The BC Step Code, British Columbia’s stretch Energy Code, is a performance-based standard that establishes a set of voluntary, incremental and measurable requirements for energy efficiency in New Construction.
When considering sustainability certification, the Building Envelope both constitutes a significant quantity of the materials, and is a challenging part of the certification process due to the building envelope’s chemical nature. All key sustainability programs (LEED, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, Green Globes) include a materials component and often include an exclusions list.
The management system governing the provision of Morrison Hershfield’s services has received its new, updated ISO certification!
Morrison Hershfield is pleased to announce its ranking of 74th on the 2017 MEP Giants list. Our mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), and fire protection (FP) teams have been recognized for delivering technically sophisticated solutions for clients ranging from the data centre and energy markets to general buildings.
We’re proud local architects and building owners have choosen Morrison Hershfield's Seattle Building Science team to provide engineering solutions on 9 of the 20 largest buildings in development in the Puget Sound area!
The Puget Sound Business Journal recently released the list of the region’s largest construction projects by total estimated cost of construction.
Brian B. Ball, ALS, CLS, a senior land surveyor with Morrison Hershfield, has recently been elected President of the Alberta Society of Surveying and Mapping Technologies (ASSMT). In this role, Brian offers over 25 years of industry experience to ASSMT and will help the organization achieve their mission of promoting the knowledge, skills and proficiency of technicians and technologists involved in the field of surveying and mapping.
Marquee Projects to Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday
Earlier this year, we announced that Morrison Hershfield was building a unique Canada150 Mosaic to celebrate 150 years of engineering contributions to Building Canada's landscapes and cityscapes with our industry.
As part of this campaign, we want to share images of 150 Canadian Marquee projects through the Instagram platform. Here are the first 25 projects posted to the mosaic. Share your moments and memories from this year's Canada150 celebrations or projects you've worked on to help make Canada what it is today.
“The award recognizes excellence, northern innovations/adaptation, sustainability, service to the community and enhancement to the quality of life through engineering in Yukon.”
Benefits of the Mayo River Flood Control Project
The Mayo River Flood Control Project has significantly contributed to protecting the Village of Mayo against adverse effects related to winter flooding on the River. It has provided future recreational opportunities near the lower Mayo River, allowing access to this natural area for residents. New trails now give residents the ability to enjoy this natural setting along the river.
In our last post, Whole Building Air Leakage Testing, we discussed the importance of designing a continuous air barrier. While proper design and installation are critical to passing the Air Leakage test, the work that goes into performing the actual test should not be overlooked. With this in mind, we want to reiterate the importance of thinking through the testing process early in project design.
Morrison Hershfield, IBM and WZMH hosted GTA data centre professionals at the Toronto Board of Trade on May 11th to discuss “The Edge”.
Phill Lawson-Shanks, keynote speaker from EdgeConneX, presented remarkable insight into changes in internet usage patterns, technologies connecting users to the internet and emerging needs for improved data centre infrastructure to support these changes.
Ryan Gidluck, P.Eng., PMP, Vice President Infrastructure with Morrison Hershfield, has been named to the Consulting Engineers of Alberta’s (CEA) Board of Directors for a three-year term, beginning 2017-2018. In this role, Ryan hopes to support CEA’s key priorities, including the promotion of Quality Based Selection in our industry and the Contract Terms and Conditions initiative.
Sunday, May 7th, started out as a gloomy day that had us dreading the ride ahead. As a team, Morrison Hershfield registered fifteen participants for the CN Cycle for CHEO fundraiser; ten for the 70 km ride, three for the 35 km ride and two for the 15 km ride. While we had trained hard for the upcoming event, none of us were quite ready for the weather that greeted us at the starting line.
“It was a cold, windy, rainy day that didn’t
let up until the very end of the ride.”
With increasingly stringent codes and standards, new construction projects are progressively becoming more energy efficient. In order to remain competitive with new facilities, existing buildings are faced with the challenge of balancing retrofit design goals, energy savings and capital investment. Renovating an existing structure can often be a more cost-effective and sustainable option - but how is this determined?
Chief Operating Officer Catherine Karakatsanis, P.Eng, FEC, FCAE was named a Companion of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Order of Honour on April 21st.
Standards and codes across North America are becoming more stringent with regards to accepted air leakage rates in completed construction. As a result, air leakage testing is increasingly becoming a code requirement.