Disruptive Technologies and Transportation Planning – Tuesday, Oct. 18th, 2016

Presentation Summary:

Mobile phone technology and oil/gas manufracturing technologies are examples of disruptive technologies, or technologies that completely change how the world ‘works’, including everything engineers plan for and design. In transportation, these technologies include cloud and fog computing, linear programming, autonomous and connected vehicles, magnetic levitation, and lithium-powered vehicles that extend range of an electric vehicle to over 500 km.  Disruptive technologies are already redirecting how engineers design, plan, build and manage the world’s assets.
The unprecedented pace of technology change, combined with static and even declining public resources to build and manage infrastructure, dictates that engineers not only fully understand  future trends, but dissect them and incorporate them into their planning today.

Speaker Summary:

Carl Kuhnke is the Managing Director of the Saskatchewan Centre of Excellence for Transportation and Infrastructure (SCETI). He joined the University of Saskatchewan in November 2013, returning to his prairie roots after five years as Executive Director of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Association of Canada, the national advocate for the development and deployment of smarter transportation technologies, in Toronto. An Albertan, he spent 20 years as a Science and Technology diplomat in the Canadian Foreign Service, creating partnerships among universities, governments and the private sector, before leaving to work with technology firms in Canada to grow their businesses.
Among other assignments, he has been Consul General in Seattle, Canada’s Science and Technology Ambassador to Asia, and Director of the Science Council of British Columbia. He sits on a number of Boards, including the International Programs Committee of the ITS World Congress. He is an appointed tribunal member of the New West Partnership Trade Agreement, which includes Alberta, BC and Saskatchewan. Carl speaks English, German, French and Japanese.



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FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Your parking will be FREE during our event. When you arrive at the Park Town Hotel, you can skip the parking payment machine and go to the front desk to let them know that you are there to attend the CSCE Saskatoon Section Nooner.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email communications@cscesaskatoon.com with all your questions.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, it is. You can just give your ticket to a friend or colleague.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring a printed copy of your ticket to the event.

Networker Bowling Night

Join us for some frames of bowling and a chance to network with fellow colleagues and future colleagues! For only $10 for regular members, $5 for student members, you will get 1 hour of bowling (shoe rental included). RSVPs not required for this event – just join us at Eastview Bowl!

Time: 6:45 pm
Location: Eastview Bowl, 2929 Louise St. E, Saskatoon, SK, S7J 3L8

Drone Technology in Surveying – Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 2016

Welcome to our first Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Saskatoon Section Nooner of the 2016-2017 season! Join us at the Park Town Hotel for a great buffet lunch, an opportunity to network with others in the civil engineering industry, and a chance to learn about how drones are being used in surveying!

Our buffet will start at 12:00 p.m., and our presentation will start around 12:30 p.m.

 

Presentation Summary

Drone technology allows surveyors to gather data in a timely and cost effective manner, while collecting information that traditional surveying methods may miss.  This presentation will review the data collected by UAV Surveying, and demonstrate the practical engineering applications of the data.

Speaker: Calen Miller

Calen Miller has been actively involved in the rise of UAV surveying over the past 3 years in Saskatchewan.  Trained through Sask Polytechnic’s Geomatics program, he has a 10 year background in Surveying and Civil Engineering projects, and is currently employed by Catterall & Wright as a Field Staff Manager.  As an active member of SASTT (Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists & Technicians), SAGT (Saskatchewan Association of Geomatics Technologists) and a compliant UAV Pilot through Transport Canada, Calen brings a unique blend of knowledge together when applying UAV surveying to Civil Engineering applications.

 

Looking forward to see you there!

CSCE Executive Team 

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FAQs

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Your parking will be FREE during our event. When you arrive at the Park Town Hotel, you can skip the parking payment machine and go to the front desk to let them know that you are there to attend the CSCE Saskatoon Section Nooner.

 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email communications@cscesaskatoon.com with all your questions.

 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, it is. You can just give your ticket to a friend or colleague.

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please bring a printed copy of your ticket to the event.

CSCE 2016 Annual Conference

Extension! Abstract deadline is now December 14th, 2015!

Online abstract submission for the CSCE 2016 Conference in London is now live! You can choose either (1) to submit a paper and make a presentation or (2) to make a presentation only at the Annual General Conference or one of five International Specialty Conferences.

To download the call for papers flyer please click HERE.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

London is proud to host the 2016 Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, on June 1-4, 2016! We will address the CSCE Strategic Direction “Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure” through our theme RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE.

As well as the General Conference, we will also feature International Specialty Conferences in:

Environmental Engineering
Materials Engineering
Natural Disaster Mitigation
Structural Engineering
Transportation Engineering

Presentations of peer-reviewed papers at these Specialty Conferences and of relevant case studies by innovative practitioners, accepted through submission of an abstract only, will inform practicing Canadian Civil Engineers of new developments in infrastructure resilience.

For more details, visit www.csce2016.ca

National Lectures Tour – Canadian Infrastructure Report Card

Canada’s latest Infrastructure Report Card (CIRC) was released in January 2016. The CIRC project is the continuation of a collaboration struck in 2012 between the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA), the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The 2016 edition also received support from the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) as well as the Federal-Provincial/Territorial Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Committee.

The Report Card provides comprehensive, scientifically based, and standardized information on the inventory, condition and asset management practices of Canada’s core public infrastructure. It is intended to assist policy-makers, asset owners and managers in their infrastructure asset management, planning and decision-making. The total value of core municipal infrastructure in Canada was estimated to be $1.1 trillion, one-third of which was identified as being in fair, poor or very poor condition. This infrastructure represents a call for action – and governments at all levels seemed primed to respond with significant investments in a range of infrastructure systems across Canada.

The speakers present a detailed overview of the CIRC process and results and provide some ideas for how we can engineer our infrastructure to make sure it can be sustained over the long term.