What We Do

Our Work

At AME, Principal involvement on each project, from concept through to completion, is paramount to our success and a key element of our corporate philosophy. We value our clients’ trust in our ability to deliver the highest standards in the industry. We seek to create outstanding and innovative designs that continue to surpass expectations, allowing us to remain leaders in our field.

What Our Clients Say

“We are pleased with the Commissioning Services provided by AME for the Bettie Allard YMCA in Coquitlam, B.C. From the start to finish during the commissioning stage, AME took the lead, overseeing the equipment start up and system commissioning tasks promptly. We also appreciate their ability in identifying design issues, addressing, and resolving problems in a timely fashion. We look forward to working with them again in the near future.”

Senior Project Manager at Alpha Mechanical Contracting Ltd.
Simon Cheung

“Since the beginning of my time here at Calgary Police Service, as Leader of Building Operations, I have been working with Pardeep Sharma and Bryan Lord on sensitive and important base building and data centre HVAC concerns that have not been correctly addressed for many years. The AME team has provided me with facts, options and recommendations based on a restricted budget for me to accurately communicate with management to make effective and efficient business decisions. I look forward to working with the AME team on future lifecycle planning and execution mechanical and HVAC projects.”

Leader of Building Operations at Calgary Police
Arnie Sugrive

“Mechanical design and construction have become increasingly complex as the industry contends with fast changing technologies and evolving performance standards. With AME as our mechanical design partner, we have great comfort knowing what we ultimately design and specify on our projects will perform and meet the needs of the people who will live and work in the communities we build.”

Vice President, Development, Qualex
Henry McQueen

“Since early 2000, Rob Walter and the AME team have been working closely with the Regional District of Central Kootenay in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint from energy studies to new construction work. It has been a great pleasure to work with the AME team and we look forward to our future collaborations.”

General Manager of Community Services at Regional District of Central Kootenay
Joe Chirico

“Cadillac Fairview and the AME team have had a long-standing working relationship as they are the preferred Mechanical Consultant for Pacific Centre Complex & HSBC Building. I have had the pleasure of working with AME since I joined CF four years ago, on a multitude of projects ranging from TI’s to major base building mechanical upgrades, and they have consistently delivered high-quality work while keeping the client’s best interest in mind. I look forward to collaborating on further successful projects with their great team!”

Senior Capital Project Manager at Cadillac Fairview
Maryam Kashani

“UBC Properties Trust has worked with various AME team members and principals on our institutional developments over the last 10 years.
Some of the successful Vancouver campus projects include the new Student Union Building, Aquatic Centre, Exchange Residence as well as the Skeena and Nechako Commons residence projects in Kelowna. We find the AME teams very attentive to our needs and they provide an excellent level of service. Our projects are typically complicated with many unique challenges. AME works with the client and key stakeholders to resolve issues as they arise throughout construction and to ensure a high-quality project is delivered.”

Director of Development at UBC Properties Trust
Craig Shirra

“The University of Calgary have been using AME’s mechanical services for several years now. AME have been very consistent in quality and have maintained or exceeded delivery schedules. They are prompt to responding to our requests during time-crushing situations. Principals are hands-on and reachable, we rely in their strong engineering expertise and continue to be extremely pleased with their knowledge, teamwork and ability to integrate with our facilities teams. We would, without reservation, recommend them to any and all potential clients.”

Mechanical Engineer at Facilities- Campus Engineering, University of Calgary
Roger Hernandez

“Kyle Keep and AME group are a pleasure to work with. They have provided the Edmonton Police Service with excellent technical consultation on difficult and highly specialized projects. Kyle has also provided a level of customer above and beyond my expectations on our projects. I look forward to future projects with Kyle and AME group.”

Architectural Technologist at Edmonton Police Service
Evan Poon

Mechanical Design

We provide Mechanical Design services for:

 

  • Plumbing Engineering
  • HVAC Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering and Hydraulic Calculations
  • Building Optimization and Commissioning
  • Control Systems Engineering and Integration
  • Sustainable Certification
  • Owners Advocate / Advisory

Reports and Studies

We provide reports and studies for the following:

 

  • Building Condition Assessments
  • Energy Audits and Retrofits
  • Energy and Carbon Incentives
  • Feasibility
  • Mechanical Life Cycle Analysis
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Water Conservation

Specialty

The following are a list of systems that require specific knowledge and skills that we are experienced providing:

 

  • Pool Filtration and Disinfection Design
  • Aquatic Commissioning
  • Arena Refrigeration Plant and Ice Slab Design
  • Cold Storage Design
  • District Energy Systems
  • Reality Capture (3D Scanning)
  • Mission Critical Environments, Data Center, Telecommunication
  • Natural Ventilation Systems
  • Thermal Storage Systems

Building Performance

We provide expertise related to building performance, including:

 

  • Whole building energy modelling
  • Thermal comfort analysis
  • Embodied carbon analysis
  • Passive House consulting

New Building Energy Modelling

The AME Performance Team is one of the largest teams providing new building energy modelling services in Western Canada. We are involved in consulting for a diverse portfolio of residential, commercial, institutional, aquatic and recreation facilities. Our team participates in analysis typically to achieve code compliance, green rating system compliance, and incentive program goals. We work closely with the broader AME mechanical design team, exploring mechanical innovations.

AME Compass

To support analysis, AME has developed the Compass tool. The tool allows performance results of energy conservation measures to be compared, such as of the following: window performance, wall and roof assembly thermal performance, HVAC system options and efficiencies, lighting efficiencies, service water heating systems, and renewable energy resources. For each measure of interest, the design team identifies the range of possible scenarios that are to be studied, and each is analyzed. The results can then be reviewed together with respect to metrics such as energy cost, energy consumption, greenhouse gas use, and LEED performance. The Compass tool allows these results to be filtered interactively.

Commissioning

The commissioning process ensures that completed buildings are operating in accordance with the Clients’ goals of a functional and efficient building in new and existing buildings. The following services are provided:

 

  • Commissioning Authority
  • Commissioning Agent
  • Continuous Commissioning
  • Re-Commissioning
  • Retro-Commissioning
  • Aquatic Commissioning

Our Approach

AME has experience as the commissioning authority and agent on a variety of project types, including specialty buildings such as laboratories, aquatic facilities and hospitals.

Our team takes a hands-on approach to the commissioning process by being involved with design reviews, equipment start-ups, controls point to point checks, documentation review, troubleshooting. The team is on site regularly reviewing the systems as they are being installed, during the balancing phase and completing testing and verification of the building.

Existing Buildings

AME can provide Retro-Commissioning and Re-Commissioning of existing buildings to optimize the building system operations or even in improving energy efficiency overall.

Building Energy Services

At the Building Energy Service Team (BEST) our purpose is to reduce energy and carbon emissions in the existing built environment. We understand the evolving pressures of emissions penalties, carbon taxes, and Federal/Provincial carbon targets. BEST is here to help our Clients minimize the impact of these pressures while reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and operational costs.

Our extensive design, implementation, and commissioning experience with complex mechanical systems across multiple building sectors allows us to identify and successfully implement practical and highly effective solutions tailored to YOUR building!

Climate & Capital Renewal Roadmap

Leveraging replacement projects is often the most cost-effective approach to achieving substantial energy and carbon reduction in existing buildings. However, condition assessment and capital planning are often carried out independent of energy and carbon planning which can result in missed opportunities.

 

At AME, we work alongside our clients to develop a Climate & Capital Renewal Roadmap that integrates holistic energy and carbon analysis into the condition assessment and capital planning exercise to best leverage operation and maintenance activities, along with end-of-life replacement projects to reduce both operating costs and carbon emissions. Coupled with available capital incentives, this approach succeeds in drastically improving the business case for energy and carbon reduction improvements.

Energy Services

Our extensive design and commissioning experience with complex mechanical systems across multiple building sectors sets us apart from other energy consultants. This experience allows us to identify and successfully implement practical, and high-impact solutions appropriate for each building.Our team also provides the following services for your existing facilities:

 

  • Energy and Water Assessments
  • Utility Incentive Studies (Fortis BC, Clean BC, and BC Hydro studies)
  • Full-service energy and carbon retrofits
  • Building Automation System (BAS) optimization and retrofit
  • Functional and Performance Commissioning
  • Measurement and Verification
  • Climate change adaption studies
  • Mechanical system assessments and assistance with capital planning

 

We are both BC Hydro Alliance Members and approved FortisBC Consultants and have successfully completed a large number of studies to secure capital incentives for our clients.