Nikola Tesla: an electrical engineering genius!

Nikola Tesla: does that name mean anything to you? This is the tragedy of this Serbian electrical engineer, mechanic and physicist, born in 1856. This man, who held over 300 patents, generated the foundations of electrical engineering, which electrical engineers still use today.

Continuous Lateral Bracing: Buckling under pressure

Every winter brings its share of concerns when ice and snow accumulate on building roofs. Wooden members used for light frame roof trusses can be stressed in different ways and can be susceptible to the phenomenon of buckling. However, buckling can be prevented by using continuous lateral bracing. In this technical article, our civil engineer Olivier Biron explains in detail what you need to know on the topic.

Santa's Elves: Craftsmen or Engineers?

Christmas elves are really busy during the holidays, and essential helpers for Santa Claus! But who are these sprites and what technologies do they employ? Did they receive training in school? Do they use magic? Do they only eat cookies and other sweets washed down with milk? To satisfy your curiosity, here is a little more information!

Demystifying slip, trip and fall claims

With colder temperatures upon us, slippery conditions will increase slip and falls claims. But icy surfaces are not the only cause of slip, trip and fall incidents. To give you some insight into handling slip and fall claims this winter, we sat down with Edmonton-based biomechanical engineer, Rebecca Moss, to explore the topic.

Forensic Guide to Glass

Glass is everywhere around us and forensic investigators are frequently assigned to work on projects involving damage to glass or injuries caused by broken glass. Basic composition, brief descriptions of the different types of glass available on the market, probable failures and the role of the forensic investigator: this article provides a full overview concerning glass.


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