Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering

University of Alberta

Edmonton, AB, Canada


The Steel Centre is an education and research centre located in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. The Centre is led by Director Dr. Robert Driver, with input from an Industry Advisory Council.

Safa Masajedian (Ph.D.)

In a progressive collapse event, a single structural failure causes a disproportionately large collapse in the structure.


Chris Di Giovanni (M.Sc.)

The goal of Chris’ research is to determine the cause of cracking found in the welded joints of a steel platform structure af...

Victoria Buffam (M.Sc.)

Extended shear tab connections are efficient for both fabrication and erection as they eliminate the need to cope beams, and ar...

Riley Quintin (M.Sc.)

It is relatively common for torsional loads to be included in the design of members in industrial steel structures. An example of...

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Research highlights

Improving design standards for wide-flange girder bridges

Dimple Ji (M.Sc.) | Supreme Group