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Wildfire Damaged Communities in BC

Written by, Andrew Wassenaar, Dipl. (Env Eng), AScT, EP, Senior Project Manager for the Hazardous Building Materials Group, at Pinchin Ltd. It’s hard to believe it has been over 3…

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Release of Updated CCDC Contracts, Forms and Guides

The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) develops, produces, and reviews standard construction contracts, forms and guides. On December 14, 2020, the CCDC published a new version of the CCDC 2 ‘Stipulated Price Contract’.

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Why the IEA Pathway to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Should Include 5th Generation District Energy Systems

The International Energy Agency (IEA) recently published a report entitled “Net Zero by 2050 – A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector” that has caused some ripples within the industry and construction sectors. We thought it was worthwhile to pick out some of the highlights in the report as they relate to the commercial and residential sector. One of the key takeaways is that 50% of heating demand is to be provided by heat pumps by 2045. A great way for efficiently implementing heat pumps is through 5th Generation District Energy (also known as Ambient-temperature District Energy), pioneered by Pinchin.

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Webinar Recording: Recent Updates to Manitoba Provincial Guide for Asbestos Management

SAFE Work Manitoba recently made revisions to the MB Guide for Asbestos Management, which was originally published in June of 2017. The revised guideline, dated November 2020, contains subtle yet significant changes that may not be easily identified.
This 1-hr webinar will provide you with tangible takeaways to ensure you understand these important asbestos guideline changes.

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Proposed Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code Changes

The Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code was last updated in 2009, and the ministry is looking to make some changes in order to move in line with current practices and other provinces. To help update the OHS code, the government is looking to the public for review and to provide feedback on the comprehensive list of proposed changes.

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Available Grants for Energy Audits & Upgrades in British Columbia

As part of Canada’s demand to drive down Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by the year 2030, Pinchin Ltd’s Mechanical Engineering Design group in British Columbia has been helping municipalities take advantage of some of the energy audit and upgrade grants being offered by the BC Utilities, BC Hydro and Fortis BC.

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Webinar Recording: Recent Changes to the Contaminated Sites Regulations in British Columbia

On Thursday, February 25th, Pinchin Ltd’s Operations Manager & Regional Practice Leader in BC for our Environmental Due Diligence & Remediation Group (EDR), Tadd Berger, discussed the amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulations that have come into effect on February 1st, 2021.

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