TMS Journal | December 2015
Nick Trovato BSc, MEng, P.Eng., FEC, FGC(Hon) | Managing Principal

Guidelines currently used by designers to estimate the unrestrained vertical deformations of masonry are based on laboratory observations of individual units (MSJC (2011), NRC (2010), ASTM (2010), BIA (2006), CEN (2005), NCMA (2005), CSA (2004)). However, research has shown that the effects of the mortar joints on the overall deformation of masonry walls are significant (Jessop (1980)). The presence of mortar joints should not be ignored when analyzing a masonry assemblage, particularly where the behavior of the units is dissimilar to the behavior of the mortar.

Daryl Prefontaine BSc, MEng, P.Eng. | Principal

The First & Jasper office tower and underground parking structure was constructed in 1974 on a busy corner of Edmonton, AB, Canada. The project originally included a 20-story office tower; movie theater; concourse shopping level; and an underground, reinforced concrete parking deck. The underground parking structure consists of a slabon-ground and one uspended parking level, plus a suspended entrance/exit ramp structure providing access to the ground-floor level.

Canadian Property Management | July 2016
Bill Gladu BASc, MBA. P.Eng., LEED® AP | Principal

“Whether you’re conducting a BCA on a building you own or one you’re thinking of buying, you want to know its real condition. That means taking a very detailed look at everything from the building’s envelope to its mechanical systems and its structure,” says Bill Gladu, a Principal with RJC Engineers.

Canadian Property Management | April/May 2016
Jeff Rabinovitch, MSc, P.Eng., LEED® AP BD+C | Principal

Solar Power is gaining profile among renewable energy sources as technological advances and improved efficiences steadily bring costs down. Significant opportunities exist in rooftop solar installations.

GTA & Beyond | November 2015
Philip Sarvinis, BASc, P.Eng. | Managing Principal

The short engineering answer is there’s too much snow when the design capacity of the roof has been exceeded. However, to the non-engineer who is tasked with maintaining the building, the answer depends on the geographic location of the building, its construction, exposure to its surroundings and whether the number of freeze-thaw cycles experienced during the season has caused ice to form on the building’s roof.

REMI Network | March 2015
Michael Pond, P.Eng. | Principal

Data suggests that a condominium corporation should expect to spend between $100 and $500 per parking stall per year in order to keep its parking garage in good working order and build up savings for long-term renewal of the garage’s moisture protection systems. That’s the equivalent of $15,000 to $75,000 per year — or $8 to $42 per month per stall — for a building with 150 parking stalls.

South China Morning Post | February 2014
RJC Engineers

Bringing clients’ visions to life through its expert knowledge of materials and impressive portfolio, Read Jones Christoffersen (RJC Engineers) is emerging as the largest independent Canadian –owned consulting engineering firm of its kind in the world. Structural design and restoration of building of all types and sizes…