Did you know? Did you know that the new Alberta Building Code requires us to design to meet National Energy Code NECB 2017? This means more stringent envelope, lighting, HVAC and service hot water system requirements than most Codes in Canada.
With the recent announcement of the newly added AME Commissioning Team, we sat down with Dean Davidson, Principal and Nemer Ghoury P.Eng., Associate to learn a little more about their background and commissioning as a whole. With the recent announcement of the newly added AME Commissioning Team, we [...]
On April 8, 2019, Nic Besseling and Taio Waldhaus presented at the Alberta Association of Recreation Facility Personnel's (AARFP) annual conference. Their presentation on ‘Advancements in Pool Filtration Technology’ was well received by recreation professionals from Alberta as well as British Columbia. As a result of the presentation, AME [...]
We are thrilled to welcome Dean Davidson, formerly of Airmec Systems, to AME. Dean joins AME as a Principal and will lead our brand new Commissioning Team. We are thrilled to welcome Dean Davidson, formerly of Airmec Systems, to AME. Dean joins AME as a Principal and will [...]
As an exemplary role model for Building Legacy, Jeanette Frost announces her retirement effective March 31, 2019. Following her graduation from BCIT, Jeanette began her Engineering career bright eyed and bushy tailed in 1981 working for a number of companies, over a diverse portfolio of projects, encompassing various [...]
Three more AME team members become Certified Passive House Designers (CPHDs). As part of our firm's ongoing commitment to professional development and leadership in innovative, sustainable design, AME Group is proud to announce a further three Certified Passive House Designers (CPHDs) on the AME team. Principal Matt Younger [...]
AME is proud to have contributed to the extensive sustainability measures implemented at UBC's new Aquatic Centre (opened in 2017) that helped earn this exceptional facility its LEED Gold Certification.
In support of the thousands of people impacted by the devastating wildfires that have ravaged British Columbia this year, AME Group has donated $5,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to help the individuals and families evacuated from their communities.
As AME continues to grow, we are excited to announce the appointment of Mark Stephenson as a Principal at our Calgary office. In addition, we would like to congratulate both Marie-France ‘Marie’ Venneri (AME Vancouver) and Taio Waldhaus (AME Victoria) on their promotion from Project Manager to Associate within the company effective immediately.
Learn more about the sophisticated technology and innovative highlights that make UBC's new Aquatic Centre a spectacular, world-class competitive and recreational facility. Designed to meet the needs of students, faculty, and the community, this state-of-the-art 79,000 sq.ft. hybrid aquatic facility includes a 50-m pool, a 25-m pool, a leisure pool with water features, a hot tub, steam room, and sauna.
We are excited to announce that AME has been awarded two ASHRAE awards for our work on the new Okanagan College Trades Complex in Kelowna, BC - a LEED Platinum targeted renewal and expansion project: 2017 Winner of ASHRAE’s Ralph Robson Award – awarded for the best overall Technical Award submission in Region XI 2017 ASHRAE Technology Award – First Place Region XI and BC Chapter Award, Existing Educational Facility which qualifies this project for the Society Level Technology Awards to be awarded January 2018.
As Mechanical Consultant on UBC's new, award-winning Student Union Building (The Nest) AME is excited to share the project's success in achieving LEED Platinum certification. A partnership between DIALOG and B+H Architects with collaborative input from UBC's Alma Mater Society (AMS), the project's sustainability measures include natural ventilation, solar energy, heat recovery, and rainwater harvested for use in plumbing systems.
Passive House (aka Passiv Haus) is a German-based energy performance standard aimed at designing buildings that are extremely thermally energy efficient and therefore require very little heating energy to maintain comfortable conditions. The Passive House concept is the only internationally recognized performance-based standard in construction, with buildings designed such that the vast majority of heating needs are met by the normal heat generated inside a building from people, lighting, and electrical devices, as well as passive solar heating from well-placed windows.
Congratulations to Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc. on winning a SCUP/AIA-CAE Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture for the Okanagan College Trades Renewal and Expansion in Kelowna, BC. Completed in 2016 in collaboration with David Nairne & Associates Ltd., AME is proud to have provided mechanical consulting services on this highly sustainable renovation and addition.
Grand opening of UBC’s new $40 million Aquatic Centre as featured in Canadian Architect. A new aquatic centre has officially opened at the University of British Columbia. Designed by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA) and Acton Ostry Architects—Architects in Association, the new Aquatic Centre replaces the indoor and outdoor pools at the centre of the UBC campus. It features a 10-lane, 50m competition pool; 8-lane, 25m pool with an accessible ramp and diving boards; a lazy river; hot tub; food and beverage kiosks, a sauna and steam room; and more.