Zero-lot-line-construction typically requires the application of blindside waterproofing to various types of shoring conditions. Some waterproofing consultants and professionals feel redundant waterproofing is the most effective method in these conditions.
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.