Q: What are two more R’s when restoring a rail hub?
A: Retrofit and rejuvenate
A Journey Toward Restoration
Pacific Central Station, Vancouver, BC
RJC’s team of Building Science and Restoration consultants guided the façade restoration at Vancouver transit landmark, Pacific Central Station. In collaboration with Donald Luxton and Associates heritage consultant and Thibodeau Architecture + Design, RJC helped assess the façade, plan the scope of work based upon the deficiencies discovered, develop contract documents, and provide field services during construction.
The scope of work included:
- Replacing steel support lintels in the brick facades
- Re-building or replacing wood and steel windows
- Repairing and cleaning andesite stone masonry
- Waterproofing parapets and cornices
- Re-roofing older roof sections
- Repairing the heritage steel sign and supports
- Reinforcing stone lintels
- Providing seismic restraint to architectural elements
- Retrofitting seismic support for masonry
- Structural detailing for contractor’s scaffolding on lower parts of the building
The rejuvenation of this transit landmark was completed in November 2011, following the two-year restoration exercise.