Certified by the Passive House Institute in October 2017, the Okanagan College Daycare Centre provides 64 spaces for infants and toddlers, daycare for children ages 3-5, preschool programs and after school care. As the Passive House Consultant for the team, BC Building Science provided input crucial to certification. It is the first Passive Certified Institutional Building in Canada, and was recently featured in the Passive House Monthly Newsletter.
BC Building Science is a member of Passive House Canada, and we have in-house Passive House Consultants who provide individual, standalone services to supplement certification of a building and lead the certification process from energy modelling to commissioning to submitting documentation to Passive House Canada / US.
BC Building Science recognizes the value of having a diversity of perspectives on our team. In support of the female voices in our company, the women of BC Building Science attended this year’s ‘Art of Leadership for Women’ Conference in Vancouver.
BC Building Science continued its annual tradition of volunteering at the Vancouver Food Bank. We are glad to take some time out of our day to help out our community.
Ali Vaseghi, B.Eng., M.A.Sc., is one of our newer employees at BC Building Science. Ali has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Isfahan University, a Master’s of Applied Science from BCIT and a Fellowship of Sustainable Building Science at UBC. For almost a year, Ali has been a part of our new construction team performing building envelope design and field reviews, building envelope energy modeling and preparing engineering reports for high and low-rise buildings.
We’re currently looking for enthusiastic and qualified individuals for the following roles:
- Mechanical Engineer
- Energy Modeller
- Passive House Consultant
- Building Envelope Engineer
This year, at our annual Harrison Hot Springs retreat, we played a new game, the window installation mock-up race. First team to finish their window with the fewest mistakes wins. We put our skills where our mouth is and did the work in the boardroom that we often inspect in the field.
A glimpse into the BC Building Science yearly company retreat to Harrison Hot Springs. We play games, feast, dance and let loose for a weekend of fun and bonding.
Asal Souri, B.Sc., has been working at BC Building Science for over 4 years as a project consultant. She received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from K.N.T University of Technology in Iran and she has just completed her Masters Degree in Building Science from BCIT.
Andrew Creighton speaking about the Park Lane project. He breaks down the transformation Park Lane residents are experiencing.
Brooks Young, Dipl. T., CPHC has been working at BC Building Science for 3 ½ years. He started in construction as a carpenter apprentice with a larger general contractor and trained to become red seal certified in 2010. After a few years as a foremen and superintendent, Brooks returned to school to understand building science. He received a Diploma of Building Technology, with distinction, from BCIT in 2015 as well as becoming a Trained Passive House Consultant in the same year.
An example of our services, we conducted a rain wand test to confirm repair of the curtain wall repairs and a leak investigation on water ingress into the building at College Place. We flood tested the roof assembly and did a rain wand test on the envelope extrusions and the curtain walls.