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    Bubble Bubble

    January 1, 1999 by John Gibson, P.Eng.

    Watching a bubble drifting through a glass of champagne, it surprises me that something that small could cause so much trouble. It is not immediately obvious to most of us that a bubble could cause a …

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    Lighting

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    MagneTek has added to its line of Triad energy-efficient electronic ballasts for T8 lamps. The line has options for varying light levels, from two to eight-foot lamps. The economical instant start mo…

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    Conductive concrete heating up

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Visitors to the Construct Canada show in Toronto in December warmed their hands on a slab of conductive concrete at the National Research Council (NRC) booth and felt the future in their hands at the …

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    Prix canadiens du gnie-conseil 1999

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    C’est le temps de nous faire savoir si vous avez l’intention de vous inscrire au concours des Prix canadiens du gnie-conseil 1999. Ce concours est co-parrain par la revue Canadian Consulting Enginee…

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    Green Building Challenge case study

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Horton High School, Greenwich, Nova ScotiaOne of three Canadian buildings that were used to test the GBTool environmental assessment system at the Green Buildings challenge was the Horton High School …

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    Award honours

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Terra Engineering Ltd. of Vancouver won the 1998 B.C. Export Award for the Service Sector in November. The firm, which specializes in geotechnical, materials and environmental services, won the award …

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    Energy saving improvements at the University of Calgary

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The University of Calgary has taken a major stride in instituting a long-range energy conservation and performance improvement program. The program is expected to save the university over $3.4 million…

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    Ballasts — from bricks to beauty

    January 1, 1999 by Derek Pinder, P.Eng

    There are few things in the world around us that have not been affected by electronics. Artificial lighting is no exception. When High Intensity Discharge (HID) and fluorescent lamps were introduced i…

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    A Tale of Two Banks

    January 1, 1999 by Paul Sandori

    When the headquarters of the Hong Kong Bank opened in 1986 the press hailed it as the “building of the century.” Its architect, Norman Foster, became Sir Norman.Yet the building did not show much conc…

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    Soft Benefits

    January 1, 1999 by Jim Sawers, P.Eng., Reid Crowther & Partners

    The following is an adapted version of a paper presented at the Green Buildings Challenge conference in Vancouver in October.The very nature of engineering, architecture and construction is such that …

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    News – 01-JAN-99 (January 01, 1999)

    January 1, 1999 by Bronwen Ledger

    The drawback in inventing a system to fully describe complexity is that the system ends up being extremely complicated itself.

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    Counting on Green

    January 1, 1999 by Bronwen Ledger

    On most summer days in Austria, it was enough simply to open a window in a home and let in the breeze in order to stay cool. Enough, that is, until the European Commission issued an energy directive t…

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    How you can reach us in Cyberspace

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ACEC web site: www.acec.caTim Page, President: tpage@acec.caBob Lorimer, Chair: lorimer@istar.caAnne-Marie Schneider, Government Relations: amschneider@acec.caHlne Schneider, International Programs:…

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    IN PERSON (January 01, 1999)

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Marshall Macklin Monaghan of Toronto started off the new year with two new partners. One is Phil Bastow, P. Eng., manager of mechanical engineering. He is a graduate of Memorial University, Newfoundla…

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    ACEC argues for increased access to Overseas Export Tax Credits

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ACEC sent a letter to Minister of Finance Paul Martin early in December urging him to make Overseas Export Tax Credits (OETC) available to individuals on short-term overseas assignments. The federal g…

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    National survey paints clearest picture yet of CE industry

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    In October and November, 1998, member firms of ACEC participated in the first-ever national business survey of the Canadian consulting engineering industry. To ensure confidentiality, COMPAS Inc. was …

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    Government Relations Days

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The Hon. Alfonso Gagliano, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada signs an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between ACEC and PWGSC at the ACEC’s 1998 Government Relations Day…

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    Mechanical and Electrical

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A new hybrid automatic transfer switch for critical loads has been developed in Canada by Ascolectric Limited of Brantford, Ontario. The Solid State Transition Transfer Switch (SSTTS) has the ability …

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    BOOKS

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Urban Geology of Canadian CitiesEdited by P. F. Karrow and O. L. White. Geological Association of Canada Special Paper 42, 1998.Review by Stephen C. Hollingshead, P.Eng. and John F. Gartner, P.Eng., G…

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    Cheers

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    If you ever try to convince anyone other than yourself that going out for a few beers is an integral part of your job–detailed research in fact–you are not likely to get very far. But for Newfoundla…