Upcoming Events

Building Smart With High Performance Building Design

Presented by British Columbia Building Envelope Council and BC Housing

This half-day workshop will focus on innovation and building design considerations required for single and multi-unit buildings. It will explore concepts and design rules of thumb to achieve higher standards for livability, high-performance sustainability with carbon neutrality, and durability of assemblies. Industry leaders will discuss a variety of topics, including: wall, roof and attic performance, prefab assemblies, taller mass timber buildings, lighting and thermal comfort. 


The Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver


February 26, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM


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EERI 2019 Annual Meeting

Presented by Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) will hold its 71st Annual Meeting in Vancouver from March 5 to 8.

Under the theme of "Reaching Resilience Faster by Working Together", the local organizing committee, co-chaired by Kate Thibert and John Sherstobitoff, with support from the EERI British Columbia Regional Chapter, have created a program with a terrific schedule of sessions ranging from the very specific and technical to broader themes of how communities can work cooperatively towards resilience. 

This year's annual meeting will feature new facilitated interactive workshop sessions, alongside traditional technical sessions as well as sessions highlighting EERI programs. Session topics will include:

  • Public Education, Emergency Preparedness and Understanding Risk
  • Improving New and Existing Building Performance
  • Post-Earthquake Response and Recovery
  • Utilities and Infrastructure; including Geotechnical 
  • Policy, Insurance and Funding Incentives, Resilience Plans
  • New Technologies and Instrumentation

This exciting new program format will appeal to a multi-disciplinary audience, including engineers, scientists, planners, policy makers, social scientists, and many more!


JW Marriott Parq Vancouver


Early bird registration: February 1
Meeting: March 5 - 8

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SEABC Annual General Meeting

Presented by Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia

The President and Board of Directors of the Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia invite members to the 2019 Annual General Meeting.

The 2019 Annual General Meeting follows a new format and different venue from previous years:

  • The Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 13, at 4:00 PM,
  • followed by the Annual Dinner & Presentation at 6:00 PM (networking from 5:30 PM),
  • and SEABC's Pinnacle Lecture will be held the next evening, Thursday, March 14, from 5:20 PM to 9:00 PM.

Meeting information

Date: Wednesday, March 13
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: Emerald Ball Room at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver

More information and registration.

2019 Annual Dinner & Presentation

SEABC Evening Seminar

The President and Board of Directors of the Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia invite members to the 2019 Annual Dinner & Presentation. This year, the Dinner & Presentation is hosted a separate event following the Annual General Meeting.

Annual Dinner & Presentation

Join fellow SEABC members and guests for a three-course plated dinner and engaging presentation:

  • Date: Wednesday, March 13
  • Networking: 5:30 PM (following the Annual General Meeting at 4:00 PM)
  • Dinner and presentation: 6:00 PM
  • Venue: Emerald Ball Room at Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver

Keynote Presentation

"Light Weight Structures – Demystified" by Mike Schlaich, Prof. Dr. sc.techn.

More information and registration.

More information and registration.

2019 SEABC Pinnacle Lecture

SEABC Evening Seminar

SEABC is launching its Pinnacle Lectures, that will epitomize high-calibre topics by distinguished speakers on themes that shape the future of our profession. Our first Pinnacle Lecture will be presented by Mike Schlaich, Prof. Dr. sc.techn.

Pinnacle Lecture

"History of Structural Engineering … Leading to Future Trends"

Throughout his career, Mike collaborated with the likes of Frank Gehry, the offices of Richard Rogers and Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, engineers like Ted Happold and Fazlur Khan to strive for excellence and elegance. His passion to elevate technical norms to deliver free expression of geometrical curves was influenced by Felix Candela and Frei Otto amongst others. Encapsulating his experiences in an inspiring lecture for students and professionals at TU Berlin, Mike unfolds an energizing view on the history of structural engineering - its evolution and current trends, aimed to revitalize for an ever-optimized world of future structures.

  • Date: Thursday, March 14
  • Refreshments:  5:00 PM
  • Lecture: 5:20 PM to 9:00 PM (with half-hour break for boxed dinner and refreshments)
  • Venue: Fletcher Challenge Theatre at SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver

More information and registration.

More information and registration.

Past SEABC Events

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