering Ltd.

The workshop will be held on

Tuesday, 18 January 2011


Ballroom of Hotel Sandman, 180 West Georgia ST,  Vancouver, BC V6B 4P4


Download the Program Brochure and Registration Details  (240 KB, pdf format in new window)...


Please note that seats are limited and early registration ends on 4 January 2011. A registrant may substitute another person eligible for the same fee at any time. Full refund (after deducting administrative fees) will be issued when a written notice of withdrawal is received by 4 January 2011. We regret that there will be no refunds issued past this date. In the event that CSCE must cancel the program, full refund will be issued. Payment must be received to confirm your place. Refreshments, lunch and course materials are included.



2. University of British Columbia Civil Engineering Industry Night on 6:00-9:00pm, Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The UBC Student Chapter of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) invite you and your organization to the CSCE Industry Night 2011. The CSCE Industry Night is an annual, student-run event which provides an opportunity for UBC Civil Engineering undergraduate students to meet industry representatives and prospective employers. It is also an opportunity for the Civil Engineering companies to promote themselves and potential job opportunities to enthusiastic, talented engineering students at UBC. The CSCE UBC Student Chapter highly welcomes sponsorships and banners.


Download the Program Brochure and Sponsorship Information (338 KB, pdf format in new window)...


Open to anyone related to the field of Civil Engineering with-

Free Admission, Free Light Refreshments & Cash Bar


If you have any questions, please contact CSCE UBC Student Chapter at -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



3. British Columbia CSCE Student Chapter Websites

Please note the following website links of the CSCE Student Chapters in British Columbia. For any event organized by either the CSCE Sections or Student Chapters, CSCE members are treated consistently all throughout. For example, if there is an event organized by a CSCE student chapter, the entry fee provisions are same for any CSCE student member (typically for free) regardless of the institution. Similarly, CSCE non-student members also receive preferential rates (typically same as for the student members == free).


Furthermore, engineering companies and project teams are highly welcome to offer presentations on their projects and/or sponsorships to the student chapters.


BCIT Student Chapter:


UBC Vancouver Student Chapter Facebook page (make sure you also check their "Events" tab):


UBC Okanagan Student Chapter:


4. Membership

Being a CSCE member is a great way to advance your professional knowledge and network. There is strength in numbers - by increasing our membership base we can become a louder voice on matters relevant to the profession. Please spread the word to your colleagues.

Please visit and refer to your friends the CSCE National Website Membership page

Please feel free to contact us anytime at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Sincerely Yours,


CSCE Vancouver Section


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