Technical bulletins

Technical bulletins

  • October 2014

    The Burglar Alarm System: A Powerful Tool for Fire O&C Investigations

    By Stéphane Labonté P. Eng., CFEI, IAAI-CFI,

    Fire alarm panels certainly provide important information during an investigation to determine the origin and cause of a fire. But, what about burglar alarm systems?

  • June 2014

    Sump pumps failures: beware of floods

    By Martin Morissette Eng., CFEI, CVFI,

    Homes and commercial/industrial buildings may have one or more sumps built-in their lowest level floor, which is in the basement for most homes.

  • April 2014

    Structural behavior of concrete

    By Olivier Biron P. Eng.,

    Concrete is a material known for its great strength. Regardless, there are a few weaknesses, which must be taken in consideration in the design of concrete structural elements.

  • February 2014

    Effects of humidity on floor coverings

    By Pieric Savary P. Eng., M. Eng.,

    It is well known that the moisture content of a piece of wood affects its properties. Indeed, when a piece of wood is dried naturally or in a kiln dryer, a decrease of the volume or shrinkage occurs. The effect is reversed (expansion) when the moisture content increases in the material.