New President Announced for the Alberta Society of Surveying and Mapping Technologies

By Morrison Hershfield|July 20, 2017

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.

#MH150for150

By Morrison Hershfield|June 30, 2017

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.

Mayo River Flood Control Project Recognized for Engineering Excellence

By Morrison Hershfield|June 27, 2017

“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.

Plan and Prep: How to Pass Your Building’s Air Leakage Test

By Morrison Hershfield|June 12, 2017

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.

The Drivers and Trends That Are Moving Data Centres Towards "The Edge"

By Morrison Hershfield|May 26, 2017

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 Among CEA’s New Board Members

By Morrison Hershfield|May 26, 2017

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.

Cycling Through Challenging Weather to Raise Money for Children’s Hospital

By Morrison Hershfield|May 25, 2017

The Ride

“It was a cold, windy, rainy day that didn’t
let up until the very end of the ride.”

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.

Energy Retrofits: Upgrade Existing Buildings to Compete with New Construction

By Morrison Hershfield|May 16, 2017

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?

Catherine Karakatsanis Honored by PEO for Innovative Leadership and Promotion of Women in Engineering

By Morrison Hershfield|May 01, 2017

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.

Designed to Pass: The Key to Your Building's Success in Passing the Air Leakage Test

By Morrison Hershfield|April 21, 2017

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.

Award-Winning Water Project Will Improve Quality of Life in Guyana

By Morrison Hershfield|April 21, 2017

Morrison Hershfield’s recently completed “Designs for Improvement of Water and Sanitation Infrastructure in Guyana” project and was recognized by the Consulting Engineers of Alberta with the CEA Showcase Award of Excellence in the International category.

Celebrate Canada's 150th with Us!

By Morrison Hershfield|April 10, 2017

Join Morrison Hershfield in celebrating our great country’s 150th birthday! Add your story to be a part of our Building Canada original hashtag mosaic, powered by hyperactivate and tell us how you or your company have helped shape Canada’s built environment.

See the canvas take shape and add your own tile below or click HERE!

Award-Winning RDKS Solid Waste System Helps Move British Columbia Towards Zero Waste

By Morrison Hershfield|April 06, 2017

British Columbia is proud to be one of the first provinces moving towards Zero Waste policies and of its reputation as a leader in sustainable environmental management.

Why Architectural Sheet Metal: Design for Longevity and Durability

By Morrison Hershfield|March 17, 2017

Learn how to better assess existing sheet metal flashings and properly design new joints.

A year in development, the course is separated into three distinct segments:

What Is It Really Like to Be an Engineer?

By Morrison Hershfield|March 14, 2017

There are many preconceived notions of what it’s like to be an engineer that aren’t true. If you work in the engineering industry like us, you may have come across some of these stereotypes before:

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