Join Us in Toronto for a Breakfast Seminar on Data Centre Decisions

By Morrison Hershfield|April 29, 2015

Professionals from throughout the data centre industry will convene for breakfast, networking and a panel discussion moderated by Sean Smith, P.Eng., MBA, Principal for Morrison Hershfield's mission critical practice.

Presentation: What is Mission Critical Commissioning and Why is it Critical?

By Morrison Hershfield|April 27, 2015

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.

Presentation: Myths and Realities About Designing High Availability Data Centers

By Morrison Hershfield|April 27, 2015

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.

Presentation: Data Center Site Selection

By Morrison Hershfield|April 27, 2015

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 Honored with Award of Excellence for Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide

By Morrison Hershfield|April 24, 2015

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.

Morrison Hershfield Coordinates "Take Your MPP to Work Day" in Toronto

By Morrison Hershfield|April 23, 2015

​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.

Steven Shapiro to Speak Next Week on Myths of Data Centers and Why Mission Critical Commissioning is Critical

By Morrison Hershfield|April 15, 2015

“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.

Video: Our Building Performance Analysis Offerings

By Morrison Hershfield|April 09, 2015

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.

Case Study: Building Envelope Design Under the 2009 Codes - Glazing Ratio Requirements

By Morrison Hershfield|March 30, 2015

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.

Case Study: Considerations for Re-Cladding Highrise Panelized EIFS Buildings

By Morrison Hershfield|March 30, 2015

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.

Catherine Karakatsanis Again Named One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

By Morrison Hershfield|December 03, 2014

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.

Ottawa Transportation Master Plan Wins OPPI Award

By Morrison Hershfield|November 20, 2014

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 Honoured at 2014 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards

By Morrison Hershfield|October 28, 2014

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.

Better Collaboration Leads to Greater Energy Efficiency in Buildings

By Morrison Hershfield|August 13, 2014

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.”

Highly Anticipated Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide Now Public

By Morrison Hershfield|August 06, 2014

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.

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