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CCE Mag - March/April 2014


Calgary's Peace Bridge
The stunning new pedestrian-cyclist bridge across the Bow River in Calgary required complex engineering. The steel structure is a helix developed over an oval cross section.

Collateral Damage - an interview with Johanne Desrochers, AICQ
The president of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Quebec discusses the impact on engineering firms of the Charbonneau Inquiry, which is looking at corruption in the construction industry.

Downsview Park Station
A transit station on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension is an example of a new multi-modal hub with complex patterns of pedestrian movement.

On a Firm Footing: Metro Vancouver's Evergreen Line
Engineers for the latest branch of Metro Vancouver's light rapid transit system are dealing with highly unstable soils in the Port Moody and Coquitlam sections.

Aluminum Bridge Decks
The Quebec aluminum industry is promoting the use of the material in bridge decks. Now a demonstration project is under construction in Quebec.

Cleaning Up Effluent
Canada has New Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations under the federal Fisheries Act, which will require plant upgrades in hundreds of treatment plants.

Reclaiming Wastewater in Dawson Creek
When the City of Dawson Creek couldn't supply enough water to natural gas fracking operators, it looked to its sewage lagoons and found the answer.

Modelling Crowd Movements
A powerful and unique 3D modelling program known as MassMotion is helping to keep pedestrians moving quickly and safely during construction at Toronto's Union Station.

Up Front

What Do Your Clients Really Think?
Competition is stiff among engineering companies. Try two methods to measure how satisfied your clients are with your work and ensure they will stay with you for years to come.