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CEP Forensic and Sintra Engineering have united to form Canada's largest national forensic engineering firm!  CEP Forensic is pleased to announce that the company has entered a merger agreement with Sintra Engineering, a leading provider of forensic engineering services in Western Canada. Our newly merged company brings CEP's strength in Eastern Canada, combined with Sintra's broad reach in Western and Northern Canada, to form the largest forensic engineering firm in the country. The new entity, CEP-Sintra, will have close to one hundred employees from coast to coast and will operate in both official languages. The company will have eight offices across Canada: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Moncton.

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Early failure of cabinetry: Is it always the user's fault?Whether it is kitchens or bathrooms, we have all experienced or heard of damages to cabinets linked to humidity. As an example, let's just consider cabinet panels that swell or coating shell (veneer or thermoplastic) that delaminates. This type of degradation usually occurs as a result of long term usage, when the cabinetry components "get old". However, there are many cases where this type of millwork suffers from premature degradation. For instance, when similar damages are visible over multiple units of a building/condominium, it seems obvious that they are not independent and isolated cases.