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    Digitizing a School

    August 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ST. JOSEPH’S COMPOSITE HIGH SCHOOL RENOVATIONS, EDMONTONHEMISPHERE ENGINEERINGSt. Joseph’s High School in Edmonton’s inner city was originally built in 1931, with additions in 1951 and 1966. However, …

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    Ouvrir la voie des autoroute plus srs

    August 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Si vous roulez sur les autoroutes nationales du Canada, vous devez srement savoir qu’il y a un problme grandissant. Les statistiques montrent qu’au cours de votre vie (environ 80 ans), quelque 20 00…

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    Ode to a bridge

    August 1, 2000 by Bronwen Ledger

    I confess I’m cheating. After slogging through a major piece about current staff shortages (page 22), I’m “written out,” as they say. So rather than trying to scratch any original thoughts from my own…

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    earth’s exchange: ground source heat pumps

    August 1, 2000 by Gordon Shymko, P.Eng.

    Passionate advocates of ground source heat pump systems hold forth the technology as something of a panacea for the world’s energy and environmental woes. A recent study commissioned by Natural Resour…

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    LETTERS (June 01, 2000)

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Who’s Assessing the Assessments?I read with great interest the article by Rosalind Cairncross, “Stepping Out on Spadina” (January-February) describing the Spadina Light Rail Transit Line in Toronto. A…

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    Table 2: PRIVATE PARTICIPATION IN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS (by region)

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Sector199019911992199319941995199619971998TotalEast Asia &2.34.08.715.9…

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    No Escape

    June 1, 2000 by Hank T. Bulmash

    Mel Connelly is an engineer who has overseen the development of several mines. Although he’s worked hard, he’s had trouble saving money. Now that he’s nearing 50, that’s become a major concern.”I’ve b…

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    A letter clarifying ACEC’s position on design-build contract documents

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    To: Canadian Consulting Engineer magazineI write to clarify the position of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada with respect to the development of standard design-build contract document…

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    AVOIDING CHAOS

    June 1, 2000 by Rosalind Cairncross, P.Eng.

    If the scenario sketched by Nicholas Sonntag at a recent seminar comes to pass, all our tomorrows could end up in a pile of social rubble. The litany of environmental ills, climate change, disappearin…

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    Pulp and Paper Industry at a Glance

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Generated $600 million estimated revenues in 1999; shipped a record 31 million tonnes of productContribution to Canada’s balance of trade in 1998: $16.7 billionCanada’s largest and most geographically…

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    Table 3: EFFECTIVE TAX RATES FOR DOMESTIC FIRMS IN G-7 COUNTRIES

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    CanadaUnited StatesUnited KingdomGermanyFranceItaly*JapanManufacturing(per cent)…

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    U.S. and Canadian consultants meet

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Southern drawls and other U.S. accents added a fresh note to the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC) annual meeting in Niagara Falls, Ontario in May. Its counterpart, the American Con…

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    Goodbye

    June 1, 2000 by Shelley Boyes

    The tightly knit camaraderie that is woven in engineering firms under the shared pressures of constantly meeting project deadlines, budgets and client expectations can be torn asunder when someone is …

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    Table 1: PRIVATE PARTICIPATION IN INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS (by sector)

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Sector199019911992199319941995199619971998TotalTelecommunications6.613.17.91…

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    NOTES

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Government of B.C. and Pacifica Papers have agreed to dismantle a dam on the Theodosia River near Powell River, B.C. in an effort to restore salmon runs. The earth/concrete capped dam was built …

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    Acres: portrait of a firm

    June 1, 2000 by Bronwen Ledger

    Name: Acres InternationalLocations: corporate office recently located to Oakville, Ontario. Eleven offices across Canada, six in the United States, one in IranNumber of employees: 1,000 approximatelyS…

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    TIGHT TREATMENT

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The sequencing batch reactor plant in a downtown wastewater treatment facility in Quebec is pie-shaped to save on costs.BCD Consultants of Valleyfield, Quebec were asked to double the capacity of the …

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    Blue Box Syndrome

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The use of blue box and other recovered paper waste to feed pulp mills is one of the most important environmental thrusts taking place in the pulp and paper industry. This in spite of the fact that ma…

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    Table 4: TOP 5 PRIVATE SPONSORS BY NUMBER OF PROJECTS 1990-1997

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    SponsorProjectsTotal investment in projects with privateparticipation (1997 US$ millions)Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux2816,153…

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    Managing engineering documents at Annacis

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    SOFTWAREThe $500 million upgrade to the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) Annacis Island wastewater treatment plant led to new levels of complexity for the organization in managing its engine…

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    Why don’t they listen?

    June 1, 2000 by Bronwen Ledger

    One of the most telling comments to emerge from the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada annual meeting in May came as an aside during lunch. Guest speaker Stephen S. Mayer, P.E. of the Peace…

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    BIOSLURPING AT CN

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Recovering the diesel oil that contaminates a CN rail site in Montreal has yielded 600,000 litres for re-use so far.Diesel must have been seeping into the ground at a Canadian National Railways site i…

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    News – 01-JUN-00

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ACEC member-organizations: Association des ingnieurs-conseils du Qubec, Consulting Engineers of Ontario, Nova Scotia Consulting Engineers Association, Consulting Engineers of British Columbia, Assoc…

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    L’Ingnieur-conseil du 21e sicle

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Les ingnieurs-conseils vivent une poque trs intressante. Les outils traditionnels de notre industrie, soit les mathmatiques, la physique et la chimie, ne forment plus la base de l’ingnierie. Un …

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    New wharf at Hall’s Harbour, Nova Scotia

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    In May, picturesque Hall’s Harbour on the Fundy shore in Nova Scotia officially opened its new breakwater and wharf. Two years ago the town’s 1904 timber wharf was destroyed by the fierce winter ice s…

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    Ends Not Means

    June 1, 2000 by Julian Heller

    The design for a project is the template for all the participants to follow. The design professionals obviously must prepare their work with that in mind, and must charge a fee in accordance with the …

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    New Chair announces ACEC priorities for 2000

    June 1, 2000 by Dave Chalcroft

    Speaking at the 76th Annual Business Meeting of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada, new Chair, Dave Chalcroft, P.Eng. from UMA Engineering Ltd., Calgary, provided members with an overvi…

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    New advocacy body in Ontario

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    PROFESSIONEngineers in Ontario have a new organization dedicated to promoting their interests. A referendum held by Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) resulted in 80 per cent support in favour of cr…

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    Your membership dollars at work (June 01, 2000)

    June 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    It is a very exciting time to be a consulting engineer. The traditional tools of our industry — mathematics, physics, and chemistry — no longer form the basis of engineering. A successful environmen…

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    Public-Private Partnerships

    June 1, 2000 by Jacques Lamarre, ing., SNC-Lavalin Group

    The text is adapted from a speech given at the Canadian Council on Public-Private Partnerships Seventh Annual Conference, Toronto, November 22-23, 1999The market in public-private partnerships for bui…