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.