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?
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.
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.
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.