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DIALOG moves closer to downtown Edmonton

Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel was present at the opening of DIALOG's new studio in Edmonton. The firm has moved closer downtown into a renovated and repurposed 2-storey space attached to the historic Revillon Building located on 104th street....

October 29, 2013   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel was present at the opening of DIALOG’s new studio in Edmonton. The firm has moved closer downtown into a renovated and repurposed 2-storey space attached to the historic Revillon Building located on 104th street. The building dates from 1912 and was originally the headquarters for Revillon Frères, a Paris-based fur trading company. The renovation of the 28,000 sq. ft. space preserved the concrete columns which were originally designed to support another 18 extra floors above. Original brick work in the space was preserved and a portion of the original loading dock remains visible in the studio’s reception area. As a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, Dialog did the  architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering design on the renovation.

Hatch is the owner’s representative for Ontario Power Generation’s Lower Mattagami River project, which is the largest hydroelectric development in Ontario in almost 40 years. With 500-MW of new generation capacity, the project, which is under construction, is 165 kilometres southeast of Timmins in northeastern Ontario.

HDR has won two contracts from the Region of Peel (includes Mississauga and Brampton) west of Toronto to provide environmental assessment, communication and procurement services for a new energy-from-waste plant. The Peel Energy Recovery Centre will process 300,000 tonnes per year of residential garbage to produce energy such as steam or electricity and to recover recyclable metals. A request for qualifications was issued August for procurement and construction is expected to start in 2017. HDR is also serving as owner’s consultant during construction of a similar facility serving the regions of Durham and York to the north and east of Toronto.

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