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Black & MCDonald

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Education

Black & McDonald provides new construction, renovations and maintenance services to universities, colleges, public, and private schools across the nation. We work in partnership with the learning institutions, providing major support for their needs while remaining transparent. The extensive health, safety and environmental training received by Black & McDonald trades people and facility managers provides an advantage that reduces risks on sites for students, staff, the public, and education service providers.


Education

Location:

  • Halifax, NS

Type of Services:

  • Electrical

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Certified Communications Technicians

Dalhousie University - Structured Cabling and Communication

Black & McDonald served as a subcontractor to assist with the Collaborative Health Education Building project which is located on the campus of Dalhousie University. It is a newly constructed 5-storey facility combining both classroom and laboratory/training facilities under the one roof.

Black & McDonald was responsible for the supply and installation of a structured wiring cable plant to support the university’s extensive data/network and voice services, with links to other campus buildings.

Education

Location:

  • Burlington, ON

Type of Services:

  • Facility Management & Operations

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Electricians
  • Executive Chef
  • Event Planner
  • Facility Manager
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians
  • Plumbers

McMaster University - Ron Joyce Centre

The Ron Joyce Centre is a four storey, 90,000 square foot building with a LEED rating of gold. It is the home of the DeGroote School of Business' MBA and executive education programs.

Black & McDonald provides comprehensive Facility Management and Operations services at this facility.

In addition to the traditional hard and soft FM services, Black & McDonald delivers food services, event planning, concierge services, building condition assessment, construction and project management, installations, upgrades, replacements, and process cooling and heating services at the Ron Joyce Centre.

Education

Location:

  • Sackville, NB

Type of Services:

  • Electrical

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Electricians

Mount Allison University - Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, Electrical Installation

The Mount Allison University awarded Black & McDonald the contract for the complete supply and installation of all electrical components for the new 50,000 square foot Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts. This project had a very sophisticated design which entailed extensive planning by the project superintendent. Included in this three storey building was a high voltage (12 kV) electrical distribution system, with splices into the existing system in the underground tunnel.

Black & McDonald was responsible for the supply and installation of all 600 V and 120 V distribution and branch circuiting. LED lighting was also installed throughout the building to generate a substantial cost savings for the university in power consumption over the life span of the building.

Education

Location:

  • Vancouver, BC

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • Facility Management & Operations
  • Utility

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Boiler Makers
  • Building Operators
  • Certified Communications Technicians
  • Chiller Mechanics
  • Electricians
  • Engineers
  • Facility Manager
  • General Labourers
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians
  • Instrumentation Specialists
  • Millwrights
  • PLC/DDC Controls Experts
  • Plumbers
  • Stationary Engineers
  • Steamfitters

Vancouver Community College - Facility Management & Operations

Vancouver Community College, a public community college, has two campuses, Broadway and Downtown, both located in the city of Vancouver.

Black & McDonald provides the college with comprehensive Facility Management & Operations services on both campuses and at the Motive Power Centre of Excellence on Annacis Island. Other services include moving services, courier services, snow removal and salting, landscaping, server room AC maintenance, and carpentry/millwork. Black & McDonald staff performs all scheduled and non-scheduled preventative maintenance and responds to demand maintenance and tenant requests.

One of the projects that the Black & McDonald team completed was replacing the existing 30+ year old distribution equipment and the existing open copper bus with teck cables on Downtown campus. Black & McDonald was also responsible for the procurement of the engineering portion of this project.

The replacement scope of work included: the existing 15k volt open bus with 15kV teck cable; the 600v open bus with 1000 V teck cable; the 208 V open bus with 1000 V teck cable; the existing 600 V 1200 amp distribution board; the existing 208 V 800 amp distribution board; and the existing 600 V 2000 amp distribution board.

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Black & McDonald's depth of experience has made us the partner of choice across a wide range of industries. To get there took time and effort. Our management team invested in the development of our people, determined to make our highly-experienced tradespeople renowned as the best in their industries.
With over 90 years of documented lessons learned, we are able to consistently apply that knowledge - meeting our customers’ most demanding challenges, in their most critical environments.
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