Each year Edmonton’s engineering community comes together, in support of the United Way – Alberta Capital Region, to work on a collaborative community impact project. Staff from Morrison Hershfield regularly participate in this “Day of Caring” event.
Morrison Hershfield’s field staff worked hard this summer; collecting data and assessing approximately 30,000 private properties and about 1,000 municipal infrastructure assets as part of the City of Toronto’s Basement Flooding Protection Program. This important project identifies at-risk areas through assessments and modelling and implements infrastructure improvements that will mitigate the chance of flooding and protect community residents from water damage that can cost billions in insured losses from sewer backup claims.
A ceremony held this morning celebrated the recently completed Empress Street project. This comes after a two-year initiative that involved reconstructing and rehabilitating the existing street to improve transportation for the area around the old Winnipeg Stadium.
The Northern Virginia Technology Council announced the finalists for the 2020 Virginia Data Center Awards. Morrison Hershfield’s Mike Mosman is a finalist for the Data Center Industry Icon Award which recognizes the person whose substantial contributions to Virginia’s Data Center community over the course of their career have helped advance the industry and underpin the growth, prominence and success of Virginia’s world-leading data center sector.
“The data center industry is extremely important to not only the tech community but to the entire Commonwealth. The economic multiplier effect that comes from being the marker leader is far-reaching in terms of high paying jobs and tax revenue generated. NVTC is proud to recognize Mike Mosman from Morrison Hershfield for his remarkable achievement as well as contributions to the overall success of the region. ” said Brad Schwartz, Acting President and CEO of NVTC.
Virginia is the largest data center market in the world driven by forward thinkers and leaders in the data center community and is filled with many impressive contributors contending for awards at this year's ceremony.
An exciting transformation has taken place at Bank Street and Riverside Drive in Ottawa. The multi-use pathway below Billings Bridge makes it safer and easier for bikes, pedestrians and motorized vehicles to move through one of the busiest intersections in the Nation’s Capital.
Morrison Hershfield is responsible for essential ongoing engineering design work on the TOR1 Data Center in Toronto. Typically, Digital Realty’s project team, based out of Virginia, New York and Boston come to Toronto regularly to conduct inspections on recently completed projects.
Like so many other events in 2020, the Ride for Heart had a new “spin” this year. Individuals and teams participated virtually to raise much needed funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
The annual Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) awards ceremony was a little different this year! In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, CEO hosted a live virtual event on YouTube to announce the finalists and winners of the 2020 OCEA Awards.
Today marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. This day of awareness began in 1970, as a unified response to environmental protection. It is a day to honor our planet and reflect on ways we can contribute to a promising future for the next generations.
World citizens share a universal goal - we want to be healthy. We want to live on a healthy planet, with thriving ecosystems, clean air to breathe, and clean water to drink. We need to be prepared for extreme weather, social and economic events and build resilient communities.
As an engineering services firm, we provide critical infrastructure to our communities. We have the ability to directly enhance the well-being of society and do so by leveraging sustainable principles into our designs, and finding opportunities to have a lasting positive impact on our people, the environment and society as a whole.
We are celebrating Earth Day 2020 during a global pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis requires rapid, unified action on the part of individuals, businesses, communities and world leaders to protect the health and well-being of people and places. Morrison Hershfield is adapting its approach to project delivery while prioritizing the health and safety of its employees and clients.
Our commitment to social, economic and environmental sustainability continues to strengthen. We are involved in industry-leading projects with ambitious goals for reducing energy and water usage, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We also completed a carbon footprint of our own operations and employee commuting for 2019. When compared to our 2009 results, we were pleased to learn that though our workforce increased and the number of operating offices doubled over the last ten years, we reduced our carbon footprint per employee by 43%.
Corporate Social Responsibility is important to Morrison Hershfield, our clients and partners, and our communities. We will continue to demonstrate this in our corporate practices with regard to our people, culture, projects and governance. There is proof that the actions we take now can make a difference. As people around the world are changing their behaviors, skies are clearing. Our firm’s global carbon footprint is decreasing, and we are getting a glimpse of what could happen if we continue to take deliberate steps to positively impact the earth’s climate.
We have proven ourselves to be agile and resilient. As we face the challenging path ahead, we will work collaboratively with our clients and partners to support forward-thinking, sustainable designs that perform optimally and at a reasonable cost, while promoting efficient, safe and socially responsible habits both in and out of the workplace.
The foundation of Morrison Hershfield’s success is our people, culture and capabilities. Our Shareholders embody the characteristics that we value most, such as their demonstrated commitment to our Core Values & Principles, their attitude, their loyalty to the company, their skills and their service to our clients. We appreciate their exceptional contributions to the firm’s success, and the leading role they play in achieving our MH 2020VISION.
Development Site Servicing Plans (DSSP) are an integral part of the building permit process and any land development project in the City of Calgary. Engaging our DSSP experts early-on in the process can reduce delays and increase efficiency in obtaining the approvals required to proceed with your development.
The Washington Building Congress recently announced the winners of its 64th annual Craftsmanship Awards recognizing exceptional workmanship on buildings throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Morrison Hershfield staff were part of the project team that was honored with an award in two categories this year for their work on LC1A Data Center in Loudoun County, Virginia. The project won awards in both the Electrical Special Systems category and the Power Generation, Distribution and Switchgear category.
March 8th is International Women's Day. It celebrates women's achievements and recognizes progress towards a more gender-equal world. The theme this year is "Each for Equal" which is all about collective individualism and understanding that while everyone is different, collectively we can come together to take action for equality. This is something that Morrison Hershfield believes deeply as we continue to make efforts towards a more gender-balanced environment both in our offices and in the industries which we participate.