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1 May, 2018

Course: Wharf Rehabilitation

Sandman Hotel – Vancouver City Centre,
180 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Course Content The rehabilitation of marine and waterfront structures is necessary to extend service life, restore or increase structural capacity, and/or address event-related damage. Proper repairs require an understanding of deterioration mechanisms, structural configuration of marine facilities, and efficient methods of marine contractor work. During the course of the workshop, participants will learn about: The primary types of waterfront structures (e.g. wharves, piers, and bulkheads); Deterioration mechanisms for marine structural materials; Above and underwater inspection standards and basic techniques; Service…

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9 May, 2018 @ 17 h 50 min

2018 CSCE Vancouver Section Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Fire Hall Branch Meeting Room,
1455 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6H 4C5
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Event Description: The AGM is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the local initiatives that we are planning for the upcoming year. Bring an idea for a tour or guest speaker event, or simply listen in to find out more about what we do. We will also be hosting nominations for the Executive committee for the upcoming 2018-2019 Program year. A current listing of the candidates is attached. We encourage you to put your name forward for…

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23 May, 2018 @ 17 h 30 min

Working Across Disciplines: Opportunities, Challenges, and Lessons Learned from Practice

Suite 170 (The Network Hub),
422 Richards St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2Z4 Canada
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Register Here! Event Description: Collaboration between disciplines is essential to imagining, planning, designing, creating, and maintaining great infrastructure. Each discipline that contributes to infrastructure projects holds a unique set of knowledge and perspectives. Effectively leveraging this diversity of ideas through interdisciplinary collaboration is the key to creating infrastructure for a public that is likewise diverse. Speakers: Presenters Elicia Elliott, MCIP, Senior Transportation Planner and Kristy McConnel, MCRP, Transportation Planner from Mott MacDonald will facilitate a collaborative discussion on…

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17 September, 2018 @ 7 h 45 min

Meeting Seismic Design Requirements with the new Masonry Design Standard CSA 304-14

Sandman Vancouver City Centre (Pacific-Robson Room),
180 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B4P4 Canada
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Earn .7 Continuing Education Units / 7.0 Professional Development Hours Register online now! The Abstract: Post-disaster buildings as defined by the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) have historically been examples where loadbearing concrete block masonry is used because of its fire resistance, durability, robustness and strength. However, this has gradually diminished over time as other competing materials took advantage of advances in research and changes to building codes, especially the new ductility requirements of the 2005 NBCC. Use of…

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23 October, 2018 @ 17 h 45 min
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Smarter Solutions for a Better Tomorrow | Dinner Meeting

Dunn’s Famous Restaurant,
827 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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DATE: Tuesday October 23rd, 2018 VENUE: Dunn’s Famous BC 827 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4 PRESENTER: Chris Sainsbury, National Infrastructure Lead for Smart Cities, KPMG DESCRIPTION: The urban landscape as we know it is rapidly changing. Mass urbanization, climate change and technological disruption have far reaching implications and present a whole host of challenges for today’s society. Civil Engineers play a vital role in solving these problems and shaping our future, but will need to adapt, evolve, and innovate…

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20 November, 2018 @ 17 h 45 min

CLICK TO REGISTER NOW! Event Description: As construction projects become more and more complex, the existing project delivery processes have struggled to keep pace with emerging technologies. Virtual design and construction, computational automation and generative design to fabrication are just some examples of the newly available resources used to mitigate construction risk and improve project efficiency. In this session, Alin Ursu and Derek Schick from CadMakers will discuss how these evolving trends are impacting the construction process, and how can…

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10 January, 2019 @ 17 h 30 min

Introduction to Negotiations Workshop

Vancouver Public Library, Kitsilano Branch (Kitsilano Meeting Room),
2425 Macdonald Street
Vancouver, BC V6K 3Y9 Canada
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CLICK TO REGISTER NOW! Negotiations and conflict resolution are interwoven into every project we work on, and more accurately, is also a part of nearly every conversation we have throughout our days. Even with this central role of negotiations in our day to day lives, many people have never received any formal training on the topic, which hinders their ability to negotiate effectively, defuse tensions, and more importantly, get what they really want. Learning Objectives: Review negotiation theory basics and…

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22 January, 2019 @ 7 h 45 min

Performance-based Seismic Design of Tall Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Sandman Vancouver City Centre – Ballroom,
180 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4P4 Canada
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Earn .7 Continuing Education Units / 7.0 Professional Development Hours Course Description: This course covers detailed information from the conception to the final design of a Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall building using a performance-based seismic design (PBSD) approach.  It will include hands-on experience in the application of PBSD on several building projects on the West Coast of USA.  This course will go over the concept of PBSD, its development and key aspects of the general approach. It will continue…

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24 January, 2019 @ 18 h 00 min

UBC CSCE Industry Night 2019

UBC Pharmaceutical Science Centre,
2405 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
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The UBC CSCE Student Chapter would like to invite you to our annual student-industry networking event, Industry Night 2019, taking place on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 6pm at the UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences Building. This networking event aims to bring together hundreds of undergraduate UBC Civil Engineering students and industry professionals to foster connections, learning and opportunities. Admission is free for students and industry members. Catered food will be complimentary and drinks will be for sale. To reserve your spot…

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12 February, 2019 @ 18 h 15 min

P3s – The Context and Theory

Vancouver Public Library, Central Library (Library Square Conference Centre, Alma VanDusen Room – lower level room),
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1 Canada
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Description: The use of Public Private Partnerships as a procurement and implementation model for the last 15 years in BC. Through Partnerships BC, the provincial crown corporation 52 major infrastructure projects with a combined capital value of almost $18 billion are or have been delivered. Public Private Partnerships are complex project models that push the boundaries of traditional project models by seeking to define the scope upfront and ensure that infrastructure maintenance is set up for the long term. There…

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