Automation in Civil Engineering Design and Construction
Feb 8, 2023
Time: 1:00pm ET
Civil engineering work has evolved. While automation tools free up time to devote to other projects, there comes the question of where is our industry going? Does a career in civil engineering have a future?
Ian Arthur – President & Founder, nidus3D
Prior to launching nidus3D, Ian Arthur was a Member of Provincial Parliament from 2018 to 2022. Arthur was on the Standing Committee for Finance and Economic Affairs, where he regularly heard deputations from communities struggling with housing. He studied International Development and Political studies at Trent University, including time spent in Ghana at the Canadian High Commission and also holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Queen’s University.
Dr. Aaron Wright – Dalhousie University
Aaron Wright is Assistant Professor of History and Computer Science at Dalhousie University. He received his PhD and MA degrees from the University of Toronto and his BA from McGill. His research interests combine the humanities and computing, and include the History of Science, including particularly Physics, and Technology.
Dr. Zhen Lei, P. Eng. – University of New Brunswick
Zhen Lei, an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, is the OSCO Research Chair in Off-site Construction and Scientific Director of the Off-site Construction Research Centre (OCRC) at the University of New Brunswick. His main research areas include construction process simulation and optimization; Building Information Modelling (BIM) and emerging digital technologies; and work process improvement in off-site construction.
Matthew Glynn – City of Halifax – CSCE Young Professionals Committee
Transatlantic Bridges – North American Influences on Timber Rail Bridge Designs in the United Kingdom (1815–1870)
Feb 1, 2023
Time: 1:00pm ET
This lecture explores the interactions between British and North American engineers and the influence of the latter on timber railway bridges built in the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. Individuals who are not CSCE Members are eligible to attend this webinar at no charge.
Dr. Nicholas Bill – Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Cardiff University
Dr Nicholas Bill is a Chartered Engineer, with over 18-years’ experience of industry and academia. Educated at the universities of Melbourne and Cambridge, his research focuses on understanding, repairing and adapting historic buildings, together with the design of high-rise structures.
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