Upcoming Events

Shotcrete: Not Your Father's Gunite

SEABC Evening Seminar

This seminar will introduce the audience to the shotcrete process for placing concrete in a wide variety of structural and geotechnical applications. Shotcrete is a time-proven method to quickly and cost-effectively place concrete with a minimum of formwork. Shotcrete inherently provides enhanced sustainability benefits and allows the designer maximum flexibility in shape and thickness of their concrete sections.

Attendees will gain a basic understanding of the capabilities and benefits of the shotcrete process in both new and repair applications. The seminar will cover:

  • Definition and History of Shotcrete
  • Shotcrete Processes (What’s wet-mix, dry-mix, gunite)
  • Shotcrete Applications
  • Shotcrete Sustainability
  • Environmental Conditions
  • Surface Preparation for Repair
  • Reinforcement Details
  • Shotcrete Mix Components
  • Shotcrete Placement Fundamentals
  • Finishes
  • Curing
  • Field Quality Control and Assurance
  • ACI Nozzleman Certification
  • Useful Tools and Resources

Over the last 60 years a variety of ACI committees have included shotcrete in their codes, specifications and reports.  But shotcrete has not been directly addressed in the mainstream ACI 318 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete or ACI 301 Specifications for Structural Concrete. That will soon change as after years of work the next revision of ACI 318 due to be published this Spring will directly include shotcrete as a placement method for structural concrete. ACI 301 also will directly address shotcrete in their next revision. In addition to the topics listed above, this presentation will include a preview of the upcoming provisions in ACI 318-19.

Presenter: Charles Hanskat, P.E. (American Shotcrete Association)
Date: Wednesday, April 24
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 pm; Presentation at 6:30 pm
Venue: Theatre C300, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver

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SEAQ-ing Young Engineers of BC - Field Reviews

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 to start things off and then the floor is open to any question you may have about structural engineering!

This SEAQ event will be focused on Field Reviews.

Space is limited! Sign up required.

Complimentary snacks and drinks are also provided!


Cody Johnston, P.Eng.


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


Offices of Glotman Simpson
1661 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver

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Creating Connections 6.0

Presented by Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST)

Creating Connections 6.0 is a diversity conference presenting cutting edge research, best practices, and workshops for industry professionals. Focused on attracting, engaging, and retaining women and underrepresented groups in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), join us for two days of personal and professional development, networking, and inspiration.

Creating Connections is hosted by Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST), the operating name of the current Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Chair for Women in Science and Engineering for the BC/Yukon Region held by Dr. Lesley Shannon of Simon Fraser University.


This year's keynote speakers include Michele Romanow, a "Dragon" on CBC's hit show, Dragons' Den; Ella Chan, Sci-Files on YouTube and 2018 STEAM Horizon Award recipient; and Sabina Nawaz, global CEO coach and leadership keynote speaker.


Registration is only $160 for academic and industry professionals and we offer on-site childcare and travel bursaries.


May 3 and 4


Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, Vancouver, BC

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Building Smart with Insulating Walls and Roofs

Presented by BC Housing

Join the authors of BC Housing’s guide to R22+ effective walls and guide to R30+ effective roofs for this Building Smart webinar where attendees will learn about how to insulate wood-frame walls and roofs.

Presenters will discuss methods for building higher R-value assemblies to provide participants with the information necessary to meet increasingly stringent energy code requirements. The presentation will focus on wood-frame assemblies for low-rise detached and semi-detached homes, row-houses/townhomes, and multi-unit residential buildings up to six storeys.

This event is being held in collaboration with Building and Safety Standards Branch, RCABC, City of Vancouver, City of New Westminster, City of North Vancouver, Canadian Wood Council, AIBC, ASTTBC, and CHBA BC.


May 16 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Past SEABC Events

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