Canadian Consulting Engineer

Contents. December 2011 Volume 52, No. 7

Cover: Biological Sciences Complex, University of British Columbia. Photograph by Martin Tessler, courtesy Acton Ostry Architects.

December 1, 2011   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Cover: Biological Sciences Complex, University of British Columbia. Photograph by Martin Tessler, courtesy Acton Ostry Architects.

See story page 14.

features

Biological Sciences Remake.

Two wings of the aging Biological Sciences Complex at the University of British Columbia have been transformed into a place of beauty.

MCW & Read Jones Christoffersen 14Universities and colleges are building some of the greenest buildings in the country and leading the way in reducing carbon emissions.

Catalysts for Change.

By Bronwen Parsons 18 Baby boomers are starting to retire and consulting engineers are facing a shortage of engineers to replace them.

The Great Grey Drop-Off.

By Jean Sorensen 24A new academic and classroom building at Dalhousie University has an innovative floor slab system to open up the floor-to-ceiling height.

Mona Campbell Building.

CBCL Consulting Engineers 29

 on topic

 BUSINESS

 Essential Training.

Why consulting engineers need to make systematic staff training a budget item.

By John Boyd, P.Eng., Design Firm Seminars 30 Six keys to creating a positive work environment

 

EMPLOYMENT

 Raising Morale.

By Mike A. Cuma, Legacy Bowes Group 34

  departments

Comment 4

Up Front 6

ASHRAE Event 12

Products 32

Advertiser Index 33

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