Canadian Consulting Engineer


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    YVR Flywheel Energy Storage project – Tree For Life Award

    November 20, 2018 by CCE

    Working with YVR, WSP designed a flywheel energy storage and power generation system. This system consists of two 600 kW redundant high-efficiency diesel generators, an intelligent power switchgear distribution system, and a 625 kVA flywheel uninterruptable power supply (UPS) system.

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    Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) – Schreyer Award Winner

    November 9, 2018 by CCE

    CHUM mandated an energy consumption target of 40% less than the ASHRAE 90.1-1999 baseline—a very aggressive target for an urban acute care hospital … the target was achieved using a multi-pronged approach.

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    Renewable Fuel

    September 4, 2018 by Doug Picklyk

    The City of Toronto is launching a project to transform organic waste biogas into fuel that can power its collection trucks.

  • Accessibility Along the Trillium Line

    September 4, 2018 by J.L. Richards & Associates

    Meeting and exceeding established codes for barrier-free access to Ottawa’s transit system.

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    Hitting the right Acoustical Notes

    August 28, 2018 by Steve Titus, Aercoustics Engineering Ltd.

    Meeting the challenges of converting an old Toronto warehouse into a much-needed music rehearsal space and recording studio.

  • Keeping the Passion Alive

    August 15, 2018 by CCE

    DIALOG takes a multi-pronged approach to keeping employees engaged and building on its collaborative culture.

  • Canadian Expansion & Clear Horizons

    August 7, 2018 by Doug Picklyk

    Ontario-based McIntosh Perry has been active, more than doubling in size over the past two years. Canadian Consulting Engineer spoke with Gus Sarrouh, company CEO, about the recent activity and the firm’s plans for the future.

  • Back-Up Power Solutions

    July 12, 2018 by Associated Engineering

    A cost-effective and repeatable solution was required to maintain water delivery to this northern Saskatchewan community when the power goes out.

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    Fire Risk Assessment for Tall Wood Buildings

    July 12, 2018 by Steve Craft, P.Eng.

    As explained in Ontario’s Tall Wood Building Reference, fire risk assessment is a useful tool for comparing the fire-safety performance of a proposed alternative solution for a tall wood building against a code-compliant acceptable solution of noncombustible construction.

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    Talking Tall Wood Towers

    July 12, 2018 by Doug Picklyk

    In the last decade or so people are realizing that mass timber can be used for bigger buildings quite effectively. And you get a lot of benefits from it.

  • Many Voices: Moving the Needle on Renewable Energy

    July 12, 2018 by Doug Picklyk

    The technology exists today to move the world onto cleaner energy solutions, but what’s holding us up is political will.

  • Round and About

    June 28, 2018 by Gene Chartier, P.Eng., Michael MacDonald, P.Eng., Mitchell Jacobson, P.Eng., Michael Skene, Eng.L. and Tom Eichenbaum, P.Eng.

    An overview of the Canadian Roundabout Design Guide, defining the intent and suitable applications for the traffic calming solution.

  • Mentoring, Women & Engineering

    June 25, 2018 by Doug Picklyk

    “The most useful thing that can be done to progress women in the engineering industry is to welcome women and their different perspectives.” – Karen Sobel

  • Energy neutral wastewater services

    May 28, 2018 by Doug Picklyk

    Tapping efficiencies and turning wastewater treatment into energy production.

  • Bridges in Nature

    May 28, 2018 by Klohn Crippen Berger

    Creative, cost-effective engineering used for two pedestrian suspension bridges along the Sea to Sky Trail in Whistler, B.C.

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    May 28, 2018 by Doug Picklyk

    A net-positive office building in Waterloo, Ont. optimizes both passive and active energy sustainability features.

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    Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation

    May 28, 2018 by Doug Picklyk

    The first net zero institutional education facility of its kind in Canada opens this fall for students at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ont.

  • Toronto-area man convicted for illegal use of “professional engineer” title

    March 6, 2018 by CCE

    Individual was fined $15,625 (including a 25% victim fine surcharge of $3,125) after his guilty plea to four counts of breaching the Professional Engineers Act.

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    Rogers Place: LEED Silver

    January 2, 2018 by DIALOG, Stantec, MCW Hemisphere, Amec Foster Wheeler

    Canada’s first LEED Silver arena: low-energy demand for a high-energy facility.

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    Sheridan College’s District Energy Plant

    December 14, 2017 by Victaulic Communications with files from CCE

    Professional piping services assist in completing fast-tracked project schedule.

  • The Atal Setu (Basohli Bridge)– 2017 Ambassador Award

    December 14, 2017 by CCE

    “The project was a great example of the transfer of knowledge to the local community, and the positive socio-economic impact on the region, thanks to the reduction of travel time from Jammu & Kashmir to Punjab by over four hours was impressive.” –Jury

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    Norquest College’s welcoming new addition

    December 14, 2017 by CCE

    Designed to target LEED Silver certification, the materials and lighting selection support the building’s energy-saving measures.

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    The World Trade Center Transportation Hub (Oculus) – 2017 Ambassador Award

    December 13, 2017 by Doug Picklyk

    From the October/November 2017  print issue of Canadian Consulting Engineer, p. 29 The World Trade Center Transportation Hub (Oculus) in New York City is striking in its architecture, and it was extremely complicated to build. The project pushed the boundaries

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    Studio Bell – 2017 Engineering A Better Canada Award

    December 13, 2017 by CCE

    “The project represents a holistic design and a sophisticated integration of mechanical, acoustic and structural engineering. The building is also significant for its transformation of a condemned historical building and creating an iconic site that has become a catalyst for the re-development of one of the oldest areas in Calgary.” –Jury

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    Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project – 2017 Tree For Life Award

    December 13, 2017 by CCE

    “We appreciate how the unique engineering utilized three main and six tributary intakes to address the unique geography along the creeks and tributaries with minimal environmental impact.” –Jury

  • Port Mann Water Supply Tunnel—2017 Schreyer Award Winner

    December 8, 2017 by CCE

    “We were impressed with the project’s innovative and complex engineering. In particular, the technical elements such as the production, testing and selection of the steel for the pipe and the tunnel’s depth of 55 meters below grade.” –Jury

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    Protecting the Exterior

    September 15, 2017 by William Kuffner, P.Eng.

    Following the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire in London, where flames consumed the building’s exterior, could the same happen here?

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    Talking about Tall Timber Possibilities

    September 12, 2017 by Doug Picklyk

    When you design with timber you have to think of a different kind of architecture, because the material itself doesn’t take loading in the same way (as steel or concrete).

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    Raising a Children’s Hospital

    September 6, 2017 by CCE

    Saskatchewan’s new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon is slated to open its doors in 2019.

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    The Third Dimension: Today

    August 29, 2017 by Andrew Wells, P.Eng., KJA Consultants Inc.

    The evolution of vertical mobility includes horizontal travel.