High Rise Express (Available in Structural Engineering Special Issue only)
A new column system developed by the Canam Manac Group in Montreal offers the expediency of steel construction with the economy of concrete. The system is made entirely of lightweight...

High-Performance Powder
The application of fundamental principles related to the composition, the making, and the thermal treatment of concrete resulted in the development of a new type of concrete with outstanding...

Limits and Difficulties in Applying the Quebec Safety Code for the Construction Industry—The Case of Excavations

Construction Safety Affected by Codes and Standards
These five papers present an insight into, and highlights of, some very recent design/construction standardization activities in the US, Canada, Great Britain, Japan and Israel. New performance-type...

Validation of the Simplified Audit Process at a Roofing Tar Paper Speciality Product Manufacturer - Part 2
The Simplified Audit Process (SAP) is presently tested in a roofing tar paper speciality product manufacturer in Joliette, Quebec. The steps involved in the process had helped the company...

Identification of a General Linear Model for Reservoir Inflows Forecasting
General linear stochastic models represent a valuable alternative to conceptual models in order to describe runoff generating mechanisms in a drainage basin. In regions such as Quebec,...

Remediation of Contaminated Sites in Quebec – Research and Development Strategy

The Redevelopment of Hydroelectric Power at Rawdon, Quebec

Hi-Tech Seismic Rehabilitation of `Casino De Montreal'
The existing eight-story steel structure, built during 1966, lacked in lateral earthquake resistance and ductility requirements of the current building code. Introduction of friction-dampers...

Seismic Behaviour of Tall Guyed Telecommunication Towers
This paper presents results of a detailed numerical modelling study of two guyed telecommunication towers subjected to seismic excitation: a 107-m (350 ft) tower with six stay levels,...

Long Term Performance of Raft and Footing Foundations Above Clayey Silt
Two multistorey buildings have recently been constructed on a 30-m thick layer of clayey silt in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Bank of Montreal building is ten storeys high...

Settlement of Building Foundations on Clay Soil Caused by Evapotranspiration
This paper reports on the results of a field investigation and settlement monitoring program which involves five buildings founded on shallow foundations in the sensitive clay deposits...

Pregame Show
The 1996 Summer Olympics are still two years off, but Atlanta's painstaking preparation is in full swing. One key element is a carefully crafted construction program. The...

Tuned Mass Dampers for Towers and Buildings
Tuned mass dampers (TMD's) are used to reduce the response of tall slender structures to resonant wind-induced oscillations. This paper reviews the authors' experience with the design...

High Speed Rail vs. Maglev in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor: A Comparison of Energy Impacts and Emissions
This paper reports energy impacts and emissions for two high speed ground transportation systems that are considered for implementation in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor (Canada). In...

Intercity Travel Demand Forecasting for the Windsor-Quebec City Corridor
Travel demand forecasts were required for the 600-mile-long Quebec City - Windsor Canada Corridor to test alternative rail systems including high speed rail. The approach involved application...

Maglev vs. High Speed Rail in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor: A Comparison of Costs and Revenues
This paper reports an investigation of cost and revenue for high speed rail vs. maglev systems serving selected links in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor (Canada). Information on the Corridor...

High-Speed Rail's Prospects in Canada
This paper reviews the attractiveness of high-speed rail in Canada. It summarizes the findings of studies on the subject by VIA Rail, Canada's national passenger rail corporation. VIA...

The Saint Lawrence River System, Atlantic Coast of Québec
At the 1:250,000 scale, Quebec has 13 773 km of coasts, 6 772 km of which belong solely to the Saint Lawrence River System. This system can be divided into six portions: river, limnetic...

Peaks Over Threshold Model for Seasonal Flood Variations
The peaks over threshold (POT) series model has been used in hydrology to analyse extreme phenomena such as floods or precipitation amounts exceeding a certain threshold level. The results...

 

 

 

 

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