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Aujourd'hui, nous lançons notre site Web en français pour fournir des informations concises et pertinentes pour soutenir notre présence croissante au Québec au cours des 11 dernières années. Nous vous invitons à visiter le site en utilisant le lien ci-dessous.

Today we're launching our French website to provide concise and relevant information to support our growing presence in Quebec over the last 11 years. We invite you to visit the site using the link below.
www.hhangus.com/fr

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COVID-19 has been pressing down on everyone for over a year now. We are fortunate and grateful to have continued our business operations throughout the pandemic, but the fact is that the health, social and workload stressors brought on by the pandemic do eventually take a toll.

That’s why HH Angus is collectively taking a well-deserved day off on April 30th – our own corporate ‘Relief Day’. It’s not that we need permission to take a day off, (we’re quite flexible that way); it’s more about appreciating what employees are going through and recognizing that emotional, mental and physical well-being is important.

So, on April 30th, our offices across Canada will be closed for the day as we encourage employees to rest, relax and recharge. For our clients and project partners – rest assured that there will no impact to the work we are doing with you. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your HH Angus project leader.

We’ll be back on May 3rd, re-energized and ready!

 

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HH Angus is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Cabral as Associate Director, Commercial Division. This move recognizes Sam’s significant contributions to the overall operations of the Commercial Division.


Sam joined HH Angus in 1998 and has held progressively senior roles. In his 20+ years in the industry, he has developed a strong reputation as a strategic planner and sound decision maker. Sam is well respected in the commercial interiors industry as someone who exceeds at ensuring quality delivery, and being attentive to the unique needs of each client. He leads HH Angus’ Tenant Group and his role carries managerial responsibilities for both project supervision and his team, as well as business development and strategic planning for both the Commercial Division and the Tenant Group.

Some of Sam’s recent notable projects include Ernst & Young 'Workplace of the Future', 100 Adelaide office fit-out; various office renovation projects for TD Bank Group; Ricarda’s Restaurant; York University, Osgoode Professional Development; City of Toronto, Court Divisions; Penguin Random House, office fit-out; Scotiabank, Ecosystem Program office refresh; and numerous commercial projects for Cadillac Fairview.

Learn more about Sam (bio). 
Learn about HH Angus’ Tenant Group.
Sam can be reached at sam.cabral@hhangus.com, 416 443 8243.

Is your facility and its electrical infrastructure prepared?

As electric vehicles (EVs) become more prevalent, they present a challenge for institutional-type facilities that have significant on-site parking, in terms of how to address the charging requirements of EV owners. Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) is one such facility. With a three million ft2 campus and 4,535 parking spots, vehicular traffic exceeds 10,000 cars per day.

In 2018, SHSC was experiencing power outages in parking lots due to EV owners using adapters and extension cords to charge their vehicles from housekeeping receptacles. Recognizing the growing demand for on-site charging and wishing to promote green initiatives, SHSC investigated available incentive programs for an EV charging project.

HH Angus was engaged to assist SHSC in delivering this project. The first decision was to identify the type and number of charging stations that would best meet the needs within the established budget. One of the first decisions was which charging level to provide of the three levels available. Level 2 was selected, offering a full charge in four to six hours.

Key considerations for the supply of EV charging stations included physical construction and design features (for example, retractable charging cords were an important feature); service agreements; built-in wireless connectivity; and warranty coverage. It was also necessary to address the increased electrical load for the parking lots through power distribution upgrades and modifications to existing switchgear.

An important decision with direct impact on the installation design was the selection of dual-head EV charging stations, which allow two adjacent vehicles to be serviced by a single charging station. SHSC eventually installed 20 dedicated EV charging stations.

The entire project was successfully completed in approximately four months. By undertaking the necessary project planning, institutional facilities can help ensure their parking areas are ready to meet the requirements of EV owners and further support of green initiatives.

Philip Chow, P.Eng., P.E., was the lead engineer on the project and is a senior project manager at H.H. Angus & Associates Ltd. He specializes in electrical projects and construction in critical facilities and can be reached at philip.chow@hhangus.com.

Bavan Poologarajah,EIT., was the senior electrical designer on the project and worked on the project from initial concept design to final commissioning. Bavan has worked on a number of electrical projects in critical facilities and can be reached at Bavan.Poologarajah@hhangus.com.

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We’re delighted to announce our expansion into British Columbia with the opening of our new Vancouver office.    

While our office may be new, HH Angus is no stranger to working in BC.  We’ve been successfully delivering projects in Vancouver and across the province for over a decade. Completed projects include Penticton Regional Hospital David Kampe Tower Phase I, commissioning of the TELUS Kamloops Data Centre, Royal Jubilee Hospital Patient Care Centre, and Fort St. John Hospital & Peace Villa.

Current local projects include the Royal Inland Hospital New Patient Care Tower, Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Phases 1 through 3, Lions Gate Hospital power plant replacement, and ongoing mission critical facilities work in the Greater Vancouver Area. We’re also excited to be on one of the pre-qualified teams for the new St. Paul’s Hospital P3 project.   

– Top left & right: Royal Jubilee Hospital, Patient Care Centre - Victoria, BC
– Botton left: Penticton Regional Hospital, David E. Kampe Patient Care Tower - Penticton , BC  
– Bottom right: Royal Inland Hospital New Patient Care Tower - Kamloops, BC

Expanding our presence in Vancouver allows us to better serve our clients on their BC projects. With over 100 years in business, we bring deep expertise in a range of sectors including healthcare, commercial, education, hospitality, mission critical and research facilities, industrial, sports and recreation, and transportation.

 The services we offer include Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Sustainability (LEED, WELL, Net-Zero, Living Building Challenge, low carbon district energy, energy modeling and CFD analysis), Lighting Design, Information and Communications Technology, Smart Buildings, Vertical Transportation, Tenant Improvements, Commissioning and BIM Development. BC’s progressive attitude towards sustainability aligns well with HH Angus’ approach to sustainable design, particularly when it comes to incorporating high performance, low carbon building design and energy solutions. 

“Our Vancouver office is the next logical step in growing our capabilities beyond the large projects we have successfully completed in the province over the years,“We’re looking forward to collaborating even more closely with our current clients and partners while also creating new relationships.”

- Nick Stark, Vice President, HH Angus

Our Vancouver team is led by Nick Stark, Ian McRobie and Ryan Kennedy. Nick has over 40 years of experience as a consulting engineer working across Canada, is a member of the firm’s Senior Management Group, and has overall responsibility for the Vancouver office, where he is Principal-in-Charge for several large projects in BC. Ian is an experienced mechanical engineer with nearly a decade of experience with healthcare, commercial, institutional, industrial and transportation projects. Ryan is our lead electrical engineer and brings diverse project experience in the healthcare, commercial, and institutional sectors. Our Vancouver office is part of an overall team of 250 engineers, designers, technologists, consultants and staff seamlessly connected and collaborating across the country.   

Click to download HH Angus Vancouver Brochure 2019. You can also contact Nick, Ian or Ryan.

HH Angus
555 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V7X 1M8
van@hhangus.com
604 229 3165