The annual Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) awards ceremony was a little different this year! In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, CEO hosted a live virtual event on YouTube to announce the finalists and winners of the 2020 OCEA Awards.
With increasingly stringent codes and standards, new construction projects are progressively becoming more energy efficient. In order to remain competitive with new facilities, existing buildings are faced with the challenge of balancing retrofit design goals, energy savings and capital investment. Renovating an existing structure can often be a more cost-effective and sustainable option - but how is this determined?
Many municipalities are faced with the challenge of maintaining and repairing aging building portfolios while at the same time having to prioritize and distribute limited budgets.