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Modern Niagara’s Mental Health & Well-being Manifesto

Posted on October 7, 2020

We at Modern Niagara recognize our important role in contributing towards mental health awareness. Our efforts to address this issue have also been galvanized by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and all the changes it has forced on our people and our work during these times. The present circumstances, combined with the ongoing necessity to address… Read more »

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Employee Spotlights: Mental Illness Awareness Week 2020

Posted on October 6, 2020

Modern Niagara is not only committed to supporting the wellbeing of our employees through the more traditional dimensions of health and safety, but also by addressing the often-underplayed issue of mental health. As such, Mental Illness Awareness Week 2020 provides the perfect opportunity to highlight some of our dedicated Modern team members, who participated in… Read more »

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4 strategies for cleaner air

Posted on October 2, 2020

With COVID-19 and social distancing now a common reality, and the winter and flu season unfolding quickly across the country, we are spending far more time indoors. In the midst of this pandemic, it is now more imperative than ever that we explore and apply ways to reduce the presence and transmission of microorganisms and pathogens in indoor air. In order to do so, improvements to the HVAC systems in our buildings are necessary. Here are five proven strategies for improving indoor air quality.

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R22 refrigerant replacement amid 2020 import and production ban

Posted on August 27, 2020

As R22 supply becomes limited, commercial and industrial building operators across Canada are looking for cost-effective solutions that minimize impact to their daily operations. We are actively working with customers to address R22 based equipment and can work with owners and operators to determine energy efficient solutions that meet operational needs.

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A preview of Modern Niagara’s residential projects in Ottawa

Posted on August 18, 2020

Modern Niagara is working on a number of residential projects in the Ottawa region. These buildings are designed to cater to the city’s growth and meet the needs of its neighborhoods, communities, and its people. Among those are 3 key developments that will become the home of people from all ages and backgrounds.

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Employee spotlight: Scott Lafontaine

Posted on August 10, 2020

At Modern Niagara, we have a rich history of working on residential high-rises in the Ottawa region. As we continue to grow our team of experienced professionals for upcoming projects, it seemed the perfect opportunity to introduce one of our Sheet Metal Foremen, Scott Lafontaine, who shared with us his story on how he began his career as well as his work with Modern.

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4 activities to consider for your manufacturing facility in the new normal

Posted on July 23, 2020

Industrial and manufacturing facility operators are under enormous pressure to keep a lid on operating expenses, justify capital expenditures, and keep production moving. It’s a tough job at the best of times despite how advanced building systems have become. On top of that, the impact of COVID-19 has created new challenges for profitability and productivity… Read more »

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From 3D model to machine: Modern Niagara finds innovative ways to manufacture building system parts

Posted on June 26, 2020

At Modern Niagara, our teams are constantly looking for innovative ways to transform our processes towards higher efficiency, motivated by a need and desire to have a positive impact on Canada’s infrastructure and our communities. For the Virtual Design & Construction department, this means leveraging opportunities that make the engineered concepts fabricable and installable in… Read more »

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Energy benchmarking: An opportunity to save energy and costs

Posted on June 17, 2020

As a result of COVID-19-related public health guidelines, many buildings across Canada are operating with significantly reduced occupancy. For building operators, this is an opportunity!

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The faces of Modern Niagara: Meet 3 of our VDC designers

Posted on June 12, 2020

Lopa Shah Growing up with a father who is a mechanical engineering consultant, CAD sketches and drawings were a familiar sight for Lopa Shah at a very young age. As a child, she knew she wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps and ultimately work with CAD drawings and virtual models. Lopa started her career… Read more »

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Mental Health Week 2020: Resources

Posted on May 4, 2020

In recognition of Safety and Health Week as well as the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week from May 4 to 8, Modern Niagara continues its commitment to mental health. At times of high levels of stress and mental health vulnerability, tending to your mental health becomes more important than ever. Here, we gather… Read more »

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Challenging career stereotypes this International Women’s Day

Posted on March 8, 2020

Every day of the year, Modern Niagara strives to ensure that all individuals are presented with equal opportunities. Watch the first of many career path stories of Modern employees.

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2019: A Year in Review

Posted on January 14, 2020

A run down of Modern Niagara’s greatest achievements in 2019 with examples of their positive impact on energy costs and the environment.

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Modern Niagara gives back to local communities this holiday season

Posted on December 30, 2019

Employees across the country spent the 2019 holiday season giving back to their local communities.

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