Canadian Consulting Engineer

Contents – May 2011

May 1, 2011
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

May 2011

May 2011

Volume 52, No. 3


Green Buildings

Earth Rangers Revisited.

Massive ventilation tubes at a visitors centre in Woodbridge, Ontario have been combined with a geo-exchange system – achieving remarkable results.

By Bronwen Parsons 14


District Energy

Tapping into Sewage.

Vancouver’s False Creek Energy Centre is capturing the warmth of this odiferous resource.

Ausenco Sandwell & FVB Energy 20



Techno-Solution or Fad?

Whether geo-exchange systems make environmental and economic sense depends on

many different factors.

By Geoff McDonell, P.Eng., Cobalt Engineering 22


Making Sense of Geo-Exchange

. An engineer uses scenarios to demonstrate situations where GSHP systems make sense.

By Laurier Nichols, ing., Dessau 26


Wind Power

Wind Worries.

Citizens groups say wind turbines are a health problem. Wind proponents disagree.

By John G. Smith 29


Project Delivery

School Design in the P3 Era.

In order to save costs and time Alberta has been building schools using a standardized approach.

By Nordahl Flakstad 31


Comment 4

Up Front 6

ACEC Review 9

Business 36

Products 40

Advertiser Index 41

The Human Edge 42


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