August 24, 2012

Past Events

2017/2018 Season (see full abstracts here)

September 20th, 2017 – Anthropogenic Influence on Flooding and Water Shortage (Dr. Mohammad Reza Najafi, Western University)

October 18th, 2017 – Niagara Tunnel Project, Quality Management & Quality Assurance Inspection and Testing (Keith Foster, Englobe)

November 15th, 2017 – CSCE National Lecture Tour – Lac -Mégantic Cleanup (Senator Prof. Rosa Galvez, Laval University)


2016/2017 Season (see full abstracts here)

September 21st, 2016 – CSCE National Lecture Tour – National Infrastructure Report Card (Nick Larson, GM Blueplan Engineering Ltd.)

October 19th, 2016 – Achieving Long Life Pavement through Better Design, Construction and Maintenance (Dan Pickel, University of Waterloo)

November 16th, 2016 – Assessment of Stormwater Management Performance of Green Roofs (Dr. Clare Robinson, Western University)

January 18th, 2017 – The Climate Reality Project (Tom Davis, Fanshawe College)

February 15th, 2017 – The Burbrook Storm Trunk Sewer Tunnel (Paul Choma, City of London)

March 15th, 2017 – Sarnia Road Bioretention – A Low Impact Development Solution (Bryanne Wouters and Christopher Moon, AECOM)

April 19th, 2017 – My Dundas – Dundas Place Flexible Street Class Environmental Assessment (Sabrina Stanlake-Wong, Dillon Consulting Ltd.)


2015/2016 Season (see full abstracts here)

September 23rd, 2015 – Nature and Potential of Building Information Modelling (BIM) (Dr. John Dickinson, Advanced BIM Solutions Inc.)

October 21st, 2015 – Design-Build of Deep Foundation Services (Helical Piles and Micropiles) (Dino Vito, EBS Geostructural)

November 25th, 2015 – Modern Tools for Health Monitoring of Structures (Dr. Faouzi Ghrib, University of Windsor)

January 20th, 2016 – Mircotunnelling Establishes itself in Ontario (Marc Gelinas, Hatch Mott MacDonald)

February 24th, 2016 – Failure of a Bridge Cofferdam (Storer Boone, Golder Associates Ltd.)

March 23rd, 2016 – Western University Civil and Environmental Engineering Design Project Winners (TBA; Western University)

April 20th, 2016 – Top Down Construction of the LRT Overhead Bridge (Brad Craig, Dillon Consulting Ltd. and Jeff Giroux, Ontario Ministry of Transportation)


2014/2015 Season (see full abstracts here)

October 22, 2014 – The Impact of a Changing Operating Environment on Commercial Wind (Dr. Rupp Carriveau, University of Windsor)

November 19, 2014 – East Bayfront Sewer: “Wishing it into Place” (Dr. Storer Boone and Dirka Prout, Golder Associates Ltd.)

January 21, 2015 – Reinventing the Toilet to Address Worldwide Sanitation Challenges (Dr. Jason Gerhard, Western University)

February 11, 2015 – Building Tall with Wood – A Six Storey Case Study (Michael Baldinelli, Matthew Stead and Dr. Mahdy Hamada, Strik Baldinelli Moniz)

March 11, 2015 – Toronto’s Pan Am Games Athletics Stadium (Brian  Nourse, Infrastructure Ontario)

April 15, 2015 – Historic Meadowlilly Footbridge – A Life-Changing Renewal (Trevor Scott and Stephanie Dalo, AECOM)


2013/2014 Season (see full abstracts here)

September 18, 2013 – Canada’s Infrastructure Report Card (Nick Larson, R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd.)

Wednesday October 9, 2013 – Niagara Tunnel Project (Mary Jane Ferarro, Strabag Inc.)

Wednesday November 20, 2013 – WindEEE Research Institute Tour

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 – Impact of Built Heritage on Engineering Projects (Dr. Chris Andreae, Golder Associates Ltd.)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – Repair of the Lynn River Lift Bridge in Port Dover (Jasan Boparai, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 – Geologic Controls on Geochemistry and Disposal of Excess Soil from Construction (Keith Lesarge and Dr. Storer Boone, Golder Associates Ltd.)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – The Challenges of Implementing Detailed Condition Assessment of PCCP for the Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System (Brian Lima, City of London)


2012/2013 Season (see full abstracts here)

September 19, 2012 – Brownfield Redevelopment and Sustainable Remediation (David Harper, Kilmer Group)

October 17, 2012 – Accelerated Replacement of the Whitemans Creek Bridge (Wade Young and Jasan Boparai,Ministry of Transportation, Ontario)

November 21, 2012 – Municipal Drinking Water Residue Management Systems: Buried Wonders (Sandra Latorre, CH2M Hill)

January 23, 2013 – Alternative Delivery Model for the Replacement of the Grand River Bridge at Cayuga (Scott Reid, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario)

February 27, 2013 – Brownfield Redevelopment of Former Rail Lands – New BMO Centre Indoor Soccer Facility (Sandra Carrelas, Golder Associates Ltd.)

March 20, 2013 – Groundwater Discharge for Lakes and Oceans (Dr. Claire Robinson, Western University)

April 17, 2013 – Windsor Essex Parkway (Jeff Matthews, Dillon Consulting Ltd.)


2011/2012 Season (see full abstracts here)

September 21, 2011 – International Development Internship – UWO Students Returning from the Gambia

October 12, 2011 – The Devastation of Christchurch, New Zealand – Reflections of a Canadian Engineer (Prof. Michael Collins, University of Toronto)

November 16, 2011 – Water Infrastructure Management (Michael D’Andrea, City of Toronto)

January 18, 2012 – Low-temperature Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) Systems (Prof. Robert Schincariol, University of Western Ontario)

February 15, 2012 – Managing Risks Associated with Supported Excavations (Storer Boone, Golder Associates Ltd.)

March 21, 2012 – Structural Engineering a Century Ago: A Tale of Two Bridges (Prof. Mike Bartlett, University of Western Ontario)

April 25, 2012 – Trafalgar St./Hale St. & CN Rail Elevated Roundabout Grade Separation (Henry Huotari, Delcan)


2010/2011 Season (see full abstracts here)

September 22, 2010 – International Development Internship at UWO (David Marmor, Jessica Barker and Kate Pejman, University of Western Ontario)

October 20, 2010 – London 2030 Transportation Plan – Smart Moves (Maged Elmadhoon and David Leckie, City of London)

November 10, 2010 – WindEEE Dome and a New Generation of Wind Engineering Facilities (Prof. Horia Hangan, University of Western Ontario)

January 19, 2011 – Climate Change and Water Management (Prof. Slobodan Simonovic, University of Western Ontario)

February 16, 2011 – Cost-based Risk Assessment (Chantal McQueen, Dillon Consulting Ltd.)

March 16, 2011 – Canadian Wood Initiatives (Steven Street, Canadian Wood Council)

April 20, 2011 – Mechanics of Highway Bridge Rehabilitation (Prof. Mike Bartlett, University of Western Ontario)


2009/2010 Season (see full abstracts here)

October 21, 2009 – International Development Internship at UWO (Adam Crookes, Jordan Atherton and Justin Philippi, University of Western Ontario)

November 25, 2009 – LEED in Practice: A Review of Green Building Principles and Applications (Richard Hammond, Cornerstone Architecture Inc.)

January 20, 2010 – Nanotechnology in the Environment: Concerns and Possibilities (Prof. Denis O’Carroll, University of Western Ontario)

February 17, 2010 – Battle Damage Repair of Canadian Armored Personnel Carriers in Afghanistan and Iraq (David Spencer, General Dynamics Land Systems)

March 24, 2010 – Permeable Pavement (Steve Auger, Stantec Consulting Ltd.)

April 21, 2010 – Wind Power Generation (Glenn Hubbers, Capital Power Corporation)


2008/2009 Season (see full abstracts here)

September 23, 2008 – National Lecture Tour: The Concorde Bridge Collapse (Profs. Jacques Marchand and Denis Mitchell, McGill University)

October 8, 2008 – Lead Issues in London’s Water System (Dan Huggins and John Braam, City of London)

November 12, 2008 – International Development  Internship in Ghana (Taryn Meyers and Tyler Rosen, University of Western Ontario)

December 3, 2008 – Labatt’s Brewery Tour

January 14, 2009 – Recent Bridge Failures from the MTO’s Perspective (Wade Young and Andrew Turnbull, Ontario Ministry of Transportation)

February 11, 2009 – Greenway Pollution Control Centre Expansion (Olav Natvik, Stantec Consulting Ltd.)

March 11, 2009 – Applications of Reinforced Soil Slopes in Ontario in Challenging Soil Conditions (Michael Simons, Maccaferri Canada Ltd.)

April 8, 2009 – Water: How Much a Barrel? (Pat McNally, City of London)


2007/2008 Season (see full abstracts here)

October 17, 2007 – Engineering at General Dynamics Land Systems (Douglas Mackay, General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada)

November 21, 2007 – Detroit River International Crossing Study (Ministry of Transportation Ontario)

January 16, 2008 – Demand Forecasting and Water System Optimization – St. Jacobs and Elmira Regions (Andre Poirier, Delcan Corp.)

February 20, 2008 – Windthrow: A Geotechnical Engineer’s Perspective (Prof. Tim Newson, University of Western Ontario)

March 19, 2008 – The Big Pipe: York Region’s 15km Trunk Sewer Expansion (Aecon)

April 16, 2008 – Adaptive Reuse: Its Application to the Conservation of London’s Heritage (Don Menard, City of London)


2006/2007 Season (see full abstracts here)

September 20, 2006 – Tour of the 3 Little Pigs Research Facility (Prof. Mike Bartlett, University of Western Ontario)

October 18, 2006 – Water for our Children: 3 Strategies to Overcome World Water Management Crisis (Prof. Slobodan Simonovic, University of Western Ontario)

November 15, 2006 – Full-scale Testing of Housing under Hurricane Winds the the 3 Little Pigs Research Facility (Prof. Greg Kopp, University of Western Ontario)

January 17, 2007 – The Detroit River International Crossing (Dr. Storer Boone, Golder Associates Ltd.)

February 21, 2007 – City of London’s Southeast Terminal Reservoir and Pump Station (John Armistead and John Pucchio, EarthTech)

March 21, 2007 – London’s Journey in Altering the Process of Selecting Engineering Consultants (Peter Steblin, City of London)


2005/2006 Season (see full abstracts here)

September 14, 2005 – The Toronto Subway (Tom Middlebrook, Toronto Transit Commission)

October 19, 2005 – Chance Anchors (Dino Vito, EBS Engineering and Construction)

November 16, 2005 – Cross Israel Toll Highway (Aecon)

January 18, 2006 – Storing Mine Tailings under Water to Protect the Environment (Prof. Ernest Yanful, University of Western Ontario)

February 15, 2006 – Providing Geographic Information in the Internet Age (John Bontje, City of London)

March 8, 2006 – Frontline Storm Chasers – Experience from the Florida Coastal Monitoring Program (Prof. Kurt Gurley, University of Miami)