Upcoming Events

Rehabilitation of Westham Island Bridge and Alexandra Bridge

SEABC Evening Seminar

This seminar includes presentations on the rehabilitation of two notable bridges in our province:

  • The 110 year old Westham Island Bridge in Delta.
  • The iconic Alexandra Bridge in the Frazer Canyon.

Casey Leggett, M.Eng., P.Eng., Principal Project Engineer (Mott MacDonald)
Arman Shahnaz, M.Eng., P.Eng., P.E., Project Engineer (Mott MacDonald)
Jason Dowling, PhD, Bridge Engineer (Associated Engineering)

Date: Wednesday October 23
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 pm; Presentation at 6:30 pm
Venue: Room C300, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver

More information and registration.

2019 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.

The event will be an exceptional learning opportunity on the very latest innovations and information on wood products and building systems – PLUS – attendees will be among the first to be informed about the early BC adoption of the 2020 NBCC which will increase the maximum height limit for wood buildings to 12 storeys, along with the opportunities and possibilities in this exciting new era of wood construction.

Topics will include key drivers in building and design, including enhanced building performance, reduced carbon, increased affordability and accelerated construction. There is an exciting lineup of national and international speakers, an interactive trade show along with many engagement opportunities with industry leaders and product experts.


November 5
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

More information and registration.

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.

Past SEABC Events

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