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.
Morrison Hershfield is pleased to announce that Catherine Karakatsanis has been named by the Women's Executive Network’s (WXN) as one of its 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners.
The Brant Street Pier in Burlington, ON was officially opened by representatives of the three levels of federal, provincial and municipal government officials on June 14, 2013, followed by an official public opening on June 15 … just in time for the 2013 Sound of Music Festival.
Morrison Hershfield has scored three 2013 Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) awards, two in BC and one in Ontario. The regional awards, presented every two years, celebrate outstanding achievements in steel construction and are presented in three categories for projects demonstrating ingenuity in Architecture, Engineering and Sustainability. Morrison Hershfield took home an award in each of these categories.
For the past six years, ReNew Canada has produced its annual Top 100: Canada’s Biggest Projects report. This year, Morrison Hershfield has been awarded with Gold Badge Status recognizing the company as one of the top key players in the infrastructure renewal business, with involvement in eight (8) projects on the 2013 Top 100 list.
Morrison Hershfield and Schöck, the international developer of innovative building products, issued a comprehensive report on the impact of concrete balconies on thermal and whole building energy performance.
According to a recent article on the Risk & Insurance Digital Network, a recent bridge collapse in Washington State has increased the pressure on public sector risk managers to assess and mitigate exposures due to an “extensive list of deficient bridges and a lack of public funding.” Bridge expert Kent Larose, P.Eng. of Morrison Hershfield discusses how public entities must invest the time to identify and prioritize deficient structures.
Recent years have seen an increased trend towards rainscreen cladding system for the benefits they offer in terms of rain water management.
Over the past two decades, market forces have driven a surge in multi-unit residential building construction and conversion projects in the coastal areas of the Pacific Northwest from southern British Columbia down to areas of northern California.