Upcoming Events

Structural Design of the Gerber Girder Cantilever System and Updates in CSA S16-19

SEABC Evening Seminar

The Gerber Girder cantilever system is a popular roof design system for steel buildings in Canada. The system generates material savings and reduces deflections, but has stability issues that have led to failures in the past

In this seminar, Andy Metten will present simple ways of looking at and addressing the stability issues in design. He will show how  important knowledge of this system design is now being passed on to S16-19. Andy will also review some of the other notable updates contained in the recently-released CSA S16-19 steel standard.

Presenter: Andy Metten, P.Eng., Struct.Eng., Partner at Bush, Bohlman & Partners LLP
Date: Wednesday February 26
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 pm; Presentation at 6:30 pm
Venue: Room C300, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver

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Wood Construction Costing Beyond 2020 - Drilling Down Through Details

Presented by Wood WORKS!

With BC's recent early adoption of the 2020 national building code, there will soon be a surge of taller mass timber buildings in planning and construction. As the new code, objectives, innovative systems and construction capabilities advance wood construction, it’s become increasingly important to understand how wood building projects differ in planning, timing and costing.  Developers, designers, specifiers, and quantity surveyors recognize that expanding their knowledge about costing has become imperative in order to properly quantify project cost projections to make informed project decisions.

This workshop is tailored to help these sectors understand the differences in pricing wood projects relative to other materials.  Experienced professionals will share their knowledge and experience – both successes and challenges which will inform designers, estimators, contractors and developers attending this workshop.  This is the first workshop offered by Wood WORKS! BC featuring presenters with extensive experience in wood projects, from concept through detailed estimating and to final assembly. 

Date: March 4
Time: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Venue: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, 900 Canada Pl, Vancouver

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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 wishes to invite members to the Annual General Meeting.

The purpose of the Annual General Meeting will be to report on and discuss the business of the Association, and elect the Board of Directors for 2020/2021. 

Motions at the Annual General Meeting: If a member of the Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia wishes to move a motion at the Annual General Meeting, then they are requested to submit their motion to feedback@seabc.ca on or before Wednesday, March 4.

Meeting resources

Event details

Venue: Ballroom Versailles-A at Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Date: March 11
Time: 4:45 PM

Registration is not required for the Annual General Meeting.

Annual Dinner & Presentation

Members attending the Annual General Meeting are encouraged to stay for the Annual Dinner & Presentation as well.

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2020 Annual Dinner & Presentation

SEABC Evening Seminar

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

Date: Wednesday, March 11
Time: Networking from 5:00 PM (following the preceding Annual General Meeting), dinner and presentation: 6:00 PM
Venue: Ballroom Versailles-A at Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Keynote Presentation by Ron Klemencic, P.E., S.E., Hon AIA.

"You can see the FUTURE standing on top of a tall building!  (Well, almost)"

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Design of Aluminum Structures

Presented by Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)

This course is aimed at practicing structural engineers who are familiar with using other construction materials such as steel and concrete. The course will include calculation examples based on CSA S157 (2017).

Course highlights:

  • Review of aluminum fundamentals, including material properties and particularities related to its application as a structural material.
  • Calculation of effective strength and section properties considering the effects of local buckling and welding.
  • Strength design of tension members, compression members, bending members, and connections.
  • Design for fatigue and serviceability.
  • Design examples to support the theory and illustrate key concepts related to these topics.

Instructor :
Scott Walbridge, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo

Date: April 15
Venue: Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre, Vancouver

More information and registration.


Past SEABC Events

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