Mechanical Engineering

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Where form meets function. 

Mechanical design is more than ducts, pipes, fans, and pumps. Designing effective mechanical systems for high- quality built environments requires a deep knowledge of occupant comfort, indoor air quality, efficient use of resources, control, function, safety, and reliability, coupled with an understanding of constructability and serviceability for the long term.

Our mechanical engineering team offers complete mechanical design encompassing HVAC and refrigeration, plumbing, fire suppression, energy impact analysis, and building automation, as well as central plant and district energy design. Our experience is wide-ranging in industry and complexity. From kitchen facilities at post-secondary institutions to controlled environments and laboratories at hospitals, our team is well-versed in industry best practices and standards.

Whether you require support for a new building system or upgrades and improvements to existing infrastructure, our teams have the technical skills to tackle a project at any stage of a building’s lifecycle.

Our creative, yet pragmatic solutions meet project goals and provide real value in the long-term operation of a facility. We understand that decisions made around the design table have real-life implications on the health and wellbeing of a building’s occupants and we take that responsibility seriously. With several other practice areas in-house, we also have the ability to develop complementary, streamlined multi-discipline designs.

We serve clients in a variety of sectors, including commercial, industrial, pharmaceutical, healthcare, education, residential, and municipal.

Focus Areas
  • HVAC
  • Systems and Equipment Renewal
  • Special Fire Suppression Media Systems
  • Kitchen Servicing
  • Pool Design
  • Ice Arena Design
  • Underground and Above-Ground Parking Garages
  • Precision Environmental Control Systems: Archives and Galleries
  • Special Building-Specific Systems
  • Code Review
  • Code Compliance
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Sustainability Consulting (Sustainable)
  • Energy Audits (Sustainable)
  • GHG Inventory Calculations (Sustainable)
  • Building Computer Energy Modeling (Sustainable)
  • Measurement and Verification (Sustainable)
  • Incentive Program Applications (Sustainable)
  • Peer Review
  • Building Condition Assessments
  • Data Centre Infrastructure
  • Distributed Generation

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WalterFedy and AEC Announce New Shareholders
November 12, 2020 | by: Business Development
  KITCHENER, Thursday, November 12, 2020 – The WalterFedy Board of Directors is pleased to announce three new shareholders are joining our ownership team. Congratulations to Patrick ...