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 Summit to restore the building envelope to a state that meets Code requirements. The Summit is a 7-storey, cast-in-place, reinforced concrete building with light steel-framed infill walls. Located in White Rock, the residential apartment has 42 residential units and one amenity room.
BCBS oversaw the project from the building envelope condition assessment stage through to the comprehensive building envelope renovation, which involved engineering and design (structural and building envelope), strata management, project management, consulting and field review services.
The balconies are waterproofed with liquid-applied membrane. On the upper levels, there are roof decks finished with tiles, while the penthouse level has low-sloped roof decks designed as a conventional roofing assembly.
The work completed included the replacement of the existing stucco cladding at exposed wall elevations, balconies and main flat roofs. The main roof system was re-surfaced with new SBS modified bitumen membrane, and targeted windows were replaced with new, energy-efficient, thermally-broken aluminum frame windows.