PCD Workshop in Edmonton

There is still time to register for next month’s Principles of Construction Documentation (PCD) five-day workshop in Edmonton. The program, set to begin December 1, provides a better understanding of construction documentation (i.e. specifications, drawings, and schedules), products, bidding procedures, and contracts.

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Message from the president: A value proposition

Last issue, I wrote about how time constraints often leave us expending our efforts to make the work “not wrong,” rather than “right.” At the same time, the people for whom we work often have higher levels of expectation. (Some recent interpretations of specifications by constructors suggest this demand may be close to perfection.)

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New CSC directory now online

The 2014−2015 edition of the CSC Directory of Members is now available online. The annual bilingual resource provides contact information for the design/construction professionals who comprise CSC’s membership. The digital version is searchable by last name, chapter and organization as well as via honorifics like Life Membership, College of Fellows, Past-presidents, and CSC designations.

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CSC Toronto hosting a Flynn plant tour

On November 4, the Toronto Chapter of CSC is hosting a plant tour of Northern Façades facility in Mississauga, Ont. The company is a division of the Flynn Group of Companies, and produces curtain wall, metal panels, and porcelain panels for projects across the country.

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CSC Hamilton presents retaining wall education

On Thursday, October 16, CSC’s Hamilton/Niagara Chapter is presenting a luncheon discussion that looks at advances in retaining wall technologies.

Sponsored by Unilock Ltd., the education aspect of the event will be led by Eric Jonasson, P.Eng. (assistant manager of engineering design at Risi Stone Retaining Wall Systems). He will present on software programs that assist with retaining wall specifications, and explore recent product adjustments and design concepts.

The talk, along with lunch, takes place …

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CSC Edmonton: Why should you care about mechanical insulation?

The Edmonton Chapter of CSC is hosting a breakfast discussion on insulation for piping, ductwork, and equipment, exploring its connection to energy-efficient design.

The presentation is hosted by CSC member Steve Clayman, director of energy initiatives with Thermal Insulation Association of Canada (TIAC). He will examine how correctly specified and installed mechanical insulation impacts energy conservation, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and health and safety issues. Clayman will also speak about low- (or no-) cost approaches …

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