Canadian Consulting Engineer


  • Feature Buildings

    Security at Casinos and Hotels

    October 3, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons, Editor

    From the August-September 2016 print issue, p. 32 Mike Prsa, P.Eng., vice president at Mulvey & Banani International in Toronto, has seen a great advance take place in security systems in the last decade. “No longer are security systems simply

  • Situation at the OIQ: Interview with the president

    October 3, 2016 by Interview by CCE

    From the August-September 2016 print issue, p. 42 On July 6 the Office des professions du Québec, an arm of the provincial government that oversees professional bodies, placed the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) under its administration. The order

  • Tax and business implications of opening a branch office

    October 3, 2016 by Marlin Miller, Collins Barrow

    When a firm decides it’s time to expand into a new province or even into the U.S. or overseas, what are the must-know tax risks and implications?

  • CCDC issues new documents

    October 3, 2016 by Rosa L. Mauro, Miller Thomson LLP

    The Canadian Construction Documents Committee recently issued two new documents that relate to procurement practices in the industry.

  • Feature Buildings

    Critical Protection: Fire Safety and Casinos

    October 3, 2016 by William Kuffner, P.Eng., Senior Fire Protection Engineer

    In designing upgrades to the fire protection systems for a casino surveillance operations room, WSP evaluated various advanced systems for suppression and detection.

  • Next Generation Buildings: Power Over Ethernet

    October 3, 2016 by Andy Schonberger, P.Eng., Cisco Systems Canada

    In the emerging era of the Internet-of-Things and IP networks, the use of Power-over-Ethernet is a technology that can simplify a building’s electrical and communications infrastructure.

  • Feature Buildings

    School Project: Calgary Board of Education building automation systems retrofit

    October 3, 2016 by Terry Irwin, CEM and Annie-Claude Thibeault, P.Eng., Ecosystem

    Over 100 schools in the Calgary Board of Education are having their building automation systems revamped and put under central control, but the buildings are diverse and each requires its own BAS logic.

  • Feature Buildings

    STGM Head Office

    October 3, 2016 by Sébastien Hogue, Ambioner

    An architect’s head office in Quebec City is the first commercial building in Quebec to earn LEED Platinum certification. Its sophisticated, minimal style is complemented by its innovative and highly efficient energy systems.

  • Feature Buildings

    Centre Vidéotron

    October 3, 2016 by Samuel Paradis, ing, SNC-Lavalin

    Quebec City’s new hockey arena and entertainment venue welcomes visitors into a grand soaring hall banked with immersive technologies. But behind the scenes, the engineering of the building structure and mechanical systems are just as extraordinary.

  • Radical problems call for radical change

    October 3, 2016 by Bronwen Parsons, Editor

    From the August-September print edition, page 4 They say everyone is either an optimist or a pessimist, and I generally count myself in the latter camp. So when I arrived in the U.K. in June just after the Brexit vote,