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.

Innovation Magazine | May/June 2021
Clayton Community Centre - Project Highlight

Working together, our engineering teams capture the architectural vision using intricate geometric shapes in a creative and environmentally conscious way.

Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine | June 2021
Leigh Besanger, BEng, EIT | Engineer-in-Training and Daryl Prefontaine, BSc, MEng, P.Eng. | Principal

Wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) maintenance and upgrading programs can sometimes unearth issues that may not be apparent during regular operation. Such an occurrence happened at a WWTP consisting of eight digesters constructed at various times between 1955 and 2010. The plant had recently completed upgrades to a circa 1955 digester tank, requiring it to be taken out of service for an extended period of time, as part of ongoing maintenance and facility upgrading programs.

Building Science Perspective Magazine | Spring 2021
Jelena Bojanic, BSc, P.Eng. | Project Engineer

The former Eurasian Gateway & Elephant Crossing at the Calgary Zoo has been re-used and re-adapted multiple times since 1963 to house animals including elephants, giraffes and the more recent rhinos and komodo dragons.

Building Science Perspective Magazine | Spring 2021
Niall McCarra, Bsc., CET, LEED AP BD+C

Imagine you are part of a project team that finishes a project and, shortly after completion, you get a call back because of water leakage issues during a storm. Not something anyone wants to see or have to deal with shortly after the completion of a new building.

The Globe and Mail | April 2021
Duncan Rowe, BASc, MEng, P.Eng., LEED® AP BD+C | Principal/ Sustainable Design Specialist

Although it’s one of the smaller photographs accompanying the July 1915 Construction magazine article, it speaks much louder than those showcasing luxurious banking interiors, sculpted friezes, or Corinthian columns marching along Yonge and King streets.

Canadian Property Management | March 2021
Bryan Colvin, BSc, P.Eng. | Managing Principal

If building durability and long-term resilience are the goals, those looking to build or renovate should choose their materials wisely for their specific location and design. Here, Bryan Colvin of RJC Engineers, walks us through the pros and cons of four common building materials.

Award Magazine | March 2021
Nick Trovato, BSc, MEng, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.) | Managing Principal

It’s no secret that 2020 was a busy year for restoration projects, especially in the residential sector for obvious reasons, but also in commercial/ institutional venues across Canada.

Award Magazine | March 2021

The Clayton Community Centre combines, through form and function, services for Surrey’s Clayton Heights neighbourhood, including library, visual and performing arts, and recreation, in a 78,000-square-foot facility designed to achieve Passive House certification (the first such facility to achieve the designation in North America).