Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Challenges with Shoring Design (Breakfast Session)
BC Housing: 1.5 CPD Points
Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Accent Inn Burnaby
3777 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC
V5C 6N5
Complimentary Parking
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Registration Deadline
Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Event Description

This presentation describes various earth shoring techniques for building construction including aspects of design and safety.


Several shoring methods are covered:

  • Cantilevered walls
  • Tied-back walls
  • Braced excavations

Case studies are presented relating to risks of instability during excavation.


What previous participants said: 
“Engaging speaker.”
“Good information – can relate to site work.”
“Good: Soil strength information.”
“Valuable real life examples w/ photos.”

Presenter: Robert Bourdages, P. Eng., PE, SE, LEED AP, Principal, Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Robert Bourdages is a structural engineer who has practiced building design along the US west coastal states, and in British Columbia and Alberta. He has provided the structural design of buildings and earth shoring structures in many geographic areas with various soil and water conditions. Robert is a Principal with Stantec Consulting Ltd. in Vancouver, and is currently working on the YVR CORE Program, a major infrastructure project at the Vancouver Airport.

Contact & Support

For more information contact 604-298-7795



All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $40.00
Non-Member $70.00
Special Promotion: Group Discount
Register 2 employees and SAVE 10% off each additional registration!
8:00am - 8:30am
Hot Breakfast Buffet & Registration
8:30am - 10:00am
Presentation and Q&A
Cancellation &
Refund Policy




Cancellations received at least 10 business days prior to the course date will result in a full refund.


Cancellations received less than 10 business days but more than 5 full business days prior to the course date are subject to an administration fee of $100 per day for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.


Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify ICBA at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.


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