Out in the water they float, canoes made not of fibreglass, wood or aluminum, but, ahem, concrete.
Yeah, you read that right.
Heavy, clunky, sink-like-a-stone concrete — the same stuff they use to make bridges and buildings.
Except this concrete, through the wonders of civil engineering, doesn't sink.
"It's a focus on sustainability," notes Richard Morrison, adviser to the University of Waterloo's Concrete Canoe Team, assembled at Laurel Creek beach Saturday for the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition.
Our students organized and executed a fantastic event – I couldn’t be more proud! Our bridge this year didn’t fare so well in the end, but the team tried something innovative and learned a lot from it.
Warrior Home has successfully placed first in the 2018 U.S. Department of Energy "Race to Zero" Attached Housing Competition. This is the first time the University of Waterloo has entered the competition which makes their achievement all the more remarkable.
The Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" will not be resurrecting itself anytime soon, Canadian scientists say. The transport of large quantities of nitrogen from rivers and streams across the North American corn belt has been linked to the development of a large dead zone in the northern Gulf of Mexico, where massive algal blooms lead to oxygen depletion, making it difficult for marine life to survive.
Follow for a look at the Professional Engineers of Ontario magazine, including articles on the increasing presence of women in engineering featuring University of Waterloo alumni Amma Wakefield and Professor Mary Wells.
A unique opportunity is coming to the University of Waterloo through the innovative blend of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Architecture, the brand new program - Architectural Engineering!
“CivE Design Days” is a two-day event where second year civil and geological engineering students worked in groups to propose a solution to a design problem which incorporates concepts from their core academic curriculum.
Mark Knight, Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) shares his history of CATT and his insights on the future of trenchless construction methods.