Stainless Steel Corrosion

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Stainless Steel Corrosion is a complex subject and an in-depth discussion is beyond the scope of this blog. The focus here is on several high-level considerations for exterior exposed stainless steel used for architectural purposes in the North American market. An excellent resource for architects and specifiers is a 6-page brochure written by IMOA consultant Catherine Houska, TMR Consulting, and published by … Read More

Announcing the Launch of “Chautauqua Atlantic”

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I am more than delighted to announce the launch of my wife’s (Kathie NeuOrgan) website: https://chautauquaatlantic.ca/ Developing the idea and fleshing out the structure of Chautauqua Education and Event Promotions, Inc., o/a Chautauqua Atlantic™, over the past year, her business shall operate as a social enterprise focusing on developing inter-generational interaction and collaboration, and hosting important talks (Chautauqua … Read More

Supporting Our Community

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Scientext™ Technical Writing Ltd. is now a proud sponsor of a kennel at the Nova Scotia SPCA in Halifax, part of their ‘Sponsor a Kennel Program’; helping out those who cannot speak for themselves is something we strongly support! The picture added with this post is of Molly, a 17 week old feral cat we adopted from the … Read More

Remembrance Day 2014

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For our freedom, on Remembrance Day we remember; for the support we too often take for granted, we remember; for the people to whom we turn when crisis strikes, we remember; for the lives and minds sacrificed, we remember; for the families who have lost husbands, wives, mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, we remember; for those who … Read More

Innovative Business of the Year

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Scientext™ Technical Writing Ltd. is privileged to announce that it was nominated by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce for the 2015 Halifax Business Awards in the category of Innovative Business of the Year! Nominees must have introduced an innovative product or service, or be operating in a mode where innovation is built into the culture of the company. … Read More

Words to the Wise

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Notes Taken at the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council 65th Annual Gala Event | Truro, NS, June 25, 2014 Chris Hadfield: Goals shape, consciously or subconsciously, all the little decisions every day that, when gathered all together, lead you step by step towards what you want in life. Sometimes not all the perfect elements fall into place that open … Read More

Atlantic Canada to Launch Building Enclosure Council

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Rachel Smith of MMM Group is championing the creation of an Atlantic Building Enclosure Council. Ted Ross, Nova Scotia Building Code Coordinator, attended a meeting in March to review construction performance trends, and open a discussion about warranties and building enclosure inspection by qualified specialists with building enclosure specialist designation. A “Review of Obligations Under Letters of Undertaking” is publicly available … Read More

Building Science and Commissioning

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On 14 April 2014, we attended a Sustainable Building Envelope Design and Construction presentation by Scott Armstrong, MMM Group, in Halifax. Well attended, Scott covered a number of key issues, including thermal bridging, thermal modelling (discrepancies between actual versus design values), window wall versus curtain wall systems, and the necessity for quality control oversight and testing to confirm adequacy of … Read More