Vancouver-based design practice Acton Ostry Architects (AOA) has promoted Alan Davies and Alex Percy to principal, with Mark Simpson and Matt Wood as associate principal. Michael Fugeta and Matthew Fellows have been named new associate members of the leadership team.
Proper specification, design, and installation of a zinc roof can provide an esthetically appealing, cost-effective, durable system capable of lasting for up to 80 years. To realize the full potential of a zinc roof, it is important to understand not only project-specific conditions, but also the material’s composition and colour palette, seam types, attachment, and installation.
Rethinking conventional development in the heart of Victoria, B.C., D’Ambrosio Architecture and Urbanism propose two mass timber multi-family residential buildings over one level of underground parking called Speed Frances.
According to a newly released international construction market survey by Turner & Townsend, Vancouver is the most expensive place to build in Canada, and the 14th priciest location globally, with an average construction cost of US$2,720.8 per m2.
British Columbia is taking steps to revive the province’s forest industry by requiring the use of engineered wood on two major projects: the new Royal BC Museum in Victoria, and the new St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.
Legacy on Park Avenue in Langley, B.C., is a six-storey condominium combining advanced building systems with cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. According to the Canadian Wood Council (CWC), this is also the very first application in Canada for a CLT firewall.
A comprehensive program has been launched to address British Columbia’s skilled labour shortage by reducing harassment, bullying, and hazing on construction worksites. The Builders Code defines an acceptable worksite and provides employers with tools, training, and resources to improve and promote safe and productive behaviour.