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Season’s Greetings from Sintra Engineering

December 16, 2016

  T’was the week before Christmas, and all through the place Every P.Eng. was stirring, waiting...

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Preparing for Winter with Proper Insulation

November 21, 2016

Keeping heat in and cold out is an age old problem, especially in northern climates. In Canada, cold temperatures are normal for a large portion...

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Old Pipes with New Problems

September 21, 2016

Discussing aging underground infrastructure and recent societal impacts on sewer backups ...

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Water Hammering: Nailing Down the Cause and Tools to Prevent it

July 19, 2016

Have you ever shut off the water after filling the tub or having a shower and seemed to hear a loud noise reverberate through the walls? This is a phenomenon known as water hammer....

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Obtaining Evidence

April 20, 2016

Document the evidence on site: If at all possible, it is essential to document the state and location of the evidence at the time of failure. This may involve taking...

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Merry Christmas from Sintra

December 15, 2015

From our family to yours, Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! ...

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Halloween Frights

October 30, 2015

Hallowe’en is just around the corner. A common tradition around this time is to watch a scary movie (or two, or three!) so we asked our staff...

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Halloween Safety

October 16, 2015

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Titanic Failure

September 16, 2015

Is there more to the sinking of the RMS Titanic than meets the eye? Catastrophic events have the tendency to form their own legacies. These events become not...

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Cost Certainty Pricing - Service to Meet Your Needs

March 12, 2015

Interested in knowing more about our Cost Certainty Pricing Program? Take a quick skim through this prezi for all the details!...

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Cost Certainty Pricing - Service to Meet Your Needs

March 04, 2015

We are very excited to launch our CCP – Cost Certainty Pricing - Program. We have heard from our clients how important cost certainty is in terms of claims costs to resolve claims....

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Condensation and Frosty Windows

December 18, 2014

Another winter is upon us, and for many Canadians that means having to deal with condensation and frosting on windows. Besides being a nuisance,...

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History of Plumbing

December 18, 2014

We use water every day and think very little of it until something goes wrong. Failed pipes often result in large amounts of water loss,...

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Happy Holidays

December 04, 2014

"It came without ribbons, it came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or...

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Technical Answers Fast!

October 15, 2014

Our Rapid Reports are designed to be short and to the point. More importantly, they provide property adjusters with the information they need to make decisions and resolve claims quickly. In addition, the turnaround on...

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Thanksgiving Dinner

October 10, 2014

You know our engineers are smart. That’s a given. However, you might not believe their expertise extends to food! But, we have...

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Beakerhead Catharsis Catapult Competition

September 17, 2014

Beakerhead has become an annual Calgary mash-up of engineering and art activities that takes place throughout the city and is open to all. The five day event,...

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CASL – Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Hits July 1, 2014

June 10, 2014

Click here to provide consent for electronic communication from Sintra Engineering   Emails are a part of everyone’s work nowadays. We send and...

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Strap on Your Helmet

April 16, 2014

Summer is almost here and millions of Canadians will be heading outdoors to take part in their favourite outdoor activities. In terms of safety, that means wearing a helmet...

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Victim or Culprit? Diagnosing Component Failures

March 13, 2014

Modes of failure vary considerably and are unique to each situation. Sometimes contaminants introduced into the operating environment interfere with proper equipment operation. Alternatively, excessive load conditions often lead to component failure. It is even...

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Staying Calm in the Crossfire

January 22, 2014

DON’t SWEAT YOUR DAY IN COURT Expert Witness’ Role in Litigation   When litigating an insurance claim, resolution of liability and/or quantum can be difficult particularly when there is limited information, limited evidence, or conflicting...

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A Picture tells 1000 words

January 20, 2014

Every day, insurance adjusters are out looking at losses, talking with witnesses, and gathering information. Photographs play a major role in documenting a loss, and are frequently the only...

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Safe Surfing - protecting your online presence

January 02, 2014

Well, another year is in the books and another hacked website.  Last year it was Adobe and already in 2014 we have a new hacked corporation –...

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Happy Holidays from Sintra Engineering

December 17, 2013

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season, from our family to yours!...

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Guarding Against Freezing Pipes

December 17, 2013

What insured homeowners need to know to protect against freezing pipes With the sub-zero winter temperatures and months of snowfall ahead there will be an influx of property claims resulting...

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Blue Goose Edmonton Charity Lunch

December 17, 2013

This year’s charity lunch was in support of E4C, a charity which aims to “limit, alleviate and ultimately eliminate poverty”. This group provides lunches to over 2100 children every day in Edmonton area schools. Without...

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The Latest Hot Food

November 29, 2013

You may have noticed signs advertising Srirachi burgers and barbequed meats.  I know that when I saw advertisements for these burgers, I didn’t know what they were,...

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AAIA Charity Ball 2013

November 07, 2013

The Alberta Association of Insurance Adjusters (Northern Chapter) held its charity ball this past Saturday.  The annual event has become a powerhouse fundraiser and raised in excess of $20,000 for the charity.  This year’s beneficiary...

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Happy Hallowe’en!

October 31, 2013

Have a spooktacular Hallowe’en! Remember to be safe, and watch out for all the little ghouls and goblins who are likely to be on the streets during your commute home. Once...

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Happy Thanksgiving from Sintra!

October 11, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from Sintra! It is the weekend dedicated to thinking about the things you are thankful for. This might be family and...

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AAIA Charity Ball 2013

October 04, 2013

The annual AAIA charity ball is being held November 2nd in support of You Can Bike Too. If you are interested to learn more about this cause, you can view their website here. ...

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All Industry Golf Tournament

October 01, 2013

On August 19, 2013, the 45th annual All Industry Golf tournament took place at the exclusive Blackhawk Golf Club. With over 130 participants, golfers enjoyed a perfect sunny day along with special slushies and mini...

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The Three C’s

October 01, 2013

A call comes in and your client informs you that they are in the midst of a loss. You need to know what happened in order to best handle the claim. Depending on the circumstances,...

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Property insurance costs likely to rise

May 02, 2013

Property insurance costs likely to rise The price you pay for your homeowners insurance can vary significantly, depending on the insurance...

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Register for the seminar today!

April 16, 2013

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Sintra Seminar 2013

April 05, 2013

Save the date! The annual Sintra Seminar has been booked for May 7 (Edmonton) and May 8 (Calgary). Our experts will be providing a half day of technical insight and...

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Ten Site Exam Tips to Help Property Adjusters Determine if Subrogation is a Possibility

February 11, 2013

When a property loss occurs, the root cause (and sometimes the origin) is often a mystery. Solving this mystery can sometimes lead to avenues of subrogation. As investigators, our ability to determine a cause (and...

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AAIA Charity Ball

February 08, 2013

On November 3rd the insurance community gathered together for the annual AAIA Charity Ball. 340 people attended the sold out event to raise funds for...

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Tips for a Safe and Successful Kitchen Renovation

July 05, 2012

Kitchen renovations are high on the list of the most common home renovations. Replacement of old cabinetry or appliances are effective ways to improve the look of your kitchen and increase the value of your...

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Blue Goose Edmonton Pond Holds Successful Charity Luncheon

December 21, 2011

This year the Honourable Order of the Blue Goose International holds it’s annual luncheon and raises $5100 for charity E4C, more than double the amount from last year. Read more below: ...

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3 Reasons for Brokers to Engage Forensic Engineers

July 11, 2011

Ensure Claims are Paid and Add Value to Your Service at the Same Time Large-scale commercial claims, such as structural and equipment failures in manufacturing facilities and power utilities, are usually messy and expensive...

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Blue Goose Edmonton Pond Gives Large Donation to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Royal Alexandra Hospital

June 03, 2011

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B.C. Solicitor-general Questions ICBC Over Tough New Approach

May 13, 2011

A single speeding ticket would equal three years of increased premiums under ICBC’s proposed new rules VICTORIA -- Solicitor-general Shirley Bond expressed concern Wednesday over a plan by the Insurance Corp. of B.C. to...

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Kudos to Crawford & Company for reaching new record donation to WICC!

March 25, 2011

Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.’s 2010 Crawford Cares campaign raised more than $111,000 for the Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade (WICC), a new record for the company’s annual campaign....

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Significant technical changes in the 2010 National Model Construction Codes

February 18, 2011

The recently published 2010 National Model Construction Codes contain close to 800 technical changes that were approved by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes. Summarized below are the most significant technical changes. The...

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Roofs Are Falling

January 24, 2011

It’s been quite the winter for Northern Alberta with the accumulation of over 60 cm of snow in Edmonton since Jan. 1 It’s wreaking havoc on property owners as roofs are...

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Sintra’s Blog is Launched!

January 24, 2011

Welcome everyone to our new blog! The purpose of this blog to provide relevant, current and newsworthy information for our clients on a regular basis. We hope the posts are of value and interest to you...

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