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    Aquatic Light: Guildford Recreation Centre Aquatic Addition

    September 3, 2015 by AES

    Illuminated wood trusses at the Guildford Recreation Centre Aquatic Addition in Surrey, B.C. cast a soft atmospheric light over the pool.

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    Consulting engineers compete at race track

    November 25, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Instead of competing for clients, engineering and lighting designers got to challenge each other on the racetrack in Toronto. Lighting agency Salex held its sixth annual Salex Formula 1 Specifiers Challenge on November 11. The event was held at…

  • Climate Change and Buildings

    August 1, 2014 by By Gerald R. Genge, P.Eng. and Brian Burton

    Note: See the digital edition, page 54, to see the table included in this article:  Current Climate Design Parameters and Consolidated Opinion and Collective Prediction of Change. Table compiled by GRG Building Consultants.

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    The Evolution of Lighting Controls

    August 1, 2014 by Andrew Parker, P.Eng.Salex

    Until recently, lighting controls were predominantly systems of relay panels with low voltage switches and some form of scheduling or time clock. Occupancy sensors provided automatic switching of relays based on detecting the presence of a…

  • Speaker at GaGBC conference delivers green building inspiration

    June 10, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Keynote speaker on June 4 at the Canada Green Building Conference in Toronto was Matt Noblett of Behnisch Architekten. The German design firm is based in Stuttgart and had its beginnings in the Post World War II era. Its founder helped design…

  • New Products Round-up

    June 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer


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    Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium

    May 1, 2014 by By Laurent Laframboise, ing. and Hieu Trong Nguyen, B. Arch., Dupras Ledoux

    Montreal’s Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium has received an overwhelming amount of attention since it opened on April 6 last year. Visitors were amazed by the design, beauty and comfort of the facilities.

  • Changes to 2015 National Building and Energy Codes up for review

    October 29, 2013 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The public are being invited to comment on the changes proposed for the 2015 edition of the Canadian National Model Construction Codes and Energy Code for Buildings.

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    ASHRAE issues first standard on commissioning buildings

    October 3, 2013 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    ASHRAE, the American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, has published its first standard focused on the commissioning process.

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    Not Smart Enough

    August 1, 2013 by By Lindsey K. McCaffrey

    Slowly but surely, building owners and managers are realizing the many financial benefits associated with intelligent technologies — lower energy costs, lower maintenance costs, and lower repair and replacement costs.

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    Learning Through Transparency

    August 1, 2013 by Laura Eley, Crossey Engineering

    Founded in 1916, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) has grown to offer multiple post-secondary programs and training to approximately 71,000 students annually. Situated in Calgary at 16th Avenue and Crowchild Trail, with a view…

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    Buildings: Ryerson Image Centre

    December 1, 2012 by By Laura Eley Crossey Engineering


  • Engineers’ office wins interior design award

    November 13, 2012 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Cobalt Engineering’s corporate headquarters won two awards from the Interior Design Institute of British Columbia recently. The engineering consultants offices on 200 Granville Street won an award of excellence in the “workplace total”…

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    When a building becomes a coloured image

    October 2, 2012 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    An almost windowless brick building at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto has been transformed into a living light box, thanks to a translucent glass facade that lights up in an endless variation of colours.

  • Calgary’s Centre Street Bridge comes alive

    September 17, 2012 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A new LED lighting system on the historic Centre Street Bridge in downtown Calgary, enhances one of the city’s most important  historic assets. The LED lighting washes the four arched spans of the 1916 to the Beaux-Arts landmark with warm…

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    Comment: Building Operators need support

    August 1, 2012 by Bronwen Parsons

    The same week in July that I interviewed Bill McCartney for the article on building HVAC and controls (p. 32), temperatures in Toronto roared to a sweltering 38°C. Our company has moved into a renovated 1970s-era flat box building, and the…

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    Researchers in Ottawa test radical new ways to use LED lights

    June 19, 2012 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Researchers at the National Research Council’s Institute for Research in Construction in Ottawa have completed a four year study, looking at the new potential that LED lighting presents for people like office workers. They brought together…

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    Moving Towards Net Zero

    March 1, 2012 by By Paul Marmion P.Eng., Ray Pradinuk, MAIBC, Klaas Rodenburg, CET, Stantec

    Buildings consume more than 30% of the total energy produced in North America, including 70% of the electricity. Hospitals, with their high ventilation rates and round the clock occupancy, consume more energy than almost any other building…

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    March 1, 2012 by Canadian Consulting Engineer


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    One By One

    August 1, 2011 by Paul Boken, Mulvey + Banani Lihting


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    A Calgary Icon

    August 1, 2011 by Lana Winterfield, William Engineering Canada


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    Drama Scenes

    August 1, 2011 by Bronwen Parsons

    “What you will find about people in my business is that we love talking about what we do,” says Rae Ackerman in Vancouver.

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    Products (March 01, 2011)

    March 1, 2011 by Canadian Consulting Engineer


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    First CSA standard for building commissioning due this month

    February 28, 2011 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A Canadian Standards Association (CSA) technical committee is finalizing the first edition of a national standard on building commissioning.

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    Art Gallery of Alberta Transformed

    August 1, 2010 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The 1968 brutalist square concrete building that was home for the Art Gallery of Alberta in downtown Edmonton is no more. Part of the original structure still exists — 3,437 m2 to be exact — but it …

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    Art Gallery of Alberta -Lighting & Electrical

    August 1, 2010 by Glenn Stowkowy, P. Eng. Stantec, And Jennifer Pieszak, Lam Partners

    The electrical systems have also been designed to accommodate the most stringent gallery environmental conditions and for energy efficiency. The new lighting system, for example, manages energy usage …

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    A World Beneath Glass

    August 1, 2010 by Olivier Matte, Ing. And Andre-Ben

    With their focus on life and the world around us, Montral’s Nature Museums — the Biodme, the Insectarium, the Botanical Garden and the Planetarium — offer an enriching perspective on natural scien…

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    Green Building Festival, Toronto

    August 1, 2010 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    On September 22-24, the sixth annual Green Building Festival will take place at the Direct Energy Centre, downtown Toronto. For the second year, the festival is being held in conjunction with IIDEX Ne…

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    Canada Line lighting design wins international award

    August 1, 2010 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The lighting system design for Vancouver’s rapid transit Canada Line which opened last year has won a top international award.