BC Building Science was retained by Wall Financial Corporation as the Building Envelope Consultant for the Burnaby Buller Ambulance Centre. Located at 5901 Delesalle Street in Burnaby, Burnaby Buller Ambulance Centre is a 2-storey concrete tilt-up sandwich panel building over a 1-storey conventional concrete below-grade wall.
Burnaby Buller Ambulance Centre has been an interesting project for BC Building Science due to the building envelope detailing associated with concrete tilt-up sandwich panels and their interfacing with other components of the building envelope. BC Building Science implemented a thermal break around curtain wall glazing components to provide continuity in thermal insulation, as well as a solid surface for glazing fastening. Some of the notable building envelope features are the concrete tilt-up sandwich panels, curtain wall glazing, insulated overhead doors and a 2-ply SBS roof membrane assembly.
Burnaby Buller Ambulance Centre is the second ambulance centre to be placed in the city of Burnaby. Located close to the major Kingsway thoroughfare and Metrowtown shopping centre in southern Burnaby, this ambulance centre will aid in improving the emergency response time in this area of the city.
Photos provided by Grant Myles (Wall Financial).