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Top 10 Highest Paying Civil Engineering Careers

By Stephanie Stover on October 9th, 2013 in Civil Infrastructure Design | Leave a comment

Interested in a civil engineering career? Find out about the Top 10 Highest Paying Civil Engineering Careers, what they do and what education you need.

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Increasing Opportunities for Civil Engineering Technicians in Vancouver

By Jessica Hurford on February 25th, 2013 in Civil Infrastructure Design | Leave a comment

We all know that commuting in Vancouver can be a bit of a nightmare, especially given the city’s recent ranking as the second most congested city in North America. Luckily, the city is currently undergoing various infrastructure renewal projects such as the Lower Mainland Gateway Transportation Program which actually started in 2003. …Continue Reading

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Confused about AutoCAD Careers? Here’s a Look into Canada’s Drafting Industry

By Jessica Hurford on February 8th, 2013 in Architectural Design, Civil Infrastructure Design, Local News, School, Technology | 2 Comments

What is AutoCAD?

While many people in the industry know how essential knowledge of AutoCAD is, the rest of us have no idea what training in AutoCAD leads to, what AutoCAD employment entails or even, what AutoCAD is. AutoCAD is a software application for Computer Aided Design. Designers and Drafters use it to make the intangible tangible. With this software, 2D and 3D images are conjured up with careful precision. …Continue Reading

The Engineer Creates What Has Never Been

“The Engineer Creates What Has Never Been”

By Sylva Sivzattian on August 13th, 2012 in Brighton College News, Civil Infrastructure Design | Leave a comment

Take a moment to think about your morning routine every day of the week. Waking up in your apartment building, you probably hop into the shower, turn on your coffee machine, listen to the radio and use the lighting in your bathroom while getting ready. Driving to work, you pass through traffic lights, by sidewalks and pedestrian crossings, under tunnels and across bridges to get to your destination, all the while driving past beautiful Vancouver structures like Canada Place, the Harbour Centre, Hotel Vancouver and the city’s tallest building, Shangri-la. …Continue Reading

The World’s Greenest City 2020 – Vancouver’s Changing Industry Demands

By Sylva Sivzattian on July 6th, 2012 in Architectural Design, Brighton College News, Civil Infrastructure Design, Construction | Leave a comment

Vancouver as the world's greenest cityIn 2009, the city of Vancouver set out on a mission to become the world’s greenest city by the year 2020, setting 10 ambitious goals under the ‘Greenest City 2020 Action Plan’ (GCAP) to help achieve its new name. With buildings accounting for 55% of Vancouver’s greenhouse gas emissions, the city has taken serious action to improve the environmental performance of its buildings through sustainable architecture and green design.  Vancouver will soon align regulations and bylaws that support the design and construction of green buildings, assuring that all buildings constructed from 2020 onwards will be carbon-neutral in operations. …Continue Reading