Upcoming Events

Design and Construction of Masonry Buildings in Canada

SEABC Seminar

This full day seminar by the Masonry Institute of BC will cover general topics in design and construction of masonry buildings in Canada. Topics include, masonry materials (bricks, blocks, mortar, grout, reinforcement), masonry construction technology, MIBC technical manual, examples of structural masonry and veneer cladding details.

Seismic design of masonry structures: implications of NBC2015 and CSA S304-14 , summary of changes in the codes, and Seismic design guide for masonry buildings, (second edition written by Svetlana Brzev and Don Anderson) along with design examples will be reviewed.

Masonry veneer cladding design and details for full bed and adhered masonry with some real project design examples and construction caveats will also be presented.

Svetlana Brzev (Ph.D., P.Eng, FEC) Adjunct Professor, Dep. Of Civil Engineering UBC
Farshid Borjian (P.Eng., Struct.Eng.), Executive Director of Masonry Institute of BC
Mark Hagel, (Ph.D., P.Eng.), Executive Director of Alberta Masonry Council

Date: Friday, November 22
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: HSBC Hall, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver

More information and registration.

Wood Design Luncheon Conferences

Industry event

B.C. Luncheon Conferences:

  • Hear informative seminars
  • Receive expert advice and information about wood products and systems
  • View trade exhibits
  • Network with industry representatives
  • Hot lunch included for all pre-registered guests

Featured presentations

  1. Developments in the Mass Timber Revolution
    Nicholas Sills | GM – Customer and Technical Services | Structurlam Mass Timber Corporation
  2. Tall Wood Case Studies in Canada
    Ilana Danzig | P.Eng., M.Eng., PE, SE | Associate – Aspect Engineering
  3. 100 Mile Building – Generating Local Solutions
    Jordan Edmonds | Architectural Technologist AIBC, LEED AP BD+C | Urban Arts Architecture


  • Victoria: Wednesday, November 27
  • Kelowna: Friday, November 29

More information and registration.

Young Members Joint Social & Trivia Night

Presented by SEABC Young Members Group

The very popular Social and Trivia Night hosted by the Young Professional Groups of Structural Engineers Association of BC (SEABC) and the Association of Consulting Engineers Canada - BC (ACEC-BC) is back! This year we're inviting our friends from the AIBC Intern Architect Committee (IAC) to join us in hosting this fun Event.

Come along for a fun night of Trivia and to network with professionals in Architecture and Engineering. Meet new people, expand on your networking skills and catch up with old friends. An assortment of appetisers will be provided at the Event which is included in your ticket price of $10, and a cash bar will be available.

The Event will begin with networking at 6:30 pm, followed by Trivia at 7:30 pm. Please try to arrive before Trivia starts so you can meet and greet your team members and plan on how you will beat your competition.

Trivia teams will be put together on a random basis with other professionals.

If you have any questions about the Event please email Sonny Bharaj (sbharaj@binnie.com).

We look forward to seeing you there!


Wednesday, December 4,  6:30 PM – 9:00 PM


Mahony and Sons, 601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver


Pre-registration required.

More information and registration.

Ninth Annual Young Members Presentation Competition - Submission Deadline

Presented by SEABC Young Members Group

Worked on an interesting dream project? Got a chance to visit an amazing job site? Learned something extra-ordinary? Here's a chance to share your experiences and enter a chance of winning $1,000 and bragging rights among your fellow young engineers.

The SEABC Young Members Group invite you to the Ninth Annual SEABC Young Members Presentation Competition. The competition is organized and hosted by the SEABC Young Members Group.

Guide for authors

The deadline to submit first round of abstracts is December 6 after which a second round of selection may be needed.

To submit your abstract, please email your abstract to ymg@seabc.ca.


UBC Robson Square, Vancouver

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission: December 6
  • Notification of acceptance: January 22
  • First round of presentations (if required) : January 22
  • Presentation competition: February 19

More information and registration.

Past SEABC Events

The SEABC Events Archive contains video recordings and downloads for past seminars.