Staff from Morrison Hershfield’s Houston office recently participated in the 3rd Annual “Running for Hearts”, a 5K family fun run for charity. Proceeds from the event benefit survivors of Hurricane Harvey, human trafficking, domestic violence, war and crime.
The Morrison Hershfield Racing team knew that racing the Steve Bauer Classic course would not be an easy feat! The demanding course consists of laps through the winding, rolling orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula.
Once again this year, staff from Morrison Hershfield supported the annual Commuter Challenge, a week-long event that takes place during Canadian Environment Week. It is a friendly competition between Canadian cities and workplaces that celebrates active and sustainable transportation. This year’s Challenge included 17,480 participants from 1,511 workplaces, and avoided 258,132 kg of CO2.
How excited would you be to face one of the longest and toughest climbs in Ontario? The Morrison Hershfield Racing Team was up for that challenge on Saturday, May 12th.
To kick off their cycling season, the Morrison Hershfield Racing Team participated in the 25th Annual Paris to Ancaster Bike Race (P2A), a fundraiser for the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation. The race took place over some very tough terrain and as the riders can attest, it was a memorable experience!
The DJC Oregon TopProjects of 2018 were recently released! DJC TopProjects is an annual awards program that honors the best building and construction projects in Oregon and SW Washington. Morrison Hershfield is grateful to local owners, architects and contractors who have trusted Morrison Hershfield’s Portland Building Science team to support them on a number of the winning projects that made the list!
In early April, Morrison Hershfield sponsored a cycling team of passionate and fierce competitors, comprised of our employees along with non-MH’ers to round out the group. The team would compete in three cycling races throughout the season, in preparation for the Provincial Championships in June.
Morrison Hershfield is pleased to welcome Mark Parker, P.Eng. as our Waste Sector Lead for the Prairies. He is working out of our Edmonton office.
The City of Toronto has updated the Toronto Green Standard (TGS) to include stepped performance targets to approach zero emissions for all new buildings by 2030. This update represents a critical step toward achieving City Council's low-carbon goals established in TransformTO, Toronto's Climate Action Strategy, with the overall City-wide goal of achieving an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (relative to 1990 levels). Additionally, the updated performance measures directly support the forthcoming changes to the Ontario Building Code and the Province of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan.
Morrison Hershfield is pleased to welcome Wendy MacKay, P.Eng. as our Director, Transportation Alberta/BC Roads & Highways. Wendy will also be the Department Manager for our team in the Edmonton office.
On Thursday, April 19th, 2018, Living Future Vancouver produced a sold out event that focused on bringing healthy and regenerative buildings to the city. Held in a historic former Bank of Canada building now called The Permanent, the event showcased an all-star lineup of speakers and panelists, including:
The new Guide to Low Thermal Energy Demand for Large Buildings aims to broaden the understanding of how high-rise residential buildings can meet stricter levels of performance, such as Passive House, BC Energy Step Code, City of Vancouver Zero Emission Building Plan and City of Toronto Zero Emissions Building Framework.
Morrison Hershfield is pleased to welcome Scott Leitch, M.E.Sc., P.Eng. to lead our National Transportation Structures team. Scott’s 20 years of experience in the planning, preliminary design and detail design of bridges and culverts will bolster our team and help Morrison Hershfield reach its 2020VISION of becoming a recognized leader in the assessment, rehabilitation and replacement of bridges and other transportation structures across Canada. His previous experience leading and managing a large bridge engineering team will aid in a smooth transition into his new role.
The cost of operating landfills and the environmental concern is causing municipalities to evaluate their approach to waste management. With so many existing and emerging waste technologies, it’s a big job deciding what is the most practical, cost-effective and environmentally friendly plan for the future.