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Young Members Presentation Competition

SEABC Young Members Seminar

Come out and experience the seventh annual SEABC Young Members Presentation Competition! Everyone is invited to join us as five young engineers each give a 10 minute presentation on a topic of their choosing. Don't miss out on this chance to take in what the talented young structural engineers in our community have to offer!

Contestant Presentations

  • Amir Garekani, Structural EIT, Ausenco Engineering
    Seismic Upgrade of a Steel Moment Frame
  • Brook Robazza, Junior Bridge Engineer, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.
    Design and Erection of the Veer Kunwar Singh Bridge
  • Julia Halipchuk, Design Engineer, Read Jones Christoffersen
    Is SRG the New NBCC?
  • Qi Zhang, Designer EIT, WSP
    Performance-Based Design in Bridge Engineering: A State-of-Art Review
  • Reza Saiedi, Bridge Engineer, Associated Engineering
    A Building Made of Bridges: Jamarat Bridge, Saudi Arabia

Distinguished Guest Presenter:

Don Bergman
P.Eng., P.E., Vice President Major Projects, COWI Bridge North America


Wednesday, February 21
Refreshments 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Presentations 6:00pm - 8:45pm
Followed by a social gathering at the Lennox Pub


Room C100, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver



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ACEC-BC Breakfast Seminar: Safety by Design

Presented by Association of Consulting Engineering Companies British Columbia

Learn about updated Safety by Design expectations for working with BC Hydro. Topics include: review of Safety by Design principles, objectives and consultant activities during the various phases of projects, engagement of operations and maintenance personnel, and areas of current focus and concern in BC Hydro’s generating stations.


February 23 at 7:30 AM

Guest speaker

Robert B. Schubak, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Engineering Division Manager, Generation Civil Design, BC Hydro


The Terminal City Club in the "Ceperley/Walker Rooms"
837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

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CISC Breakfast Seminar: A Seismic Shift in Structural Systems

Presented by Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

Reconstructing Christchurch, New Zealand – lessons for Vancouver.

Reconstructing Christchurch: A Seismic Shift in Building Structural Systems

Michel Bruneau, Ph.D., P.Eng.
University at Buffalo, NY
Professor, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

What’s New - Steel Products, Design, CISC Solutions Centre

Alfred F Wong, P.Eng., F.CSCE
Director of Engineering, CISC


Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel
300 - 999 Canada Place , Vancouver

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Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage - A Practical Guide (FEMA E-74)

Presented by Applied Technology Council

Failure of nonstructural components—which includes all those components that are not part of the structural system, such as architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, as well as furniture, fixtures, equipment, and contents—have accounted for the majority of earthquake damage in several recent U.S. earthquakes. In many cases, businesses, schools, hospitals, and other organizations had to spend excessive time and dollars for clean-up and repair due to nonstructural failures; therefore impeding continued operations and rapid recovery. Nonstructural component failures can impede safe evacuation, delay rescue, and cause additional hazards such as fire following an earthquake.

The purpose of this webinar is to describe in simple terms the sources and types of nonstructural earthquake damage, as well as effective methods and guidance for reducing the potential risks of injury and property loss from future earthquakes.


March 7 at 12:00 PM


Michael J. Griffin, P.E.
Principal and partner at CCS Group, Inc.

Recommended Pre-requisite

Prior to the training, it is recommended that participants view a 30-minute independent study training, IS-325, Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk, and Mitigation. The IS-325 training provides basic information on earthquakes, its impacts, and general mitigation techniques. The training may be accessed on the FEMA website.

Registration Fee
Free , 1,000 registrations (sites) maximum

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21st Century Construction - Integrated Project Delivery, Prefabrication and Net Zero

Presented by Wood WORKS!

Construction in the 21st century is changing faster than at any time in the sector’s history. Governments are bringing in new regulations for energy and carbon performance. Skilled trades remain in high demand. Urban densification and revitalization efforts change how sites can be accessed by materials and labour. In addition, new and conventional models of construction management are enhanced by Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools and more collaborative processes like Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).

This education and networking event, which includes a stand-up reception style dinner, brings together three construction and design professionals – each of whom has delivered innovative and sustainable projects. The speakers will highlight the potential for incorporating pre-fabricated elements to enhance speed, reduce cost and deliver better energy performance. As well, Integrated Project Delivery processes will be profiled for projects large and small, including a case study of the first truly IPD project in Alberta, the Mosaic Centre.


Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites, Vancouver


  • March 8
  • Registration Open: 3:30 PM
  • Welcome and Presentations: 4:00 PM
  • Networking and Reception Style Dinner: 6 PM
  • Presentations Resume: 7 PM
  • Event concludes: 8:15 PM

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Past SEABC Events

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