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CCE Mag - August/September 2014

Features

Symphony of Design: Jasper Place Library
The building systems and architectural form of a new library in Edmonton work in concert.

Edmonton's Nerve Centre
Alberta's capital has a centralized campus system to control and monitor the HVAC systems of 145 municipal buildings.

Natural Balance
The new Thunder Bay Courthouse solves special acoustical issues that face these spaces. The result is bright rooms where natural speech can be clearly heard.

Justice Upheld
The security systems were a key component of the design for the Waterloo Region Courthouse in southwest Ontario.

TIGHT ON ENERGY
The Valley Waste Resource Management Administration building in Kentville, Nova Scotia, is the first office building in Canada to be certified to the rigorous Passive House energy standard.

The Evolution of Lighting Controls

Climate Change and Buildings
A look at how the PIEVC protocol of Engineers Canada can be used to assess the effect of climate change on buildings.

Overcladding
Sturdy 1960s apartment buildings can benefit from having a new thermally effective skin installed outside their existing walls.

To Lease or Buy?
Before you acquire new office equipment, you need to consider the different taxation rules that apply.


Departments

INTERVIEWS

TWICE
Kristen Poff is the person behind a new ACEC-Manitoba organization that aims to build up the number of women in consulting engineering.

UP FRONT

BUSINESS

Quality Management Systems
Implementing a quality management system that is audited by a third party has helped Klohn Crippen Berger ensure that their projects run successfully.

Engineering & the Law

NEW PRODUCTS

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