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A Decade


									                                                  ISIS Canada Research Network
                                                           Intelligent	Sensing	For	Innovative	Structures

  A Decade

  a d va n c i n g • m o n i t o r i n g • i n n o va t i n g • R e h a b i l i t a t i n g • p a r t n e r i n g • e d u c a t i n g

        A	Canadian	Network	of	
        Centres	of	Excellence                    2005-2006 Annual Report
advancing • monitoring • innovating • Rehabilitating • partnering • educating
ISIS	Canada	Mandate                                                           Networks	of	Centres	of	Excellence	(NCE)
ISIS	Canada	[Intelligent	Sensing	for	Innovative	Structures]	has	              NCEs	are	unique	partnerships	among	industries,	universities	
a	mission	to	advance	civil	engineering	to	a	world	leadership	                 and	governments,	designed	to	develop	the	economy	and	improve	
position	through	the	development	and	application	of	fibre	                    our	quality	of	life.	These	nation-wide	networks	connect	excellent	
reinforced	polymers	[FRPs]	and	integrated	intelligent	fibre	optic	            research	with	industrial	know-how	and	practical	investment.		
sensing	[FOS]	technologies	for	the	benefit	of	Canadians	through	              The	active	involvement	of	Canadian	industry	provides	stimulating	
innovative	and	intelligent	infrastructure.                                    training	environments	and	employment	opportunities	for	students.		
                                                                              The	latest	data	shows	the	networks	stimulated	outside	investments	of	
                                                                              over	$58	million,	including	more	than	$23	million	by	participating	
                                                                              private-sector	companies.

Unanimous Endorsement of ISIS Canada by NCE Review Panel
 • ISIS to the best of the knowledge of this Interdisciplinary Review Panel, is unique in the sense that it
   is the only network of institutions where integrated, sustained and continuous research studies are
   being conducted on the application of FRPs in civil engineering structures in the world.

 • Work on sensor application has progressed and is continuing to do so. A world leadership
   position has been maintained in Brillouin sensing for structural health monitoring.

 • Based on the reports as well as the exchange of information during the meeting with ISIS
   representatives, the Interdisciplinary Review Panel agreed that the budget requested is justified
   and consistent with the increased activities planned. Therefore the Interdisciplinary Review Panel
   unanimously supported continued funding of ISIS for the remainder of the funding cycle.

BOARD	 OF	 DIRECTORS                                                         Gamil	Tadros,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	SPECO	Engineering	Ltd.
Chair:	Donald	Whitmore,	P.Eng.,	Vector	Construction	Group                    Donald	Whitmore,	P.Eng.,	Vector	Construction	Group
Vice-Chair:	Ralston	MacDonnell,	P.Eng.,	MacDonnell	Group                     Aftab	Mufti,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	President,	ISIS	Canada
Victor	Anderson,	P.Eng.,	Delcan	International	Corporation                    Lloyd	McGinnis,	O.C.,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	CEO,	ISIS	Canada
Sherif	Barakat,	Ph.D.,	National	Research	Council                             Observer:	Alain	Canuel,	Ph.D.,	NCE	Program	Officer
Bruce	Blackett,	P.	Eng.,	Earth	Tech	Canada	Inc.
Edwin	Bourget,	Ph.D.,	Université	de	Sherbrooke                               RESEARCH	 MANAGEMENT	 COMMITTEE
Peter	Buckland,	LL.D.,	P.Eng.,	Buckland	and	Taylor	Ltd.                      Chair:	Aftab	Mufti,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	ISIS	Canada	Scientific	Director
Clair	Callaghan,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	Cabletec	Limited                             Nemkumar	Banthia,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	University	of	British	Columbia
Paul	Drouin,	Eng.,	ADS	Inc.                                                  Xiaoyi	Bao,	Ph.D.,	University	of	Ottawa
Andrew	Horosko,	P.Eng.,	Manitoba	Transportation	                             J.J.	Roger	Cheng,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	University	of	Alberta
Gary	Jolly,	M.B.A.,	FOX-TEK,	Inc.                                            Andrew	Horosko,	P.Eng.,	Manitoba	Transportation	
Joanne	Keselman,	Ph.D.,	University	of	Manitoba                               Leslie	Jaeger,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	Consultant
John	Newhook,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	Dalhousie	University                            Kenneth	Neale,	Ph.D.,	Eng.,	Université	de	Sherbrooke
Edward	Pentland,	P.Eng.,	A.E.	Concrete	Precast	Products	Ltd.                 Gamil	Tadros,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	SPECO	Engineering	Ltd.
Guy	Richard,	Eng.,	Ministère	des	Transports,	Québec                          Douglas	Thomson,	Ph.D.,	University	of	Manitoba
Aftab	Mufti,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	President,	ISIS	Canada                           Lloyd	McGinnis,	O.C.,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	ISIS	Canada	Network	Manager
Lloyd	McGinnis,	O.C.,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	CEO,	ISIS	Canada                        Observer:	Alain	Canuel,	Ph.D.,	NCE	Program	Officer
Observer:	Alain	Canuel,	Ph.D.,	NCE	Program	Officer
Observer:	René	Roy,	President,	Student	Committee                             OFFICERS	
                                                                             Aftab	Mufti,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	President
TECHNOLOGY	 TRANSFER	 AND	                                                   Kenneth	Neale,	Ph.D.,	Eng.,	Vice-President
COMMERCIALIZATION	 COMMITTEE                                                 Lloyd	McGinnis,	O.C.,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	Chief	Executive	Officer
Chair:	Edward	Pentland,	P.Eng.,	A.E.	Concrete	Precast	Products	Ltd.
Bruce	Blackett,	P.	Eng.,	Earth	Tech	Canada	Inc.                              ADMINISTRATIVE	 CENTRE	 SUPPORT	 STAFF
Peter	Brett,	P.Eng.,	KRM	Consulting	Ltd.                                     Kim	Archer,	Managing	Director
Pierre	Choquet,	Ph.D.,	Eng.,	Geomation	Inc.                                  Nancy	Fehr,	Executive	Assistant	to	the	President	
Darrell	Evans,	P.Eng.,	Transportation	and	Public	Works,	PEI	                 Heather	Lamoureux,	Financial	Officer
Ray	Hoemsen,	P.Eng.,	Red	River	College                                       Kim	Hes-Jobin,	Communications	Officer
Andrew	Horosko,	P.Eng.,	Manitoba	Transportation	                             Janet	Leclerc,	Administrative	Assistant,	Travel	and	Events	
Gary	Jolly,	M.B.A.,	FOX-TEK,	Inc.                                            Charleen	Choboter,	Financial/Administrative	Assistant
Dennis	Sargent,	P.Eng.,	Sargent	and	Associates	Engineering	Ltd.              Pat	McCooeye,	Receptionist/Secretary
Shamim	Sheikh,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.,	University	of	Toronto
Joe	Solomon,	P.Eng.,	Specialty	Construction	Products	Ltd.

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             A Decade of Achievement
                                     for the Benefit of Canadians
                                                   As	Chair	of	ISIS	Canada	it	is	indeed	a	             I	am	particularly	excited	about	the	ISIS	
                                                   pleasure	to	be	celebrating	a	decade	of	             proposal	to	leave	a	lasting	and	meaningful	
                                                   achievement.		Probably	the	best	indication	         legacy	through	the	post	2009	ISIS	Canada	
                                                   of	the	impact	ISIS	is	making	on	the	                Network	Association	and	the	long	range	plan	
                                                   engineering	profession	through	its	research	        to	form	a	Canadian	Partnership	for	Innovation	
                                                   and	technology	transfer	achievements	is	the	        with	FRPs	and	SHM	for	Civil	Infrastructure.		I	
                                                   decision	of	the	NCE	to	continue	our	funding	        commend	ISIS	for	using	this	rare	opportunity	
                                                   to	2009	so	that	the	mandate	can	be	fufilled.        to	leverage	its	achievements	and	credibility	
                                                                                                       for	a	major	advancement	of	the	civil	
                                                   By	building	on	our	achievements	and	                engineering	profession.
                                                   continuing	the	momentum,	ISIS	Canada	has	
                                                   the	opportunity	to	maximize	the	economic	           The	Board	of	Directors	considers	it	a	privilege	
                                                   and	social	benefits	of	its	research	activities	     to	be	associated	with	the	ISIS	success	
                                                   within	the	NCE	Network	Program.		In	effect,	        story	and	the	achievements	of	its	Network	
                                                   the	achievements	that	lie	ahead	will	be	            personnel.		Through	hard	work,	creativity	
                                                   much	greater	than	within	any	three	year	            and	award	winning	personnel,	we	have	the	
                                                   timeframe	to	date.		Through	recent	research	        basis	and	opportunity	to	fulfill	our	mandate.		
                                                   breakthroughs	and	technology	transfer	              Widespread	use	of	ISIS	technologies	will	
                                                   successes,	there	is	every	reason	to	believe	        indeed	be	common	practice	by	2010.
                                                   that	a	paradigm	shift	in	the	design	of	civil	
      Chairman,	Donald	Whitmore,	P.	Eng.           engineering	structures	is	on	the	horizon.

 When	we	launched	ISIS	Canada	a	decade	ago	none	of	us	could	have	imagined	the	success	
 story	that	would	unfold	before	us.		Many	considered	our	mandate	too	bold	and	our	objectives	
 unattainable.		Now	we	find	ourselves	in	the	enviable	position	of	having	exceeded	expectations.		
 The	achievements	over	the	past	year	have	been	outstanding.

 One	of	these	has	been	the	updating	of	Chapter	16	of	the	Canadian	Highway	Bridge	Design	
 Code.		With	this	new	code	engineers	can	now	use	GFRPs	(glass	fibre	reinforced	polymers)	for	
 reinforcement	and	strengthening	in	their	design	of	civil	structures	with	confidence.		This	in	turn	
 will	accelerate	the	use	of	FRPs	as	common	practice	and	provide	a	benefit	to	the	infrastructure	
 sector.		Also,	adoption	of	the	ISIS	Winnipeg	Principles	by	the	international	community	will	result	
 in	a	paradigm	shift	in	the	design	of	concrete	bridge	decks.		ISIS	research	is	providing	a	benefit	
 for	Canadians	through	longer	lasting	structures.

 In	the	past	year	ISIS	Canada	established	a	new	truth	whereby	GFRP	reinforcements	provided	
 excellent	performance	in	several	operating	bridges	and	structures	across	the	country.		Contrary	
 to	common	belief,	GFRPs	showed	no	deterioration	due	to	the	presence	of	alkalinity	in	concrete	
 structures	over	a	nine	year	period	of	service.		This	will	have	far	reaching	implications	throughout	
 the	globe.		More	research	in	this	area	of	durability	will	be	an	ongoing	activity	of	the	Network.

                                                                                                                  President	and	Scientific	Director,	
 The	progress	we	have	made	on	the	international	scene	in	establishing	ISHMII	(International	Society	
                                                                                                                  Aftab	Mufti,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.
 for	Structural	Health	Monitoring	of	Intelligent	Infrastructures)	and	advancing	Civionics	and	the	
 application	of	Structural	Health	Monitoring	is	of	particular	satisfaction	to	me.		Having	international	
 standards	and	application	specifications	is	a	major	achievement	with	lasting	benefits.

 With	our	funding	secured,	we	can	continue	our	mission	for	the	benefit	of	the	engineering	
 profession	and	Canadians	at	large.                                                                                                        1

advancing • monitoring • innovating • Rehabilitating • partnering • educating
                  Conducting Research for

     THEME 1         Intelligent Sensing
                     and Structural Health Monitoring

Materials Science                                  RESEARCH
and Innovative Structures                          PROGRAM

                 Structural Strengthening
THEME 3          and Rehabilitation with FRPs
Engineering Advancement

                                                              Satisfying NEEDS and
                                                     PROVIDING BENEFITS
                                                                for the User Sector

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             Research Achievements
                                     THEME	1	–	INTELLIGENT	SENSING	AND	STRUCTURAL	HEALTH	MONITORING	consists	of	
                                     developing	new	sensing	technologies	and	Structural	Health	Monitoring	(SHM)	instrumentation	
                                     to	meet	the	challenging	needs	of	the	ISIS	research	program	and	the	user	sector.		The	field–	
                                     instrumented	demonstration	projects	that	are	used	to	prove	the	merit	of	research	conducted	in	
                                     Themes	2	and	3	are	managed	through	this	theme.

                                     MAJOR	ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
                                     •	Continued	success	in	demonstrating	various	applications	of	the	new	technology.
                                     •	Completion	of	the	Long	Gauge	readout	instrument	being	marketed	by	FOX-TEK	Inc.
                                     •		 evelopment	of	the	advanced	Fibre	Bragg	Grating	(FBG)	readout	instrument	by	IDERS	Inc.
                                     •		 dvancement	of	Brillouin	sensor	system	for	measurement	of	strain	at	high	accuracy.
                                     •	Development	of	intelligent	wireless	remote	monitoring	for	civil	infrastructure.
                                     •		 pplication	of	SHM	to	an	art	form	–	“Golden	Boy”	on	top	of	the	Manitoba	Legislative	Building.
                                     •		 pplication	of	life	cycle	engineering	and	cost	analysis	in	combination	with	SHM	and	FRPs.
                                     •		 niversity	of	Ottawa	and	Neubrex	Co.	Ltd.	agreement	to	market	the	distributed	Brillouin	
                                       sensor	technology.
                                     •		 dvancement	of	civionics	and	application	specifications	for	SHM
                                     •		 roviding	international	leadership	in	the	establishment	of	ISHMII	(International	Society	for	Structural	

Dr.	J.J.	Roger	Cheng,	P.Eng.           Health	Monitoring	of	Intelligent	Infrastructure)
University	of	Alberta                  E
                                     •		 ndorsement	by	Professor	Urs	Meier	on	completion	of	his	review	of	the	Network	that,	“ISIS	is	now	
Director:	Theme	1                      the	world	leader	in	the	field	of	intelligent	sensing	for	innovative	civil	engineering	structures”.

                               “The patented steel-free deck system is one of the most
                               important developments in the bridge engineering field in the
                               past 50 years. Due to corrosion of reinforcement, bridge decks
                               cost millions of dollars each year to maintain. By eliminating
                               the internal reinforcement, the developers of the steel-free deck
                               system have eliminated the major bridge maintenance problem
                               that all countries face. The steel-free deck system when fully
                               utilized by all bridge agencies, will result in millions of dollars
                               savings for the bridge agencies that employ it.”
                                                                         Dr. Wayne Klaiber, Iowa State University
                                                                         Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering
of	new	materials	in	concert	with	innovative	design	configurations	for	civil	engineering	structures.		
Application	of	SHM	advances	made	in	Theme	1	is	an	integral	part	of	conducting	laboratory	and	
field	research	in	this	theme.		The	results	of	this	research	are	demonstrated	through	Theme	1	and	
are	applicable	to	Theme	3.		

•	Demonstration	of	innovative	hybrid/FRP	bridge	deck	configurations.
•	Establishment	of	durability	limits	for	FRP	systems	exposed	to	extreme	fire	and	cold	conditions.
•	Development	of	a	durability	monograph	as	a	design	aid	for	the	application	of	FRP	materials.
•	Private	sector	patent	for	filament	wound	GFRP	pedestrian	bridge	deck.
                                                                                                        Dr.	Nemkumar	Banthia,	P.Eng.	
•	Application	of	SHM	and	filament	wound	FRPs	for	wind	towers.                                           University	of	British	Columbia
•	Established	practicability	of	using	concrete	filled	FRP	tubes	for	column	structural	components.
                                                                                                        Director:	Theme	2
•		 onfirmation	that,	contrary	to	common	belief,	glass	FRPs	show	no	evidence	of	deterioration	
  from	the	alkalis	in	concrete	structures	after	7-9	years	of	service	and	provide	excellent	
  performance	on	operating	bridges	and	structures.

    REHABILITATION	WITH	FRPs	is	of	considerable	interest	to	owners	of	
    infrastructure	because	of	its	economic	advantage	in	the	strengthening	
    and	rehabilitation	of	existing	structures.		Through	field	demonstration	
    projects,	the	research	in	this	theme	has	proved	to	be	the	most	
    effective	means	of	transferring	the	new	technology	to	the	user	sector.

    •		 ontinued	success	in	demonstrating	that	FRP	wraps,	strips	and	
      rods	are	a	practical	and	economical	means	of	rehabilitating	and	
      strengthening	existing	structures.                                                                Dr.	Kenneth	Neale,	Eng.
                                                                                                        Université	de	Sherbrooke
    •		 stablished	savings	of	85	percent	over	replacement	cost	by	using	
      GFRP	rods	to	strengthen	and	extend	the	life	of	a	timber	bridge.                                   Director:	Theme	3
    •		 ioneered	development	of	unique	and	innovative	sprayed	FRP	
      for	structural	strengthening	of	existing	structures.
    •		 stablished	practicability	of	using	FRPs	to	rehabilitate	heritage	
      masonry	buildings	and	cemetary	markers.
    •		 stablished	that	the	rate	of	steel	corrosion	in	GFRP	wrapped	
      columns	is	reduced	significantly	over	conventional	designs.
    •		 dvanced	the	use	of	FRPs	for	structural	retrofits	subject	to	
      seismic	conditions.                                                                                                          5

advancing • monitoring • innovating • Rehabilitating • partnering • educating
 Benefit to Canadians
Through Technology Transfer

              Economic and Social Benefits
              of ISIS achievements will be realized
              over the long term through the
              use of non-corroding FRPs for
              reinforcement of civil structures:

              • The cost of rehabilitating existing
                structures can be less than 50
                percent of conventional methods.

              • The service life of structures will be
                more than twice current experience.

              • Maintenance costs for structures
                will be much less than currently

              • Extra construction costs of new
                structures using FRPs can be more
                than justified through life cycle
                engineering considerations.

              • The design service life can be
                extended to 100 years and beyond.

              • Reduced traffic interruption will
                result in lower user stress and costs.

              • Resultant savings of using ISIS
                technologies could be 100 billion
                dollars in the 21st century, which
                can be used to enhance Canada’s
                social agenda.
 Over	the	past	decade	ISIS	has	orchestrated	
 numerous	field	demonstration	projects	and	
 several	cross	country	workshops	to	transfer	
 its	leading	edge	technologies	to	the	user	
 sector.		Some	of	its	greatest	achievements	
 have	been	the	tools	it	has	developed	to	
 facilitate	the	technology	transfer	process	
 such	as	design	manuals,	updated	design	
 codes,	education	modules	and	life	cycle	
 engineering	methodologies	to	evaluate	
 design	options.
                                                                                                        Dr.	Lloyd	McGinnis,	P.Eng.	
 ISIS	Design	Manuals	are	being	used	by	                                                                 ISIS	Canada	Research	Network
 practicing	engineers	throughout	the	world.		      Life	Cycle	Engineering	methodologies	
 Over	2000	copies	of	the	five	manuals	             are	being	used	by	the	ISIS	team	to	help	             Director:	Theme	4
 covering	ISIS	technologies	form	part	of	          convince	owners	of	infrastructure	of	
 structural	design	considerations	in	34	           the	merit	of	considering	the	use	of	non-
 countries.		The	impact	and	benefit	of	this	       corrosive	FRPs	as	a	viable	option	to	             Structural Health
 ISIS	achievement	goes	far	beyond	the	             conventional	reinforcement	material	in	the	
 Canadian	border.                                  design	and	rehabilitation	of	civil	bridges	       Monitoring is a
                                                   and	structures.		In	new	structures	the	initial	
 Updated	design	codes	is	another	                  cost	of	using	FRPs	is	often	more	expensive	
                                                                                                     sophisticated technology
 achievement	of	ISIS	Canada	that	has	far	          than	conventional	steel	reinforcement,	           employed by ISIS to
 reaching	benefit.		Over	the	past	two	years	       however	life	cycle	engineering	evaluations	
 ISIS	researchers	in	partnership	with	the	         frequently	reveal	that	in	the	long	term	          measure a load-induced
 Canadian	Standards	Association	have	              the	FRPs	are	more	economical.			The	user	
 updated	the	Canadian	Highway	Bridge	              sector	benefits	from	the	longer	service	life	     response in a structure to
 Design	Code	(CHBDC)	to	allow	design	              and	lower	maintenance	costs	of	FRPs.
 engineers	to	use	FRP	rods	and	wraps	for	
                                                                                                     find out what is actually
 both	rehabilitation	of	existing	structures	       ISIS	Education	Modules	represent	an	              happening inside a
 and	construction	of	new	civil	engineering	        important	achievement	that	was	initiated	
 bridges	and	structures.		This	achievement	        to	facilitate	the	teaching	of	the	new	            structural component. In
 is	of	paramount	importance	to	the	                technologies	at	the	undergraduate	level	
 engineering	profession	because	design	            in	Canadian	engineering	schools.		They	           the process it provides a
 engineers	will	not	adopt	new	materials	           are	also	being	used	in	technical	training	        means of conveying the
 and	design	concepts	unless	they	have	a	           colleges	across	the	country.		The	ten	
 safety	code	to	rely	on.		In	effect	the	revised	   modules	involved	constitute	a	training	           merits of ISIS technologies
 Section	16	of	CHBDC	is	a	key	ingredient	          tool	kit	that	makes	it	easy	for	instructors	
 in	the	transfer	of	ISIS	technologies	to	          to	convey	the	results	of	ISIS	research	over	      to the user sector.
 the	owners	of	infrastructure.		An	added	          the	past	decade.		Over	150	individuals	
 benefit	is	the	use	being	made	by	others	          or	organizations	in	33	countries	have	
 throughout	the	globe	as	a	guideline	for	          downloaded	these	education	modules	
 their	design	code	development.                    from	the	ISIS	website.		These	modules	
                                                   are	an	important	enabler	and	technology	
                                                   transfer	vehicle.

advancing • monitoring • innovating • Rehabilitating • partnering • educating
Maximizing Achievements

        Partnerships are an integral
        part of the ISIS success story and
        have resulted in the following

        • Successful completion of 50 field
          demonstration projects to convey ISIS
          research results to the user sector.

        • Development of two unique
          instruments for measurement of
          structural response in civil structures
          that are being marketed worldwide.
          The FOX-TEK Inc. readout
          instrument utilizes the long-gauge
          sensor system, and the IDERS Inc.
          equipment is used in conjunction
          with fibre Bragg grating systems.

        • Updating of the Canadian Highway
          Bridge Design Code to provide
          design engineers with the guidance
          and safety assurance to utilize ISIS

        • Facilitated government owners
          of infrastructure to update and
          change their policies and practices
          regarding the design of civil

        • Adoption of the “ISIS Winnipeg
          Principles” by the international
          community that will result in further
          enhancements to the codes and
          design of bridge decks everywhere.
Through Partnerships
   Partnerships are the means by which ISIS Canada has been able to conduct its research and
   demonstrate the practicability of its technologies, particularly for field demonstration projects.

 Avensys                                    OFS	Laboratories,	OFS-Fitel,	LLC           Manitoba	Transportation	and	
 Brighten	Engineering	Co.	Ltd.              Optimum	Instruments,	Inc.                    Government	Services
 Cable	Bahamas                              OZ	Optics                                  Ministère	des	transports	du	Québec
 Canadian	Construction	                     Pultrall	Inc.                              National	Research	Council	of	
    Controls	Ltd.                           Red	River	College                            Canada-	Institute	for	Research	
 Center	for	Materials	and	                  Regional	Municipality	of	Waterloo            in	Construction
    Manufacturing                           Remote	Access	Technology                   Ontario	Ministry	of	Transportation
 Centre	for	Expertise	and	Research	         SI	Concrete	Systems                        Prince	Edward	Island	Department	of	
    on	Infrastructures	in	Urban	Areas       Sika	Canada	Inc.                             Transportation	&	Public	Works
 City	of	Saskatoon                          Specialty	Construction	Products	Ltd.       Public	Works	and	Government	
 Degussa	Construction	Chemicals             SPECO	Engineering	Ltd.                       Services	Canada
 FOX-TEK	Inc.                               Strait	Crossing	Bridge	Limited             Saskatchewan	Highways	and	
 Fyfe	Co.	LLC                               Syncrude	Canada	Ltd.                         Transportation
 Gestion	Valeo	s.e.c.                       Teknika-HBA
 Holcim	Group	Support	                      TransCanada	Pipelines	Ltd.
    (Canada)	Ltd.                           Vector	Construction	Group
 ISIS	Canada	Corporation                    Wardrop	Engineering	Inc.
 Jaeger,	L.	Consultant                      Weyerhaeuser	Canada	Ltd.
 JMBT	Structures	Research	Inc.              Weyerhaeuser	Corporation
 Kinectrics,	Inc.
 KRM	Consulting	Ltd.                        GOVERNMENT	AGENCIES
 Lancaster	Composite                        British	Columbia	Ministry	of	
 Levelton	Engineering	Ltd.                    Transportation	&	Highways
 MacDonnell	Group	Limited                   Fonds	de	recherche	sur	la	nature	
 McGrath	Engineering	Ltd.                     et	les	technologies
 Micron	Optics                              Hydro-Québec	-	TransEnergie
 NCK	Engineering	ltd.                       Manitoba	Industry,	Trade	and	Mines

 The international achievements of ISIS Canada are an important contribution to the advancement of the
 engineering profession that results in increased acceptance of ISIS technologies by Canadians. ISHMII (International
 Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure) is a new society that was formed by ISIS to meet a
 global need. Its prime role is to provide guidance and standards for the application of structural health monitoring to
 civil structures in order to accelerate the advancement of this emerging technology. The corrosion free bridge
 deck (second generation steel free deck) that was developed by ISIS is being adopted by engineers beyond Canadian
 borders. ISIS leadership and support for the organization of IIFC (International Institute for FRP in Construction) is
 another significant achievement of ISIS Canada that will provide benefit to Canadians over the long term.


advancing • monitoring • innovating • Rehabilitating • partnering • educating
Our Future Engineers

          Progress Report                              1995            2005
          Universities .................................. 10 ............. 15
          Prinicipal Investigators ............... 14 ..............33
          Researchers ................................ 59 ...........286
          Research Projects
          (cumulative) ................................. 17.............. 170
          Demonstration Projects
          (cumulative) ................................2 ...............50
          Industry and Govt Partners....... 17.............. 100
          Graduate Studies Completed
          (cumulative students) .................0 ............. 500
 ISIS	Canada	continues	to	provide	multidisciplined	and	multisectorial	involvement	for	its	
 graduate	students	complemented	by	laboratory	and	field	construction	experience.	With	a	
 national	network	of	students	and	professors	the	exposure	provides	a	competitive	advantage	
 for	ISIS	graduates.	

 These	HQP	(Highly	Qualified	Personnel)	are	given	the	opportunity	to	work	with	consulting	
 engineers,	contractors,	manufacturers,	leading	researchers;	the	experts	in	their	field.	
 ISIS	students	actively	participate	during	the	construction	and	SHM	monitoring	of	civil	
 structures	and	they	enter	into	exchange	programs	among	ISIS	Network	universities.		
 ISIS	HQP	are	also	involved	in	bridge	design	competitions,	poster	and	presentation	
 competitions,	student	committee,	and	a	national	conference.                                               René	Roy,	President
                                                                                                           ISIS	Canada	Student	Committee
 All	of	this	exposure	directly	affects	and	enhances	ISIS	HQP	by	providing	practical	skills,	               Université	de	Sherbrooke
 producing	entrepreneurs,	providing	job	opportunities,	creating	a	broad	network	of	people	
 and	disciplines	that	enhance	careers,	reduce	brain	drain,	and	aid	in	the	development	of	
 self-confidence	and	self-sufficiency.	ISIS	HQP	will	continue	to	champion	this	technology	
 throughout	their	careers,	resulting	in	mainstream	utilization	of	FRPs	and	SHM.

                                                                                          Urs Meier Scholarship for
                                                                                          Engineering Excellence
                                                                                          Hart Honickman
                                                                                          Queen’s University

                                                                                          Joanne Keselman Scholarship
                                                                                          for Women in Engineering
                                                                                          Rania Al-Hammoud
                                                                                          University of Waterloo

                                                                                          Leslie Jaeger Scholarship for the
                                                                                          Advancement of Engineering
                                                                                          Ciyan Cui
                                                                                          University of Toronto


advancing • monitoring • innovating • Rehabilitating • partnering • educating
                                  Network Finances

                                                                                                                          EXPENDITURE OF NCE FUNDS*
                                               NCE                   OTHER
BY UNIVERSITY                                 FUNDS                 CASH &
                                                                                     TOTAL            %                                      39% Salaries & Stipends
                                                                                                                                         (Students and researchers)

                                                                                                                                                     10% Carryover
University of British Columbia                 115,000                34,000         149,000              3                                      14% Travel & Other
                                                                                                                                                  3% Management
University of Alberta                         185,000                168,000        353,000               6
                                                                                                                                                     3% Equipment
University of Calgary                          75,000                         0       75,000              1                                            6% Materials
                                                                                                                                                         & Services
University of Saskatchewan                    185,000                 80,808        265,808               5

University of Manitoba                     1,898,000                  814,094       2,712,094         48

University of Waterloo                        35,000                  80,000         115,000              2

University of Toronto                         35,000                 160,000         195,000              3
                                                                                                                                          25% Technology Transfer
Queen’s University                            135,000                230,825        365,825               7
                                                                                                                                    *Unaudited as of June 30, 2006
University of Ottawa                           70,000                125,000         195,000              3

Concordia University                          20,000                      15,000     35,000               1
                                                                                                                          SOURCE OF TOTAL REVENUE
École Polytechnique de Montréal               80,000                          0      80,000               1

Université de Sherbrooke                      295,000                 702,177         997,177         18                                                    57% NCE

Dalhousie University                           72,000                 53,250         125,250              2                                           10% University
TOTALS                                  3,200,000                  2,463,154       5,663,154        100
PERCENTAGE                                       57%                       43%        100%
                                                                                                                                                         15% Industry

Based	on	information	available	from	host	university	as	of	June	30,	2006.
                                                                                                                                                      14% Provincial

                                                                                                                                                   1% Other Sources
                                                                                                                                                         3% Federal
                             March 31, 2006              March 31, 2005

  NCE                      3,200,000                      3,200,000                             DISTRIBUTION OF REVENUE BY THEME
  UNIVERSITY                     201,777                     233,000
                                                                                                                NCE          OTHER
  INDUSTRY                        94,734                       144,193
                                                                                                               FUNDS        CASH &
                                                                                                                                              TOTAL            %
  FEDERAL                        40,000                         117,168
  PROVINCIAL                   603,327                       733,535                     THEME 1               432,000       560,892          992,891          18

  OTHER SOURCES                  27,000                       122,000
                                                                                         THEME 2               595,000       1,162,420       1,757,420         31
  TOTAL CASH                 4,166,838                     4,549,896
                                                                                         THEME 3               403,000        445,377         848,377          15
                                                                                         THEME 4              1,590,000       294,465        1,862,981         33
  UNIVERSITY                     377,046                      327,644
  INDUSTRY                    800,980                          912,154                   Management
                                                                                                                180,000             0         180,000           3
  FEDERAL                        138,500                     100,000
                                                                                                 Totals       3,200,000      2,463,154      5,663,154         100
  PROVINCIAL                     170,500                      147,700
  OTHER SOURCES                   9,290                      226,945
  TOTAL IN-KIND               1,496,316                      1,714,443
  (CASH & IN-KIND)           5,663,154                     6,264,339
    Project Leaders / Principal Investigators
                                               6)		 NIVERSITY	OF	WATERLOO	                      U
                                                                                           12	)		 NIVERSITÉ	DE	SHERBROOKE	
   Nemkumar	Banthia,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.	               Khaled	Soudki,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.	                 Kenneth	Neale,	Ph.D.,	Eng.	
   [Director	of	Theme	2,	Member	of	RMC]	       	                                                [Director	of	Theme	3,	Member	of	RMC]	
                                               7)		 NIVERSITY	OF	TORONTO	                       Brahim	Benmokrane,	Ph.D.,	Eng.	
2)		 NIVERSITY	OF	CALGARY	                        Shamim	Sheikh,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.                  Pierre	Labossière,	Ph.D.,	Eng.	
   Nigel	Shrive,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.	                   [Member	of	the	TTCC]                          Patrick	Paultre,	Ph.D.,	Eng.	
	                                                                                               Jean	Proulx,	Ph.D.,	Eng.	
3)		 NIVERSITY	OF	ALBERTA	                        U
                                               8)		 NIVERSITY	OF	OTTAWA	
   J.J.	Roger	Cheng,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.	               Xiaoyi	Bao,	Ph.D.	                           D
                                                                                           13)		 ALHOUSIE	UNIVERSITY	
   [Director	of	Theme	1,	Member	of	RMC]	          [Member	of	RMC]                              John	Newhook,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.	
   Alaa	E.	Elwi,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.	                                                                [Member	of	the	Board	of	Directors]
                                               9)		 UEENS	UNIVERSITY	
4)		 NIVERSITY	OF	SASKATCHEWAN	                   Mark	Green,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.	
   Gordon	Sparks,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.	                  Luke	Bisby,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.	               The ISIS Canada Network
   Leon	Wegner,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.	                    Amir	Fam,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.
   Mohamed	Boulfiza,	Ph.D.	                                                                approach to research and
                                               10)		 ONCORDIA	UNIVERSITY	
   U                                               Suong	Van	Hoa,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.	
                                                                                           technology transfer provides
   (Host	of	ISIS	headquarters)	                                                            ISIS a unique opportunity
   Aftab	Mufti,	Ph.D.,	P.Eng.	                     	
                                               11)		 COLE	POLYTECHNIQUE	
   [Scientific	Director,	Chair	of	RMC]	            DE	MONTRÉAL	
                                                                                           to ensure its technological
   Dagmar	Svecova,	Ph.D.	                          Bruno	Massicotte,	Ph.D.,	Eng.	          advancements have a lasting
   Douglas	Thomson,	Ph.D.	
   [Member	of	RMC]	                                                                        impact on civil engineering
   Dean	McNeill,	Ph.D.	                                                                    practice in Canada and
	                                                                                          around the world.
                                                                                                      Dr. Aftab Mufti, P.Eng.
                                                                                                      Scientific Director

    Network Universities from Coast to Coast

               1                2

                                                                                           10 11
                                                                                         8       12                13
                                               ISIS	Canada	Headquarters                 7 9                                     13
                                               University	of	Manitoba
                Fulfilling the Mandate

Going forward ISIS shall:
• Conduct research that focuses on the       Education Committee and web                • Expand and accelerate all
  needs and concerns of the user sector.     based training modules.                      technology transfer programs to
                                                                                          ensure that ISIS technologies are
• Carry out field demonstration             • Develop innovative hybrid design            used as common practice by 2010.
  projects that will facilitate adoption      concepts for civil infrastructure that
  of ISIS technologies by the owners of       maximize the benefits of GFRPs for        • Establish a new research network
  infrastructure.                             both rehabilitation and new structures.     called “Civionics Canada” to build on
                                                                                          the advancement of the innovative
• Advance the development of                • Conduct further research to provide         sensor technologies and SHM
  various sensor technologies and             the base to update design codes so          instrumentation developed by
                                              that the allowable stress on GFRPs is       ISIS thus far.
  measurement instruments that will
                                              greater than the current code permits.
  enhance the application of structural
  health monitoring for civil structures.                                               • Establish a self-sustaining volunteer
                                            • Conduct workshops utilizing the
                                                                                          network called “ISIS Canada
                                              updated ISIS design manuals
• Advance knowledge of the durability                                                     Network Association” that has the
                                              and Life Cycle Engineering
  parameters of FRP materials and                                                         mandate to continue the transfer of
                                              methodologies to demonstrate the
  bonding agents under extreme                                                            ISIS technologies to the user sector
                                              benefits of utilizing ISIS technologies
  environmental conditions and develop                                                    beyond 2010,
                                              in the future design of civil
  guidelines for design engineers.            engineering structures.
                                                                                        • Create a “Canadian Partnership
• Advance the teaching of ISIS              • Continue the international outreach         for Innovation using FRPs and SHM
  technologies at the undergraduate           activities for the long term benefit        for Civil Engineering Infrastructure”
  level in engineering faculties and          of Canadians.                               in order to maximize the long term
  technical colleges through the                                                          benefit to Canadians of 14 successful
                                                                                          years of ISIS research.

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