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ISIS Canada Research Network Intelligent Sensing For Innovative Structures A Decade ACHIEVEMENT 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 1 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. ISIS CANADA ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE University of Manitoba • A250 Agricultural and Civil Engineering Bldg. • 96 Dafoe Road • Winnipeg, Manitoba • R3T 2N2 Tel: 204.474.8506 • Fax: 204.474.7519 • www.isiscanada.com • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 THEME 2 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 n t me rn ve Go rs d o l an orat s tria llab In du Co TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER Un ive rsi Int ty Pa er rtn na e tio rs nal Lia iso n ADVANCING Civil Engineering Profession 3 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. D • evelopment of the advanced Fibre Bragg Grating (FBG) readout instrument by IDERS Inc. A • dvancement of Brillouin sensor system for measurement of strain at high accuracy. • Development of intelligent wireless remote monitoring for civil infrastructure. A • pplication of SHM to an art form – “Golden Boy” on top of the Manitoba Legislative Building. A • pplication of life cycle engineering and cost analysis in combination with SHM and FRPs. U • niversity of Ottawa and Neubrex Co. Ltd. agreement to market the distributed Brillouin sensor technology. A • dvancement of civionics and application specifications for SHM P • 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 THEME 2 – MATERIALS SCIENCE AND INNOVATIVE STRUCTURES focuses on the application 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. KEY ACHIEVEMENTS: • 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 C • 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. THEME 3 – STRUCTURAL STRENGTHENING AND 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. SIGNIFICANT ADVANCEMENTS: C • 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 E • 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 P • ioneered development of unique and innovative sprayed FRP for structural strengthening of existing structures. E • stablished practicability of using FRPs to rehabilitate heritage masonry buildings and cemetary markers. E • stablished that the rate of steel corrosion in GFRP wrapped columns is reduced significantly over conventional designs. A • 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 experienced. 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 Canadas 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. 7 advancing monitoring innovating Rehabilitating partnering educating Maximizing Achievements Partnerships are an integral part of the ISIS success story and have resulted in the following achievements: 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 technologies. Facilitated government owners of infrastructure to update and change their policies and practices regarding the design of civil structures. 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. INDUSTRY PARTNERS 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. 9 advancing monitoring innovating Rehabilitating partnering educating 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 PROVIDING AN EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE 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 Queens 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 11 advancing monitoring innovating Rehabilitating partnering educating Network Finances EXPENDITURE OF NCE FUNDS* NCE OTHER ALLOCATION OF FUNDS BY UNIVERSITY FUNDS CASH & IN-KIND 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 Queens 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 SOURCES OF CASH REVENUE 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 & IN-KIND 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 IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS 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 TOTAL REVENUE (CASH & IN-KIND) 5,663,154 6,264,339 Project Leaders / Principal Investigators U 1) NIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA U 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] U 7) NIVERSITY OF TORONTO Brahim Benmokrane, Ph.D., Eng. U 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. U 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] Q 9) UEENS UNIVERSITY U 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 C 10) ONCORDIA UNIVERSITY 5) NIVERSITY OF MANITOBA 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. É 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 3 4 1 2 5 10 11 8 12 13 ISIS Canada Headquarters 7 9 13 University of Manitoba 6 Fulfilling the Mandate 2006-2009 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.