The Strata Council for Governor Point engaged BC Building Science to provide a second opinion assessment report, given that a previous report contained extensive renewal recommendations – essentially total building exterior restoration – at a considerable cost ranging from $4.0M to $5.0M.
Our findings indicated that the Strata could defer a significant and total renewal by undertaking a more selective, maintenance approach to retain and enhance the existing systems – with the goal of extending the life of the existing building by a significant degree – while still correcting and restoring those components or problems deemed to be of a higher priority.
The following work was recommended and completed:
- Selective replacement of the existing brick veneer with new rainscreen brick assemblies;
- Selective structural repairs of the existing brick cladding;
- Cleaning, painting, and sealant replacement at all existing stucco, concrete, and brick clad walls;
- Selective replacement of the existing waterproofing at the concrete balconies;
- Retaining balconies observed to be in stable condition;
- Refurbishment of the existing windows and sliding doors;
- Retention of the existing windows and doors at wall surfaces where the cladding was retained; and
- Other typical, or localized repair and maintenance work.
The final project cost was under $1.5M, inclusive of all costs.