November 3rd marks National Construction Day in Canada, a time to recognize the passionate and driven people in our industry who build and maintain the infrastructure in communities across the country. In Canada, over 1.4 million people are employed in the construction industry – individuals who contribute to the building infrastructure that improves our cities and our communities. Darian Bodnar is a Red Seal Plumber and Gasfitter working with Modern Niagara in Alberta… Read more »
Across the country, Modern Niagara’s work is recognized as some of the most sustainable, innovative, and safe buildings in Canada. In British Columbia, our teams have worked to build the buildings – including hospitals, transportation infrastructure, office buildings, and more – that impact British Columbians. We’re proud of this work, and even prouder when it’s… Read more »
Modern Niagara is proud to support the entire building lifecycle by providing industry-leading service offerings. Our Building Services team and our technicians in the field ensure that clients have access to tailored, high-quality support. Those individuals know the importance of the work they do to support the lifecycle of a building – but also the… Read more »
At Modern Niagara, we build for life. This not only applies to the high-quality work our dedicated teams accomplish daily across all our regions, but also captures Modern Niagara’s dedication towards supporting our employees along their personal career journeys. A crucial element in Modern Niagara’s people-focused approach is the regional Labour Managers, who work diligently… Read more »
The five Core Values at the heart of our culture – teamwork, initiative, determination, professionalism, and passion - are what drive our team members to contribute to Modern Niagara’s success and growth in the industry while fostering their individual success. We reached out to Mark MacKinnon, a Foreman at Modern Niagara Alberta and professional Muay Thai athlete. Mark captured the World Boxing… Read more »
Modern Niagara’s Southwestern Ontario office, our newest location, continues to expand our presence and operations in the region. Despite only formally establishing a new office out of Hamilton in early 2021, Modern Niagara has a strong connection to this region and many of our current team members in the new office have been living and working in the area for many years. One… Read more »
Modern Niagara has been serving building owners, general contractors, and our community in Alberta for many years. Modern Niagara established its first location in Alberta with our Calgary office in 2008 and with the addition of our Edmonton location six years later, our presence in the province has only continued to grow. One of the… Read more »
Our people are what make Modern Niagara what it is. Their dedication to our core values, to their own professional development, and to taking active roles within the industry is what allows us to succeed. In addition, we know that trades education remains a crucial component of maintaining an efficient and effective workforce. Supporting trade… Read more »
Commercial retailers of all sizes are playing an important role in Canada. They’re providing essential services and products and have had to constantly adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. At Modern Niagara, we’ve also learned to adapt and respond to new situations. Working with clients, we remain cognizant of the need to be flexible – whether… Read more »
Modern Niagara is proud to position ourselves as a sustainable and innovative contractor. Our teams can combine their efforts to provide full-service solutions to all our clients and partners. By leveraging our core values and pursuing new techniques, we’re building the spaces where Canadians live. These skills were recently employed in our partnership with long-standing client Maple… Read more »
As our industry celebrates the annual Health and Safety Week, we want to take this opportunity and highlight the crucial work of our dedicated Health and Safety team. Modern Niagara takes pride in our position as an industry leader in employee Health and Safety, which could not have been achieved without the passion and commitment of our Health and Safety Team members, whose work… Read more »
Our Labour Managers play a crucial role in the day-to-day operations of Modern Niagara’s business, as well as promoting a positive, productive, and safe culture among our field staff. To highlight the work of these dedicated individuals, we reached out to Ken Richmond and Dave Ross, two Labour Managers at Modern Niagara Alberta, who spoke to us about the… Read more »
Since 2009, March 31 has marked the International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day celebrating transgender and gender non-conforming people in our communities. Today, March 31, 2021, in honour of this special occasion, we celebrate the story and work of Megan Mathes, General Manager of Building Services leading Modern Niagara’s services team in Calgary and Edmonton. Megan announced… Read more »
According to reports produced in the past few years*, women make up 12 per cent of the workforce in the construction industry in Canada. The vast majority of these women support Canada’s infrastructure in off-site, office-based roles. In fact, women in the trades who are employed on job sites make up just four per cent… Read more »
Modern Niagara is currently looking for new Estimators to join our growing team of talented professionals in Southwestern Ontario. As such, this seemed the perfect opportunity to reach out to Lane Campbell (Chief Estimator at Modern Niagara) and Anthony Tacconelli (Senior Estimator) to share their experiences about navigating the trades industry and working in Modern’s estimating department. Lane Campbell first entered the trades as a teenager and found his way… Read more »
Our employee profiles provide the perfect opportunity to introduce some of our dedicated professionals and share their unique stories. Recently, we spoke with Tyson Stewart, a Sheet Metal Apprentice at Modern Niagara’s Ottawa shop, who shared his story about entering the trades, the experience of juggling both his apprenticeship and work as a referee, and his incredible experience officiating at the 2021 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship. Tyson first started his journey in the trades through an HVAC program at Algonquin College in Ottawa. “I started in the trades when I was 21, when I went to Algonquin College and… Read more »
Modern Niagara Edmonton has a well-established tradition of delivering high-quality solutions to building owners and managers across the country and we are continuing to grow our Edmonton office with experienced professionals for upcoming projects. As such, we reached out to both Sam Huber and Kent Nedula, two Sheet Metal Apprentices from our Edmonton shop, who spoke about their journey into the trades, their experience… Read more »
Our team at Modern Niagara Edmonton have been delivering high-quality solutions to building owners and managers in the region since 2014. As we continue to grow our Edmonton office with experienced professionals for upcoming projects, it seemed the perfect opportunity to introduce one of our Sheet Metal Foremen, Ted Cottingham, who shared with us his story on how he began his career, as well as his work with Modern. Ted’s career in the construction industry began during his time at University, where he entered the trades during a summer job before his first semester of a Masters Program.
As we prepare to enter a new year, it is important to look back and reflect on the determination of our teams across the country, as well as the changes they had to make in order to persevere through this challenging period. We reached out to some of our Site Administrators from Modern Niagara’s Toronto… Read more »
Many facility and operation managers are facing a similar problem today: making a compelling business case for addressing aging facility infrastructure to senior leadership. In many instances, if an air handler or heating system isn’t directly contributing to a revenue generating activity, the ROI and payback period can appear unfavourable when compared to an investment… Read more »
What do you think contributes more to Canada’s carbon emissions: passenger cars or buildings? Surprisingly, the answer is buildings.
October marks the annual Women’s History Month celebration in Canada. The theme of this year’s celebration, #BecauseOfYou, focuses on the lasting impact that women have made, and continue to make, on this country. This month of celebration provides the perfect opportunity for us to introduce Miriam Jordi, one of our many dedicated and talented tradespeople… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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!
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 »
Modern Niagara is committed to supporting our team’s mental health and wellness. At times of high levels of stress and mental health vulnerability, tending to your mental health becomes more important than ever. Here, we gather reliable and trusted resources and strategies to support you through maintaining your mental health throughout the COVID-19 situation. If… Read more »
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.
A run down of Modern Niagara’s greatest achievements in 2019 with examples of their positive impact on energy costs and the environment.
Employees across the country spent the 2019 holiday season giving back to their local communities.
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