Development Site Servicing Plans (DSSP) are an integral part of the building permit process and any land development project in the City of Calgary. Engaging our DSSP experts early-on in the process can reduce delays and increase efficiency in obtaining the approvals required to proceed with your development.
The Washington Building Congress recently announced the winners of its 64th annual Craftsmanship Awards recognizing exceptional workmanship on buildings throughout the Washington, D.C. area. Morrison Hershfield staff were part of the project team that was honored with an award in two categories this year for their work on LC1A Data Center in Loudoun County, Virginia. The project won awards in both the Electrical Special Systems category and the Power Generation, Distribution and Switchgear category.
March 8th is International Women's Day. It celebrates women's achievements and recognizes progress towards a more gender-equal world. The theme this year is "Each for Equal" which is all about collective individualism and understanding that while everyone is different, collectively we can come together to take action for equality. This is something that Morrison Hershfield believes deeply as we continue to make efforts towards a more gender-balanced environment both in our offices and in the industries which we participate.
Morrison Hershfield is an active supporter of the early introduction of STEM education. One of our colleagues recently helped the grade 7 & 8 robotics club at Alvin Curling Public School (ACPS) in Toronto, ON prepare for the FIRST® LEGO® League CITY SHAPERSM Challenge.
Celebrating Canada’s Key Players and Owners
On February 18, 2020 leaders from Canada’s largest firms in construction, engineering, financial, legal, government and environmental sectors came together to celebrate the biggest public sector infrastructure projects being built in Canada.
Ageing infrastructure and changing climate are just a couple of the many hazards municipal governments face as they plan, design, build, operate and maintain infrastructure and services. As these hazards become more severe, so does the level of risk associated with these hazards. In addition, the daily operations of municipalities can create environmental hazards such as waste, discharges or emissions that could unknowingly harm their community or the surrounding environment.
Morrison Hershfield is pleased to welcome David Markman, P.E as our new Senior Building Science Consultant in the San Francisco Bay area.
After months of planning and construction, our Fort Lauderdale office remodel is complete. The new and improved space will provide our staff a comfortable and productive environment to serve our clients and community.
In an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence, one of our colleagues recently spearheaded the collection of donations for the Sandgate Women’s Shelter of York Region in Sutton West, Ontario.
BC has one of the highest poverty rates in the country, with low wages as one of the key contributors to child poverty. The goal of the Living Wage Employer Program is to reduce poverty and increase the standard of living in the region. It aims to raise awareness around the cost of living for families, and works with employers to help them become certified. Morrison Hershfield has participated in this program since 2015 as it recognizes our continued commitment to paying fair wages and upholding high work standards for our employees and contractors. Review and recertification is required every year.
Morrison Hershfield’s Toronto office recently hosted a “Take our Kids to Work Day” that provided an opportunity for high schoolers to learn more about engineering, and based on the feedback from participants, we think the day went pretty well!
Morrison Hershfield is pleased to announce Amanda Pushka as the winning recipient of our TAC Foundation Scholarship for the 2019/2020 school year. Amanda is currently a student at the University of Manitoba pursuing a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a special interest in bridges and transportation. She expects to graduate September 2020.
Our St. John’s office has once again made a difference for local families this holiday season.
The newest version of the Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide (BETB) is now available and is the first of four planned expansions! This guide is another major step forward in helping the building industry holistically assess the impact of thermal bridging and adopt effective Net-zero energy codes and standards.