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Safety First for TVE Industrial

By Cheryl Mah Dangerous environments, risky work and remote locations are just some of the challenges industrial construction contractors face. For TVE Industrial Services Ltd., safety is paramount with the goal of a zero incident rate on every job site. The diverse industrial contractor prides itself on its quality of work and safety record. TVE […]

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Spring 2018 Issue News

Vancouver Zero Emissions Centre set to launch   The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) in partnership with the City of Vancouver, Passive House Canada and the Open Green Building Society has announced the launch of the Vancouver Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence (the Centre), a collaborative platform to strengthen the public, private and civic […]

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Marijuana in the Workplace

by BC Construction Safety Alliance In 1973 the LeDain Commission (among the better known of the many publicly funded examinations of illicit drug use in Canada over the years) was tasked to look into the impact of non-medicinal drugs like marijuana. The review was spurred by what the federal government called a “growing concern” about […]

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Improving Wastewater Treatment

      By Cheryl Mah Wastewater treatment plants are important municipal infrastructure assets for safeguarding public health and keeping waterways clean. For more than 50 years, the Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) has provided primary wastewater treatment to Vancouver, the University Endowment Lands, and parts of Burnaby and Richmond. The plant has undergone […]

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Fall 2017 Issue News

ASHRAE PUBLISHES 2017 VERSION THERMAL COMFORT STANDARD The 2017 edition of ASHRAE’s major thermal comfort standard has been published to incorporate seven published addenda to the 2013 edition. ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2017, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy, simplifies the language of the 2013 standard and clarifies the three comfort calculation approaches in Section 5.3.3, “Elevated […]

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Heat Pump Retrofits for Large Buildings

by Tom Martin   Both the governments of B.C. and Canada have set an ambitious target of 80 per cent greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reductions by 2050, vs. 2007 levels and vs. 2005 levels respectively. Meeting these targets will require transitioning away from processes involving combustion of fossil fuels. For provinces with clean electrical grids, […]

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Delivering Green Heat

by Cheryl Mah Climate change and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) have led many municipalities to explore district energy systems (DES) as a solution. District energy is a proven technology that is in use in communities around the world. Efficient, resilient, community-based energy systems, fuelled mostly by renewables, are increasingly becoming an […]

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Spring 2017 Issue News

ADVANCING COOLING AND HEATING TECH ASHRAE and the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which outlines how the two groups will work closer together to promote the advancements of cooling and heating related technologies. On the agenda are goals like joint conferences and meetings, training and education programs, publication distribution […]

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A Nontraditional HVAC System

by Tariq Amlani Our group of engineers, architects, builders, bankers and lawyers has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to design, construct and operate two new state-of-the-art hospitals to service the communities of Campbell River and the Comox Valley for Island Health. With a total project budget of $602 million for both hospitals, our […]

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Royal View MCABC

One-of-a-Kind-Challenge

By Cheryl Mah Putting a technologically advanced surgical centre into an existing office building is highly unusual, but PML Professional Mechanical Ltd. was up for the challenge. The new View Royal Surgical Centre in Victoria is a 17,000-square-foot facility that occupies one and a half levels within a five-storey office building. PML completed the base […]

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