Award Magazine | March 2021
Renovation projects are usually helped along if a building has good bones, but unfortunately this was not quite the case with St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church in Vancouver. However, thanks to a team of architects, engineers, and builders working at the top of their game, the church now represents what its original designers had envisioned generations ago.
Canadian Property Management | February 2021
Colin Tougas, MEng, RRO, P.Eng. | Project Engineer
Green roofs are nothing new; however, their potential has greatly surpassed what it used to be when they first emerged from Europe as an effective means for energy conservation.
Design Quarterly | February 2021
Meredith Anderson, P.Eng. Struct.Eng., MSCE | Associate
Vancouver's new Fire Hall 17 reflects the city’s design challenge to build a structure that meets the design certification requirements of the Canada Green Building Council’s Zero Carbon Building Program, one of 16 such pilot projects in Canada.
Canadian Facility Management & Design | December 2020
Frank Cavaliere, BSc, P.Eng., LEED® AP, FEC, Parksmart Advisor | Managing Principal
The world is rapidly changing, and so is the automotive industry. Around the globe we are seeing fewer outdated gas guzzlers, proven to pollute the air and contribute to global warming, in favour of smarter, cleaner passenger vehicles that run on renewable power systems.
Construction Canada | December 2020
James Cooper, P.Eng., LEED® AP O+M | Principal
Podium (plaza) decks are structural slabs that extend beyond an above-grade building footprint and serve as roof slabs for below-grade levels. Often hidden by hard and soft landscaping finishes, these structural slabs can be forgotten and overlooked due to the relatively long service life of their protective waterproofing systems.
Condo Business | November 2020
Ryan Coles, BSc, P.Eng. | Principal
When it comes to understanding and maintaining the physical assets of your condominium complex, nothing matters more than reserve fund planning. It is so important, in fact, that provincial and territorial governments have enacted legislation requiring all condo corporations to complete a reserve fund study every three to five years, depending on where you live.
Canadian Apartment Magazine | November 2020
Michael Blackman, BASc, P.Eng., LEED® AP, FEC | Regional Manager; Principal
From floods and hailstorms, to inadequate building maintenance, your insurance rates are impacted by several factors—not all of which are in your control. For apartment building owners today, it’s a tough market…and it’s only getting tougher.
The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction | October 2020
Sumatran orangutans, a critically endangered species, have been a part of the Toronto Zoo since 1974. This project will provide them with two new outdoor habitats as well as minor modifications to the existing indoor orangutan holding and exhibit areas within the Indo-Malaya Pavilion.
Condo Business | October 2020
Jonathan Rebelo, BASc, MASc, P.Eng. | Project Engineer
It’s no secret that a well-executed preventive maintenance program can go a long way toward reducing the overall costs associated with operating a condominium building. In fact, some experts believe that preventing problems before they occur can extend a building’s annual operating budget by a significant amount per year.