HH Angus recently adopted a number of important organizational changes to the firm’s leadership. These changes support HH Angus’ continued growth and the opportunities presented. This is an important evolution in the leadership team, as it provides opportunities for employees to grow professionally, assume new responsibilities, and contribute to our shared endeavour.

The individuals involved, together with the full HH Angus technical and corporate leadership, embody our values and growth-oriented mindset, and ensure that we provide client-centric and responsive service to our clients.

Here is a summary of the recent organizational changes:

Tom Halpenny takes on the newly created role of Executive Vice President, expanding his existing focus on Risk Management, as well as taking a lead role in optimizing our P3 pursuits.

Nick Stark also assumes the new role of Executive Vice President, leading the firm’s expansion in Vancouver and throughout Western Canada, as well as focusing on growing our Sustainable Engineering services. 

Kevin O’Neill takes over the role of Vice President of Operations, with responsibility for day-to-day management of business operations, including the Project Management Office. Kevin’s focus is on improving the efficiency of current operations, supporting resource allocation, aligning skills development to project and client needs, and engaging with our clients across the firm. Kevin continues to manage our Commercial Division. 

Megan Angus assumes the new role of Vice President of Strategy and Digital Services, responsible for effective implementation and management of our strategic planning and initiatives to ensure the firm achieves its growth objectives. In addition, Megan leads the ongoing development of our Digital Services initiative – a growing service area, as well as management of our Angus Connect Division.

Rod Mons takes on the new role of Vice President of Technology and Technical Services, leading our ongoing development of Technology, Data Governance and Knowledge, Learning & Skill Development. Rod also continues to help drive our geographic expansion initiatives and the growth of our mission critical sector.

Craig Sievenpiper takes over the role of Division Director, Technology. He continues to build on 20+ years of leadership with HH Angus and to drive the continued growth in this division. 

Phil Schuyler takes on the role of Director, Energy Division, building on his success as a trusted advisor to clients, technical leader, and excellent team manager. 

Nira Kugan assumes the role of Director of Finance and Accounting, leading the team to manage the important financial work that helps us achieve our strategic goals.

Adrienne Cressman rejoins HH Angus in the new role of Director, Project Management Office. She is working with the Operations team to enhance the firm’s project management skills. Returning to us from 8+ years on the client side, Adrienne provides insight into developing and implementing best practices to suit individual client needs.

Congratulations to this group of professionals who continue to provide exceptional leadership and are committed to supporting the success of our clients and creating exciting and meaningful opportunities for our employees’ growth and career development.

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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.

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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.