This presentation by Mission Critical Practice Lead Steven Shapiro, P.E. was given at Data Center World in April, 2015. It explains the need for mission critical commissioning for critical environment as well as what types of systems should be included in the process, how the process is conducted to ensure tangible results, how it should be reported, and ultimately how to interpret and utilize the information presented to their advantage.
This presentation by Mission Critical Practice Lead Steven Shapiro, P.E. explains the intricacies of a high availability data center, the Uptime Tier Structure, what is not required for Uptime Tier Certification, what myths are perpetuated throughout the industry concerning Uptime Certification, and how to go about getting certified.
This presentation by Morrison Hershfield's Sean Smith, Principal, P. Eng, MBA includes an introduction to data centers, including a discussion on location criteria, key factors to look for when thinking about establishing a data center in an existing building and case studies on data centers in the Atlanta and Toronto areas.
Morrison Hershfield was honored with an Award of Excellence in the Soft Engineering category for our Building Envelope Thermal Bridging (BETB) Guide from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – British Columbia (ACEC-BC) at their 26th annual Awards for Engineering Excellence Gala.
Arthur Potts, MPP for Beaches-East York took part in the Professional Engineers of Ontario’s “Take Your MPP to Work Day” on April 10, 2015. Members of the East Toronto Chapter of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) organized a tour of the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant with Mr. Potts.
“Most organizations still believe some very common myths about Tier Ratings and high availability data centers, and I’m looking forward to sharing our insight,” said Mr. Shapiro, who has over 26 years of experience in designing and commissioning of mission critical facilities. He is the author of numerous technical articles and seminars.
With the complexity of today’s building systems, we believe building performance analysis starts with the right team. Morrison Hershfield has the expertise, capacity and cutting edge tools to help meet all your analysis needs.
This case study examines how the maximum allowable glazing ratio (also called fenestration area)—mandated by the latest energy codes—affects the design and construction of buildings.
An eight year old, highrise building in a Canadian cold climate zone was diagnosed with systematic water penetration through the Exterior Insulation and Finish System (“EIFS”) building envelope.
Morrison Hershfield proudly congratulates Catherine Karakatsanis, our Chief Operating Officer, on being named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women for the second consecutive year. Her award this year is in the Corporate Directors category, and recognizes Catherine’s significant contributions in the field of corporate governance.
The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) has presented the City of Ottawa with an award for Excellence in Planning for its recent Transportation Master Plan (TMP) update.The awards – which recognize innovation, creativity, professionalism, problem-solving, and communications – were announced on November 7, 2014 in a press conference at Queen’s Park.
Morrison Hershfield has won an Award of Excellence at the 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala, held October 24, 2014 in Ottawa. Our firm was honoured in the Project Management category for the North Channel Bridge Replacement – Three Nations Crossing project in Cornwall, Ontario.
A recent article in the Vancouver Sun highlights the fact that the City’s “strict energy and emissions requirements for all new large buildings is changing how building professions approach their jobs, and increasing the degree to which they collaborate in designing new tall buildings.”
Morrison Hershfield is excited to announce that the highly anticipated Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide – Analysis, Applications, and Insights is now public and can be downloaded from BC Hydro. The guide aims to overcome obstacles confronting industry with respect to mitigating thermal bridging to reduce energy consumption in buildings.
This presentation was given at the 2014 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Conference by David Kayll, FMA, P.Eng. and Building Science Specialist at Morrison Hershfield in combination with Brian Sim, AIBC, PP.FRAIC, Hon.FAIA, Hon.FCARM, at the request of Pro-Demnity Insurance Company.