Public Transit: Lessons from the Great Cities of the World

The world’s largest cities are resorting to tough love to reduce traffic congestion and pollution, according to UBC urban planning and transportation expert Jinhua Zhao.To read more on this expose by Lorraine Chan please visit:…

Robotic Exploration of Aquatic Environments

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 20121:00pm – 2:00pmKAISER 2020/2030 ” Robotic Exploration of Aquatic Environments”By Dr. Bernard LavalAssociate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering Abstract Exploration of the aquatic environment is complicated by extreme pressure and near-zero propagation of radio or microwave radiation. While extreme pressure requires bulky pressure protection vessels, a greater obstacle to exploration of aquatic […]

Christchurch Earthquake: One Year Later

TUESDAY, February 14, 20121:00pm – 2:30pmKAISER 2020/2030 “Christchurch Earthquake: One Year Later”By Dr. Ken Elwood, P.Eng.Associate Professor, University of British Columbia AbstractAt 12:51pm on February 22, 2011, Dr. Ken Elwood was about to sit down for a seminar on Seismic Assessment of Existing Masonry Buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand, when a Mw 6.3 earthquake violently […]

Cleaning Membranes with Bubbles

TUESDAY, March 06, 20121:00pm – 3:00pmKAISER 2020/2030 “Cleaning Membranes with Bubbles”By Dr. Pierre Bérubé, P.Eng.Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering AbstractMembrane systems are increasingly being used in water treatment applications because of their ability to effectively retain contaminants of concern. However, some of the retained material can accumulate. Unless removed, the accumulated material (i.e. foulants) […]

The Art and Science of Engineering Modeling

TUESDAY, March 27, 20121:00pm – 3:00pmKAISER 2020/2030 “The Art and Science of Engineering Modeling”By Dr. Terje HaukaasAssociate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering AbstractThe ultimate goal in engineering is to make decisions about the suitability of candidate designs and actions. To make such decisions, engineers utilize models of various forms and complexity. This presentation aims at […]

ShakeOut BC Earthquake Symposium

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011Time: 3:40 – 6:00 p.m.Location: Centre for Integrated Research on Sustainability (CIRS), Room 1250 – 2260 West Mall (map) Don’t miss this earthquake symposium with an expert panel, which was organized by Dr. Carlos Ventura, Director of Earthquake Engineering Research Facility. The symposium will include a shake table demonstration, five presenters […]

Free Public Seminar: Christchurch Earthquake and Lessons for BC

UBC Department of Civil Engineering presents: Free Public Seminar:Christchurch Earthquake and Lessons for BC Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Refreshments 6:00 pm, Presentation 6:30-8:00 pmRoom C300, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver Seating is limited. Pre-registration is recommended at Abstract: UBC Seismic expert Dr. Ken Elwood was in Christchurch New Zealand when the M 6.3 […]