Canadian Consulting Engineer

Contents, June-July 2012

June 1, 2012
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

June/July 2012

June/July 2012

Volume 53, No. 4

Cover: base of the main shaft at the West Don Lands stormwater treatment facility, under construction in Toronto. Photograph courtesy
R.V. Anderson Associates/David Crowder.
See story page 12.


Going Beyond. An advanced stormwater treatment facility and outfall is being built at the West Don Lands,

site of the 2015 PanAm Games Athletes’ Village on Toronto’s waterfront.

By Peter Langan, P.Eng.,

R.V. Anderson Associates 12

Let the Waters Flow. A recent report by engineers

showed a dire need for better water and wastewater

treatment systems in First Nations communities.

By Bronwen Parsons 20

Two Pedestrian Bridges. Elegant Calgary road

crossings incorporate long drop-in girders made

of ultra-high performance concrete.

By Gamal Ghoneim, P.Eng. and

Sean Brown, P.Eng., DIALOG 26

Re-Tooled. How two consulting engineers decided

to create their own software, one for designing

electrical systems and the other

for modelling watersheds.

By Caitlin Crawshaw 34

on topic


Sharing the Load. Who is to pay for pending federal wastewater system

effluent regulations?

By Barry Steinberg, P.Eng.,

Consulting Engineers

of Ontario30


Subtle Messages. Internationally educated professionals and workplace communications.

By Marjorie Friesen31



Young Professionals and Managing “Up.” Surprising advice for those who act

as project managers.

By Andrew

Steeves, P.Eng. 32


Designing a World of Hope. A group of volunteers help

redesign a summer camp in the mountains of Lebanon.

By Ryan Williams, EIT.42


Comment 4

Up Front 6

Products 39

Advertiser Index 41

Next issue:

Winnipeg Airport’s

new terminal; building controls; security for SCADA systems;

rebuilding schools

in Haiti.


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