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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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Winter 2017 Issue News

NEW FOUR-STOREY SPRINKLER REQUIREMENTS An update to the B.C. Building Code will require fire sprinklers to be installed on the balconies of all new four-storey wood-frame residential buildings. The new sprinkler requirements will take effect on July 20, 2017. Under the current B.C. Building Code, sprinklers generally are not required on balconies or in attics […]

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World’s Longest Floating Bridge

Completed in 2016, the new State Route 520 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge is the longest floating bridge in the world. Spanning Lake Washington and connecting Seattle on the western side of the lake to Medina on the eastern side, the 7,710 foot long bridge replaces the previous 7,578 foot bridge, which was the longest floating […]

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The Technology Advantage

by Rosanna Chipkin Remember plum-bobs and tumble kits? If you do, you will definitely remember having to search for a landline to use on-site when you needed to call your dispatcher or running long extension cords just to drill a few holes. Whether it be laser levels, combustion analyzers, cordless drills or smartphones, each new […]

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Systems I Mechanical is an industry leader

by Tracey Block Back in 1984, it was risky business to start a new company all on your own. But 33 years and more than 300 projects later, Harry Jassmann, president of Systems I Mechanical Ltd., wouldn’t have done it any other way. “I started . . . when there was the biggest recession going […]

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Maximizing Building Systems

by Leon Hawkins The  world around us is ever changing, and technology has become more engrained in our daily activities. The emergence of smart phones has forever changed communications and how we interact with technology. In response, we have become more demanding of our technology and what we expect from it. How did we ever survive […]

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Fall 2016 Issue News

BCIT PIPING PILOT PROGRAM BCIT is working with the Government of Canada to remove barriers to apprenticeship completion in the piping trades by offering new programs that will allow apprentices to complete the theory portion of their technical training by distance education. This will reduce the amount of time apprentices need to be away from […]

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Spring 2016 Issue News

Telus Garden achieves LEED Platinum Telus Garden has achieved LEED Platinum certification, distinguishing it as one of North America’s greenest buildings. Developed by Westbank with Telus, the project includes the 22-storey office tower (opened last fall) and a 47-storey residential tower that’s under construction (targeting LEED Gold). TELUS Garden boasts a district energy system, reducing conventional […]

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