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Alliance Engineering expands Mechanical and Electrical Design Build Services to Quebec Construction Market

Alliance Engineering, Ottawa’s leading mechanical and electrical design build services company, has announced an expansion into the Quebec construction market. The company, one that has been involved in projects that range from new commercial construction to retrofit and replacement, has completed its certification to expand its reach in the National Capital Region. Alliance offers [...]

By |May 17th, 2016|Press Release|0 Comments

City of Ottawa Introduces Backflow Prevention Program

The City of Ottawa has recently announced that it will be introducing a new Backflow Prevention Program developed to prevent the backflow of contaminated water from buildings connected to the City’s drinking water system. The intent of the program is to ensure that commercial and multi-residential buildings comply with the highest industry drinking water protection [...]

By |April 15th, 2016|Industry|0 Comments

Case Study – The Fairview (90 Woodridge)

Alliance helped Ferguslea achieve environmental sustainability for a 1960s building Ferguslea Properties Limited owns and operates Accora Village, a private residential rental community in Ottawa, Ontario. In 2011, Ferguslea announced a $40 million investment in the community, primarily targeted at renewal and revitalization. The community consists of 10 high-rise apartment buildings, and 986 garden and [...]

By |December 11th, 2014|Industry|0 Comments

North America’s largest shipping container-based hotel opens in Ontario

CALGARY—A brand new Days Inn hotel in Sioux Lookout, Ont., has officially opened, making it the largest shipping container-based hotel in North America, according to the company behind the project. Ladacor Ltd. said the hotel used 120 repurposed shipping containers as its modular core thanks to the company’s Advanced Modular System. “In the case of [...]

By |December 10th, 2014|Industry|0 Comments

Tip of week: When to use a series or parallel VAV terminal

As you know, the VAV, or Variable Air Volume, is a type of heating, ventilating, and/or air-conditioning (HVAC) system that varies the airflow at a constant temperature. The advantages you receive are: Lower energy consumption of system fans Less fan noise Reduced compressor wear Additional passive dehumidification More precise temperature control You can install either [...]

By |November 13th, 2014|Industry|0 Comments

Tip of the Week: Understanding Commercial Building Pressurization

Why building pressure matters In commercial buildings, pressure matters. If you have untreated outdoor air leaking into the building when the indoor pressure is less than the pressure outside, you need to limit or eliminate the infiltration of the untreated outdoor air. The repercussions of not treating the outdoor air, is an increase in HVAC [...]

By |November 4th, 2014|Industry|0 Comments

Inside the Tallest Residential Building in the Western Hemisphere

Bragging rights for the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere now belong to a luxury skyscraper in New York City that's even taller than the Empire State Building. Construction has topped out on the luxury tower at 432 Park Ave. in Midtown Manhattan. The building stands 1,396 feet, making it even taller than 1 World Trade [...]

By |October 28th, 2014|Industry|0 Comments

Health, Wellbeing & Productivity in Offices

It has long been considered the ultimate yet  seemingly out of reach test of the business  case for green building: if the human benefits  could be reliably quantified this would prove  beyond all doubt the ROI for investing in  building green. This report does not claim to put this argument completely to rest, but it [...]

By |October 27th, 2014|Industry|0 Comments

Design+Build Magazine Issue #2

It can be no surprise to anyone when I say we live in interesting times. The technology that we have at our fingertips on a daily basis has proven to be both evolutionary and revolutionary—connecting us all in ways that previously we never thought possible. A global village that can access information at a moment's [...]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Design+Build Magazine|0 Comments

Tip of the Week: When to use a VFD on a Cooling Tower

In the nineteenth century, condensers were developed for the steam engine—it was from these condensers that cooling towers originated. Today, cooling towers lie at the heart of many industrial processes. Although cooling tower designs change from manufacturer to manufacturer, and vary in size from small rooftop towers to large hyperboloid structures that can be up [...]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Industry|0 Comments