Canadian Consulting Engineer

March/April 2011, Volume 52, No. 2 Contents

March/April 2011

March 1, 2011   Canadian Consulting Engineer

March/April 2011

Volume 52, No. 2

Cover: Inside the Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum, near Ottawa.  Photo by Brian Robertson.  See story page 18.

DEPARTMENTS

Comment 4

Up Front 6

ACEC Review 13

Company News & Products 40

Engineers & the Law 41

Opinion 44

Advertiser Index 45

Employment 46

FEATURES

Fire Protection & Life Safety

Diefenbunker Resurrected.

Retrofits at Canada’s fascinating Cold War museum near Ottawa allow it to admit more visitors.

By George Fawcett, LRI Fire Protection

& Building Code Engineers 18

HVAC & Energy Management

Cameco Operations Centre. Almost 70% energy savings are achieved at a new corporate office in Saskatoon. Daniels Wingerak Engineering 24

 

Business

Going Global. Canadian consulting engineering firms are being absorbed by large international corporations. A family tree shows what’s been happening. Clients say how the consolidation affects them. By Bronwen Parsons 31

 

Security

Mass Notification Systems.  The use of these far-reaching communication technologies is not restricted to emergencies. By Dan Bilodeau, Siemens Canada 36

Electrical

Nanaimo Airport Lighting Upgrade. High-intensity runway lighting and a UPS system ease poor-weather landing restrictions at a Vancouver Island airport. Associated Engineering 38


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