Civil Engineering

The UBC Department of Civil Engineering offers exciting opportunities for students and faculty to pursue an Education for Life at the University of British Columbia. It is one of Canada’s largest and strongest civil engineering departments, located on a spectacular campus, in one of Canada’s most vibrant cities.


Research Collaborations in Asia

  • Professor Ken Elwood has developed an international research agreement between UBC Faculty of Applied Science and the Building Research Institute of Japan, signed August 2012. This agreement defines collaborative research projects related to the seismic performance of concrete buildings.
  • Professor Ken Elwood is an international collaborator on a trilateral research project on the collapse of reinforced concrete frames in Taiwan.
  • Professor Ken Elwood participated in a joint project with University of Auckland and University of Adelaide (Australia) on the influence of diaphragm flexibility on the seismic performance of unreinforced masonry buildings.  He is an international collaborator on a project at the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) which uses data collected after the Christchurch earthquake to improve numerical modeling and seismic design procedures for concrete buildings.


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UBC Asia Pacific Regional Office
Room 1207, 12/F., FWD Financial Centre, 308 Des Voeux Road Central,
Hong Kong, China
Tel: 852-2111-4400
Fax: 852-2111-9532

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