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3 June 2013

Canadian engineers receive top honours at 2013 CSCE annual conference

Winners of the CSCE Technical Paper Awards 

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering annual conference  "CSCE 2013 – Know How" took place in Montreal from May 29 to June 1. On the evening of May 31, at the CSCE conference awards banquet, outstanding members of this prestigious society were recognized with a number of Career Awards. The CSCE Technical Paper Awards were distributed to authors of articles published in either the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (CJCE) or the Canadian Geotechnical Journal (CGJ).

Sincere congratulations to this year’s award winners. The award-winning papers are free to read on the journal websites. The awards, authors, and paper titles are listed below:

CSCE 2013 conference poster

The Casimir Gzowski Medal (established by Sir Casimir in 1890, awarded annually for the best paper on a civil engineering subject) was awarded to E.T. Bowman, W.A. Take, K.L. Rait, C. Hann for their paper titled “Physical models of rock avalanche spreading behaviour with dynamic fragmentation” published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal. (DOI: 10.1139/t2012-007).

An Honorable Mention went to Kawsar Ahmed, Lisa R. Feldman for their paper: “Evaluation of contact and noncontact lap splices in concrete block masonry construction” published in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (DOI: 10.1139/l2012-026).

The Keefer Medal (presented annually for the best paper in areas such as hydrotechnical and environmental engineering) was awarded to Farshid Nazari, Yee-chung Jin, Ahmad Shakibaeinia for their article titled “Numerical analysis of jet and submerged hydraulic jump using moving particle semi-implicit method”  published in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (DOI: 10.1139/l2012-023).

An Honorable Mention went to Yan Yu, R. Kerry Rowe for “Modelling leachate-induced clogging of porous media” published in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal (DOI: 10.1139/t2012-052).

The Stephen G. Revay Award (best paper in a two-year period in the areas of construction engineering, construction management or project management) was awarded to Ahmed Atef, Hesham Osman, Osama Moselhi  for their paper titled “Multiobjective genetic algorithm to allocate budgetary resources for condition assessment of water and sewer networks” published in Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (DOI: 10.1139/l2012-049).

An Honorable Mention went to Christopher J. Willis, Jeffrey H. Rankin “Demonstrating a linkage between construction industry maturity and performance: a case study of Guyana and New Brunswick” published in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering  (DOI: 10.1139/l2012-029).

The Donald R. Stanley Award was awarded to Ryan I. Thoren, Jim Atwater, Pierre Bérubé for “A model for analyzing water reuse and resource recovery potential in urban areas” published in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (DOI: 10.1139/l2012-109).

Further information about the awards and award-winning papers can be found on the CSCE 2013 website at csce2013.ca

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About CSCE

Founded in 1887, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) is a learned society intended to enhance the public image of the civil engineering profession and to develop and maintain high standards of civil engineering practice in Canada. With a membership of 3500 professionals, the CSCE is a vibrant and prestigious community of dedicated engineers.

About the Publisher

The Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering and the Canadian Geotechnical Journal are among the 16 prestigious NRC Research Press journals published by Canadian Science Publishing, an independent not-for-profit publisher.

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