March 22, 2022

Spring Roundup 2022

It’s hard to believe it’s spring 2022!  Two years ago this was when the world changed dramatically for us all, and just like the bulbs I’m starting to see emerge from the earth, it finally feels like we are beginning to emerge from the pandemic.  Many restrictions have been lifted and continue to lift, events are happening again, and travel is also opening up once again.  While ‘normal’ isn’t exactly the right word, isn’t it nice to feel the promise of life blossoming along with the flowers?  Especially after what felt like a long, cold and snowy winter, and long couple of pandemic living years!

While many companies are returning to their offices at this time, the CFMS team is continuing to work remotely via our virtual office.  Over the past couple of years, we’ve found this to be a practical means of working for our team, without impact to our productivity or quality of work.  We continue to be accessible to our clients and associates, whether virtually or onsite.  We continue to adhere to the rules put in place by the government, municipalities, clients, and follow site specific requirements.  Our team has been fully vaccinated, helping to continue to keep ourselves and others safe. 

If you haven’t already, follow us on social media, for continuous updates on CFMS and the project we are working on.  Here are some project insights from our project managers as we welcome spring and the first quarter of 2022 comes to an end:

Jurij Dziuba, CEM, CCP, LEED AP BD+C, CFMS Project Manager

With the end of winter near and spring arriving quickly, there have been many projects coming to an end, but at the same time many are beginning to ramp up. A few of the memorable projects coming to a close include: YRP District Headquarters, Durham College Trades Building, Paramount Fine Foods Centre and Microsoft Toronto Headquarters. Getting close to the functional testing stage, we have: UofT Schools Redevelopment, 2Fifteen Residences and Bessarion Community Centre. Lastly, projects starting to ramp up in design and early construction include: Ottawa Public Library / Library Archives Canada Joint Facility, Centennial College A-Block Expansion and Northeast Scarborough Community Centre. The wide array of projects we are working on definitely keeps things interesting, and making sure each project meets its goals is what we strive for!

Allan ( AJ) Hearn, AET, BCxP, CFMS Project Manager

I am happy to report that we are almost through the first full year of school at Maple Ridge Secondary School, formerly the new South Barrie Secondary School. This project is the culmination of 6 years of hard work among many different disciplines from design through to construction, substantial completion and commissioning. As year one comes to a close, CFMS is hard at work finishing seasonal performance testing of the equipment through the heating season and into the cooling season. In the summer of 2021 a tornado ripped past the construction site throwing wood, steel and glass everywhere, ripping siding off the school and destroying numerous vehicles and houses along its path. I was on site at the time and witnessed the tornado at its full strength. Being admittedly more than a little obsessed with tornadoes and having never seen one in person before, I will never forget these moments or this project for the rest of my life.

We are excited to see what the rest of the year has in store for us! Interested in learning more about what we are up to and the benefits of commissioning? CONTACT US today!

Did you miss the video by “Tornado Guy” Allan (AJ) Hearn when he was up close and personal with the tornado onsite at Maple Ridge Secondary School? Watch it HERE!

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