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Black & MCDonald

Commercial

General Commercial

Facilities for retail, offices, places of worship, and refrigeration warehouses each have unique needs for construction or technical maintenance services. Black & McDonald uses a respectful, cooperative, and collaborative approach to ensure that our knowledgeable and experienced resources consistently meet or exceed our clients’ expectations.

For multi-trade tenant installations or retrofits, our mechanical and electrical trades are the right solution for fast track renovations. And, with four sheet metal and custom fabrication plants across Canada, we are able to provide value engineering to make every change worry-free.


General Commercial

Location:

  • Whitby, ON

Type of Services:

  • Facility Management & Operations

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Building Operators
  • Electricians
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians

Sobeys Inc. — Whitby Retail
Support Centre

Sobeys, a Canadian food retail company, utilizes Black & McDonald services to properly maintain one of their key properties. Black & McDonald provides facility management, maintenance, and operations services to support this unique environment.

In addition to on-site services, our service program includes responding to trouble calls on a 24/7 basis; execution of refrigeration maintenance and inspection programs; and thorough inspections of the facility. The plant and refrigeration systems are managed and operated by Black & McDonald personnel 7 days a week, 365 days a year, 24 hours per day.

Functional areas of operations, maintenance and repair responsibilities include the ammonia refrigeration system including evaporators, condensers and compressors; door maintenance including dock levellers, bi-fold and speed doors; fire system maintenance; generator maintenance; and maintenance of the HVAC and electrical equipment.

General Commercial

Location:

  • Kansas City, MO

Type of Services:

  • Electrical

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Electricians
  • General Labourers

Bayer CropScience

Bayer CropScience is one of the leading partners for the production of quality food, feed, and fiber.

Black & McDonald was contracted to install a new 13,200 V feed from an existing Substation to two new pad-mount transformers. This project was for a new expansion building added on to the existing facility.

Inside the building, Black & McDonald installed four new 480 V Motor Control Centers (MCCs). A cable tray was installed from the new PDP building to the new MCC room. All new process instrumentation was installed and controlled thru remote I/O in the field. New cable runs were installed in the cable tray to feed new agitators and pumps, and a new emergency backup system for critical facility processes was also installed.

General Commercial

Location:

  • Burnaby, BC

Type of Services:

  • Mechanical

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians
  • Plumbers

Target Canada — Metrotown, Mechanical Systems

Target Canada awarded Black & McDonald a contract for complete mechanical systems retrofit at their Metrotown store in Burnaby, BC.

Black & McDonald’s scope of work included plumbing systems (full sanitary, storm, and domestic water systems for the entire store including Starbucks); HVAC (new system that consisted of large boilers, unit heaters, controls, chiller, etc.); and sprinklers (full design and installation of the sprinkler system).

General Commercial

Location:

  • Calgary, AB

Type of Services:

  • Mechanical

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Gasfitters
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians
  • Plumbers
  • Sheet Metal Workers

St. Vincent Liem Church— Complete Mechanical Restoration

St. Vincent Liem Church is a parish that primarily serves the Vietnamese community in Calgary.

Black & McDonald was contracted to provide the church with complete mechanical renovations. Our team supplied and installed all of the new mechanical equipment while maintaining access to the church. This brick church was constructed in the early 1900s and it required special care to ensure the historical features of the building were conserved.

General Commercial

Location:

  • Winnipeg, MB

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Electricians
  • Gasfitters
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians
  • Pipefitters
  • Plumbers

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co.
— Building Renovation

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. contracted Black & McDonald to assist with a complete renovation of their newly purchased Manitoba Sport Federation Building, a 92,000 square foot facility in Winnipeg's downtown. Their long-term goal was to upgrade every floor, by stripping back to the base building services, updating the floor layouts, outfitting with new workstations, including the electrical, mechanical, and voice / data systems.

Black & McDonald provided the mechanical design and the mechanical and electrical installation work for this project. The mechanical and electrical systems received a thorough overhaul to bring them up to modern standards. Tenant comfort and convenience were improved with the installation of several refreshment nooks and an improved HVAC zoning layout.
Since the renovation completion, Black & McDonald continues its site presence with ongoing service and maintenance.

General Commercial

Location:

  • Winnipeg, MB

Type of Services:

  • Mechanical
  • Engineering/Design

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Gasfitters
  • HVAC/Refrigeration Technicians
  • Pipefitters
  • Plumbers

Winnipeg Realtors Association — Mechanical Upgrades

The Winnipeg Real Estate Board facility is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and features a call centre to assist in communications to realtors and their customers.

Black & McDonald completed a design-build renovation of the mechanical systems by performing the engineering design followed by construction. A custom rooftop heating and cooling unit was installed along with a complete ventilation upgrade to bring the systems up to current standards. 

To complement the new equipment, a Direct Digital Controls system was installed to increase occupancy comfort and permit a number of energy savings initiatives.  The building hot water heating system received three new boilers and new heating coils to complete the upgrades.

The work took place in and around the client’s daily operations with maximum care to contain and control the effects of the work on the occupants.

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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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