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Which Came First? The chicken or the egg?


Failures can be a great thing. Okay, the New Coke wasn’t such a great thing and the designer of the Pinto should have been fired long before the first body...

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Sideswipe Collisions: Scrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrape!


You hate it when it happens. You’re driving through a shopping mall parking lot when someone pulls out of a stall. Their bumper hits the side of your car and...

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When Does a Concrete Crack Pose a Significant Structural Concern?


A: All concrete will crack to some extent. The reduction in moisture content that concrete experiences as it cures during construction will inevitably result in some minor cracks appearing on...

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Gas is Gas Right?...Wrong!


Despite the wide spread use of gas appliances such as furnaces, water heaters and barbeques, many people don’t understand the important differences between the two main fuels typically used with...

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Bridging the Gap Between Medicine & Mechanics


Have you ever had a file come across your desk where the question of injury – either causation or severity – is beyond the scope of a standard engineering analysis?...

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Beyond the Obvious- Human Factors in Accident Reconstruction


Human factors, those variables that affect a driver’s ability to operate the vehicle effectively, are often the most important and complex issues involved in understanding how and why a collision...

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When is a building not a building?


In Alberta, buildings are generally constructed in conformance to the Alberta Building Code and the Alberta Fire Code.  These documents provide a prescriptive approach to building design, providing minimum criteria...

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Like a Deer in the Headlights


Animals, both wild and domestic, can play major contributory roles in motor vehicle collisions.  Whether it is a large animal, such as a deer or a moose crossing a highway,...

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Every Face Tells a Story


Materials Engineers Count On It There is an old adage that every face tells a story. Some alternative medical practitioners suggest that a person’s face holds clues to the...

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“I barely touched him!”


“I barely touched him!” This statement is frequently heard when a driver describes the severity of the low speed rear-end collision he or she caused. Although you would love to...

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