Upcoming Events

CPCI Design Manual Webinar Series

Presented by Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

The Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) is excited to launch its first ever webinar series to present each chapter of the recently released CPCI Fifth Edition Design Manual. The webinars will be presented by the Chapter Editors to CPCI members, engineers, owners/developers, designers and AEC professionals.

Webinar Dates

  • Chapter 1 - Methods and Materials
    May 23 at 10:00 AM
  • Chapter 2 - Analysis and Design of Structures
    May 30 at 10:00 AM
  • Chapter 3 - Design of Elements
    June 20 at 10:00 AM
  • Chapter 4 - Design of Connections
    June 27 at 10:00 AM
  • Chapter 5 - Architectural Precast Concrete
    September 12 at 10:00 AM
  • Chapter 6 - Related Considerations
    September 19 at 10:00 AM
  • Chapter 7 - Product Information and Capacity
    October 10 at 10:00 AM
  • Chapter 8 - General Design Information
    October 24 at 10:00 AM

A free PDF copy of the CPCI Fifth Edition Design Manual is available on the CPCI website.

More information and registration.

Extraordinary General Meeting

Presented by Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia

The Board of Directors of the Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia has called an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Society. Members are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held at 5.30 pm on Monday October 15, 2018. The location of the Extraordinary General Meeting will be:

595 Burrard Street
Three Bentall Centre, Fifth Floor,
Vancouver, BC
V7X 1L4

There will be one item of business on the meeting Agenda, which is to approve the following Special Resolution:

"That the Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia designates
itself as a member-funded society, as defined in the Societies Act
of November 28, 2016."


Registration for this meeting is NOT required. The web link below is due to a system limitation.

We have recently distributed an EGM notice to you all regarding the new Societies Act for which some background information will be helpful. As a not-for-profit society based in British Columbia, SEABC is required to register with the government. On November 28, 2016, the BC Government updated the Societies Act which gave societies two years to re-register as not-for-profit societies under the new Act.

It appears the legislation requires increased reporting by societies that receive significant public funding, while at the same time administration is simplified for member-funded societies. To facilitate this, qualifying societies wishing to do so, are required to declare themselves as member-funded. As SEABC qualifies as a member-funded society, the Board of Directors would like to take advantage of the simplified reporting required for societies like ours under the new Act. To declare SEABC as a member-funded society after the deadline is very onerous under the legislation as it requires a court order.

The Act requires a Special Resolution to be approved by members of the society to declare itself as member-funded. A Special Resolution can only take place at an AGM or EGM. As the deadline for reregistration is fast approaching, the Board authorized the EGM notice which you received earlier to be distributed.

I hope this information is helpful. Thank you for your continued support of our association.

Yours truly:
David Harvey
President, SEABC

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SEAQ-ing Young Engineers of BC - Concrete Structures and Innovations

Presented by SEABC Young Members Group

SEAQ is a meet-up group where young Structural Engineering students and professionals come together to Ask and Answer each others Questions in an open environment. Each SEAQ meet-up has a topic of focus, such as software, concrete, or as specific as shear wall design. It’s a great opportunity to ask those though questions you’ve been SEAQ-ing answers for.

The next SEAQ event will be focused on Concrete Structures and Innovations.

Space is limited! Sign up required.

Complimentary snacks and drinks are also provided!


October 15, from  6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
Please arrive 15 minutes before event begins.


Offices of RJC Engineers
300-1285 W Broadway, Vancouver

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Fire Performance Demonstration Workshop 2.0

Presented by Wood WORKS!

This educational, entertaining and interactive one-day event will include formal classroom lectures and roll-up-your-sleeves interactive sessions. The day will conclude with a live burn of several demonstration boxes that will be built to code and will include a Course of Construction mass timber box along with a mass timber combustible vs a steel stud non-combustible box.


October 16, 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM


Surrey Fire Department Training Facility

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2018 BCBEC Conference and AGM

Presented by British Columbia Building Envelope Council

As a new provincial Building Code cycle begins, there is an ever-increasing emphasis on energy demand and building envelope performance. In response, British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) has prepared an exciting program and range of topics for our 2018 Annual Conference and AGM to discuss these highly relevant upcoming developments.

Topics for this year’s conference include:

  • Discussion around the new BC Energy Step Code and upcoming BC Building Code changes as they relate to building envelope requirements.
  • New guidelines on TEDI and energy modelling.
  • Whole building airtightness testing.
  • Acoustic requirements, thermal comfort and radiant heating.
  • The impact of climate change on building design and adaptation.


October 26, 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM


JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

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Building Smart with 2018 Building Code Changes

Presented by BC Housing

Learn about changes in Part 9 of the BC Building Code that will come into force at the end of 2018. These changes will include new provisions for stairs, guards, sound transmission and seismic requirements, accessibility, energy and water efficiency standards, and other design elements.

The workshop will explore a variety of approaches to comply for each of the coming changes. The focus will be on the requirements that apply to single family and low-rise residential buildings.

The seminar was developed in collaboration with the Building and Safety Standards Branch, CHBA-BC, BOABC, EGBC, ASTTBC, AIBC, and new home warranty providers.


Terace: September 27

Penticton: October 1

Cranbrook: October 3

Nanaimo: October 11

Kamloops: October 16

Vancouver: October 29

Kelowna: November 1

Abbotsford: November 7

Burnaby: November 8

Victoria: November 22

Surrey: December 12


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2018 Wood Solutions Conference

Presented by Wood WORKS!

The Wood Solutions Conference is dedicated to design and construction with wood products and building systems, including mass timber. This one-day educational event will showcase wood uses in commercial, institutional, industrial and multi-unit residential construction through specifically designed seminar streams, featuring new and current topics and an interactive trade show. A keynote lunchtime speaker and an evening networking reception provide exciting networking opportunities with industry leaders and peers.


November 6
07:00 AM Registration
07:45 AM – 03:45 PM Exhibit Hall Open
08:00 AM – 04:45 PM Seminars In Session
05:00 PM – 07:00 PM Evening Reception


Vancouver Convention Centre West

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Eighth Annual Young Members Presentation Competition

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 Eighth 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 January 7 after which a second round of selection may be needed.

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


HSBC Hall (C-680),  UBC Robson Square, Vancouver

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission: January 7
  • Notification of acceptance: January 11
  • Presentation competition: February 20

More Information

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EERI 2019 Annual Meeting

Presented by Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) will take place in Vancouver.


March 5 - 8, 2019

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Past SEABC Events

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