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
The Dept. of Civil Engineering has recently established an Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Student Chapter (EERI McMaster). Only the second to be established in Canada, EERI McMaster is focused on organizing an undergraduate team to take part in the 2015 EERI Undergraduate Seismic Design Competition and conducting outreach to primary and secondary school students on earthquake engineering. EERI McMaster is open to everyone with interest in earthquake engineering or seismology. For more information, please contact EERI McMaster at email@example.com, or visit https://sites.google.com/site/eerimcmaster.
Congratulations to Farzad Nikfar
Congratulations to Farzad Nikfar for his second place finish at the EMI Dynamics Committee Student Paper Competition held recently at McMaster University. Farzad’s paper was titled “Seismic Response of Sliding Equipment with Flexible Supports”, which investigates the stick-slip phenomenon during sliding of building equipment and contents under dynamic excitation.
Congratulations Cindy Nelles for being selected as the OUA Female Athlete of the week:
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