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Civil Seminar

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Spencer Engineering Building (SEB)
Room: 1200

Dr. F. Michael Bartlett, P. Eng.

Mike Bartlett became Professor Emeritus on 30 June 2019, after almost a quarter century in Western’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  His research focusses on the practical application of structural mechanics and reliability principles to the evaluation and rehabilitation of highway bridges and buildings.  He was Jim MacGregor’s co-author for the first Canadian Edition of “Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design” and, with Jim, derived load and resistance factors used to design the Confederation Bridge.  He previously worked seven years with Buckland and Taylor Ltd., North Vancouver, and shorter stints with: BPTEC Engineering, Edmonton;  Dillon Consulting, London;  AECOM, London; and others.

Graduate students in Civil and Environmental Engineering are probably considering career alternatives in consulting firms or in academia.  This presentation will compare and contrast these alternatives:  there are clear differences, but there are also a lot of common themes.  An individual with potential in one area is likely also to be successful in the other – and a graduate degree is a good ticket towards either option.  Experiences as an expert witness will be shared.  The presentation will be short, leaving time for questions.

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Kristen Edwards
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