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    FAILURE OF AN OFFSHORE PLATFORM

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    By Michael P. Collins, P. Eng., Frank J. Vecchio, P. Eng., Robert G. Selby, P.Eng., and Pawan R. Gupta, P.Eng.he challenge of extracting oil and gas from beneath the North Sea, one of the world’s most…

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    Un fruit de vos cotisations

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    L’annonce dans le budget fdral du 28 fvrier d’un engagement fdral de 3,65 milliards de dollars, au cours des 6 prochaines annes, pour les infrastructures canadiennes est certes une bonne nouvell…

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    ACEC program to attract young Canadians to engineering

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ACEC, in partnership with Human Resources Development Canada, has launched the first phase of an important industry-led national initiative to promote the study and practice of engineering in Canada a…

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    Exploring Extranets

    March 1, 2000 by Paul Doherty

    In an Internet-based economy engineers will log onto a secure extranet to work on projects. Already a host of companies are waiting to help you get on-line.Fast and accurate communication is a consult…

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    2000 National Convention celebrates cross-border business relations

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    “New Directions for a New Century” is the theme for ACEC’s 2000 National Convention, to be held May 13 to 16 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In the spirit of the theme and for the first time ever, this gat…

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    safe conduct

    March 1, 2000 by Said M. Easa, P.Eng.

    Traffic collisions worldwide ranked ninth among leading causes of death in 1990. By 2020 they will rank third behind only heart disease and strokes, according to a study carried out by the Harvard Uni…

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    E-Commerce @ ACEC (March 01, 2000)

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ACEC publications and contract documents can be purchased online via ACEC’s secure transaction server. The ACEC E-Shoppe shortens the process of obtaining business documents and management tools, ef…

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    Edging to Green

    March 1, 2000 by Gray Taylor

    A five-year political circus ended with the passage by the Senate last September of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The Act (CEPA 1999) is expected to come into force this spring afte…

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    Client relations, old-style

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The search for a good engineer-client relationship is as old as engineering itself. Richard White’s Gentlemen Engineers: the Working Lives of Frank and Walter Shanly (Toronto: University of Toronto Pr…

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    LETTERS (March 01, 2000)

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Stuffed shirts rebuffedTwo letters in the January/February issue made the same old pseudo-intellectual arguments to support the antiquated idea that the new millennium doesn’t “really” start until Jan…

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    Consulting engineers poised for a good year

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    If the survey results from ACEC’s 1999 Business Survey of Members are an indication, 2000 should be a very good year for many in the industry. In total, 57% rated the general business climate in Canad…

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    Calendar (March 01, 2000)

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    MAY 26 — Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards 2000. Deadline for submitting two-page project description. Full entries due June 9. See pages 6 and 8. Call (416) 442-2266.MAY 1 — Project Management…

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    Manholes Rethought

    March 1, 2000 by Nicole Baer and J.F. Gallagher

    The National Research Council’s Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) has developed an innovation that will prevent heaving and cracking of pavement around manholes.Frost damage around manholes…

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    Sexual Harassment

    March 1, 2000 by Shelley Boyes

    Since a prohibition against sexual harassment was added to the human rights codes of the federal government and most provinces in the early 1980s, the topic has never been far from the headlines. Witn…

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    Keeping out the Zebra Mussel

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ENVIRONMENTPurple Loosestrife has taken over our meadows and wetlands across Canada; the Round Goby is proliferating in Lake Superior and Michigan; the Spiny Cladoceran has invaded Lakes Ontario; and …

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    Mechanical systems at vancouver international

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    KEEN ENGINEERINGKeen Engineering’s mechanical design for the international terminal at Vancouver airport challenged the way that mechanical design is traditionally done in large buildings. Their desig…

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    News – 01-MAR-00

    March 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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    Alberta consulting engineers fly high

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    AWARDSConsulting Engineers of Alberta Showcase Awards were held at the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton in January. Guests could put their engineering skills to the test in a paper airplane competi…

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    Climbing on Board: The Airport Development Boom

    March 1, 2000 by Bronwen Ledger

    We have all heard the horror stories of air rage — passengers flying into a fury and pushing, kicking and biting flight attendants. The most outrageous case was the businessman who became so enraged …

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    Vancouver East Apron Expansion

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ACRES INTERNATIONALOnly a year after completing the International Terminal Building at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in 1996, the airport authority needed to add a new wing, known as the East …

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    Bridge Builder

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Raju Parikh, P.Eng. of Sandwell Engineering in Vancouver has spent much of his career supervising the construction of pulp and paper mills. But in his private life he builds bridges between cultures. …

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    Growth Spurt AIRPORTS

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Across Canada almost every major airport is in the throes of expanding. Vancouver — ranked fifth best airport in the world by the IATA — was one of the first to upgrade. It added a new international…

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    Road building in New Brunswick takes its toll

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ROADSConstruction of a major new toll highway in New Brunswick has reached its mid-point, even though the work has been mired in controversy. The project has raised trade union hackles and contributed…

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    HISTORY (March 01, 2000)

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Carl Crawford, adjunct professor of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia, has assembled a photocopied collection of the Historical Notes of Robert Legget. Legget’s articles are a va…

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    CORRECTIONS (March 01, 2000)

    March 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    In the October 1999 article on the award-winning Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Secondary Treatment Upgrade in B.C. by ABR Consultants, the photograph on page 40 is an aerial view of the ex…

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    We’re shuffling off to Buffalo!

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    2000 National Convention underscores cross-border business relationsDelegates to the 2000 ACEC National Convention will have the rare opportunity to attend both the Canadian and American national meet…

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    UPS — the advantages of clustering

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    POWER PROTECTIONWhen configuring power protection for computer networks, some designers use one Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) unit for every piece of equipment to be protected. However, in many a…

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    IN PERSON (January 01, 2000)

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Brian H. Conlin, P.Eng. has been made president of Golder Associates. He is responsible for the Canadian company, with 23 offices here and four offices in South America. He will continue to be based i…

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    FINDING FUNDS

    January 1, 2000 by Chris Joakim

    For many consulting engineers, it’s a toss-up as to which they dislike most, having a tooth pulled or going to the bank to ask for money.Fortunately, in both the fields of dentistry and financing visi…

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    Engineering education and the business of engineering

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    nos lecteurs francophones : ordinairement, nous offrons le message du prsident dans les deux langues. Par contre, notre discussion sur la question importante de la formation en gnie et son rapport…