Facility Cleaning & Maintenance | September 2021
Stephen Epp, BSc, P.Eng., RRO, ARCA Accepted Inspector | Project Engineer
When you think about maintenance of retail, commercial, and residential buildings, the last thing many people think of is roof care. While roofs are a major component of the building envelope, if they perform properly, we rarely think about them. However, problems can grow unchecked until it’s too late and you’re left catching water dripping from the ceiling.
Canadian Property Management | August 2021
Veronica Ochoa, BArch, MSc, LEED® AP BD+C, WELL AP, MASHRAE | Building Performance Project Designer
Veronica Ochoa, Building Performance Project Designer with RJC Engineers, argues that building managers and owners should be proactively seeking out government grants and other means to reduce energy consumption prior to the mandatory targets—otherwise they’ll risk being left with stranded assets.
Canadian Property Management | July 2021
Kelsey Van Steele, BASc, P.Eng., PMP, LEED® AP | Associate
Whether working on an active construction site or in an operations and maintenance setting, fall protection is critical to ensure the safety of workers and building occupants.
Advantage Steel magazine | Summer 2021
Kevin MacLean, BSc, MSc, P.Eng. | Principal
Steps from Canada's most stylish neighbourhood and at the crossroads of two of Toronto’s busiest subway lines is a bustling construction site soon to be home to the first super-tall skyscraper in Canada. It will be called The One, a towering 85-storey building at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor that will rise 308 metres to house 416 condominium units, a hotel, restaurants and 200,000 square feet of column-free retail space.
Advantage Steel magazine | Summer 2021
Frank Cavaliere, BSc, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.), LEED AP, Parksmart Advisor | Managing Principal
The steel industry has adapted and responded to the evolution of recreation centres. These long-span buildings have changed dramatically in the last 20 years, from simple, pre-engineered structures to dramatic custom landmark buildings, with steel being a popular material for both. Frank Cavaliere, Managing Principal with RJC Engineers, has witnessed first-hand as a structural engineer how recreation centres have advanced from traditional pre-engineered structures to complex, highly aesthetic buildings.
Condo Business | July 2021
Jack Albert, MEng, P.Eng., LEED® AP, GRP | Principal
Like cars, windows also wear out and become obsolete over time. Although windows do not have a specific expiration date, they do have a finite effective service life. How long windows will last—provide acceptable performance, for instance—will depend on the original design and the skill of the original fabricators and installers.
The Globe and Mail | June 2021
It’s one thing to aim to make a building carbon-neutral, but the challenge expands when you look to share the warmth with entire communities. A couple of innovative developments in Canada are getting closer to zero net carbon by getting nature to provide much of the cooling and heating.
Condo Business | June 2021
Sameer Hasham, BASc., P.Eng., CPHD | Project Engineer
Bringing older residential buildings up to code can be a daunting undertaking, and it’s common for certain key areas to be overlooked. While window, roof, and wall insulation replacements are accessible upgrades widely carried out, some areas—like airtightness—are becoming more urgent as radical building code changes loom.
Landlord BC - The Key Magazine | Spring 2021
Jason Guldin, ASct, GSC, RRO I Associate
While many properties are not celebrating their 50th anniversary yet, many are older buildings that would benefit from appropriate energy performance upgrades. Upgrades aren’t just better for the environment, they can help save money, attract and retain tenants, and make a property more attractive to prospective buyers.