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Recreational

Museums, art galleries, theatres, music conservatories, and arenas each have unique requirements for construction or facility management and operations (FMO), and Black & McDonald has lived up to its reputation for excellence in serving them well for decades. Recreational facilities present the challenges of public environments, many are extremely sensitive to temperature/humidity control, and all require sound energy management to control our clients' costs. Black & McDonald provides solutions through our Energy & Sustainability Services leadership and exceptional refrigeration expertise and service quality, all supported by our continuous improvement processes and value engineering abilities.


recreational

Location:

  • Winnipeg, MB

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • Facility Management & Operations
  • Mechanical

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Chiller Mechanics
  • General Labourers
  • Building Operators
  • Electricians
  • Facility Manager
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians
  • Stationary Engineers

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights - Facility Management & Operations

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, one of Canada’s National Museums, contracted Black & McDonald to provide comprehensive 24/7/365 Facility Management & Operations encompassing all building related services.

To provide the services, Black & McDonald brought in operations staff of technicians and trades, a Facilities Manager, and a dedicated administrator.

This new and complex museum structure combines concrete, steel, stone, and a great expanse of glass requiring more than just the traditional hard and soft FM services. Additional services at the facility include air/water balancing, building condition assessment, circuit breaker calibration, construction and project management, energy management/audits, engineering and design, environmental protection, installations, upgrades and replacements, infrared survey and reporting, and LEED studies and implementations.

Black & McDonald worked with the client during the course of construction to successfully achieve a seamless transition from completion through to occupancy of the new building.

recreational

Location:

  • Ottawa, ON
  • Gatineau, QC

Type of Services:

  • Facility Management & Operations

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Building Operators
  • Electricians
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians
  • Engineers

Canadian Museum of Nature - Facility Management & Operations

The Canadian Museum of Nature operates two facilities in the Ottawa area - the Victoria Memorial Museum Building is a 100 year old heritage building restored in 2010, and the Natural Heritage Building is an administrative and research facility.

Black & McDonald provides both of the Canadian Museum of Nature facilities with mechanical maintenance and building operation services. We are responsible to ensure all systems are running efficiently and effectively 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Our scope of work includes automation and controls maintenance, electrical service, emergency service, health and safety support, heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing and drainage, and boilers and generators maintenance.

The Canadian Museum of Nature is pleased to have a service provider that can cater to all facility management needs. They view Black & McDonald as single source provider and have put trust in our ability to do the job right, on time and on budget.

recreational

Location:

  • Toronto, ON

Type of Services:

  • Facility Management & Operations

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Building Operators
  • Facility Manager
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians
  • Plumbers

Canadian Opera Company, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts - Facility Management & Operations

The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is the home of the Canadian Opera Company, as well as the performance venue for the National Ballet of Canada. 

The building systems are managed and operated by Black & McDonald personnel daily, year-round. We provide complete hard and soft facility management, maintenance, and operations services to support this unique environment. In addition, our service program includes event management for special events and assistance in lighting and venue set-up. Setting up the kiosk for retail vendors and performing mechanical and lighting duties at the TTC entrance and lobby at the Osgoode Station are all within our scope as well.

recreational

Location:

  • Ottawa, ON

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • Facility Management & Operations
  • Mechanical

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Building Operators
  • Electricians
  • Facility Manager
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians

The National Gallery of Canada - Facility Management & Operations

The National Gallery of Canada, a Crown Corporation and an internationally acclaimed museum facility, contracted Black & McDonald to provide facility services at both of their buildings. The scope of work includes operating and maintaining all mechanical and electrical equipment such as the reverse osmosis humidification system, building automation system, lighting control system, certification of all pressure vessels and purpose built lift equipment, the maintenance of lab equipment, generators/UPS, and other systems. Strict temperature and humidity levels are maintained 24/7 to protect the art pieces that the museum holds within its walls.

Our building operators and instrumentation technicians are able to access the building automation systems remotely, as needed, to make necessary modifications quickly and efficiently, tracking building changes and ensuring proper environmental conditions are provided to maximize art conservation.

Since the inception of the contract, Black & McDonald has assisted on a variety of capital projects and major transitions such as the installation of a new building automation system. This transition required a great deal of modification and troubleshooting to ensure the system was working at an optimal level.

recreational

Location:

  • Victoria, BC

Type of Services:

  • Facility Management & Operations

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Building Operators
  • Facility Manager

Royal British Columbia Museum - Facility Management & Operations

The Royal British Columbia Museum is one of the foremost cultural institutions in the world sharing British Columbia’s story with millions of visitors.

Black & McDonald provides Facility Management and Operations services for the museum and our scope of work covers both hard and soft facility management services as well as project management.

In addition, Black & McDonald manages an Operations and Maintenance budget that is provided by the Royal British Columbia Museum and works closely with museum and archives facilities staff. 

Our successful delivery of services is attributed to our 24/7 readiness, proven service quality, and effective management of subcontractors, thus building client trust and confidence.

recreational

Location:

  • Toronto, ON

Type of Services:

  • Facility Management & Operations

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Building Operators
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians
  • Plumbers

Royal Conservatory of Music, Telus Centre for Performance and Learning

The Royal Conservatory was founded in 1886 as The Toronto Conservatory of Music and is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world.

Facility Management and Operations services for the Royal Conservatory are provided by Black & McDonald. The scope of work comprises hard and soft facility management services as well as project management. Functional areas of operations, maintenance, and repair responsibilities include HVAC and central heating/cooling systems, plumbing, air handling equipment, boilers, chillers, building automation control systems, electrical systems, emergency generators, and UPS units. 

Black & McDonald personnel play an integral role in every performance and are always onsite to ensure full availability of the facilities and that systems are all performing properly. The site is managed 365 days a year on behalf of the client.

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