Revisit of Seismic Performance of the CN-Tower based on the New Building Code of Canada (NBCC 2005)


Toronto’s CN Tower is the world tallest freestanding tower structure. Built between 1973 and 1975, this giant communication and observation tower represents the extensive design process that lasted six years. The structural design of the Tower was one of the major challenges of design process.

Autonomous Passenger Counting System with Distributed IP Cameras – Phase 2

The City of Edmonton is currently in need of an automatic passenger counting (APC) system for its Light Rail Transit (LRT). An APC will help the City with various decisions making. In this proposal we focus on automatic video processing to count passengers boarding and alighting from LRT. The proposed system is simple – it will consist of overhead inexpensive IP cameras directly looking down at the car doors. Direct top view will be able to avoid occlusions.

Embracing 2030: Muslim Community Strategies and Priorities for the Future

Various waves of immigration have altered the profiles of Muslim communities in Alberta demanding a need for better data and information for both short and long term planning of services and infrastructure.  This need poses challenges not only to individual civil society organizations, but also to cross-organization coalitions seeking to build common ground upon which to facilitate more comprehensive service efforts.  To this end, using published demographic data, and information gathered from various focus group interviews, this project seeks to identify high-level issues across and betwee