The Canadian Prairies Group of Chartered Engineers

 

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PLEASE ACCEPT THE APOLOGIES OF THE CPGCE AS WE IMPROVE THIS RESOURCE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ENGINEERING COMMUNITY AND MEMBERS OF THE UK INSTITUTIONS.

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Welcome to the CPGCE

The Canadian Prairies Group of Chartered Engineers (CPGCE) is a multi-disciplinary group of members of the UK Engineering Institutions: ICE, IET, IMechE and IStructE, who reside in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.

CPGCE has been actively arranging technical events for many years bringing together industry experts to get an update on projects, challenges, and opportunities. These events provide an excellent networking opportunity for professionals in a relaxed setting.

A cordial welcome to the Members of our sponsoring Institutions who have recently arrived in the Canadian Prairies.

Please contact the CPGCE Secretary
e-mail: Secretary

The winnner of 2013 CPGCE Scholarship Award is Adam Gulyas from the University of Alberta

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Site Updated: 26h October, 2014.

Technical Events Venue:

THE
DANISH CANADIAN CLUB

727, 11th Ave. S.W.
Calgary.

MEET: 6.30 pm. PRESENTATION AT 7.00 PM

ADMISSION FREE.

Spouses and guests are welcome.

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.

"Design and construction of the Glacier Skywalk"

Guest speakers: 
"Dr. Simon Brown P.Eng, Principal, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd."

Introduction:

Dr. Brown is a Principal of the structural consulting firm Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd., design lead and structural and glass consultants for the Glacier Skywalk project. He is a voting member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 421 “Design of Reinforced Concrete Slabs” and Past-President of the ACI’s Alberta Chapter. He is also a voting member of the Canadian Standards Association Committee S367 “Air, Cable and Frame-Supported Membrane Structures.”


Abstract:

When Brewster Travel Canada requested Expressions of Interest for the Glacier Skywalk, “visceral and gob-smacked” were the terms they used to describe their vision. This was achieved by maximizing the inherent exposure “fear factor” offered by the site. A glass walkway was developed using an innovative self-anchored eccentric cable suspension system. Simon will discuss the challenges associated with the design, construction, and environmental considerations of this one-of-a-kind project.

 

Next presentation: Wednesday, 12th November, 2014.