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    PRODUCTS (October 01, 1999)

    October 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. has introduced the Powermite 599 MZ Series zone control valves and valve actuators. These 1/2″ to 1″ valves and SSB81U actuators join the Powermite 599 MT Series cl…

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    Sydney’s Green Games score B-

    October 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    BUILDINGWith the 2000 Olympics in Sydney less than a year away, the Australian host city has completed more than 85 per cent of its buildings and infrastructure for the Games. Located mostly at Homebu…

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    Brownfield risks

    October 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    LETTERSThe article entitled “Brownfields and Health” by Don Fugler, P.Eng. and Michael Rankin (CCE June-July 1999) caught my attention because I was involved in the health risk assessment done for the…

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    ACEC Co-ordinates

    October 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada national office is located in Ottawa at 130 Albert Street, Suite 616, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5G4, tel: 1-800-565-0569; 613-236-0569; fax: 613-236-6193; …

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    Aral Sea Irrigation Control and Automation Program

    October 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Category: InternationalUMA Engineering Ltd., CalgaryOnce the fourth largest lake in the world, the Aral Sea in Central Asia has experienced drastic declines in its water levels since 1960. Receding sh…

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    Space Worker

    October 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Julie Payette is an engineer and an astronaut (she is also a trained pilot, accomplished pianist, flautist, singer, triathlete and speaks six languages). In May the 35-year old Montrealer blasted off …

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    Venice

    October 1, 1999 by Rosalind Cairncross, P.Eng.

    “Ah, Venice!” said our hosts with emphatic excitement, “You must go.” So we went.The train crosses the causeway, sea lapping on either side. Venice emerges from the mist, like a mirage suspended betwe…

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    Air Pollution Control Residue Treatment Process

    October 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Category: EnvironmentMitchell & Associates Consulting Engineering Inc. andAPEX Residue Recovery Inc., Burlington, Ont.In Europe, Japan, Canada and the U.S. there are approximately 950 large scale muni…

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    News – 01-OCT-99

    October 1, 1999 by Bronwen Ledger

    Language is a slippery beast, and has a way of escaping the grasp of anybody or organization that tries to control it. The professional engineering associations have found that out in their struggle t…

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    Goodfellow EFSOP Project at ASW Sheerness Steel

    October 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Category: Industry and ManufacturingStantec Consulting Ltd., Mississauga, Ont. and ASW Sheerness Steel Ltd.The inside of a steel mill is one of the most hostile environments on earth. Extreme heat and…

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    Electronic Arts (Canada) Inc’s Canadian Headquarters

    October 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Category: Buildings and StructuresGlotmanSimpson Consulting Engineers, VancouverElectronic Arts (Canada) Inc., an interactive entertainment software company, wanted a building that would express thei…

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    Les mystres de l’ingnierie

    October 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Depuis de nombreuses annes, le gala des Prix canadiens du gnie-conseil est organis pour promouvoir la diversit et l’innovation qui soulignent les ralisations de notre industrie. Ce numro de CCE …

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    Working designs

    August 1, 1999 by Guy R. Newsham and Jennifer A. Veitch

    Lighting design affects office worker performance and satisfaction, according to two recently completed studies by the Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) at the National Research Council. Th…

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    BBA Building Highlights

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Mechanical use of thermal storage tank general implantation of water source heat pumps water cooling tower r…

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    Solar Energy: Race in the sun

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A solar car designed and built by engineering students from Queen’s University finished second in the Sunrayce 99 competition in Orlando, Florida in June. The car competed against 28 other solar cars …

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    brainpower

    August 1, 1999 by Sharon VanderKaay

    The need to manage knowledge actively becomes more obvious when what you sell is knowledge. For a research lab, a consulting firm, a software vendor, not to manage knowledge would be like Wal-Mart not…

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    Protection money

    August 1, 1999 by Tonia Jurbin, P.Eng.

    Fire protection engineering is interdisciplinary in nature. An effective team requires electrical engineers for the increasingly complex alarm, detection and protection systems, mechanical engineers t…

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    Les leons de l’histoire

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Notre association fte son 75e anniversaire cette anne. En 75 ans, les ingnieurs-conseils canadiens se sont toujours distingus tant au pays qu’ l’tranger par la qualit et l’innovation de leurs r…

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    Fire Safety: Bell Canada fire brings communications chaos

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    “No-one here has experienced anything like it, and some people have been around for 30 years,” says Don Hogarth, the media relations manager at Bell Canada. He was commenting on the fire and subsequen…

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    Buiilding Controls: Open Systems and LonMark

    August 1, 1999 by Michael R. Tennefoss

    In the early days of building automation systems, before the advent of control networks, control systems consisted of masses of wires connected to relays, switches, potentiometers, and actuators. The …

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    Learning from history

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Our association is 75 years old this year, and over that period Canadian engineers and engineering companies have distinguished themselves both at home and abroad with the quality and innovativeness o…

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    Multilingual Y2K resource for consulting engineers

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Key elements of ACEC’s successful 1998 seminar series for consulting engineers on Y2K have been collected for production into downloadable formats. With financial assistance from Industry Canada, ACEC…

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    Letters

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Message obscuredI was very interested in the article “Accidents in Waiting” by B. Stimpson, P.Eng. (May 1999), particularly because I read the book Normal Accidents by Charles Perrow many years ago.On…

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    Canada Life Environmental Room

    August 1, 1999 by Bronwen Ledger

    Researchers are permanently stationed in the Environmental Room in the Canada Life building in Toronto to monitor how well the Breathing Wall System works. The wall, standing 2 metres high by 5 metres…

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    An evening of Canadian engineering excellence

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Join us in a gala celebration of Canada’s consulting engineering industry! October 20 marks the day for the 1999 edition of the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards. The event will be held at Toront…

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    An IAQ Investigation

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    We first take detailed occupant surveys, says James Bakos, P.Eng. at Wardrop Engineering in Saskatoon. This stage is followed by a comprehensive site inspection of the entire building environment incl…

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    Awards: A potpourri of success

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The first National Award for Exceptional Engineering Achievement went to Simons International for the Ekati Diamond Mine project in the Northwest Territories. It is the first time the Canadian Council…

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    Nova Scotia Environmental Health Clinic

    August 1, 1999 by Bronwen Ledger

    A special clinic opened three years ago in Fall River, Nova Scotia dedicated to the research and treatment of environmental illnesses. Serving patients who are extremely sensitive to chemicals and ind…

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    INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Along with several industry and business organizations, ACEC is urging its members — and anyone whose interests are affected — to engage in discussions with all levels of government on the issue of …

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    Common VOCs & Their Sources

    August 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    CHEMICALSOURCEAcetonePaint, coatings, finishes, paint remover and thinner, caulkingAliphaticPaint, adhesive, gasoline, combustion sources, liquid pr…