Innovation and IT Technical Committee


The mission statements of this committee are:

  • To improve the image of civil engineering as a progressive career choice and occupation with respect to emerging technologies.
  • To bring the members of the Canadian civil engineering society closer to the emerging technologies.
  • To foster the development of new applications for emerging technologies and search for effective ways to transfer them to practice.
  • To establish the network between the leaders of various disciplines of civil engineering who are involved in the conceptual, computational and technical aspects of innovation in Canada.
  • To provide a forum for interchange and co-operation among those interested in the aspect of innovation.
  • To recognise the Innovation and IT activities in Canada and liaise with International Civil Engineering Societies on similar activities.

The regular activities can be summarized as follows:

  • Organisation of special sessions on Innovation and IT during the CSCE Annual Conference
  • Organisation of National/Regional technical tours, educational seminars and working groups in innovations and IT in civil engineering.
  • Setting-up Specialty conferences in Innovation & IT in civil engineering.
  • Publication of an Electronic Newsletter when needed.
  • Maintenance of committee information on CSCE website.
  • Coordination of Special issues of the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering and of the CCE devoted to Innovation and IT in civil engineering.

Current activities can be found in the “On going activities” on this website.

  • Continue to administrate the two Awards: Whitman Wright Award for Excellence in IIT in Civil Engineering, and Excellence in Innovation in Civil Engineering Award
  • Explore potential collaboration with national/international associations in terms of participation in and/or contribution to the organizing of innovation and IT related events, i.e. conferences or workshops.
  • CSCE Lead in ICE-ASCE-CSCE Cooperative Body for “Codes and Standards: opportunities for common efforts”

Innovation and IT Technical Committee – List of Members (2012)

 Post

Name

Affiliation

E-mail

Fields

ChairGeorge AkhrasRoyal Military College of Canada

akhras@rmc.ca

 

Smart materials and structures www.smartmaterials.ca
Past ChairSimon FooPublic Works and Government Sservices Canada

Simon.Foo@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca

 

Structures, engineering risk management
MemberNourreddine BenichouNational Research Councilnoureddine.benichou@nrc-cnrc.gc.caFire, structures
MemberPhilippe ChangUniversidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Manizalespchang@unal.edu.coModeling, hydraulics
MemberSamir ChidiacMcMaster University chidiac@mcmaster.caStructural materials, concrete repair technologies, numerical methods, stone masonry structures
MemberY. H. HanFluor Alberta, Calgaryyingcai.han@fluor.comGeotechnical, soil-structure interaction
MemberO. Burkan IsgorCarleton Universityburkan_isgor@carleton.caFinite Element Modeling
MemberDavid LauCarleton Universitydtl@connect.carleton.caEarthquake, dynamics
Member Lan LinConcordia University lan.lin@concordia.caStructural/seismic engineering performance-based design, probabilistic seismic demand analysis
MemberJeff RankinUniversity of New Brunswickrankin@unb.caConstruction engineering and management
MemberJean-Loup RobertLaval Universityjeanloup.robert@gci.ulaval.caUrban hydraulics
MemberNaren K. SrivastavaUniversite de Monctonsrivasn@gmailcomStructures, wind engineering, environmentally compatible structures
ObserverA. O. Abd El HalimCarleton Universitya_halim@carleton.caTransportation
ObserverDambar Tiwari “Shiva”ND LEA Inc.dambartiwari@gmail.comData/information exchange

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