Collaboration of Construction Engineers & Structural Engineers

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 7:30pm


Location: Yummy Grill Restaurant, 531 Atkinson Ave., Thornhill, Ontario

Fee: $15/pp includes refreshments


design collaboration

This session will examine the overlap of construction engineering and structural engineering.  As complex architectural expressions have become more commonplace through the use of 3D design collaboration, the need for constructability and holistic structural design has grown significantly.  These expressions often push both the structural and construction limits on load transfer mechanisms, cantilevers, slenderness and weights. As a result, successful structural design is as much reliant on the collaboration and planning of the construction engineer as it is on the design itself.    

This session will focus on providing cross-disciplinary learning opportunities to both structural and construction engineers.  Project examples will be used to demonstrate key collaboration requirements of these two civil disciplines.  Structural engineers will learn about construction complexities created by nuances of design geometry/sequencing and ways to decrease project cost.  Construction engineers will learn about ways to identify and solve challenging structural designs, allowing for proactive collaboration efforts.

Learning Objectives:
1)    Identify five key areas of multidisciplinary collaboration through project based examples
2)    Identify three reshoring design issues of cast-in-place concrete
3)    Understand three ways to decrease formwork costs created by the geometry of the design

Presenter's Bio:

speaker jonesAs engineering manager, Phil Jones works closely with EllisDon's project teams across the country to provide design and technical input for site logistics, construction methodology and engineering.  Phil’s proven core belief is that tailored planning to each project leads to safer, faster, and more cost effective projects.  Having provided input on hundreds of EllisDon's projects, Phil's experience includes the Calgary Airport International Facilities Project, Brookfield Place Calgary, and the TD Centre Redevelopment Halifax.  Phil’s prior experience as a structural engineer and contract administrator, including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and MGM CityCentre Las Vegas, provides a strong understanding of the entire design and construction process from design conception to construction delivery.

Friends are welcome and networking encouraged!

Rick Vender, P.Eng.
Program Director – PEO York Chapter
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