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Mechanized River Valley Access (Funicular)



The City of Edmonton has long sought to improve connectivity for the public between downtown and the North Saskatchewan River valley. The Mechanized River Valley Access offers an exciting opportunity to access and experience Edmonton’s ribbon of green. It’s an entrance to the river valley for everyone, regardless of age and ability, and a focal point that brings people together in the heart of Edmonton. More than just a funicular, the project also includes an urban staircase, a promenade with interactive public art, a pedestrian bridge across Grierson Hill Road, a 20 m high cantilevered lookout, and an elevator connecting to the river valley trails. Join members of DIALOG’s multidisciplinary project team as they walk you through the project and share insights about the design.

Speaker Bios:

Sean Brown, M.Eng., P.Eng., is a structural engineer, associate, and a key member of DIALOG’s bridge design team. His design and construction experience over the last 15 years spans a diverse range of bridge, building, and civil infrastructure projects. Sean wears a few hats including project manager of complex interdisciplinary projects, structural engineering designer, and leader within the Edmonton studio’s structural engineering team. Recent projects that Sean is especially proud of the Mechanized River Valley Access and the Walterdale Bridge.

Jill Robertson, AALA, OALA, is a principal at DIALOG and a registered landscape architect who brings an energy and passion for excellence to her work. She focuses on process as well as product, and is known for her innovative and authentic approach to project process, and stakeholder and public engagement. This experience is complimented by her skill set in the design of responsive and unique open spaces, at a number of scales.An accomplished urban designer and graphic artist, Jill brings a diverse background of experience including current project management work with the City of Edmonton and University of Alberta. She is presently the lead facilitator for DIALOG’s role on the City of Edmonton’s open order for public engagement, and is the lead designer and project manager for the University of Alberta Botanic Garden Main Entry Design.


CSCE 2018 Annual Conference - Fredericton

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering is delighted to invite you to the CSCE 2018 Annual Conference in Fredericton, NB June 13-16, 2018. The theme is Building Tomorrow’s Society. From this perspective, we promise you an opportunity to expand your technical knowledge, to network with professional colleagues, and to enjoy social events with friends and family.

Conference speakers will provide insight on the design, construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure for tomorrow’s society. Topics are to include general civil engineering, environmental, materials, natural disaster, structural, and transportation themes. A trade show will occur in parallel with the conference featuring the products and services of civil engineering consultants, contractors, and suppliers.

You will have an opportunity to renew old, and establish new acquaintances, sharing your accomplishments and building tomorrow’s society of civil engineers in Canada.

For more information please visit the conference website: www.csce2018.ca


The 10th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, SMSB – X, will take place in Quebec City, Canada in July – August 2018. The SMSB Conference has been organized under the auspices of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, CSCE, and is held every four years in one of the Canadian Cities. It has traditionally provided a worldwide state-of-the-art forum on all aspects of short and medium span bridges. The earlier conferences, with the latest held in Calgary (2014), had significant international representation. The conference includes planning, design, construction and management of short and medium span bridges. The SMSB series of conferences is a premier forum to share knowledge and provide guidance for future developments. The conference is sponsored by many engineering organizations.

Scope and Objectives

The Conference addresses the bridge engineering and construction aspects.  It is dedicated to gather and disseminate information and exchange experiences and practices among the parties in the field of bridge design, construction, and management systems. The main objective of this conference is to provide a forum for practitioners and developers from around the world to gather and discuss examples of current and future practice and research, and also to exchange ideas on future solutions.

The Conference is focussing on the theme “Build Bridges…not Walls”.


Adel R. Zaki, SNC-Lavalin Inc., Adel.Zaki@snclavalin.com
Josee Bastien, Université Laval, Josee.Bastien@gci.ulaval.ca

CSCE Young Professionals

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