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  • Company News Round-Up: Arup, IBI, Aercoustics, Gage-Babcock, Sereca, McElhanney

    December 2, 2015 by CCE

    Consortia chosen for Edmonton’s new LRT, noise and vibration consultants win TTC contract, fire protection specialists merge with large firm; Vancouver engineers connect with BCIT students.

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    Calgary downtown power infrastructure destroyed

    October 14, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    A fire in a manhole in downtown Calgary on Saturday, October 11 caused buildings in a wide area to be left without power. Approximately 112 residential and commercial buildings, representing 2,100 businesses and 5,000 residents are affected in…

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    August 1, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    FIRE PROTECTION & SECURITY

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    Toronto has 146,000 buildings without final inspections

    March 18, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The city of Toronto’s auditor has found that more than 146,000 buildings issued a building permit for construction or renovation work have not had their final inspections and approvals.

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    Calls rise for sprinklers in seniors’ homes

    January 28, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The fatal fire on January 23 at the Résidence du Havre in l’Isle Verte, north of Rivière-du-Loup in Quebec, is prompting calls for all provinces to raise fire protection requirements in seniors’ residences and long-term care homes.

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    Ontario Building Code requires visual fire alarms

    January 7, 2014 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The 2012 Ontario Building Code came into force on January 1, 2014. Changes are being phased in over coming years, but anyone qualifying as a building practitioner for the first time or in a new category will be examined on the 2012 code.

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    Stationary Pumps – New Requirements

    January 1, 2014 by By Chad Duffy, National Fire Protection Association

    NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, provides requirements for the selection and installation of fire pumps. NFPA 20 is employed when a project’s parameters, i.e. there is no available water…

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    NFPA researches cloud ceilings and sprinklers, issues 2014 Electrical Code

    August 21, 2013 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Research Foundation has completed a project to find out how sprinklers can be most effectively installed in building areas with cloud ceilings.

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    The 2010 Codes – Heads Up

    August 1, 2013 by By Andrščîaroche, Eng., National Research Council of Canada

    The 2010 National Model Construction Codes, published by the National Research Council of Canada on behalf of the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, contain nearly 800 technical changes. These address technological advances as well…

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    Sprinklers now mandatory for existing care homes in Ontario

    May 15, 2013 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    The province of Ontario has become the first province to require that automatic sprinklers be installed in all care homes for fire protection. The Fire Code and Building Code have been amended to effect this change, which applies to all…

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    Smoke Management in Large Arenas

    March 1, 2013 by By Jonathan Rubes, P.Eng., Rubes Code Consultants

    Prior to the 2010 National Building Code of Canada (NBC), designing a code-conforming indoor stadium or arena with more than about 2,000 seats was a challenge (some would say a nightmare). Obtaining a building permit was an equal or even…

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    Tests show charring helps cross-laminated lumber resist fire

    February 25, 2013 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Full-scale tests by the National Research Council of Canada have shown that cross laminated timber assemblies have good fire resistance, even when they are unprotected and under full loading conditions.

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    Ontario proposes laws for sprinklers in seniors’ residences and for wood frame buildings

    October 15, 2012 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    In Ontario, a proposed bill has gone through two readings in the legislature that would require specified provincially funded buildings to be constructed using wood as the primary building material. Introduced by Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder…

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    Fire Protection: Mission Critical – Protecting Data Centres

    August 1, 2012 by Cel Chow, P.Eng., Gage-Babcock & Associates

    The communication and instantaneous access of information has become part of our daily life and depends on a global network of interconnected information and telecommunication systems and data centres.

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    Hospitals: a Special Case

    March 1, 2012 by By Phil Schuyler, P.Eng. H.H. Angus & Associates

    As fire alarm technology has developed, the systems in many existing hospitals have become outdated and obsolete. Many hospitals are moving forward with renovation projects that involve the complete removal of their existing fire alarm systems…

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    Products

    August 1, 2011 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    STANDARDS

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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.

  • Montreal opens toll bridge and first P3 project

    May 24, 2011 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    This past weekend, on May 21, over 5,000 people came out to celebrate the official opening of a new bridge in Montreal. The A25 Bridge between Montreal and Laval is part of the first public private partnership project in Quebec, and also the…

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    Diefenbunker Resurrected

    March 1, 2011 by By George Fawcett, LRI

    As one of Canada’s few Modernist National Historic Sites, Canada’s Cold War Museum known as the Diefenbunker has had many unique programming and operational challenges. The foremost challenge was with the occupancy capacity limit. The museum…

  • No Fuel for the Fire

    August 1, 2010 by John G. Smith

    It is strange to hear Keith Doucette discuss the roofing materials that can be found over his office. He is the chief fire prevention officer in Ajax, Ontario, after all, and he is based in the headqu…

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    Products (August 01, 2010)

    August 1, 2010 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    HVAC Silentium Active Noise Control (ANC) uses an “anti-noise” signal, achieving up to 30 dB(A) noise reduction. The HVAC industry can use S-Cube Kits or add an ActiveSilencer duct to an existing system. www.silentium.com The patent pending Virtual Moveable End

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    High-rise residential buildings in Ontario now must have sprinklers

    May 10, 2010 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Since April 1 this year, all new multiple-unit residential buildings over three storeys in height in Ontario h…

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    DIEFENBUNKER RESURRECTED

    January 1, 1999 by By George Fawcett, LRI

    As one of Canada’s few Modernist National Historic Sites, Canada’s Cold War Museum known as the Diefenbunker has had many unique programming and operational challenges. The foremost challenge was with the occupancy capacity limit. The museum…

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    Products (January 01, 1999)

    January 1, 1999 by Canadian Consulting Engineer

    Fire & Security