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CSCE Saskatoon Mar. Nooner – Yorkton Grain Mill
March 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Join us for our last Nooner of the 2018-2019 season! Mazen El-Mousa, P.Eng., from Lafarge Canada Inc. will be presenting the Yorkton Grain Mill project, which utilized precast concrete for the structural system.
Our Nooners include the buffet lunch at the Park Town and free parking (just register at the front desk). Lunch starts at 12, with presentation to follow at ~12:30 pm.
We greatly appreciate all ticket orders made three days in advance of the Nooner (including for those using corporate sponsor vouchers), so we can let the venue know how many people we expect. Please take advantage of our early bird pricing, which we offer up until 3 days before the event!
This presentation will detail the selection and production of precast concrete for the structural system of the Yorkton Grain Mill facility. The Engineer of Record, WSP Canada Inc., and the Construction Manager, VCM, prepared preliminary designs for the building utilizing three different structural systems: precast concrete, cast-in-place concrete, and structural steel. The main criteria for deciding on a structure were combustibility, speed of construction, and economy. The precast concrete option prevailed. The Engineer of Record and Construction Manager were precast friendly, and precast concrete by Lafarge was selected due to speed of construction, longevity of the structural system, and confidence in Lafarge performance. In particular, this project required winter construction, a tight completion schedule, and particular budgetary restraints, all of which contributed to the selection of precast as the structural system.
On June 28th, 1976 in the City of Kuwait, on summer day reaching 52 degrees Celsius, history broke and Mazen El-Mousa was born to a Kuwaiti mother and Jordanian Father. Mazen was raised in Amman, Jordan by his grandfather who worked as tobacco farmer. Mazen graduated from University of Jordan in 1999, and worked for Sika as a concrete production specialist in the Middle-East area. In April 2005, Alitalia air lines flew Mazen from Amman, though Italy, and stopping in Montreal. A couple of weeks later, Mazen started his freezing journey in sunny Saskatchewan. Mazen has worked with Weldon’s Concrete, Expocrete, Oldcastle, and from January 1st, 2017, Lafarge Canada Inc. Delivering his client’s vision to reality is his aim.