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Concrete check-up: Fae Azhari develops diagnostics for critical infrastructure

This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. Canada will spend $125 billion on infrastructure maintenance and expansion in the next 10 years. Professor Fae Azhari (MIE, CivE) is helping stretch those dollars farther by keeping our buildings, bridges, roads and reservoirs safe and structurally sound for longer. Azhari’s research focuses on structural … Read More

Prof. Daman Panesar: Hart Professorship recipient

Daman Panesar (CivE) has been named the Erwin Edward Hart Professor in Civil Engineering. Her research focuses on new ways to improve the performance of concrete structures, from bridges to buildings. (Photo: Tyler Irving)

 This story originally appeared on U of T News. Seven U of T Engineering faculty members have received the inaugural Percy Edward Hart and Erwin Edward Hart Professorships, enhancing emerging research and education across the Faculty. The professorships were created by a landmark bequest from the estate of alumnus Erwin Edward Hart (CivE 4T0). The … Read More

CivMin’s Grads to Watch

Grads to watch: Ernesto Diaz Lozano Patino, Gege Wen and Bishnu Gautam

This is an excerpt from a longer story, originally posted on Engineering News. For these U of T Engineering students, the short walk across the stage at Convocation Hall marks both the end of one journey and the beginning of another. This year’s “Grads to Watch” are just a few of the talented Engineering graduates … Read More

Resilient cities need to be financially resilient too: Sandford Fleming Forum

The dining hall in the Faculty Club hosting the Sandford Fleming Forum on May 2 | Future Proofing: How Resilience Planning Supports the Future Functionality and Value of Fixed Assets and Infrastructure

Exploring the financial aspects of resilience, The Centre for Resilience of Critical Infrastructure hosted its twice-annual Sandford Fleming Forum on May 2. Tania Caceres (Senior Real Estate Expert at RiskNexus), Lisa Prime (Director of Environment and Innovation at Waterfront Toronto) and Michael Kosturik (Regional VP for Intact Insurance) weighed in on the risk, reward and … Read More

Kinetica: engineering safer buildings in Toronto, China and worldwide

Alumnus Michael Montgomery (pictured) and Professor Constantin Christopoulos are behind Kinetica, a startup making buildings earthquake resistant.

This story originally appeared on U of T Engineering News. U of T Engineering startup Kinetica is reaching new heights at home and abroad. The company, which designs technology that makes buildings more resistant to earthquakes and high winds, just announced that its products will be incorporated into the YC Condos at the corner of Yonge and College in Toronto. Co-founded by alumnus Michael … Read More

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