At the end of November, Andrew Creighton of BC Building Science became an honourary Centra Cares member when he joined a team of 14 to help build a classroom in the remote mountain village of Marbial, Haiti. Check out the Centra Cares blog to read Andrew's take on the trip.
BC Building Science is proud to announce that the Okanagan College Daycare became the first Passive Certified Institutional Building in Canada on Monday. Preliminary certification was awarded at the Passive House ‘Net Positive Symposium’ held in Vancouver.
One of the energy services provided by BC Building Science is air tightness testing as per the EN 13829 standard for passive house.
Mohammad Fakoor, PhD, CEA, EIT, one of BC Building Science's Certified Energy Advisors, recently authored a report on the air tightness tests performed at the passive house Okanagan daycare in Penticton. Passive House presented Dr. Fakoor's report at the NAPHN17 conference in Oakland, California.
BC Building Science got involved in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup last Friday by spending an afternoon picking up garbage at Sapperton Landing - a park near our office that runs along the Fraser River.
David Joyce, EIT, has been a Project Engineer at BC Building Science for the past two years, specializing in New Construction.
Before joining the BCBS team, David studied engineering physics at the University of British Columbia, worked for Kiewit on the Port Mann Highway 1 project, and co-founded ReDeTec – a 3D printing company.
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.