Bridges to Talk
Aftab A. Mufti, University of Manitoba
Stress, corrosion and fatigue may be killing Canada's infrastucture
pocketbooks, but civil engineers have started to listen (to
that is). New electronic sensing technology is injecting a
wealth of new
information, new life and ideas into the design of urban structures
the management and restoration of Canada's aging bridges and
For Dr. Aftab Mufti, the built world is made up of dynamic,
with a constantly changing story to tell. He's an international
the application of fibre optic sensing and monitoring systems
an early warning in the event of problems. He has contributed
innovative design of polymer reinforced "steel-free"
bridge decks as well as
to high profile projects such as the restoration and monitoring
Boy - the statue that has braved 80 Winnipeg winters from
his perch atop
the Manitoba Legislature.
Dr. Aftab Mufti is a Professor of Civil Engineering in the
Structures and Materials Department at the University of Manitoba.
He is also the Program Leader and President of Intelligent
Sensing for Innovative Structures (ISIS) Canada, a federal
Network of Centres of Excellence.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
--the Speaker of the Senate, the Hon. Daniel Hays
--the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Hon. Peter Milliken
--Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)
DATE: Thursday, April 1, 2004 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am