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    Products: 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Award winners

    December 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Ten HVAC&R products have been selected as Innovation Award Winners for the 2015 AHR Expo to be held in Chicago on January 26-28, 2015.

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    2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference

    December 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The ASHRAE Winter Conference is on January 24-28, 2015 at the Palmer House Hilton, while the accompanying AHR Expo is on January 26-28 at McCormick Place.

  • Up Front

    December 1, 2014 by Staff report

    News briefs

  • The Quantity Surveyor

    December 1, 2014 by Staff interview

    Matt Weber, AScT, PQS, is the current president of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors – British Columbia (CIQS-BC). He is also the vice president of Concosts Management and the general manager of Concosts Consultants in B.C., a…

  • Personal Tax Tips

    December 1, 2014 by Kelly Kolke, Grant Thornton LLP

    Canadian professionals pay a lot of tax, which is why individuals — including shareholders of professional corporations — and members of partnerships are always looking for ways to reduce their annual tax burden. Luckily, there are…

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    Dimming Protocols

    December 1, 2014 by By Andrew Parker, P.Eng., LC, LEED AP Salex

    Lighting controls are readily used in commercial, industrial and residential buildings to save energy. They are also mandated through their inclusion in government building codes and encouraged through energy standards such as ASHRAE 90.1 and…

  • The Elliot Lake Report

    December 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    On October 15 the Honourable Paul R. Bélanger, Commissioner of the Elliot Lake Inquiry, released his report on the fatal collapse of part of the parking deck roof of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake, northern Ontario in June 2012. The…

  • Opinion: Specialization – or Not?

    December 1, 2014 by By Angelo Mattacchione, P.Eng. & Livia Mattacchione, P.Eng. Prosum Engineering

    Professional Enginees of Ontario (PEO) is considering making regulatory changes to create a Structural Engineering Specialist designation to ensure “… that incidents like the Algo Centre Mall collapse are not repeated.”1 PEO defines a…

  • Comment: Elliot Lake – a litany of neglect

    December 1, 2014 by Bronwen Parsons

    Justice Paul R. Bélanger’s report on the travesty at the Algo Mall in Elliot Lake in 2012 makes for excellent — if unhappy — reading (see p. 23). Part I of the report describes the litany of bad decisions and neglect…

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    TRIUMF Advanced Rare IsototopE Laboratory

    December 1, 2014 by Mechanical engineer: Stantec

    A recently completed building on the TRIUMF campus near Point Grey in Vancouver houses the Advanced Rare IsotopE Laboratory (ARIEL). TRIUMF is Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. It has over 350 scientists,…