Sustainable Communities

TCA Soil Management: An Industry Perspective on Early Engagement

The Toronto Construction Association (TCA), in collaboration with its Young Construction Leaders (YCL) and Environmental Committee, are hosting a free to attend seminar on the implementation of the Ontario excess soils regulation that came into effect on January 1, 2021. At this seminar, McIntosh Perry will be participating in a panel that will be sharing... Read more »

Community & Stakeholder Engagement

At McIntosh Perry, we know that community engagement is a key factor in building great communities, and that the success of any project depends on keeping the public and stakeholders informed. Starting by developing a thorough understanding of the project, we craft clear communication and create opportunities for all involved parties to share informed feedback... Read more »

Ontario’s New On-Site and Excess Soil Regulation

On December 4th, 2019 the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) announced that they finalized and are implementing the new regulatory changes related to the management of excess construction soil and redevelopment of brownfield sites. The goal of the new regulation is to reduce soil management costs and promote brownfields redevelopment, while protecting human... 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 »

Lessons Learned: Solar Projects Present Unique Stormwater Management Challenges

Jason Sharp, Adam O’Connor and Mark Priddle contributed an article to Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine titled “Lessons Learned: Solar Projects Present Unique Stormwater Management Challanges”. To read the article online, please visit here. To download a copy of the article, please visit click SWM 2017 ESE Dec Issue Ask for a free proposal for your... Read more »

Hot Weather Concreting

On occasion during periods of hot summer weather, a testing company may report a low compressive strength test result and subsequent tests carried out on cores removed from the concrete appear to confirm the initial low test results. Often, further testing reveals that the concrete was satisfactory at the time of delivery and that, with the... Read more »

Environmental Compliance Audits

Environmental Compliance Audits are a valuable tool which provides a measure of an organization’s level of compliance with environmental statutes, regulations, standards and local laws.  Environmental Compliance Audits allow an organization to demonstrate due diligence and environmental responsibility.  They allow the organization to predict and respond to environmental challenges. In conducting Environmental Compliance Audits, McIntosh... Read more »