Building Science

A Whole-Building Approach for Improved Building Performance

MMM Group Limited’s Building Science consulting team brings a high level of technical knowledge in a wide variety of building systems and types, as well as practical, hands-on experience in building operations and commissioning.

Today’s building operations are more complex than ever: new technologies present challenges; aging envelopes and systems require constant monitoring and repair; and owners require improved economic and environmental performance. Coordinating these efforts into a complete, strategic building-wide plan ensures superior results with minimized operational headaches.

MMM Group provides a one-stop service package for building science consulting, which improves ease of coordination, guarantees high-quality service, provides whole-system project management, and ensures one point of contact for all your questions. This client-centred approach provides sustainable solutions while balancing design, innovation, durability, constructability, and cost for projects ranging from small buildings to large portfolios.

The benefits to the MMM approach include:

  • Long-term durable solutions
  • Enhanced asset valuation
  • Deepened knowledge of facility condition and performance with realistic and evidence-based short- and long-term goals
  • Improved building energy efficiency with decreased maintenance and utility costs
  • Enhanced building envelope and HVAC integration
  • New Construction Services

    • Exterior envelope design-assist
    • Inspection and testing services
    • Site and building microclimate analysis
    • Field review and quality control
    • Laboratory and field testing
    • Deficiency tracking and warranty review

    Commissioning Services

    • Building enclosure commissioning
    • Architectural commissioning
    • CSA Z320 commissioning
    • LEED durable building consulting (MRc8 / RPc1)

    Investigative and Remediation Consulting

    • Existing envelope review and investigation
    • Field testing and diagnostics
    • Heritage building assessment and restoration
    • Existing building retrofit and remediation
    • Concrete rehabilitation and waterproofing

    Building Condition Assessments

    • Facility condition assessment
    • Capital cost planning
    • Life cycle assessment

Projects

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    The Margaret & Charles Juravinski Centre for Integrated Health

    MMM is a key member of the Plenary Health consortium retained to design, build, finance, and maintain the Margaret & Charles Juravinski Centre for Integrated Health under a 33-year P3 agreement with a cost of $581M. 855,000 sq. ft. of new construction includes 305 patient beds, expanded outpatient clinics and research / academic spaces, and…

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    Eau Claire Tower, Centennial Place Phase III

    25-storey commercial tower approximately 670,000-ft² above-grade, including a three-storey below-grade parking structure, and above-grade pedestrian bridge connecting to the adjacent building Innovative HVAC design is a key feature of this LEED Gold building, including a hybrid VAV and a ducted chilled beam system for the perimeter zone, allowing for reduced ceiling space and increased ceiling…

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    Etobicoke General Hospital

    Building science services provided by MMM for this ten-storey in-patient unit included a review of available documentation, site investigation, and provision of recommendations to address spalling and general performance concerns for the precast concrete cladding panels Provided construction contract administration and field review services, including mock-up reviews, for the $300,000 precast remediation project Subsequently retained…

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    Algonquin College Robert C. Gillett Student Commons

    Facility includes 700-seat auditorium, event venue, student spaces, and food services Design incorporated the use of daylighting, operable windows, and renewable energy technologies. Use of drought-resistant vegetation, coupled with a best-practice drainage plan, minimized the need for irrigation Roofing and walkway materials with a high solar reflective index mitigated urban heat island effect Roles: LEED…

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Experts

  • Scott Armstrong
    Scott Armstrong

    Scott Armstrong, Dipl. Arch. Tech., CET, LEED AP Associate Key Highlights: Experience includes integrated design facilitation, sustainable cladding analysis, building envelope consulting and retrofits, and green roof consulting for clients with new and existing buildings Select Project Experience: Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton West 5th Redevelopment, Hamilton, Ontario Royal York Hotel, Toronto,…

  • Bio_bldgCommisioning_AndrewNorris
    Andrew Norris

    Andrew Norris, PMP, AT, BDT Manager, Envelope Commissioning Associate Key Highlights: More than 20 years of experience in the field, including project management, construction administration, construction phasing, planning, and strategic construction advisory service provision Responsibilities range from project management through facility audits, thermography, and commissioning of architectural elements such as building envelope, equipment, and specialty…

  • Bio_BldgScience_RachelSmith
    Rachel Smith

    Rachel Smith, P.Eng., M.A.Sc., LEED A.P. Senior Project Manager – Buildings, Building Performance Key Highlights: More than 18 years of experience in the design, review, and inspection of residential and commercial structures in Canada and the US As the Building Science practice lead in Atlantic Canada, she performs design reviews, investigations, assessments, and commissioning of…

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