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Ontario Erectors Association

Advantage Steel Monthly – March 2018


Ontario’s Fairness in Procurement Act, Bill 194, is ordered for Third Reading

U.S. President Donald Trump provisionally exempts Canada from steel import tariff

CISC Educators Forum in Ottawa an undeniable success

CISC Steel Bridge Certification Standard – 3rd Edition, 2018 is now available for download

Exclusive online advertising opportunities on the CISC website for Members & Associates
Click here to reserve your spot now!

CISC Saskatchewan’s breakfast seminar educates steel professionals to effectively decipher unclear contracts

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project intends to create market access to the West Coast

Canadian government calls on the construction industry to develop federal prompt payment legislation

The CISC continues to champion the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness!

CISC Quebec will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Quebec Design Awards Gala

What’s new on
Member Tolerances

Upcoming Regional Events

The Canadian Steel Conference

Date: September 19-21, 2018
Location: Marriott Harbourfront, 1919 Upper Water St., Halifax, NS

The CISC’s Canadian Steel Conference is the Canadian steel industry’s one and only business development and executive networking event and the largest gathering of senior level leaders and decision makers in the industry.

SteelDay 2018

Date: September 28, 2018

SteelDay 2018 is an interactive networking event for members of the design, construction and structural steel industry.

Across the nation – steel fabricators, mills, service centres, galvanizers, HSS producers, bender-rollers and others will open their facilities, job sites, and offices. Architects, engineers, contractors, developers, students, educators and the general public are invited to see how we contribute to building Canada.

SteelDay hosting registration for members and associates is now open. Visit for more info!

The Canadian National Steel Bridge Competition

Hosted by Waterloo University

Date: May 10-12, 2018
Location: Waterloo University, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON

Canadian universities come together and create teams that conceive, build and assemble steel bridges respecting a realistic scenario.

This competition offers the opportunity for engineering students to apply the theories and concepts learned in class through a challenging project.

More details to come.


Professional Members Seminar Series

Date: May 30, 2018
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 3201 Hwy 7, Concord, ON

We invite you to a full day event, with multiple sessions, geared to architects and engineers seeking EPD points.

Registration to begin end of March 2018.

Ontario Region 2018 Golf Tournament

Date: June 14, 2018
Location: Pipers Heath, 5501 Trafalgar Rd, Milton, ON

Keep an eye out for more details to come!

Alberta Region:

Spring Steel Design Forum

The Opportunity of Technological Disruption

Date: April 17, 2018
Time: 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Location: Courtyard Marriot Edmonton West, 1001 184th St., Edmonton, AB

Tickets available now, click here to register!

Alberta Region 2018 Golf Tournament

Date: August 13, 2018
Location: Blackhawk Golf Club, 51111 Range Rd. 225, Spruce Grove, AB

Keep an eye out for more details to come!

Saskatchewan Region:

Saskatchewan Region 2018 Golf Tournament

Date: September 7, 2018
Time: Shot gun start at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Willows Golf & Country Club, 382 Cartwright St., Saskatoon, SK

Keep an eye out for more details to come!

Manitoba & NW Ontario Region:

Sustainable Communities; Sustainable Construction

A Networking Reception for Steel Supporters

Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg, MB
Cost: $50 each or a team of 8 for $350

Join us for an interactive cocktail reception as we:

Savour sustainably sourced appetizers
Build children’s bicycles
Enjoy a cash bar
Celebrate steel construction

A special presentation by Janice Schwartz, Environmental Specialist of Gerdau Manitoba!

6th Annual Benefit Golf Spectacular

Sponsored by VicWest

Date: July 12, 2018
Location: Assiniboine Golf Club, 2045 Ness Ave., Winnipeg, MB
Player Cost: $175 +GST

Join us for golf, breakfast, post round snacks, power cart, prizes and surprises! Don’t miss out on ‘chipping, putting, driving’ contests and mulligans!

Sponsorship available. Contact Gordie Tumilson at (204) 297-6275 or

Quebec Region:

Conference on Galvanization

Date: May 2, 2018
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Location: Best Western Plus Montréal Centre-Ville Hôtel Europa, 1240 Rue Drummond, Montreal, QC
Cost: No charge!

Hot dip galvanizing is used extensively throughout North America to protect steel.

We are looking forward to sharing a presentation about the overall advantages of hot-dip galvanizing for the protection of infrastructures against corrosion. Additionally, we will highlight several aspects that can sometimes be misidentified OR interpreted in the drafting of specifications.

QC Regional Meeting

Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Quebec City

Featured Speaker: Robert Poëti, Minister for Integrity in Public Procurement and for Information Resources

Join us to discuss the creation of the Autorité des marchés publics and learn how Poëti will work to help the steel and construction industry with public contracts in Quebec.

Reserve your seat by emailing
The 10th Edition of the Quebec Steel
Symposium & Exposition

Date: October 22, 2018
Location: Palace Convention Centre, 1717 Boulevard le Corbusier, Laval, QC

The Quebec steel symposium aims to facilitate interprofessional exchanges in the construction Industry, as well as the dissemination and updating of technical knowledge regarding steel.

The 20th Anniversary Quebec Design Awards Gala for Excellence in Steel Construction

Date: November 8, 2018

The Design Awards of Excellence competition is unique in our industry.

Highlight the best achievements in steel construction, for their beauty, uniqueness and originality
Highlight project excellence and Quebec expertise
Promote work and collaboration between professionals

The period for the submission of projects for this competition is NOW OPEN!

Click here for more info.

Course Spotlight

What’s New – Handbook 11th Edition and CSA S16-14

This 6 hour course offered in 9 modules covers changes in CSA S16-14 and the design of steel members and elements using the 11th Edition of the Handbook of Steel Construction. Registrants can take all 9 sessions or just the CSA S16-14 changes.


Self-Paced Learning

Steel Bridges: Design, Fabrication, Construction

(Updated CAN/CSA S6-14)

Industrial Building Design

(Updated to CSA S16-14)

Seismic Design of Industrial Steel Structures + CSA S16-14 Annex M

Single Storey Building Design

AESS Series

(Bundle Pricing)

Fire Protection of Steel Structures

Statics and Strength of Materials

Budget Pricing for Steel Structures


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