2013/2014 Dean's Teaching Honour Roll Recipients
The Department of Civil Engineering is very happy to announce that Brian Baetz, Cameron Churchill, Lydell Wiebe and Dimitrios Konstantinidis have been named to the Dean’s Teaching Honour Roll for the 2013/14 academic year. This distinction comes as a result of their exemplary teaching evaluations as rated by their students.
The Department of Civil Engineering would to announce that Dr. Lydell Wiebe, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, was recently awarded a $15K grant from the Steel Structures Education Foundation, a group that represents the Canadian steel construction industry. This grant will support research into Controlled Rocking Steel Braced Frames, an emerging lateral force resisting system that shows promise for reducing both the initial cost of construction and also the cost of post-earthquakes repairs. Taylor Steele is studying this system as his graduate research project.
Way to go, Lydell!!
The Department of Civil Engineering would like to congratulate Dr. Samir Chidiac on receiving the MCR prize given by the Institution of Civil Engineers for the best paper published in the Magazine of Concrete Research last year.
Congratulations to Dr. Dimitrios Konstantinidis for his recent ORF-RI award. Dimitrio's research program garnered $100,000 in funding for a Multi-Axis Dynamic Simulator for Testing Operational and Functional Components and Advanced Seismic Isolation Devices. Dimitrios' research program will generate critically needed knowledge on the earthquake behaviour of nonstructural components. This knowledge will facilitate the development of innovative technologies to protect nonstructural components from earthquake damage.
Way to go Dimitri!
Civil Student News
Congratulations to Brandon Karchewski
Congratulations to Brandon Karchewski for his third place finish in the Student Poster Awards at the recent Engineering Mechanics Institute conference held here at McMaster University. Brandon’s poster was entitled “Prediction of subsurface load distribution due to soils self-weight using Monte Carlo and VCFEM-DEM analyses”. The poster was also a runner up in the Computational Mechanics Committee Poster Competition. Brandon is pictured above under the Hidden Arch in Kentucky with his wife, Ana Pekinasova who helped with the design of the poster.
CONGRATULATIONS, CIVIL GRADUANDS!!
Our 2014 class convocated on the morning of Wednesday, June 11, with many of our Civil folks graduating with distinction (CA of 9.5 or greater). Our best wishes to our amazing graduands and their families!
Please click here for the list of our Graduands.
Daniel Stevens being awarded the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) Ontario Scholarship
Daniel Stevens has been awarded the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) Ontario Scholarship. This award, valued at $20 000, is sponsored by the Ontario Erectors Association and given to one Ontario graduate student whose research focuses on steel structures. After graduating from the Engineering and Management program at McMaster in 2014, Daniel is joining the research group of Dr. Lydell Wiebe and working to develop an improved connection for the seismic design of steel concentrically braced frames. Congratulations to Daniel!
Department of Civil Engineering Self Assessment Report
In December 2013, the Department of Civil Engineering produced a self-assessment report. Please click here to view
2014-2015 Level 4 Technical Electives
Click here for a list of the Technical Electives being offered in the 2014-2015 academic year