Structures Division

Mission Statement:
“The CSCE Structures Division is dedicated to fostering world-class excellence in Structural Engineering within Canada and beyond. Our mission is to facilitate robust collaboration among researchers and practitioners, bridging the realms of academia, industry, and government. Through this collaborative effort, we aim to address the evolving challenges in Canadian infrastructure systematically and sustainably.”

Vision Statement:
“To be the premier platform for advancing Structural Engineering excellence in Canada, the CSCE Structures Division envisions a collaborative environment where academia, industry, and government unite to address and resolve challenges within the Canadian infrastructure system, ensuring a sustainable and resilient future.”

Division Description:
The Structures Division at the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering is a dynamic composition of dedicated researchers, teachers and practitioners. We form a cohesive community committed to advancing knowledge and expertise in Structural Engineering. Our members span academia, industry, and government, creating a diverse and comprehensive network capable of addressing the multifaceted challenges faced by the Canadian and world infrastructure systems.


Knowledge Exchange: Facilitate a continuous flow of knowledge and exchange of expertise through conferences, seminars, student competitions, workshops and publications, fostering an environment where the latest advancements in Structural Engineering are shared among our members.

Collaboration Enhancement: Actively promote and facilitate collaboration between academia, industry, and government agencies to ensure a holistic approach to addressing challenges within the Canadian infrastructure.

Professional Development: Provide opportunities for life-long learning and professional development to our members, ensuring they stay abreast of the latest developments and best practices in Structural Engineering.

The Structural Specialty Conference will include, but is not limited to, topics related to:

  • AI in Structural Engineering
  • Analysis and Design of Bridges
  • Computational Methods in Structural Engineering
  • Design Codes and Provisions
  • Durability of Structures
  • Existing Structures and Case Studies
  • Innovation in Structural Engineering
  • Masonry Structures
  • Modular Structures
  • Real-time Hybrid Simulation of Structures
  • Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Repair and rehabilitation of Existing Structures.
  • Response of Structures to Fire and Blast
  • Seismic Loads on Structures
  • Steel Structures
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Control
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Structural Optimization
  • Structural Reliability
  • Underground Structures
  • Use of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) in Civil Structures
  • Wind Loads on Structures
  • Wood and Timber Structures
Role Name Email
Division Chair Ehab El-Salakawy
Division Vice-Chair Ahmed Elshaer
Advanced Composite Raafat El Hasha
Masonry Structures Mohamed Ezzeldin
Steel Structures Robert Driver
Structural Dynamics Ayan Sadhu
Concrete Structures Muntasir Billah
Bridges Khaled Sennah
Wood Structures Josh Woods
Fire Behaviour and Safety of Structures Bronwyn Chorlton
Industry Liaison Koosha Khorramian / Tanvir Qureshi /
Existing Structures Tom Morrison