Attend our Workshop to Learn How to Calculate the Real R-Value of Your Envelope

By Morrison Hershfield|June 25, 2015

Building Energy Specialist Christian Cianfrone will be presenting and delivering a thermal bridging workshop at the ASHRAE EM Conference in Atlanta on Monday, September 28th. As a pre-conference workshop, those who are not attending the ASHRAE conference are still welcome to register and attend.

Publication: Confused Spaces & the Building Envelope

By Morrison Hershfield|May 26, 2015

Project Manager Daniel Martis, P.Eng., LEED AP recently was published in the Spring 2015 edition of Condo Manager magazine. An excerpt of his article, entitled "Confused spaces & the building envelope: A case study" appears below:

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.

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.

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.

George Torok Wins OBEC's Beckie Award

By Morrison Hershfield|February 07, 2014

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.

Case Study: Design Considerations for Open Joint Rainscreen Cladding Systems

By Morrison Hershfield|September 04, 2012

Recent years have seen an increased trend towards rainscreen cladding system for the benefits they offer in terms of rain water management.

Case Study: Envelope Failures in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings in the Pacific Northwest

By Morrison Hershfield|August 15, 2012

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.

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