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Category: Civil Infrastructure Design

Top 10 Highest Paying Civil Engineering Careers

By Brighton College on October 9th, 2013 in Civil Infrastructure Design

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 Brighton College on February 25th, 2013 in Civil Infrastructure Design

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. Read more >

Computer Aided Design

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

By Brighton College on February 8th, 2013 in Architectural Design, Civil Infrastructure Design, Local News, School, Technology

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. Read more >

“The Engineer Creates What Has Never Been”

By Brighton College on August 13th, 2012 in Brighton College News, Civil Infrastructure Design

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. Read more >

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

By Brighton College on July 6th, 2012 in Architectural Design, Brighton College News, Civil Infrastructure Design, Construction

In 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.   Read more >

Certified Civil Technician Program: (C.Tech Credential by CTAB)

By Brighton College on May 30th, 2012 in Brighton College News, Civil Infrastructure Design

CTAB Accreditation
In today’s competitive job market, it is very important to stand out and have unique skills. One of the top on-demand careers in British Columbia is certified Civil Technician. Brighton College is the only school being accredited by Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) for Civil Technician. We have invited Mr. Charles Joyner and Mr. Geoff Sale from ASTTBC (Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia) to join us in this presentation to discuss the career opportunities in the Civil industry. Read more >

Civil Engineering Industry Outlook

By Brighton College on April 5th, 2012 in Civil Infrastructure Design

The civil engineering industry in Vancouver and BC is growing rapidly and is in need of civil engineering professionals ready to enter the workforce into entry-level positions. These entry-level positions tend to lead to supervisory and management roles after 5 – 7 years of experience have been obtained. Read more >

Drafting & Design Industry Outlook

By Brighton College on January 20th, 2012 in Civil Infrastructure Design, Local News

Looking at the Drafting and Design sector will provide some key information for graduates and current students who are looking to enter the workforce in the coming months. This field offers a variety of opportunities for well paying, secure, and challenging employment. We’ll explore key factors in this review, such as wages, job descriptions, titles, and much more. Read more >