Issue - May/June 2010

Dear CSCE Members in British Columbia,
Season's Greetings!
In this issue,
  1. CSCE Vancouver Section - Annual General Meeting on 5:30-7:00pm, Wednesday, 16 June 2010
  2. Operational Modal Analysis - Workshop in October 2010
  3. Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Americas Convention 2010 on Friday-Saturday, 4-5 June 2010
  4. (*** NEW ***) Soil Structure Interaction (SSI) Seminar by SEABC on Friday-Saturday, 25-26 June 2010
  5. Membership
DETAILS

1. CSCE Vancouver Section - AGM (Annual General Meeting) on 5:30-7:00pm, Wednesday, 16 June 2010
The CSCE Vancouver Section is holding its Annual General Meeting in Room CHEM 300, 2036 Main Mall, University of British Columbia (UBC) on 5:30-7:00 PM, Wednesday, 16 June 2010. All CSCE members living in the Metro Vancouver area are invited and encouraged to attend. As an additional reminder, we will soon send out a separate formal invitation email to the CSCE members residing in the Metro Vancouver area.

We highly welcome volunteers interested in driving the CSCE Vancouver Section for the next and the future terms.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it heads the nomination committee, so please send your nominations or references to Max directly.

Further details are also available at the Events section of our website-
http://cscevancouver.ca/csce/activities/events.shtml

 

2. Operational Modal Analysis - Workshop in October 2010
CSCE Vancouver Section, in collaboration with the CSCE National and international partners, is offering a 3.5 day course on Operational Modal Analysis (OMA). This workshop was very well received in its previous offerings in various international locations.

The workshop will teach the participants the methods, techniques, and tools used to measure, analyze, and infer on ambient dynamic vibrations of structural members and assemblies in a hands-on manner with real-life applications. The intended audience includes structural engineers in the practices of seismic, aerospace, and mechanical engineering. The half day at the end of the course (fourth day) consists of trips to field sites in the BC Lower Mainland.

A detailed explanation of the Operational Modal Analysis approach can be found in the organizing partner's website

We are presently in the planning phases - please stay tuned to the Events section of our website for further updates -
http://cscevancouver.ca/csce/activities/events.shtml

 

3. Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Americas Convention 2010 on Friday-Saturday, 4-5 June 2010
The Bi-Annual Americas Convention of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is held once every other year in a different city/country in the Americas, and this is the first time it comes to Canada. This 2010 Americas Convention is organized in co-operation with CSCE, and is designed to engage an inquiry into the challenges and responsibilities of engineers and engineering, with a focus on Our Common Future.

As such, we have attracted a very impressive array of high profile leaders across many disciplines and arenas to speak at this intensive conference.

The program includes Reception, Conference, Gala Dinner and Technical Tour through Thursday-Saturday, 3-5 June 2010.

All CSCE members are encourgaged to attend. By courtesy of the ICE, the following special discounts are made available to CSCE members which can be compounded if multiple categories apply.
-- 20% off to all CSCE members
-- Another 30% off to anyone who is attending the CSCE 2010 Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba
-- Another 50% off to student members and young professionals (CSCE Associate Members)

The regular registration is priced at CDN $295. Taken together, CSCE members could possibly get a discount of 44% (from $295 to $165.20), and a student/young professional members for $82.60.

To obtain the discounts, please submit your registration using pages 9 and 10 of the Program Brochure with Registration Details
together with proofs, as applicable, of:
-- CSCE membership and/or
-- Registration of the CSCE 2010 Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

 

4. Soil Structure Interaction (SSI) Seminar by SEABC on Friday-Saturday, 25-26 June 2010
The Structural Engineers Association of BC (SEABC) is organizing a 2-day seminar on Soil Structure Interaction. This seminar is presented by SEABC and sponsored by the UBC Department of Civil Engineering and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE).

Also available online through live webcast.

This seminar offers a guided tour through the various ways of accounting for soil-structure interaction (SSI) from analysis of the total soil-structure system to analysis of various approximate models of the system. The focus is on buildings and bridges, with both shallow and deep foundations. The seminar will highlight the benefits of including SSI analysis, from the perspective of improved understanding of actual system behaviour as well as improved efficiencies in structural designs that can be achieved.

Speakers include experts from the University of British Columbia, local firms, and Californian organisations.

Time and Venue:
Friday & Saturday, 25 & 26 June 2010 at
University of British Columbia, Woodward 2, IRC Building
2194 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver

Download the Program Brochure and Offline Registration Form

Follow This Link for Online Registration

Note: Early-bird and CSCE member discounts in effect! Seats are limited.

5. 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
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Sincerely Yours,

CSCE Vancouver Section 
www.cscevancouver.ca
25-May-2010

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