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.
Many municipalities are faced with the challenge of maintaining and repairing aging building portfolios while at the same time having to prioritize and distribute limited budgets.
Morrison Hershfield, in partnership with InterGroup Consultants, Access Consulting Group and Alaska based Dryden & LaRue, has been chosen as the successful proponent for the Viability Analysis of Southeast Alaska and Yukon Economic Development Corridor.
The adventure at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver continues to reach new heights! Treetops Adventure, one of the most popular experiences at the park, is the first venue of its kind in North America. The multi-award winning attraction is currently being raised by 10 feet to give visitors an even more spectacular view from up to 110 feet above the coastal forest floor.
The new low-level North Channel Bridge, The Seaway International Bridge Corporation (SIBC) Toll Plaza and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Plaza in Cornwall were officially opened on January 24, 2014 at 7:00 am by representatives from various partners, including, the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL), SIBC, CBSA, Transport Canada, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and the City of Cornwall. Morrison Hershfield has been providing Contract Administration services to FBCL since 2011 on these projects.
Morrison Hershfield congratulates George Torok, on winning the 2012/2013 Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) Anthony A. Woods Award of Excellence or as it is fondly known, The “Beckie”. The award honours the memory of Anthony (Tony) Woods, a Past President of OBEC who realized that the 'industry' of research, design, construction and rehabilitation of the building envelope did not have a way to recognize the contribution of its members.
Morrison Hershfield is very pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Daniel Farrell to our team of P3 and procurement experts. His impressive portfolio includes 26 years of public sector experience, including five years of experience as a senior manager in the Light Rail Office in Ottawa, ON, ensuring the successful procurement of a $2.1 Billion LRT system.
We have moved! As of February 1, 2014, the Winnipeg office of Morrison Hershfield can be found at 59 Scurfield Blvd., Unit #1, just down the road from our former location.
Construction is underway on a new artificial turf athletic field at the Edge School for Athletes in Springbank, AB. Morrison Hershfield completed site engineering, master-planning and an upgrade of the school’s existing soccer/football facility from a natural turf field to the “latest in technological development” artificial turf field. Working together with the manufacturer, a first-in-class sports field facility was created using FieldTurf’s newest product “Revolution”. FieldTurf Revolution was selected to ensure the delivery of a high performance field using a product with a proven history of success. The design of the field incorporates the Edge School logos at center field and in the endzones.
Morrison Hershfield is pleased to have been part of the promotional video recently released by Algonquin College for their new Bachelor of Building Science program. The video is available on Algonquin’s YouTube channel, and provides an overview of this well-rounded program designed to give students a better understanding of the holistic needs of the building design and construction process.