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    Building an embassy in Berlin

    June 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Smith Carter Engineers and Architects of Winnipeg is part of a team designing a new Canadian Embassy in Berlin. The city has seen so much building activity after its restoration as the capital city of…

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    Sandwell scores in B.C.

    June 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Lieutenant-Governor award and an award of excellence went to Sandwell Inc. in the 1999 Awards for Engineering Excellence given out by the Consulting Engineers of British Columbia (CEBC) in March. …

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    PRODUCTS (May 01, 1999)

    May 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Simplex has enhanced the 4010 TrueAlarm system for small to mid-sized applications. One addition is a companion product, the Simplex 4009 IDNet NAC (Notification Appliance Circuit) Extender. An addres…

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    Industrial model

    May 1, 1999 by George Hadjisophocleous, Ph.D., P.Eng.

    The National Research Council’s Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) has developed a new fire protection model that promises to play an important role in the design of fire protection systems …

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    Testing for new technologies

    May 1, 1999 by Eric Peterson

    As the world’s only charitable fire research foundation, the non-profit Fire Protection Research Foundation provides practical, usable data on the dangers of fire, and on state-of-the-art fire safety …

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    NFPA Chair

    May 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Much more than just a new title, the non-profit National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) first “World Fire Safety Congress and Exposition,” in Baltimore, MD, represents an unprecedented effort by…

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    Performing better

    May 1, 1999 by John Ivison, P.Eng., CP

    Over the last 30 years building codes and standards have become increasingly complex, reflecting a rise in the public expectation of how safe buildings should be. Also, the increase in construction-re…

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    WELCOME

    May 1, 1999 by Bronwen Ledger

    This is the third annual Canadian Consulting Engineer dedicated to the National Fire Protection Association’s annual spring congress — this year held in Baltimore.Though all the articles in this spec…

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    Plastic pipe penetrations

    May 1, 1999 by Larry Whitty, 3M Canada Company

    When a penetrating material such as electrical cables, metal pipes or ventilation duct penetrates a fire separation, Canadian building codes specify that the hole must be restored with a firestop syst…

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    Accidents in waiting?

    May 1, 1999 by B. Stimpson, P.Eng.

    Fishermen ducked for cover as the twin-engine DC-9 banked vertically to the right and went straight down into Everglades Holiday Park, Florida, on a warm, May afternoon in 1996. The first fisherman ca…

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    Coping with Y2K

    May 1, 1999 by Bronwen Ledger

    Will critical fire safety systems keep functioning this millennial New Year’s Eve? We asked consulting engineers and others in the industry what they think.As we all know by now, computers could have …

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    When the Earth Moves

    May 1, 1999 by Steve Campbell

    Fire is one of the worst aftereffects of an earthquake, so on Canada’s vulnerable west coast engineers are engaged in a huge effort to ensure they have the necessary infrastructure and water supply in…

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    Westin Harbour Castle Hotel

    May 1, 1999 by Fred Leber, Leber Rubes

    The Westin Harbour Castle Hotel is a prestigious hotel/conference centre complex at Harbourfront in Toronto. The complex includes two towers, 34 and 35 storeys high, four common service and convention…

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    Metro East Detention Centre

    May 1, 1999 by Demir Delen, P.Eng., Morrison Hershfield Limited

    Upgrading the fire safety equipment in an occupied maximum security prison was a challenge, especially as the security system was being upgraded at the same time.Metro East Detention Centre in Toronto…

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    Water Mist

    May 1, 1999 by Andrew K. Kim, Ph.D., P.Eng.

    One of the most common natural resources we know is also an environmentally friendly and economic substance in sophisticated fire suppression systems.The production of Halon-1301, one of the most effe…

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    High-speed passenger trains

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A consortium of Canadian engineering and construction companies is proposing a high-speed passenger train service between Toronto and Quebec City. SNC-Lavalin, AGRA-Monenco, Bombardier, GEC Alsthom, A…

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    Of federal budgets and the “National Health”

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Over the past 10 to 15 years, governments have typically given low priority to the upgrading of infrastructure such as roads, wastewater management and natural hazard controls, opting instead for “Ban…

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    Buying Equipment

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    When Michael Kennedy came to see me about a week ago, he told me his firm was thinking of moving its office to a new site. “We’ve grown substantially over the last few years,” he said, “and our existi…

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    ACEC celebrates its 75th by the seaside!

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The 1999 ACEC National Convention will be held June 9 to 12 in St-Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, so mark your calendars now! The event also highlights ACEC’s 75th anniversary, with many business a…

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    Boston Central Artery / Tunnel

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Boston Central Artery/Tunnel Project is the largest, most complex and technologically challenging highway project ever attempted in American history. The project will reduce traffic congestion, im…

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    Calendar (March 01, 1999)

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    MAY 24, 1998 — DEADLINE FOR ENTERING THE 1999 CANADIAN CONSULTING ENGINEERING AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE. See Notice of Intention to Enter, which is due now, on page 26 (English) and page 67 (French). Tel….

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    Consulting Engineering Awards evolve in 1999

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    In the spirit of ACEC’s 75th anniversary celebrations, the 1999 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards are set to accentuate even more the diversity of the industry, but more importantly, the accompli…

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    Multilingual Y2K resource now available

    March 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 hard copy and downloadable formats. With financial assistance from Industr…

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    NOTEWORTHY (March 01, 1999)

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Learning from Bre-XThe gold mining scam that saw investors lose $3 billion with Bre-X Inc. shares last year could have a long-lasting impact on geoscientists. Task forces attached to the Toronto Stock…

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    PRODUCTS (March 01, 1999)

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    New products from Grinnell include the Figure 700G Grooved End Silent Check Valve (illustrated). It is engineered for silent operation with low head loss and is good for HVAC systems in hospitals and …

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    Trainspotting Opportunities in Canada’s rail system

    March 1, 1999 by Jeffrey Plant, P.Eng.

    The first time I flew from Thunder Bay to Winnipeg, I was struck by the fact that the only connections between Eastern and Western Canada were a single highway — and two railways.Perhaps to be Canadi…

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    AGRA rides Three Gorges wave

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    AGRA companies continue to chalk up commissions for the Three Gorges Dam hydroelectric project in China. During federal Minister Sergio Marchi’s trade mission to that country late last year, Teshmont …

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    Testing Water Pipes

    March 1, 1999 by Jon Makar, Ph.D.

    Prestressed concrete cylinder pipe (PCCP) is used for water transmission pipelines of large diameters that often supply the water for an entire city. These pipes have a low failure rate compared to pi…

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    Road Bridges: Finding a better way to build

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    This question is important considering the deteriorating state of infrastructure everywhere. In the United States there are more than 200,000 deficient bridges, and approximately 30,000 in Canada. Bet…

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    Honours for Alberta consulting engineers

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Consulting Engineers of Alberta gave out its 1998 Showcase Awards in January. Among the top winners was Stantec Consulting with the Stoney Trail Bow River Bridge in Calgary. The project won awards…