Glass Structures & Engineering | October 2021
John Kooymans, Steffen Feirabend, Graham Coult

Glass engineering is a very unique field of study. Glass engineering is a very unique field of study. A great deal has been learned over the past half-century by experimenting and building with glass as a structural element.

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.

Condo Business | May 2021
Nikolas Marsall-Moritz, MEng, CAHP, P.Eng. | Project Engineer

When it comes to maintaining your building envelope and structure, periodic reviews are recommended by the experts to prevent key assemblies from failing.

Western Exteriors | Summer 2021
Meredith Anderson, MSCE, P.Eng., Struct.Eng. | 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 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.