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High Rise Residential

 

The Pomaria, Vancouver, BC (Raffi Architects). 30-storey concrete framed mixed use commercial and residential high-rise building, containing live-work space, and constructed over a six level below-grade reinforced concrete parking garage. This project won Best High-Rise Development at the 2007 UDI Awards. The exterior consists of window wall and painted architectural concrete.  Some roof areas feature green roofs or planters.  Sam Daibess, P.Eng., provided building enclosure design review and field reviews during the building enclosure construction, while with another firm.

 

Woodwards Redevelopment, Vancouver, BC (Henriquez Partners Architects).  This landmark mixed use commercial, institutional, and residential complex consists of three buildings with masonry veneer, window wall, curtain wall, and exposed architectural concrete.  Also included were significant renovations to the existing 1903 Woodwards heritage building.  Sean Liaw, P.Eng., while with another firm, was the building enclosure engineer of record throughout the 5 year duration of the project design and construction.

 

The Hudson, Vancouver, BC (Stantec Architecture). 30-storey concrete framed mixed use commercial and residential high-rise building, containing live-work space, retail space, and public amenities, and constructed over a seven level below-grade reinforced concrete parking garage. The complex included preserving the condition of the heritage façades on the lower levels. The exterior consists of window wall, metal cladding, andesite stone and brick veneer at the heritage façades, and painted architectural concrete.  Some roof areas feature green roofs or landscaping. Sam Daibess, P.Eng., provided building enclosure design review and field reviews during the building enclosure construction, while with another firm.


The Patina - YMCA, Vancouver, BC (Stantec Architecture). 45-storey concrete framed mixed use commercial and residential high-rise building, containing public amenities such as a swimming pool, basketball court, and gymnasium, and constructed over a five level below-grade reinforced concrete parking garage.  The complex included preservation of the heritage façades on the lower levels. The exterior consists of window wall, punched windows, brick veneer at the heritage façades, and painted architectural concrete.  Some roof areas feature green roofs or landscaping. Sam Daibess, P.Eng., provided building enclosure design, while with another firm.

 

60 West Cordova St., Vancouver, BC (Henriquez Partners Architects).  A 10-storey concrete framed building with window wall, zinc panels, and architectural concrete.  Located in the Gastown district, this commercial/residential building was developed with the intention of providing an affordable, downtown home ownership model.  Sean Liaw, P.Eng., while with another firm, was the building enclosure engineer of record throughout the project design and construction.

 

Urba and Circa, Vanness Avenue at Collingwood Village, Vancouver, BC (LDA Architects). Two high-rise concrete framed residential buildings, constructed over below-grade reinforced concrete parking garages.  The exterior consists of painted architectural concrete, aluminum frame windows and doors, and isolated areas of rain-screen stucco cladding. The building also includes low slope SBS roof assemblies.  Sam Daibess, P.Eng., provided building enclosure services, while with another firm.

 

Tapestry - Nurses’ Residence, Vancouver, BC (Nigel Baldwin Architects). A mid-rise concrete framed mixed use commercial and residential building, constructed over a four level below-grade reinforced concrete parking garage.  The complex included preserving the condition of the heritage façade on the east elevation. The exterior consists of window wall, andesite stone veneer at the heritage façade, and painted architectural concrete.  Some roof areas feature green roofs or landscaping. Sam Daibess, P.Eng.,provided building enclosure design review and field reviews during the building enclosure construction, while with another firm.

 

Solaris Meadows Gate, Pitt Meadows, BC (Gateway Architecture). A complex consisting of three high-rises and one low-rise concrete framed mixed use commercial and residential buildings, constructed over a below-grade reinforced concrete parking garage.  The exterior consists of aluminum frame windows and doors, and architectural concrete walls. The buildings also include low slope SBS roofs. Sam Daibess, P.Eng., provided building enclosure services, while with another firm.  The project was under construction when Sam last worked on complex.

 

Sixth and Fir, Vancouver, BC (Henriquez Partners Architects).  A 15-storey, concrete framed, residential building with unitized curtain wall and composite aluminum panels.  The unitized curtain wall was uniquely installed bearing on the floor slabs, in window wall fashion.  Sean Liaw, P.Eng., while with another firm, was the building enclosure engineer of record throughout the project design and construction.

 

Luxe, Burnaby, BC (Rafii Architects). Two high-rise concrete framed residential buildings, constructed over a below-grade reinforced concrete parking garage.  The exterior consists of painted architectural concrete walls and aluminum frame windows and doors. The buildings also include low slope SBS roofs. Sam Daibess, P.Eng., provided building enclosure design review, while with another firm.

 

O2, 1762 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC (Merrick Architecture). Six-storey concrete framed mixed use commercial and residential building, constructed over a three level below-grade reinforced concrete parking garage.  The exterior consists of aluminum framed windows and doors, metal panel cladding, and painted architectural concrete.  Some roof areas feature green roofs or landscaping. Sam Daibess, P.Eng., provided building enclosure design review and below-grade field reviews during the construction, while with another firm.

 

Alexandra, Vancouver, BC (IBI Architects).  A 21-storey concrete framed building with window wall, limestone veneer, and architectural concrete.  Also included were significant renovations to a heritage facade.  Sean Liaw, P.Eng., while with another firm, was the building enclosure engineer of record throughout the project design and construction.

 

The Pulse, Vancouver, BC (Nigel Baldwin Architects). Mid-rise concrete framed residential building, constructed over below-grade reinforced concrete parking garage.  The exterior consists of architectural concrete walls with aluminum frame windows and doors. Special waterproofing treatment was utilized in architectural concrete walls, and at interfaces with adjacent assemblies, to improve water resistance. Sam Daibess, P.Eng., provided building enclosure design review services while with another firm.

 

Azure Towers 1 and 2, New Westminster, BC (Via Architecture).  Twin towers, each of 35 story concrete non-combustible construction. The building enclosure was constructed with architectural high strength concrete, including sealed construction joints and an application of silane/siloxane coating. The exterior glazing systems were primarily window wall.  Jeff Renwick, P.Eng., while as owner/partner with another firm, provided building enclosure consulting services.

 

West 13th Ave., Vancouver, BC (Urban Design Architecture). A heritage house and a residential high-rise building complex. The high-rise consists of a concrete framed structure, constructed over a below-grade reinforced concrete parking garage.  The exterior consists of aluminum frame windows and doors and architectural concrete walls. The building also includes low slope SBS roofs. The heritage house restoration consisted of re-roofing the cedar shake pitched roof, replacing the existing siding with new rain-screen siding, and more.  Sam Daibess, P.Eng., provided building enclosure services while with another firm.

 

Grand Central, Coquitlam, BC (Lawrence Doyle Young and Wright Architecture).  A 36 story concrete non-combustible building. The building enclosure was constructed with architectural concrete, including sealed concrete construction joints and an application of acrylic elastomeric coating.  The exterior glazing systems were primarily window wall.  Jeff Renwick, P.Eng., while as owner/partner with another firm, provided building enclosure consulting services.

 

Granville at 70th, Vancouver, BC (Henriquez Partners Architects).  This is a significant mixed use commercial and residential complex in the Marpole area.  It consists of four buildings with metal panel, window wall, curtain wall, and exposed architectural concrete.  One of the buildings is a Safeway.  Sean Liaw, P.Eng., while with another firm, was the building enclosure engineer of record throughout the project design, and for a portion of the project construction.

 

 

Low Rise Residential

 

1540 Grant Street Development, Vancouver, BC (Birmingham & Wood Architects and Planners). A 4-storey wood-framed building with de-attached above-grade reinforced concrete structure. The exterior wall construction is a combination of fibre cement siding, and vinyl frame windows and doors. The building’s main roof consist of an asphalt shingle pitched roof.

4338 Commercial Street, Vancouver, B.C. (Wilson Chang Architects Inc.). A 4-storey mixed-use building, constructed over a two level below-grade reinforced concrete parking garage structure. The exterior wall construction is a combination of fibre cement siding, painted architectural concrete walls, stucco cladding and brick veneer on the ground floor. The building’s main roofs are low-slope.

1460 Bute Street, Vancouver, BC (Merrick Architecture). A mid-rise concrete frame residential building. The exterior wall construction is a combination of painted architectural concrete walls, exterior insulated drained cavity metal panels, and aluminum frame windows and doors. The building’s main roof is a low-slope 2 ply SBS membrane assembly. The project is currently at the schematic and design development stage.

1860 Barclay Street, Vancouver, BC (Merrick Architecture). A mid-rise concrete frame residential building. The building enclosure design is not finalized yet. The exterior wall construction is expected to have a combination of painted architectural concrete walls, stone veneer, and aluminum frame windows and doors. The building’s main roof is a low-slope 2 ply SBS membrane assembly. The project is currently in the schematic and design development stage.

 

Morgan Crossing, Surrey, BC (Musson Cattel Mackey Architects, F+A Architects (California), and Creekside Architects).  Twelve, three story wood framed condominiums constructed over a single level of non-combustible construction. The building enclosure consisted of numerous cladding assemblies, including architectural concrete, fibre cement composite panels, copper panels, metal cladding, natural stone, brick veneer, and stucco.  Jeff Renwick, P.Eng., while as owner/partner with another firm, provided building enclosure consulting services.



4366 Ross Crest, West Vancouver, BC. A 3-storey wood-frame single family dwelling.  The construction included the installation of a rain-screen wall assembly with thermally broken windows, installation of a new 2 ply SBS membrane at roof decks, and a new asphalt shingle pitched roof. The construction also included the waterproofing treatment of the entire basement level to resist hydrostatic pressure as this house has waterfront exposure.

 

The Grove, Langley, BC (Rositch Hemphill & Associates Architects).  Five, 4 story wood framed condominiums over a below grade cast in place concrete parking garage. The building enclosure assemblies included vertical and horizontal vinyl siding, and brick veneer.  PVC framed windows and doors were installed. Jeff Renwick, P.Eng., while as owner/partner with another firm, provided building enclosure consulting services.

 

Commercial

 

Willingdon Park Phases 8 and 9, Burnaby, B.C. (CEI Architects). Two 4-storey concrete framed commercial low-rise buildings, constructed over a two level below-grade reinforced concrete parking garage.  The exterior consists of curtain wall, metal panel cladding, and painted architectural concrete.  The building’s main roofs are low-slope 2 ply SBS membrane assemblies.

 

The Pivotal, Vancouver, BC (Busby and Associates Architects).  A 7, 4 and 1 storey concrete framed commercial buildings at the foot of the Cambie Street Bridge.  The building enclosure consists of architectural concrete, unitized and stick built curtain wall construction, and three levels of underground parking.  Sean Liaw, P.Eng., while with another firm, was the building enclosure engineer of record throughout the project design and construction.

 

Queens Park West, New Westminster, BC (Pattison Architect).  Four story non-combustible construction over a single level below grade parking garage.   The building enclosure consists of exterior insulated brick veneer and natural stone, and insulated metal panels.  The glazing assemblies are high performance aluminum clad wood windows and site built curtain wall.

 

Bentall 5, Vancouver, B.C. (MCMP Architects). A 25 storey concrete framed commercial tower that included the addition of 12-storey structure over an existing 13-storey structure in the financial district of downtown Vancouver. The exterior is primarily unitized curtain wall.  The project also included the construction of an amenity building (Cactus Club restaurant).  Sam Daibess, P.Eng., provided building enclosure design review and field reviews during the building enclosure construction, while with another firm.

 

Telus Garden Office, Vancouver, BC (Henriquez Partners Architects).  A 22 storey, concrete framed, LEED Platinum, commercial building.  The building enclosure consists of triple glazed unitized curtain wall from Korea, metal panel, and significant podium atrium space.  Sean Liaw, P.Eng., while with another firm, was the building enclosure engineer of record throughout the project design, and for a portion of the project construction.

 

Central City 1, Surrey, BC (Wensley Architecture). A 16 story office building built to LEED Gold standards. The building enclosure is primarily unitized curtain wall and exterior insulated composite metal panels, with site built curtain wall at the ground floor.

 

Institutional

 

Vancouver Police Department (VPD) Force Options Training Center, 2010 Glen Drive, Vancouver, B.C. (DGBK Architects).  A two storey concrete frame building clad with a combination of metal cladding, fibre cement panels, tilt-up concrete, and curtain wall.  Sam Daibess, P.Eng., provided building enclosure design review and field reviews during construction, while with another firm.

 

Elders Care, Aboriginal Housing, Dawson Creek, BC (Douglas Cardinal Architect (Ottawa)).  Two story wood framed structure built to LEED Silver standards. The construction featured R40 exterior insulated walls and R60 roof insulation.  Jeff Renwick, P.Eng., while as owner/partner with another firm, provided building enclosure consulting services and LEED Canada durability credit documentation.

 

Fairhaven Multilevel Care Facility, Vancouver, BC (DGBK Architects).  This senior’s care home is of low-rise, steel frame construction, with masonry veneer and rainscreen stucco cladding.  Sean, P.Eng., while with another firm, was the building enclosure engineer of record throughout the project design and construction.

 

Trinity Western University – Music Practice Building, Langley, BC (Sitelines Architecture). This is an insulated concrete form building with aluminum windows and doors. The building main roof is a 2 ply SBS membrane assembly.  Sam Daibess, P.Eng., provided building enclosure design review and field reviews during construction, while with another firm.

 

Smith–Yuen Apartments, Vancouver, BC (NSDA Architects). A 5-storey concrete framed building with metal cladding and masonry veneer.  This building provides non-profit residential housing for seniors.  Sean Liaw, P.Eng., while with another firm, was the building enclosure engineer of record throughout the project design and construction.

 


North Shore Emergency Shelter, North Vancouver, BC (NSDA Architects).  A 3-storey concrete and wood framed building, with cement board and masonry veneer.  The building is a homeless shelter and provides transitional housing.  Sean Liaw, P.Eng., while with another firm, was the building enclosure engineer of record throughout the project design and construction.



UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering Building, Vancouver, BC (Diamond Schmitt Architects). A 6-storey, concrete framed, institutional building with curtain wall and masonry veneer.  Sean Liaw, P.Eng., while with another firm, was the building enclosure engineer of record throughout the project design and construction.

 

Harrison Pointe Elderly Care, Langley, BC (Site Lines Architecture).  A four story wood framed structure built over ground level, non-combustible construction, with 135 suites. The building enclosure assemblies consist of architectural concrete, masony veneer, and composite fibre cement panels. Jeff Renwick, P.Eng., while as owner/partner with another firm, provided building enclosure consulting services.



UBC Michael Smith Building, Vancouver, BC (Henriquez Partners Architects).  A 4-storey, concrete framed, institutional building with curtain wall and masonry veneer.  Sean Liaw, P.Eng., while with another firm, was the building enclosure engineer of record throughout the project design and construction.



Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, Vancouver, BC (Henriquez Partners Architects).  A 13-storey, concrete framed building, with precast concrete exterior walls, curtain wall, and five levels of underground parking.  Sean Liaw, P.Eng., while with another firm, was the building enclosure engineer of record throughout the project design and construction.



West Vancouver Community Centre, West Vancouver, BC (Hughes Condon Marler Architects).  A 3-storey, concrete framed, community centre with metal panel and cedar cladding.  Sean Liaw, P.Eng., while with another firm, was the building enclosure engineer of record throughout the project design and construction.

York Theatre, Vancouver, BC (Henriquez Partners Architects).  This was a restoration of an historic theatre on Commercial Drive.  The renovations included a new lobby and dressing rooms, re-cladding of the existing exterior masonry walls with stucco, and re-roofing.  New exterior walls included rainscreen stucco, tiled concrete, and curtain wall.  Sean Liaw, P.Eng., while with another firm, was the building enclosure engineer of record throughout the project design and construction.