INDUSTRY INSIGHTS, Canadian Property Management | May 2019
Bob Korneluk, BSc, P.Eng. | Associate
When it comes to catastrophes, Bob Korneluk, Associate with RJC Engineers, has seen the gamut. Generally, the purpose of a forensic engineering investigation is to determine the root cause of a building failure and how it may be addressed, with the intent of improving the performance of the building.
Canadian Apartment Magazine | May 2019
James Cooper, P.Eng., LEED® AP O+M | Associate
Leaking water in elevator pits is a common problem in all buildings, but it shouldn’t be taken lightly—not when the smallest drip can develop into something serious. Hefty repair costs aside, removing an essential service like an elevator in a multi-residential building comes with its own set of unwanted challenges.
Canadian Facility Management & Design, Part of the REMI network | April 2019
Duncan Rowe, BASc, MEng, P.Eng., LEED® AP BD+C | Associate/ Sustainable Design Specialist
Canada’s aggressive environmental commitments are spurring the building industry to new heights when it comes to increasing energy performance. That said, older properties, which make up a significant portion of our cities’ diverse building stock, present the greatest challenges and opportunities for owners.
Award Magazine | April 2019
The presence and feeling of space and light makes the building stand out,” says Douglas Bain of RJC Engineers. To get maximum light into the hall and give a spacious feeling, while exposing the structural components and mixed materials, Bain explains that a space frame strut and tie system was provided.
Award Magazine | April 2019
Among the newest additions to the U-District community is U-Five, which opened its doors to residents in September at the beginning of the 2018 school year. The building’s wood frame sits on top of a concrete parkade structure that is largely hidden within the hill on which it is built, exposed only on one side of the building at the underground parking entrance.
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS, Condo Business | April 2019
Nigel Parker, BASc, MEng, P.Eng., LEED® AP BD+C, MCSCE | Associate
The deterioration of a podium deck typically occurs in one of two areas: on the structural elements themselves—i.e. the suspended slabs, walls, columns, etc.—or on the surface finishes. “A lot depends on the effective service life of the waterproofing system assembly below it,” says Nigel Parker of RJC Engineers.
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS, Canadian Property Management | March 2019
Glade Schoenfeld, BASc, P.Eng., AScT, RRO, CAHP | Associate
Glade Schoenfeld, a Professional Engineer in the Building Science and Restoration Group of RJC Engineers’ Vancouver office, understands the intricacies of preserving older buildings—and can spot a “restoration fail” from a mile away.
Award Magazine | February 2019
James Munro, project engineer at RJC Engineers, notes that this complex design “provided us with a very challenging, fun project, structurally. The cantilevers and components such as the hotel half-sitting on top of the parkade required many transfer slabs and beams.
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS, Canadian Property Management | February 2019
Paul Fritze, BASc, P.Eng. | Associate
Paul Fritze, a technical engineer and associate at RJC Engineers, is all-too familiar with the problems that can arise from deferred maintenance, neglect, or even from factors beyond an operator’s control—like staffing limitations, building restrictions or budget constraints.