Seminar: Structure Design in Arctic Regions
In the era of economic recession and high price of minerals, the development of the natural resources like gold, iron and diamond mines in the three arctic territories of Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon is a major focus of the Canadian government in recent years, as proven through the frequent visits and speeches from different federal government ministers in different times. Many major mining companies in the world are investing billions of dollars to develop different diamond, iron, gold, copper, uranium and other mines in the arctic and sub-arctic regions in the world.
Due to the extreme cold weather, lack of sunlight and the presence of permafrost soil, the design of infrastructure in the arctic and sub-arctic region has been very challenging. On top of that, several foundations on permafrost soil have been reported to have failed in recent years. Foundation work has become even more challenging in the absence of sufficient air and ground temperature data and global warming, thought to lead to the continuous melting of the frost layers in these regions.
During this presentation, the guest speaker will discuss several technical aspects of design of structures in such cold weather and their foundations on permafrost soil for future infrastructure projects in Alaska, Greenland, the Scandinavian countries and the three arctic provinces in Canada.
Faizul M. Mohee, P.Eng., P.M.P.,
LEED Green Associate, M.E.Sc., Ph.D. candidate, Lead Civil/Structural Engineer,
Energy Solutions Canada, Mississauga.
Engineer Mohee is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario (P.Eng.), a certified project manager (P.M.P.) and an accredited LEED Green Associate. He has six years’ work experience in civil and structural analysis and design engineering. His work experience includes nuclear refurbishment projects, mining infrastructure projects, several residential and commercial high rise building projects, power transmission/distribution lines and substation projects, airport structures, and seaport structures and their foundations on frost and permafrost soil. His work experiences include projects in Canada, USA and Asia. Previously, he worked at HATCH in Mississauga, at GENIVAR in Montreal and at PowerGrid in Asia. Faizul earlier completed his master’s in civil engineering from University of Toronto, and he is pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo.
Date: Tuesday 2013 October 22 Time:18::30 to 21:30 h
Location: S. Walter Stewart Public Library, 170 Memorial Park Drive
Via TTC: From Coxwell Station on Bloor-Danforth subway, take the O’Connor 70, 70A or 70B bus NORTH to the third traffic light (Mortimer), then walk one block north and one block west.
Via Automobile: Limited free parking on north side of library, and on side streets.
Cost: Free. Light Refreshments.