Do you notice how the before and after images for this project look almost the same? That’s because sometimes the most appropriate repair strategy consists of targeted repairs that address the problems while still preserving the original design intent. As in targeted repairs that don’t look like repairs – so your building looks as good as it did when it was first built.
BC Building Science was retained by the Owners of The Coburn as the Building Envelope / Structural Consultant for select repairs and renewals at their building. The Coburn is a 3-storey wood-framed residential and commercial apartment building constructed over a below-grade parking garage and containing six residential and two commercial units, located at 1012 Balfour Avenue in Vancouver.
BCBS and the Strata developed a design strategy to improve the function, durability and appeal of the building exterior. Through a process of consultation and various other methods, a design scheme was developed and approved by the Strata. The renovation included the replacement of balconies, decks, suspended slab membrane, windows, doors and the existing stucco cladding in specific locations.