Snow Fence Operational and Material Testing
The proliferation of snow fence products since the late 1970's presents an opportunity for optimizing the control of drifting snow. It also presents a challenge in discriminating...

Research Study of Highway Snowdrifting in Canada
Millions of dollars are spent annually to maintain Canadian highways in order to make them safe for motorists during the winter. In Ontario, it is estimated that on average $3,000/km of...

Testing the Limits
More than 100,000 bridges in the U.S. are considered structurally deficient and in need of posted load limits or repair. As the number continues to mount, engineers search for a better...

The Development of a LRFD Code for Ontario Bridge Foundations

Changing Socio-Economic Conditions in the Hamilton Harbour (Ontario) Area: Implications for Harbour Remediation
The 1987 Protocol amending the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1978 called for the preparation of Remedial Action Plans for forty-two Areas of Concern (typically polluted harbours...

Evaluating Shoreline Protection Alternatives
Continued erosion of the shoreline results in loss of land, depreciation of property values and may result in an increased threat to public safety. Limited financial resources require...

Management of Great Lakes' Sandy Barriers: The Conceptual Challenges
Sandy barriers are dynamic, significant, and sensitive resource systems, comprising portions of the 18,000 km of Great Lakes shore. Use, development, and management of these features,...

Development of Small Hydro in Ontario
Ontario is Canada's most populous Province with approximately 10 million residents, representing 40 per cent of the country's population. The electricity needs...

R. H. Saunders GS—Propeller Turbine Runner Replacement Project Outline and Model Development
Ontario Hydro's operating philosophy is to operate all of its facilities in an optimum manner. The basic rationale for upgrading this plant is to maximize its energy potential...

Regional Estimates of Gas Transfer Using an Airborne System
The aircraft-based eddy correlation technique was recently used to obtain regional observations of transfer processes of sensible and latent heat as well as carbon dioxide over wetlands...

Carbon Dioxide Pressure in Surface Waters of Canadian Lakes
Direct measurements of the partial pressure (pCO2) of carbon dioxide were made in lakes of three study areas: ELA (the Experimental Lakes Area) and...

Failure of Prestressed Concrete Embedded Cylinder Pipe
In 1964, the Ontario Provincial Government undertook to supply water to the City of London (current population 300,000). The supply source was from Lake Huron near Grand Bend, Ontario...

Physical Model Study of Navigation Conditions
This paper describes a physical model study performed to assess the impact of increased flows from a redeveloped hydroelectric generating station on the ability of pleasure boats to navigate...

Rochester Stops the Deluge
After a slew of stopgap waste-treatment plants failed to solve Rochester's chronic storm water and sewage overflow problem, city officials changed direction in the late 1960s....

The Prefab Tunnel
Jacking a prefabricated concrete arch through a railroad embankment to provide a new access ramp to the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto was done for the first time in North America. In September...

Toronto Skydome Retractable Roof Stadium—The Roof Concept and Design
The Toronto SkyDome is a first of its kind sports stadium with a retractable roof which results in, essentially, a fully open air stadium with the roof fully retracted. This unique roof,...

Ontario's Remedial Action, Monitoring and Regulation Strategy

Pressuremeter Evaluation of Glacial Till Bearing Capacity in Toronto Canada
Glacial tills were evaluated at three Toronto sites, using conventional methods, the pressuremeter and full scale caisson load tests. The geologic environment and specific subsurface conditions...

Rock Excavations in Downtown Toronto
The geology of Toronto area is somewhat complex due to the series of advances and retreats of the glaciers. The overburden deposits consist of materials laid down during the Wisconsinan...

Evaluation of Lakefilling in Ontario, Canada

 

 

 

 

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