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Craig Hatch Achieves Energy Management Certification

POSTED ON August 27th  - POSTED IN Latest news

The Association of Energy Engineers announced today that Craig E.S. Hatch, C.E.M. has met the educational, experience and rigorous testing requirements needed to qualify as a Certified Energy Manger (CEM ) and has joined the ranks of over 16,000 CEMs worldwide.

The Association of Energy Engineers, AEE, founded in 1977 is a non-profit professional society located in Atlanta, Georgia, with over 17,500 members in 98 countries. Established in 1981, the Certified Energy Manger (CEM) provides as recognizable affirmation of demonstrated competencies in a wide range of energy-related principles and practices. Professionals seeking the CEM designation must meet a board-approved list of pre-qualification of field experience, prior educational achievements, and a passing CEM exam score.

Congratulations, Craig! 

To read the full release from the Association of Energy Engineers, please click here


Diane Lee – we wish you well!

POSTED ON August 27th  - POSTED IN Latest news

Effective September 2018, CFMS Alberta partner and project manager, Diane Lee, will be leaving our Calgary office to pursue new ventures. Diane has been with CFMS for over nine years, during which time she contributed greatly to the organization, managing a myriad of diverse and complex projects. We are very thankful for the time Diane spent with us and wish her the very best as she pursues the next chapter in her career.


Diane, in turn, thanks all of CFMS’s clients and project team members for their support throughout her time at CFMS and wishes everyone continued success!


Diane’s projects will transition to CFMS president, Craig Hatch, who will be pleased to handle all client inquiries.



CFMS-Alberta president Craig Hatch attains new professional achievements

POSTED ON January 16th  - POSTED IN Latest news

CFMS Alberta Ltd. is pleased to announce that its president, Craig Hatch, has achieved his Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) designation. Awarded by the Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCCB), the certification is recognized world-wide and accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

The new designation verifies Mr. Hatch’s expertise in the commissioning field by an independent organization. It is the first certification that is recognized under the Better Building Workforce Guidelines, giving its possessors a unique competitive advantage. All bearers of the CCP designation are automatically recognized as qualified commissioning providers and are able to deliver their services to federally funded projects.

According to the BCCB, “ Being a CCP means being up to date in the ever-changing world of building commissioning, allowing you and your company to be at the cutting edge of this maturing industry.”

Said Diane Lee, Partner at CFMS-Alberta, “On behalf of all of CFMS-Alberta’s staff, we extend a big congratulations to Craig. As more regulations are released to govern commissioning processes, we are proud to have this certification amongst our team, distinguishing us as a competent and informed commissioning organization.”

Four CFMS-Alberta commissioning projects take honours in Alberta Construction Magazine’s Top Projects Awards 2016

POSTED ON January 9th  - POSTED IN Latest news

CFMS Alberta Ltd. is proud to kick off the New Year by announcing its latest project successes. In November 2016, Alberta Construction Magazine’s released its Winter issue, featuring its annual list of Alberta’s top construction projects. Of the 11 project winners, two were CFMS-Alberta’s projects with another two placing as finalists.

CFMS provided commissioning services over the course of six years for the following two winning projects:

International Facilities Project at YYC Calgary International Airport

Winner – Category: Commercial, Over 50 Million
YYC Calgary International Airport’s new international terminal stands as one of the largest commercial projects in Alberta history. To minimize disruptions to airport activity, the construction team adopted strict safety and security protocols and carefully planned out work schedules and project logistics. CFMS-Alberta provided all mechanical, electrical and the majority of the IT systems commissioning services for this LEED® Gold target project.

Said president of CFMS-Alberta, Craig Hatch, “This was a very challenging but rewarding project for us. We are proud to be part of a great team of experts in carrying out the project delivery for YYC International.”
Eau Claire Tower

Winner – Category: Sustainability
Sustainability is a defining feature of this new 25-storey office tower, which was built to LEED Platinum standards. Among its notable features are the chilled-beam system used to cool the perimeter of each office floor and an easily expandable dashboard system to monitor building operations with real time diagnostics to maximize the overall building performance and efficiency. CFMS-Alberta provided both mechanical and electrical systems commissioning for the base-building component of this project.

Diane Lee, partner at CFMS-Alberta, was proud of the company’s involvement in the project, “We were happy to be chosen as the commissioning consultant for all Oxford Properties tenant-construction projects within this building. Congratulations to Oxford Properties, and everyone on the project team, for a job well done.”

Additionally, Kahanoff Centre Two, completed together with Target Project Management and CANA Construction; and Remington YMCA, completed together with the City of Calgary and Bird Construction, were recognized as finalists in the Alberta Construction Magazine competition that annually honours the best of the best in the provincial construction industry. In selecting the winners and finalists, judges consider design, sustainability, budget and schedule integrity, the use of innovative construction technologies and methods, and overall project impact on the community.

Said Craig Hatch, president of CFMS-Alberta, “There are four highly unique projects, each of which strengthened our team’s expertise, methodologies and project delivery. The YYC International Facilities Project, in particular, was the largest project for which CFMS-Alberta has ever provided commissioning services; it was an opportunity we embraced.”

The full award listing of Top Projects Award winners and finalists can be found in the Winter 2016 issue of Alberta Construction Magazine.



CFMS Cares: Giving back to our community

POSTED ON May 26th  - POSTED IN Latest news

CFMS Alberta Limited was happy to support the Metamorphosis Event on Saturday May 3rd: an evening in support of Mental Heath at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. The inaugural event presented by the Youth Philanthropy Council raised over $10,000.


Because two is better than one:
Two CFMS Alberta projects featured in Award magazine

POSTED ON November 30th  - POSTED IN Latest news

CFMS Alberta is proud to have two of its recent commissioning projects featured in the October 2013 Award magazine, a leading Canadian title focusing on design, architecture and construction.

The Centre 10 building, a 10-storey complex in downtown Calgary, will soon be the new home for the National Energy Board. Built by Centron Group of Companies the building offers tenants 335,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of prime retail space. CFMS Alberta is providing the tenant commissioning for this LEED Silver structure. (Article on page 45.)

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