Competition Day 1 (Tuesday 23rd)

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Come and support the young engineers as they present on a wide array of structural engineering topics in this virtual event.

This year’s Young Members Presentation Competition follows a different format from previous years. The six competing presentations are grouped in two noon-hour virtual sessions of three presentations each.

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Contestant Presentations Day 1 (Tuesday February 23)

  • Pouria Kourehpaz, EIT
    Ph.D. Candidate, University of British Columbia
    The New Samuel De Champlain Bridge, Montreal, QC, Canada: Design, Construction, and Challenges
  • Taikhum Vahanvaty
    Masters Student, University of British Columbia
    Estimating the recovery time of damaged buildings after an earthquake
  • Ethan Wilkinson, B.Eng, EIT
    Associated Engineering
    Advantages of Base-Isolation on the Seismic Retrofit of Cambie Bridge

Contestant Presentations Day 2 (Thursday February 25)

  • Saif Aldabagh
    Research Assistant, University of British Columbia
    Simplified Predictive Expressions of Drift Limit States for Reinforced Concrete Circular Bridge Columns
  • Kishoare Tamanna, MASc, EIT
    Graduate Research Assistant, University of British Columbia
    Sustainable Structural Systems Incorporating Recycled Waste Materials
  • Brendan Fitzgerald, M.Eng. EIT
    Project Engineer E.I.T. Aspect Structural Engineers
    Diaphragm Details for a Geometrically Challenging Mass Timber Roof in a High Seismic Region

Judging Panel

  • Deanna Perrin, P.Eng, BSc., RJC Engineers
  • Andy Metten, P.Eng, Struct.Eng, Partner, Bush Bohlman & Partners
  • Dr. Anas Issa, PhD, EIT, University of British Columbia


Day 1 of 2

Tuesday, February 23
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Day 2 of 2

Thurday, February 25
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


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