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Contents, March-April 2012

Buildings Companies & People Transportation Building Mechanical & Electrical (HVAC) Systems Construction Engineering

features

features

The Demands of P3s. The HVAC systems for the large

Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre

in B.C. had to meet a strict set of quotas.

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By Jessica Krippendorf 18

Moving Towards Net Zero. Hospitals are notorious

energy guzzlers, but Stantec and other researchers

have developed a very efficient model.

By Paul Marmion P.Eng., Ray Pradinuk,

Klaas Rodenburg, Stantec 22

Hospitals: a Special Case. Advice on replacing

fire protection systems in these

complex 24/7 environments.

By Phil Schuyler, P.Eng.

H.H. Angus & Associates 25

East Toba and Montrose Hydroelectric Project. An

award-winning run-of-river hydroelectric project

in the remote mountains of British Columbia.

Knight Piésold 28

Commercial Buildings and the Smart Grid. Flexibility

is the key to integrating with new power

distribution technologies.

By Meli Stylianou, CanmetENERGY,

Natural Resources Canada 30

on topic

ENGINEERS & THE LAW

Drafting Supplementary Conditions.

By Draen Bulat, Miller Thomson, LLP 32

FINANCE

Private Health Service Plans.

By Junaid Usmani, SRJ Financial 33

OPINION

Keeping the Lights On.

By Barry Steinberg, P.Eng., Consulting

Engineers of Ontario38

departments

Comment 4

Up Front 6

ACEC Review 13

Products 35 & 36

Advertiser Index 37

Next issue:

Green buildings,

geo-exchange, solar

technologies, and

pumped hydro storage. Also energy modelling –

unravelling the mystique.

Cover:  Engineering for Hospitals.  See stories page 18, 22 & 26.  Image:  Thinkstock/TongRo Image Stock.

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