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Forum: Business & Economy 30-11-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,050
Posted By kal104
TPP Treaty Text - Link

The link below is to a web page that allows for downloads of the TPP text (hat tip to the Government of New Zealand for posting this online).
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Forum: Business & Economy 30-11-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,050
Posted By kal104
TPP - Influx of Foreign Workers Into Canada?

I thought I'd post a recent link from CBC regarding the TPP and possible implications for working Canadians as it appears to allow for more free flow of workers into Canada. The implication of this...
Forum: Business & Economy 08-06-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 47,182
Posted By kal104
AHS (Autonomous Haulage System) - Rio Tinto Mining Video

I just found another YouTube video regarding automated mining trucks that's much more informative (IMO) than the video I linked to in my prior post. The link to the new video is below.
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Forum: Business & Economy 08-06-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 47,182
Posted By kal104
Future Permanent Mass Layoffs - Oilsands Mine Truck Drivers

I recently ran across an article dated from the beginning of this June that discusses the high cost of extracting oil (globally speaking) from Alberta's oilsands. One part of that article is...
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 25-05-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5,834
Views: 494,031
Posted By kal104
Mystery Solved - HVAC Units in the Crates

I walked by the west side of this site last Saturday afternoon and almost asked a worker on site about these crates. Before I got around to that, I saw one crate still left on the ground and as I...
Forum: Off-topic/General Discussion 16-04-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,401
Posted By kal104
400+ Crashes of Large US Military Drones (so far...)

One more post from me for today (so much for me just lurking on this thread...). I just found an article published last June about US military drone crashes. Below are a few paragraphs from different...
Forum: Off-topic/General Discussion 16-04-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,401
Posted By kal104
Autopilot / Autoland Failure Example (Air Canada, Sept 29/14)

I thought I'd throw in my thoughts on this issue. I've followed commercial aviation quite closely over the past 25 years and noted on pilot forums that things like major automation failures on modern...
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 21-03-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5,834
Views: 494,031
Posted By kal104
Would anyone confirm that the horizontal...

Would anyone confirm that the horizontal structure (two horizontal beams with diagonal bracing between them) at the highest area of the current building structure is a steel roof truss? If so, that...
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 20-03-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5,834
Views: 494,031
Posted By kal104
1st Steel Roof Truss?

Would anyone confirm that the horizontal structure (two horizontal beams with diagonal bracing between them) at the highest area of the current building structure is a steel roof truss? If so, that...
Forum: Great Ideas for A Greater Edmonton 30-10-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,280
Posted By kal104
David, thanks for the prompt reply. Hopefully,...

David, thanks for the prompt reply. Hopefully, the exposure that he got on YouTube playing that piano will open up doors in the future to give him a chance to get off the streets & better his life...
Forum: Great Ideas for A Greater Edmonton 30-10-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,280
Posted By kal104
Street Person Playing Outdoor Piano in YEG

I just found out about a recent YouTube video that went viral about a homeless man playing an outdoor piano in Churchill Square. Does anyone here know if this is one of the OpenPianoYEG pianos or are...
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 23-01-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,151
Posted By kal104
I plan to be there.

I plan to be there.
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 31-08-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,871
Posted By kal104
Some first hand info...

I've lived at Hillside Estates since the spring of 2001 and currently own a unit there (and have no plans on moving, either), so I'm in a position to give an informed opinion about my condo complex....
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 29-11-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2,495
Views: 253,506
Posted By kal104
Wow !!! - RedBrick submission

I never heard of RedBrick until this thread, but kudos to them for this submission. It definitely has "landmark potential" for this city as from what I can see this design appears to be a unique (and...
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 06-05-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,368
Posted By kal104
Thread bump... new Mayfair North render.

I haven't checked this thread in over a month, but my intent was to bump this poll thread up once a revised rendering of the Mayfair North tower became publicly available (I use the term tower here...
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 17-03-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4,137
Views: 350,936
Posted By kal104
Construction Crane is Gone...

I walked by Mayfair South shortly after 8 PM this evening (Saturday). The construction crane is now disassembled (confirming the purpose of the portable crane). This building is now starting to look...
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 17-03-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4,137
Views: 350,936
Posted By kal104
Portable Crane by Mayfair South

Around 1030 PM this evening (Friday), I noticed a portable crane being assembled on 109 Street at the west side of the Mayfair South tower (sorry... I have no photos to post of this). Is that...
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 11-03-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,368
Posted By kal104
Just some clarification regarding the intent of...

Just some clarification regarding the intent of this poll. The choices given were to reflect the storey heights we can reasonably expect from ProCura for Mayfair North (hence the cap at 16 storeys...
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 10-03-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,368
Posted By kal104
Poll: How many storeys should Mayfair North be?

I thought that it would be interesting to formally document the opinions of C2E members regarding their thoughts on what the height should be for the Mayfair North tower (if it can even be called a...
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 15-01-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4,137
Views: 350,936
Posted By kal104
Avison Young 2011Q4 Report (Procura comments)

Megatron posted the latest Avison Young Office Report (2011Q4) earlier today on another C2E thread (Has Downtown Edmonton Turned the Corner?). I noticed some interesting things regarding Procura and...
Forum: Site Suggestions/Discussion 13-01-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,821
Posted By kal104
Poll: Your C2E ID - How much would you pay annually to use it?

I've had a C2E logon ID for over 2 years. I wonder how many of us would be willing to pay a fee (say, via PayPal) to C2E that needs renewal every 12 months in order to maintain the use of one's logon...
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 16-12-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4,137
Views: 350,936
Posted By kal104
A Half-Height North Building Would Look Wonky (IMO)

The above quotes reflect my sentiments. I'd much rather see a phased development of the North half of the Mayfair that is as tall as the south building (i.e. 16 stories). A north building that is...
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 18-05-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,653
Posted By kal104
Condo Fees (and Reserve Funds) in Older Condos

The above expenses would be the major components that are common to both newer and older apartment-style condos. What causes older buildings to have higher condo fees (on a square footage basis) is...
Forum: Architecture and Design 16-05-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 50,879
Posted By kal104
Parking Lot on NW Corner of 108 St & 102 Ave (NorQuest property??)

Ian, I just want to clarify something. In your latest post (cited just above) you say that NorQuest has "long term plans on the west of 108st from 102ave to mid block for a health learning and living...
Forum: Real-Estate & Development 16-05-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4,137
Views: 350,936
Posted By kal104
Re: Mayfair Village - 16 stories above ground, 1 below

Ian / Marcel, thanks for the clarification on this issue. My question is now answered.
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