Conference Sessions and Activities

Main ConferenceThe following is a list of all conference activities with details or links to further information provided elsewhere.  See the conference program and schedules for addition information on times and locations.


Graduate Student Colloquium

Information available here

Main Conference

Opening Reception

The conference will open with a reception at UBC’s brand new Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.  A short welcoming ceremony and technical presentation has been organized by the UBC CSCE Student Chapter.  Delegates may register for the conference, and drinks and refreshments will be served.

Keynote Presentations

Conference plenary keynote presentations will include several major award lectures from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and the American Society of Civil Engineers.  See details here.

Technical Papers

The conference features 215 technical papers from around experts attending from the globe.  Details are available in the conference schedule and proceedings.

UBC Construction Industry Innovations Symposium

On Tuesday morning, local industry members will join with conference delegates for the UBC Construction Industry Innovations Symposium.  Details here.

BuildingSMART Canada BIM Forum

In parallel with the Tuesday afternoon technical tracks, the Canadian chapter of buildingSMART will be presenting a special forum to industry members and conference delegates on the current status of BIM in Canada.  All conference delegates are welcome, but RSVP for this special session is forum.

Conference Banquet

On Monday evening, conference delegates will travel by coach to downtown Vancouver to enjoy a conference banquet at Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar in the heart of Vancouver, situated between historic Gastown and the waterfront areas of the Vancouver convention centre and Coal Harbor.  After dinner, enjoy an explore around the city before returning to campus.

Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony

The conference will conclude with a gala reception at UBC’s famous Museum of Antropology.  Delegates will join with participants of our sister conference, the EESD’15 – Engineering Education for Sustainable Development for a reception, complete with entertainment provided by First Nations dancers.  The conference will officially close with a conference awards ceremony where several major CSCE awards will be announced and conference best paper awards will be presented. Following this, delegates are free to head out for dinner on their own, or are welcome to continue on for guided tours of the museum and join our conference volunteers appreciation BBQ at the museum!