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J. Brian BlaheyBSc (Mech), MBA, P.Eng

Brian has a wide variety of professional design, engineering, construction and management experience through continually increasing roles as a business executive with vast construction contractor experience, sales and account management and business ownership. With 28+ years of deep technical experience and knowledge, Brian has successfully cultivated a large global network of associates, contacts and professional business relationships. Excelling at enhancing and fostering a collaborative approach to design, engineering and problem solving within teams of owners, designers, architects, stakeholders and implementing fully integrated commercial, institutional, industrial mechanical/refrigeration solutions. A refrigeration design engineer with a wide range of experience in recreational community and multi-plex ice surfaces with an emphasis on heat reclamation, energy reduction, sustainability and energy conscious designs.

Arenas & Recreation (Partial)

  • Deep South Sports and Recreation Complex Houston TX – Twin Pad (2018)
  • Bellevue CC- Nashville, TN Predators Practice Facility (2018)
  • Cullen Arena Complex Moorhead, MN MYHA- Triple Rink Renovation (2018)
  • Schaumberg Wachter Rink, Bismarck, ND (1st- Co2 Direct-Transcritical floor in USA-2017)
  • VFW Arena, Bismarck, ND (2017)
  • VFW Curling Club, Bismarck, ND (2017)
  • Minot MAYSA rink 3, Minot, ND (2016)
  • Bud King Arena, Winona, MN (2016)
  • R-22 Refrigerant and Energy Retrofit comparative study reports for:
    • PNC Arena- Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) 2018
    • Nationwide Arena – Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) 2019
    • Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena (NBA) 2019
    • Kirkwood Arena, St Louis, MO
    • Ralph Engelstad Arena- Detailed Facility Study, Thief River Falls, MN
    • Larson Center, Brookings, SD
    • Reston, VA Twin rink; East Grand Forks, MN (3 rinks); Dryden, ON (pool);
  • Selkirk Memorial arena and curling club
  • LaPeche, PQ (42% less Energy than MNECB energy code)
  • Credit Union Center, Dauphin, MB
  • LaSalle Community Center HVAC &R
  • Altona Sunflower Center and Curling Club

Building Science / Systems & Energy Audits

  • Winnipeg Clinic – Mechanical & Ventilation, Winnipeg
  • Hamlet of Igloolik, NU/Government of Nunavut – HTO Fish processing facility
  • St. Norbert Hotel and Diner & Vendor, St. Norbert, MB
  • APEGM – Association of Professional Engineers Home Office Building, Winnipeg
  • Manitoba Public Insurance; Odour Control Project – Dauphin
  • Manitoba Teachers Society; Mechanical & Controls Retrofit & Energy Review
  • Manitoba Hydro – RFP mechanical system collaborative proposal submissions
  • Canadian Red Cross Home Office Mechanical system and controls review – Winnipeg
  • City of Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) Fire Halls, various – Winnipeg
  • BC Place Stadium, HVAC Audit, VANOC, Vancouver (Vancouver Olympic Games)
  • Town of Sioux Lookout Municipal Offices, Mechanical, Sioux Lookout, ON
  • Hydro Power Smart; Refrigeration & Heat Reclaim System Audit – Martin Brower


  • CWS Logistics Ventilation & Truck Maintenace Shop; Phase I & II, WInnipeg
  • Westco Cold Storage (Hytek Ind.) – 15,000 sq.ft (-10°F) Freezer – Design-Build-Install
  • Ford Motor Company (-40°F) “Cold Soak Testing” Facility-Thompson, MB design
  • Class 6 & 8 – ISO – 14644 Rated Aerospace Clean Room – Winnipeg ($3.7M + ) design
  • Saputo Milk Plant, Production Rooms Ventilation – Cooling, Edmonton
  • Resin Storage Freezer Design – Retrofit, Boeing Technology – Winnipeg
  • Costco Wholesale Warehouses, Neihu, Shih-Chih, Kaohsiung Taiwan, Deigu, Korea;
  • Polanco, Morelia, Merida, Mexico ($ 9.0M – $12.0M USD);
  • Costco Wholesale Warehouses coast to coast in Canada
  • Canadian Inovatech Trilogy Egg Process Cooling & Cold Storage, Winnipeg
  • Pillsbury Canada Pizza Pop Plant, Westco Cold Storage, HVAC-Mechanical, Winnipeg
  • Interprovincial Co-operatives (IPCO) – Pesticide Room air pressurization
  • flush/control systems
  • Sunwest Graphics Warehouse, Winnipeg
  • Western Pre-Bake Spiral Blast Freezer Expansion; Saskatoon, SK
  • Community Freezers – Chesterfield Inlet, Repulse Bay, Igloolik, Kugaaruk,
  • Chesterfield Inlet
  • Monsanto Seed Storage – Ultra Critical Humidity & Temperature, Winnipeg
  • Dunnrite Hatchery, Egg Hatchery Room HVAC, Grunthal, MB
  • Manitoba Government Services & Archives, Critical Document Storage, WInnipeg
  • U of Saskatchewan, Grain Storage Low temperature and Humidity, Saskatoon
  • Department of Fisheries & Oceans, (-40°F) Holding Freezer U of M Archives
  • Zeneca Seeds, Environmental Seed Growth Chambers, WInnipeg

General Construction / Management

  • Northern/Arctic Community Fish Processing Freezer
  • APTN – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network – Server Rooms – Winnipeg
  • Polo Park Shopping Center, Boiler/Cooling Tower Retrofit, Winnipeg
  • Parmalat Dairy – CFIA Rated Ventilation & Dehumidification; Grunthal, MB – design
  • Manitoba Justice – Headingly Jail Server Rooms – Headingly, MB

Laboratory / Specialty

  • Agri Canada Plant Pathogen Containment Lab Level 3 growth chambers, Mordern, MB
  • Red River Community College – CARSI – Ultra Critical (-40°C) Chamber Expansion
  • EH Price Air Distribution Lab & Cold Weather Testing Facility, Winnipeg
  • University of Manitoba Wind – Icing Tunnel; Preliminary Design, Winnipeg
  • Manitoba Rolling Mills, Production Measurement Laser Cooling, Selkirk
  • St. Boniface Hospital and Research; Titration Lab Cooling, Winnipeg
  • Winnipeg Blood Center; Holding Cooler – Tender Design, Winnipeg


  • St John’s Ravenscourt Middle/High School Design Build; D & D – Winnipeg
  • Splendido Burrito Mexican Restaurant HVAC – Mechanical Design – Build; Winnipeg
  • Thompson Community Center – Building Mechanical Design – Assist – Install
  • Federated Co-op Cold Storage Facility System Design, Winnipeg RSC (Design); 2000
  • Martin Brower Canada, McDonalds Restaurant Storage Facility Retrofits, Winnipeg
  • Kitikmeot Foods; Elk, Ox, Char Processing Plant, Cambridge Bay, NT “Selling Ice
  • to the Eskimos” Published in internal HUSSMAN Brochure
  • Supermarket System Design, Project Management and Installations for: Safeway,
  • Sobey’s Federated Co-op & MacDonald Consolidated Independents
  • River East Personal Care Home, HVAC System, Winnipeg
  • Supermarket of Hall Beach, NU

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