Canadian Consulting Engineer

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Contents. December 2012.

December 2012


December 2012

Volume 53, No.

Contents

FEATURES

Glass Fallout.

After glass guard rails fell from several
condominium towers in Toronto, the Ontario
Building Code has been changed.

By Gerald R. Genge, P.Eng.,
GRG Building Consultants

14

 Ryerson Image Centre. . A centre devoted to
photography has a facade that comes alive
at night in downtown Toronto.

By Laura Eley, Crossey Engineering

 18

 New Façade — New Life. Canada’s tallest building
has managed to preserve its gleaming white
facade after a complete recladding program.

By David De Rose, P.Eng., Halsall Associates

 24

 Efficient Steel Framing Systems. How two structural systems that integrate precast concrete floor slabs can
be wise options for mid-rise residential buildings.

By Charles Albert, P.Eng.,
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction

 27

 Seven Inspiring Engineers.  Individuals who
stand out from the crowd and show engineering can be
a diverse and wonderful world of opportunity.

By Bronwen Parsons

30

ON TOPIC

ENGINEERS & THE LAW

“The Sky Might be Falling.”  How engineers can be
liable for structures designed years before.

By Draen Bulat,
Miller Thomson LLP

10

FINANCE

Tax Strategies for Professionals.  Management Services Limited Partnerships and other ideas. By Kelly Kolke,
Grant Thornton LLP

38

DEPARTMENTS

Comment 4

Up Front 6

ASHRAE Preview 12

Products 34

Advertiser Index 37

Next issue:  Edmonton’s North LRT transit extension; highway paving; cloud computing;

risk management.

Cover: © Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto.
See story p. 18.