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 »

Rental Demand in Calgary Remains Voracious

RHB (Rental Housing Business) magazine recently reported that owning a home in Calgary is becoming more difficult to attain, however, the rental market is hot.The vacancy rate in Calgary rental market declined from 6.3% in 2017 to 3.9% last year. James Cuddy, a senior analyst with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation states “The way... Read more »

Onstream Engineering Ltd. Joins McIntosh Perry

National engineering firm expands oil & gas engineering capabilities in Western Canada with addition of Alberta-based Onstream Engineering Ltd. TORONTO, ON – November 23, 2018 – McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd. (McIntosh Perry) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Onstream Engineering Ltd. (Onstream), a leading provider of Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM)... Read more »

Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary Named Most Livable Cities

According to Analysts at the Economist’s Intelligence Unit, three Canadian cities Vancouver (third place), Toronto (fourth place) and Calgary (fifth place) all placed among the top five most livable cities to live in 2017. The quality of life is measured based on stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. The top scoring cities are... Read more »

Hogtown and Cowtown Office Markets See-Saw

Further proof that Calgary and Toronto are Corsican brothers (actually there is no proof of that at all) Calgary lost 1.3 million square feet in the first six months of 2016, while Toronto gained the same during the same time period. Toronto now has a 9.4 per cent vacancy rate while Calgary is 21.6 per... Read more »

Building Epidemics

Epidemics have been in the news recently, but the term is not always used to describe a disease. It can be used to describe an unpleasant occurrence that becomes widespread, and in this sense it can be applied to buildings. Across Canada we are experiencing a building epidemic – the leaky condo crisis in Vancouver,... Read more »

New Home Warranty Program in Alberta

As of February 1, 2014, a new Home Warranty program took effect in Alberta. Under the new program, builders cannot get a building permit without a warranty provided by a Warranty Provider. The Builder must now arrange for a professional engineer, professional technologist or a registered architect to prepare a Building Assessment Report (BAR) for... Read more »

Canadian Real Estate Market 2014

According to a new report by PwC and Urban Land Institute, the real estate market in 2014 will remain strong, especially in Toronto and Calgary. The report states that the demand for retail, office and residential space near public transit will continue. The report also states that rental apartments haven’t been negatively affected by condominium... Read more »

Bow Makes International Headquarters List

CCI Group (now McIntosh Perry) was recently honoured with the distinction of one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies is proud to have been a part of the project team that worked on the Bow, the tallest office building in Calgary. The Bow was recently listed on a list of most impressive corporate buildings from around the... Read more »