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Promise and Reality: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, University of British Columbia After two years, a building at the University of B.C. that was designed with the highest goals in green building design has had some triumphs - but also challenges.
Engineered Refrigeration SystemsWhen Metro decided to build a new food storage warehouse near Montreal, its consulting engineers played a critical role in analyzing and selecting from different refrigeration systems.
Power: After the FloodsWhen floods ravaged southern Alberta last June, electrical service to numerous buildings was compromised. Consulting engineers were called in to quickly assess equipment and get systems back up and running.
Overcoming the Memory GapAs babyboomers retire, a vast amount of invaluable company knowledge goes out of the door with them. To overcome that deficit, consulting engineers need to take action now.
Which to choose - ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or NECB 2011?Building designers in British Columbia and other provinces now have to choose between two different energy compliance paths - a decision which can sometimes be complicated.
Engineers & the Law: Builders' Lien Acts and Engineers The relationship between engineers and Builders' Lien Acts has been misunderstood, due largely to different approaches across Canada.
Energy: Surprising DisclosuresAt the 2014 ASHRAE Winter Conference in New York City, a researcher presented findings that overturn many of our common assumptions about energy use in commercial buildings.
Comment: a tower rises from the ashes
Promise and Reality: Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, University of British Columbia
“Think of it as a 60,000 square-foot piece of research equipment,” says the Canadian Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) about the building. “Everything — energy sources, ventilation choices, paint,...
Engineered Refrigeration Systems
Few consulting engineers are specialized in refrigeration systems design. Unfortunately, this shortage means there is a lack of independent expertise to support clients in the food distribution and processing fields when it is time for them to...
Canadian Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CBTUH) video.
Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK) 2013 Brian Eckel Award-winning projects.
Al Bahar Tower designers interviewed at CTBUH 2012 Awards Symposium.
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