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Materials, Methods and Design of FRC/UHPC Courses

Learn about Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) and Fibre Reinforced Concrete (FRC) and how it relates to creating quality, sustainable, durable infrastructure and buildings resulting in very long service life with significantly less mass. UHPC with FRC was created to allow designers, stakeholders and those in the construction industry to provide extended lifespan infrastructure and building... Read more »

OEL & ARA Completes in Plane Pull for United Way!

The OEL Projects Optimists team, comprised of staff from ARA Engineering Ltd. and OEL Projects Ltd., part of the McIntosh Perry family of companies, rose to the challenge of pulling an airplane for charity. On Sunday, September 15th, 2019, the team of 15 from ARA and OEL competed in the 8th Annual Plane Pull hosted... Read more »

The Power of Donating – Charity of Choice 2019: YWCA Toronto

At McIntosh Perry, we are passionate about making a difference in our communities. Simply put, it’s who we are. We make it a priority to pay homage to our core value—don’t forget to cut the ribbon (making a difference.)—by setting aside time to give back and help others. Each year we select a charity of... Read more »

Cycling In Our Communities

In the summer many Canadians are on the move; whether it’s running, walking or cycling, people from coast to coast are taking advantage of the warm weather to enjoy the outdoors and stay active. On August 8th, the UK celebrates Cycle to Work Day – one of the biggest cycle commuting events in the region.... Read more »

Mud Hero Obstacle Run for Charity

Mud Hero is an annual event for anyone willing to take on the muddiest challenge ever while raising funds for charity. Staff from McIntosh Perry’s Oakville, Woodbridge, and Markham offices, and some of our clients, partners and friends, recently participated in the 6K Mud Hero Race at the gorgeous Albion Conservation Area in Caledon, Ontario. The... Read more »

Increase in Cranes in Toronto’s Downtown

Construction is ramping up in downtown Toronto. The city has the most cranes not just in Canada, but in North America, according to a recent article from blogTO.  As of RLB’s July 2019 Crane Index, Toronto has 120 cranes for both residential and mixed-used projects which is up from 104 in January.   “The spring season has seen an increase in cranes in Toronto’s downtown; however, most... Read more »

Redeveloping Brownfields

The term “brownfields” refers to properties, often former industrial or commercial sites, that are vacant or underutilized because of real or perceived environmental contamination as a result of historical land use practices. Many of these sites are located on prime land, ripe for redevelopment, including: Gas Stations and Other Fuel Storage Factories Dry Cleaners Former... Read more »

Green Bins Mandatory in Ottawa Apartment Buildings?

Driven by pressure from the provincial government’s Food and Organic Waste Framework last year, the City of Ottawa is debating making green bin programs mandatory at multi-residential dwellings, according to a recent article from the CBC.  The City launched a voluntary green bin program nine years ago, but only 29 per cent, or 500 of... Read more »

McIntosh Perry Golfs for Charity!

To kick off golf season, McIntosh Perry hosted their 29th Annual Client Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for the YWCA Toronto Girl’s Centre. Proceeds from the event go towards helping girls and women receive support on difficult issues, share ideas, express creativity, explore interests and plan their futures. The tournament took place on a gorgeous sunny... Read more »

McIntosh Perry Is an OECM Supplier Partner

McIntosh Perry  is an OECM Supplier Partner providing Hazardous Materials / Environmental Health & Safety under OECM’s Master Agreement and through OECM’s Marketplace of products and services. McIntosh Perry was selected through a competitive sourcing process that complies with the BPS Procurement Directive.  OECM is a trusted not-for-profit sourcing partner for Ontario’s education sector, broader public sector, and... Read more »

Park It: Autonomous Vehicles and Parking

Autonomous vehicles are already re-shaping how we think about driving – but as they rise in popularity, they’re also primed to have a major impact on parking, real estate and future city planning. The use of owned or leased vehicles is reducing with the popularity of shared-ride service providers, environmental concerns, increased walkability, as well... Read more »