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Bombardier Centre for Aerospace and Aviation at Downsview Campus, Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario

Bombardier Centre for Aerospace and Aviation at Downsview Campus, Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario

Bombardier Centre for Aerospace and Aviation at Downsview Campus, Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario

GO Transit Facility, Streetsville, Ontario

GO Transit Facility, Streetsville, Ontario

GO Transit Facility, Streetsville, Ontario

Corus Entertainment, Toronto, Ontario

Corus Entertainment, Toronto, Ontario

Corus Entertainment, Toronto, Ontario

Commissioning

Vertical Start-up Commissioning (VSC) Group Inc.

We're an emerging organization dedicated to improving facility and system start-ups through effective commissioning practices.

VSC is known in the industry for upholding the highest standards and methods for the commissioning process. Our team of engineers, technicians and technologists with many decades of practical “hands-on” experience ensures that our customers receive fully operational and functioning systems at the time of turnover.
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Our consultants and engineers combine technology expertise with practical knowledge of building design to create coordinated supporting infrastructure and systems that can be easily upgraded to accommodate new technology and our clients’ changing needs.

We provide a range of services to help clients with technology planning, design and integration, including:
• Information Technology (IT),
• Audio Visual (AV),
• Network Infrastructure,
• Telecommunications and
• Security - both Physical and Electronic.

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Customer-centric Service

Our clients come first when we determine the commissioning requirements. Whether you operate a pharmaceutical facility requiring the highest standards of due diligence, are designing a state-of-the-art environmental LEED facility, or require a specific system retro-commissioning, VSC can help.

Efficiency & Performance

We work with clients to guarantee that facility owners and operators are fully trained and competent to operate and manage these systems maintaining optimum reliability, energy efficiency and overall system performance.
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Quality Commissioning Process

We understand how important it is for our clients to see their projects completed successfully, on budget, and without delay. That's why high-quality commissioning and testing are critical to accomplishing a successful building project. It helps optimize a safe and energy-efficient operation and helps minimize operational risk.

Multi-discipline expertise

Our commissioning expertise includes various disciplines:
       • Mechanical
       • Electrical
       • Control and lighting systems.

In addition, VSC collaborates with an extensive network of partners to provide additional commissioning expertise:
       • architectural
       • building science
       • elevating devices
       • troubleshooting services
       • specialty testing and verification services.

Expert Spotlight

Gerry B. Fitzsimmons

P. Eng., BCxP, LEED® AP General Manager, VSC Group Inc.

Profile

Gerry's over forty years of experience in project management, business process re-engineering, operations, asset management, technical services, and commissioning are greatly advantageous to our clients.

Gerry has an intuitive understanding of our clients’ issues: long-term life cycle costs, risk mitigation, reliability, and the necessity for sound, objective advice and works hard to address them all.  Gerry has been responsible for commissioning and technical services on every project type, including educational, institutional, health care facilities, mission critical applications, IT, industrial facilities and recreational projects.

He has honed his management skills and accumulated vast knowledge at CIMCO Refrigeration, Isotherm Engineering, Dimax Controls, Trane, Ontario Hydro, and Schlumberger; all national and international leaders in their respective marketplaces of Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), industrial refrigeration, sustainable and energy-efficient markets and the service environment.  Above all, he has learned to welcome every challenge as a problem-solving opportunity.

With a varied education and career path that includes both hands-on and formal education; and solid tenures in the electrical and mechanical disciplines, Gerry brings a wide breadth of experience to all teams and projects.


Education

Gerry received his Bachelor of Engineering Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, and Electrical Technician Diploma from Fleming College.  In addition to this formal education, Gerry is accredited as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with P.E.O. and a Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP) with ASHARE, and holds a LEED® Accredited Professional designation.

Clive R. Lacey

CEO / President

Andrew J. Pratt

Executive Vice President / Mechanical Department Head

Duane R. Waite

Executive Vice President / Electrical
Department Head

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    Telephone: (416) 497-3111
    contactus@cel.ca

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