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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…

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    Shack

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

    The rusty sheets of corrugated iron lean crookedly against each other, a scattering of bricks and stones try to hold onto the shaky roof and the door dangles by a hinge. The floor is soft because it i…

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    New Wave

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Engineers are now liable to prosecution in British Columbia under the Workers Compensation Act. Also, there is a rumour that the Workers Compensation Board has an unofficial policy to target the const…

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    HISTORY (March 01, 1999)

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Birth of a magazineThe editorial “Comment” in December 1999 said how difficult it was to unearth any history of how Canadian Consulting Engineer came to being in 1959. Since then Hans Schweinsberg, hu…

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    Consulting engineers and public-private infrastructure

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Canada ranks fourth in the world in terms of revenue generated by consulting engineers. Consulting engineers are very often the first Canadian businesses into new markets. Very often, yet not often en…

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    E-commerce comes to ACEC!

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Purchases of ACEC publications and contract documents, as well as event registrations and other transactions, will be conducted online via ACEC’s secure transaction server. ACEC’s E-commerce site aims…

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    Quick, there’s a train coming

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Speed is often the most critical factor when engineering for the railways. UMA Engineering of Edmonton had to act quickly, for example, to restore a timber trestle bridge in northern Alberta last May….

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    Speed Fiend

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Imagine driving on a highway at your normal speed — let’s say 120 kilometres an hour (we’re telling the truth here). Now imagine you have no engine, no exterior, in fact … no car. You are just a fe…

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    Fibre-optic cable corridors

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    One of the most promising new uses for railway infrastructure is in carrying long distance communications cabling. Last year R.V. Anderson Associates, consulting engineers of Toronto, helped design a …

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    More than a white elephant

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Well, we did ask “Dare we say it?” when we reported in June/July last year that the Montreal Olympic Stadium was to have a new fabric roof by January. Indeed, the roof was finished in time, only to be…

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    News – 01-MAR-99

    March 1, 1999 by Bronwen Ledger

    In North America, railways have long since ceded dominance to the highway and the automobile, and as fast as train tracks have been abandoned to the weeds and the woodchucks, more multi-lane highways …

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    Manners, Please

    March 1, 1999 by Lionel Laroche, Ph.D., P.Eng

    Engineers are trained to focus on technical data, scientific evidence and hard facts. Because their knowledge is governed by laws of physics which are universal, they tend to expect that differences o…

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    Les budgets fdraux et la sant nationale

    March 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Depuis les 10 ou 15 dernires annes, les gouvernements n’accordent que trs peu d’importance l’amlioration de nos infrastructures comme les routes, la gestion des eaux uses et la lutte contre les…

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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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    Prix canadiens du gnie-conseil 1999

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    C’est le temps de nous faire savoir si vous avez l’intention de vous inscrire au concours des Prix canadiens du gnie-conseil 1999. Ce concours est co-parrain par la revue Canadian Consulting Enginee…

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    ACEC argues for increased access to Overseas Export Tax Credits

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ACEC sent a letter to Minister of Finance Paul Martin early in December urging him to make Overseas Export Tax Credits (OETC) available to individuals on short-term overseas assignments. The federal g…

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    NOTEWORTHY (January 01, 1999)

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    U.S. plugs master’s degreeThe American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has adopted a policy to support the master’s degree as the “first professional degree” in civil engineering. ASCE 1999 Presiden…