Jun 21, 2018

The Canadian Society of Civil Engineering looks towards the future

Tyler Morency
5 months ago

Measurand, along with over 400 participants from all over Canada, attended The Canadian Society of Civil Engineering’s (CSCE) annual conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick, June 13–16.

Over 360 technical presentations, along with the keynote speeches, and plenary sessions focused on the theme “Building tomorrow’s society,” by exploring issues of designing for accessibility, disaster mitigation amid climate change, and importance of evolving structural health monitoring technologies as infrastructure ages.

Measurand’s Robert Praeg, geotechnical instrumentation specialist, and member of the CSCE Young Professionals Committee, volunteered to help organize the event and moderating a panel.

“It helps to learn about different engineering trends and projects, not necessarily directly involved in what your company is doing. It provides a lot of value to you in your career,” Praeg said. “It develops your personal skills as well, being able to discuss different projects with people and networking.”

Fredericton’s Mayor Mike O’Brien official receipt of the plaque commemorating the William L. Barrett Water Treatment Plant.

The CSCE’s history program commemorated Fredericton’s William L. Barrett Water Treatment Plant as a national historic civil engineering site. The plant provided Fredericton’s firefighters with pressured water when it was constructed in 1883. The plant introduced a rapid sand filtration system in 1906, and then North America’s first large scale-chlorination system for a municipal water source, which helped to reduce the number of deaths from typhoid fever. The treatment plant continues to provide Fredericton with potable water.

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