Spotlight Shines on Infrastructure
June 04, 2012
More than 500 civil engineers – the people behind Canada’s safe, affordable roads, bridges and other public structures, gather in Edmonton June 6-9, 2012 for their annual conference.
The event celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) and includes dozens of sessions on research and policy relating to environmental, structural and transportation issues.
The theme of the CSCE’s 2012 conference, Leadership In Sustainable Infrastructure, showcases the role that civil engineers play in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of Canada’s infrastructure.
“Engineering and infrastructure management experts from across Canada and the rest of the world will be in Edmonton for this event,” says conference co-chair Robert Driver, of the University of Alberta’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. “With over 400 technical papers from 27 different countries, plus some internationally-recognized keynote speakers, we’re looking forward to a critical discussion about the current state and future needs of Canada’s public infrastructure.”
Konrad Siu, Director of the City of Edmonton’s Office of Public Infrastructure and Funding Strategy, is co-chair of a new program at this year’s CSCE event. “Our sessions will go beyond engineering to look at the broader financial, political, social, and environmental elements of how we create sustainable public infrastructure,” he says.
Local and international speakers will address Edmonton’s award-winning approach to infrastructure management, as well as the challenges and solutions gleaned across the world from Australia to Canada’s First Nations communities.
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Brad SmidCanadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) 2012 Conference
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