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BUILDEX Edmonton: NECB 2011 and Building Envelope Systems


Christian Cianfrone, Building Energy Practice Lead, and Amir Hassan, Facade Engineering Specialist, will be presenting NECB 2011 and Building Envelope Systems.  The session will take place at 11 a.m on Wednesday, March 22.

Session Overview:

The NECB 2011 Energy Code is now a requirement in Alberta, with all projects required to comply since November 2016. This sessions will help you understand the new code by addressing which compliance path is appropriate, what the prescriptive or performance requirements are, and how they may impact your projects.

The presentation will discuss Alberta case studies that have navigated the NECB code requirements and lessons learnt from the experience, ranging from prescriptive compliance to energy modeling. Examples of how the trade-off path can be applied will also be presented. When a project pursues the performance path (energy modelling), there is synergy with other sustainability certifications such as LEED or BuiltGreen.

Early design decisions informed through energy modelling and parametric analysis may help design teams achieve NECB compliance or other sustainability targets in a cost effective manner, and allow more freedom in meeting other project requirements aside from energy. We will also review the challenges of new stringent energy standards on building envelope systems and consequential effects such as energy efficiency, air quality and condensation.

Tri-Party Transportation Conference & Tradeshow Exhibition 2017


Keith Dustin, Principal and Director of Operations, Transportation Ontario East, will be presenting at the annual AT– ARHCA– CEA Transportation Conference & Tradeshow Exhibition. This conference is quickly becoming Alberta’s premier event for design, engineering and construction professionals in transportation infrastructure.

Keith will be presenting on two project case studies detailing traffic management solutions for the Burlington Bay Skyway & Hwy 400 Rehabilitation Projects. As our infrastructure ages and traffic volumes increase, traffic management has become a critical element of highway/bridge rehabilitation projects. Join us to review two projects that have successfully used innovative traffic management schemes that allowed the maintenance of traffic without overbuilding the infrastructure.

Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) 2016 Fall Conference

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This year’s Fall CUTA Conference is being held in Vancouver BC and will focus on the big changes coming to public transportation and urban mobility: changing technology, changing climate demographics, changing customer expectations and much more. Join transit industry colleagues for an opportunity hear expert speakers on various topics relating to “Inspiring Sustainable Change”.

Morrison Hershfield will have two representatives present in this years program. We will also be participating in the Transit Tradeshow on Tuesday November 8th. Please take note of the sessions Morrison Hershfield will be leading, and visit us at booth #903 to speak with our transit specialists.


Monday, November 7th (9:30 – 10:45 am) – Mackenzie II Room

Session 2: Rail Impact on Community Building

Integrating Rail Rapid Transit in Urban Communities – Paul Croft, Morrison Hershfield

An overview of challenges and opportunities involved in integrating rail rapid transit projects into urban communities. This presentation will outline three key elements important to integrating rail transit projects into our urban communities: Mobility, Design, and Placemaking


Tuesday, November 8th (11:00 am) – Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building


Railconnect Pavilion Presentations

Freight to LRT – Serge Lavigne, Morrison Hershfield

Addresses the opportunities present in existing but underused or abandoned rail infrastructures that can be converted to LRT type of service. This allows Cities or private investors to quickly and at relatively modest costs to start a pilot project and grow the system over time.


Transit Show – Tuesday, November 8th (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) – Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building – Booth #903

Morrsion Hershfield is excited to be participating in this year’s Transit Show, the largest transit and bus exhibition in Canada. We will have many representatives at our booth to answer your questions. The colleagues available at the exhibit booth will be:

Paul Croft, Transit Planning Practice Lead
Serge Lavigne, Project Manager
Duncan Pringle, Director of Transit Business Development
Bruce Beames, Senior Transportation Engineer
Jim Warren, Vice President, Sales, Project Delivery
Cindy Esliger, Project Manager
Ryan Gidluck, Vice President, Infrastructure
Jim Teeple, Transit Operations and Maintenance Practice Lead
Keri-Ann Hobson, Marketing Coordinator

For more information please contact Keri-Ann Hobson, via email:khobson@morrisonhershfield.com