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    Asbestos tailings become a resource

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    MININGThe discarded serpentine tailings from decades of asbestos mining have created a “lunar landscape” that stretches for eight miles near the town named after the mineral north of Sherbrooke, Quebe…

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    ACEC proposes Canadian emergency response team

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ACEC has proposed to the federal government the creation of an Emergency Response Team consisting of private and public sector players. The team would help in addressing international crisis condition…

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    Landfill uses packaged pumping station

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ENVIRONMENTWhen the leachate pump station at the Upper Ottawa Street landfill site in Hamilton, Ontario required upgrading, the Regional municipal engineering staff faced some design challenges. Throu…

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    Big is not best

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    LETTERSAs the founding principal of a firm celebrating its 25th anniversary next year, I read with great interest the article “Big Fish, Little Fish” (CCE August-September).The notion that consulting …

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    Energy management firms – a new breed

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Key players in the Better Buildings Partnership are the energy management firms. Sometimes calling themselves “energy services” companies, they have often evolved from traditional consulting engineeri…

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    AWARDS

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    To mark the end of the century the Construct Canada trade show and conference in Toronto announced a list of “outstanding building construction achievements.” Nominations were invited by ballot, then …

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    Mystery Tour

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    It’s a quiet late-October morning in Grand Valley, southwestern Ontario. As lunchtime approaches, staff at the town’s three restaurants find the seats are filling up … fast. Before they know what’s …

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    Improve the bottom line, strengthen client relations and reduce risk?

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Ensure that you have properly scoped the work to be performed and that you articulate areas of responsibility in a clearly written contract. These are the principal recommendations offered by ENCON, h…

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    Members receive CIDA honours

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Government of Canada recognized two ACEC member firms for their work in international development at the CIDA Export Awards Gala held in Ottawa last December.Acres International Ltd. of Toronto wo…

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    Financial Statements

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    James Curtis has been the senior partner in a consulting engineering practice for 15 years. Lately he’s been troubled by the progress of his firm, but when he arrived at my office late and out of brea…

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    PHILANTHROPY

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer
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    CRYSTAL BALL

    January 1, 2000 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Canadian Consulting Engineer informally asked principals from eight consulting engineering firms what their outlook was for the new millennium. Most of the respondents launched their firms in the last…

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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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    ACEC linked to Latin America

    December 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ACEC is a member of the Federacion Panamericana de Consultores (FEPAC), an organization representing the business interests of the consulting industry in the Americas. FEPAC was originally founded as …

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    Universities expand electrical and computer engineering

    December 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    EDUCATIONBoth the University of Toronto and the University of Alberta have announced plans to build large new facilities for their electrical and computer engineering departments. Both universities in…

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    COUNTDOWN 2000

    December 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    1968 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine Bridge Tunnel on the Trans-Canada – La Societe Brett & Ouellette, Lalonde & Valois, Per Hall & Associes Expo ’67 Power Distribution, Outdoor Lighting and Remote Contr…

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    Ronald P. Triffo receives top individual honour

    December 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Ronald P. Triffo, P.Eng. is this year’s recipient of the Beaubien Award, the highest recognition presented annually by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada (ACEC) for individual lifetime …

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    1999 CCE Awards: a success for members and clients alike!

    December 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Truth is out there! On October 20th, in a gothic “X-Files” setting, close to 400 people shared in the presentation of the 1999 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards. The event drew award recipien…

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    Greetings! Countdown 2000

    December 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Canadian Consulting Engineer wishes all our readers and advertisers the compliments of the season and a very happy and prosperous new millennium…

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    E-Commerce @ ACEC (December 01, 1999)

    December 1, 1999 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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    Les rsultats d’une voix forte

    December 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    … nous chercherons tablir une entente avec nos partenaires provinciaux et municipaux au plus tard la fin de l’an 2000 pour lancer, ds l’an 2001, un programme de modernisation des infrastructu…

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    Return of the Chimney

    December 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    BUILDINGSA traditional building feature associated with smoke and pollution is reappearing with a vengeance in Britain. The massive cluster of stacks added to the Contact Theatre at Manchester Univers…

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    A loud voice gets attention

    December 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    “…we will seek to reach an agreement with our provincial and municipal partners by no later than the end of year 2000, to begin in 2001 a five-year modern infrastructure program for Canada.” Prime M…

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    Calendar (December 01, 1999)

    December 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    DECEMBER 10 — Airport Privatization Workshop. Held by NAPA Airport Development Consultants and Industry Canada at Ottawa Congress Centre. On Winning Contracts in Commercialized and Privatized Global …

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    Mercier leaves Alberta association

    December 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ASSOCIATIONSThe person who has been a dynamic force in promoting consulting engineers in Alberta finished her contract with Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) in November and is now working for Sta…

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    Mid-life Concern

    December 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Harry Hendrickson and his wife Jane had made a list of their assets and liabilities in preparation for writing their wills.”Our plan was that our wills would mirror each other,” Harry told me. “All my…

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    Trek of Dreams

    December 1, 1999 by Shane Peacock

    Usually, it is only in dreams that one does such things as climb mountains in Nepal and meet a crown prince for tea. But Walter Dilger, P.Eng. regularly makes his dreams reality. Despite having reache…

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    Quebec firms shut out of Ontario

    December 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Consulting firms have been used as a powerful pawn in the construction game played out between Canada’s two most populous provinces this fall.In May, Ontario passed Bill 17, “The Fairness is a Two-Way…

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    News – 01-DEC-99

    December 1, 1999 by Bronwen Ledger

    Yep, this is more media hype about the Millennium. And I’m not apologizing for it, although Norman Ball almost does on page 32 where he reflects on Canadian engineering in the past century. It is true…

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    Search for ACEC members on the web

    December 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The ACEC web site is now equipped with a word-based search engine that scans the area where membership information is located. Once the search is engaged, the results appear as a list of links to the …