A swing stage is a work platform suspended alongside a building from hooks over the parapet above, and can be raised and lowered using a system of pulleys and cables. These platforms are useful for completing exterior reviews and water ingress investigations. To grow our team of people certified for swing stage operation, four of our consultants recently attended Suspended Stages' swing stage training session.
Well, we aren't sure, but it would seem that this window has a leak! Ed, one of our long-time project consultants, water tested this aged window and siding assembly, and we were surprised at the volume of water entering in. No wonder the owner has been complaining of leaks all these years!
We can help you find that stubborn leak – give us a call and see what we can do.
Our consultants get some great views of the city while water testing, like this one from The Charleson by Onni, overlooking Richards and Drake Tower by Wall Financial.
BC Building Science was invited to participate in the The Scotiabank Bowl for Big Brothers Classic this year, and had a great time bowling at the western-themed event last week. Together, the BCBS team raised $1, 230 to support the Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver in their mission to support child and youth development through essential volunteer-led mentoring programs. Check out the great work that this organization does here.
We want to thank our Office Manager Hilary for 11 years of dedication to BCBS and its employees. She was an important part of our team and we wish her all the best in her new venture.
For the past few years, BCBS has been hosting practicum students who are completing their Architectural and Building Technology diploma at BCIT. Drew and Usman spent the past week helping us out on site and in the office, getting some hands-on experience in the Building Science industry. Thanks guys!
Happy first day of spring! Now might be a good time to start planning for a thorough spring cleaning. Don’t forget to check your maintenance manual and have your seasonal maintenance items completed, such as cleaning off moss build-up and any green algae on exposed decks and balconies. If you don't have a maintenance manual, we can help! Check out Strata Services for more information.
BC Building Science teamed up with Centra Windows to help complete a window replacement project at BCIT's Centre of Architectural Ecology. Check out BCIT's article for an interesting analysis of the project.
Happy International Women's Day from BC Building Science!
On Saturday, BCBS had the chance to speak with Grade 10 to 12 students from schools across the lower mainland about sustainability related careers as part of 'Green Collar Futures' - a career conference hosted by Green Bricks Education Society. Check out their website here.
BC Building Science is looking for Building Envelope Engineers, Architectural Technologists, Roofing Inspectors and Administrative Assistants to join our team! Check out our careers page for job descriptions and application information.
As our team continues to grow, we're quickly running out of room. To accommodate everyone, the bottom floor is getting an upgrade, complete with new offices. Ed donned a Tyvek suit to pitch in and help out.