Carleton University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering proudly presents the 2017 John Adjeleian Lecture.

Canada’s Infrastructure: A Possible Sustainable Solution

By Saeed Mirza, Professor Emeritus, Department of Engineering and Applied Mechanics, McGill University

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – 5:30 PM
Richcraft Hall (formerly River Building) Room 2200 (Campus Map)

Reception to follow the lecture.

*Student project posters from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will be displayed in Richcraft Hall’s Atrium starting at 3:30 pm.

Please register using the form below or by phone at 613-520-2600 ext. 5784.


About the Lecture:

The presentation deals with both policy and technical issues related to sustainable development and Canada’s infrastructure crisis. A National Infrastructure Policy, including the creation of an infrastructure bank is proposed as a possible solution. The challenges inherent in the implementation of such policy are discussed. The technical solutions are based on the outcome of a research program that integrates sustainability and durability in the design of any infrastructure asset, subjected to the various mechanical, natural, and man-made loads and a changing aggressive environment, and considers the performance of the various materials, the structural components and the structure over the entire design service life.

About the Speaker:

Professor Emeritus Saeed Mirza of McGill University is regarded as an outstanding engineer with a unique vision for the future, and is an excellent researcher and educator who has made a tremendous impact on many infrastructure issues. He has lobbied strongly for the renewal of Canada’s deteriorating infrastructure and has dealt with related technical, environmental, socio-economic, and financial, management and policy issues.Winner of several awards for outstanding teaching, research and professional contributions, he is considered a world authority on structural concrete behaviour and design of sustainable infrastructure. He has published extensively in journals and has coauthored books, special publications and reports on these topics.


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