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 Around the globe we are seeing fewer outdated gas guzzlers, proven to pollute the air and contribute to global warming, in favour of smarter, cleaner passenger vehicles that run on renewable power systems. 

Award Magazine | December 2020

The community of Fort McKay is set to become home to a new fire hall, one that has not only been developed for the community, but by the community as well.

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.

Award Magazine | October 2020

The City of Victoria is known worldwide for the charm and history reflected in its downtown architecture. One of the latest additions to this landscape is the 88-suite, dual-building Ironworks condominium complex, featuring a rust finish with the unique Corten cladding.

Award Magazine | October 2020

In the past, you would be forgiven for having walked past the Customs House in Victoria, and perhaps not giving it a second glance… despite the fact it takes up an entire city block. But that’s no longer the case.