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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.