Last week, we rolled up our sleeves to participate in a blood drive for the Canadian Blood Services. Despite most of the participants being first-time donors, everyone managed to overcome their nervousness and successfully donate.
As part of our professional development program, some of us attended a workshop at Kryton's Vancouver plant. We learned about Kryton’s cementitious waterproofing and leak repair products, like rapid-setting hydraulic cement, grouts, waterstops, and surface waterproofing. We were able to mix and apply some of the products too, giving us a new appreciation for the materials that we specify and the contractors that have to install them.
BC Building Science spent a fun-filled weekend together at the end of August on our annual company camping trip. Some of the highlights this year included visits to the Cultus Lake Waterpark and the Cultus Lake Adventure Park, a game of giant checkers, and an outdoor movie screening for the kids.
Executive Group Development's Epic at West has some stunning views of the city, and we get to enjoy them while we work! Learn more about this new False Creek Development here.
Watching the Whitecaps game from our private suite last week made us feel like VIPs!
Check out the views from the balconies at one of our proposed building envelope restoration projects in Bellingham!
We were excited to present this wonderful group of owners with options for a beautifully transformed building exterior last month. We integrate cost-effective, appropriate restoration strategies that also incorporate key updates to enhance, modernize, and add durability to the building exteriors. Working with our Architectural Designer, we do our best to bring value to all our projects – not to increase costs but to allocate the funds in the wisest manner possible. Have a look at some finished transformations in our portfolio.
Edward Yuza, Dipl.T., has been with BC Building Science since 2008 and currently works in our Existing Building Services division as a project consultant. His educational background is in architectural and building engineering technology, and architectural drafting.
The 14th annual New West Cultural Crawl that took place this past weekend showcased local artists at 37 venues throughout New Westminster. BC Building Science's Tiffany Prince is the president of the New West Artists, one of the groups featured in the crawl. Tiffany helped put together a display at the Anvil Centre to exhibit art created by the New West Artists group.
BC Building Science was one of the event sponsors and is proud to support and promote New Westminster's vibrant art community.
This photo was taken on one of our Building Envelope Condition Assessment sites in downtown Vancouver with a local contractor. Diagnostic testing of windows and concrete details was performed using methods derived from AAMA 501.2.
Last Monday, BCBS volunteered at New Westminster's branch of the Union Gospel Mission. We helped serve breakfast to around 120 members of the community, and had a good time chatting with everyone involved. It was an honour to give back to our community, and we hope to return!
Congratulations to Jordana of BC Building Science for receiving the Professional Leadership Award for Women in Technology! Thank you to Jason Jung of ASTTBC for coming out to present this award - it recognizes Jordana for distinguishing herself in her field of technology and demonstrating leadership within the Association or local community by serving as a role model and promoting careers in technology.
Meet Kristine Harrison, Dipl. T. - BC Building Science technologist, social work student, hiker and craft enthusiast!