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CCE Mag -
COMMUNITY POWER advent of district energy systems
Urban designers are favouring building tighter, more dense communities, which present ideal opportunities for adding centralized heating and cooling networks that run on greener fuels.
Pipe Dreams, Markham Realities
Two district energy systems in Markham north of Toronto service a diverse range of public and private buildings, including a condominium, data centres, schools and a hotel.
Refrigerants: Ammonia vs CO2
Concerns over global climate change are prompting engineers to become more interested in using natural refrigerants for ice arenas. Dessau has done research on two systems and compared their advantages.
Smoke Management in Large Arenas
The design of fire protection systems for large indoor arenas and venues with stadium seating can be complex. The use of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code helps.
After a Tornado
Rebuilding a devastated salt evaporator plant in a small town in Ontario required quick action and careful construction management.
The head of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Quebec responds to the allegations made about engineering firms at the Charbonneau Inquiry.
Engineering & the Law
Opportunities in the Mining Sector
While EPCM contracts in the mining sector have generally involved the multinational engineering corporations, there are growing opportunities for smaller, specialized firms.