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!
BC Building Science is proud to have been one of the sponsors of Centra Construction Group's annual charity golf tournament again this year. BCBS representatives enjoyed a beautiful sunny day out at the Redwoods golf course in Langley last Thursday - some playing golf and others handing out popsicles to help golfers stay cool! The BCBS Ball Toss game at the 16th hole was also a hit, and raised a further $200.
The day started with a fun, private jet plane ride to the float glass plant and then back on the plane for a quick flight to Hood River, Oregon to see the IGU plant up close (all flights are quick when you’re on a private jet plane!). The trip ended with a nice morning of golf down in Hood River.
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 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.