UBC’s School of Engineering at the Okanagan campus offers a unique and innovative curriculum to prepare students for modern engineering practice. Team-based project learning encourages students to carry on the life-long learning process, to integrate engineering applications within a team environment, and to foster interdisciplinary thinking.
School of Engineering Research Collaborations in Asia
Dr. M. Shahria Alam, P.Eng. Project Title: Seismic Risk Mitigation through Retrofitting of Civil Infrastructure in Bangladesh. Earthquakes pose a serious threat to the civil infrastructure in Bangladesh. It is extremely important to retrofit or strengthen existing civil infrastructure to mitigate risk due to earthquake. Local research is essential to develop appropriate retrofitting technology for Bangladeshi structures. In this project seismic risk of buildings and bridges in Bangladesh will be assessed through a combination of deterministic and probabilistic methods. There are different techniques for seismic damage mitigation of infrastructure. In this project a laboratory will be set up where experiments can be conducted to examine different retrofitting techniques. The objective of this research program is to develop innovative and cost-effective structural rehabilitation schemes using locally made advanced materials, which will play a significant role in developing a safe and sustainable solution to civil infrastructure in Bangladesh. The significance of this research is paramount as it ensures improved safety and security against seismic risks in Bangladesh.
Dr. Dwayne D. Tannant, P.Eng and Dr. Rehan Sadiq organized and ran a five-day workshop titled Dam Safety, Operation and Management at University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus) from July 23 to 27, 2012. Delegates/engineers from the Xiaolangdi Dam Project, Construction and Management Bureau, Yellow River Water & Hydropower Development Co., Ministry of Water Resources China attended.
Dr Gord Lovegrove P.Eng., M.B.A., Ph.D., FITE attended two-week research trip in China, hosted by RHS Design Group out of Chongqing in SW China studying sustainable community land use and transportation planning on several of their new community planning projects for the Chinese Central government and initiated research collaboration on sustainable transport safety research, with Professor Zhou Tao of the Chongqing Transport Planning Institute.