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Duchess Place


BC Building Science was retained by the Owners of Duchess Place as the Prime Consultant for a targeted building envelope renovation at their complex.  Duchess Place consists of ten, 3-storey wood-framed residential buildings with a total of forty-four units.  Located in the Renfrew-Collingwood neighbourhood of East Vancouver, these highly sought-after, award-winning buildings feature homes with large windows, gas fireplaces, and balconies, and are ideally located close to schools, shopping, and the Skytrain.

BCBS conducted a Building Envelope Condition Assessment which revealed that the asphalt shingles at the sloped roofs were in need of replacement; this renovation was conducted first.  The next phase of extensive renovation addressed the premature failure at many decks and surrounding walls areas.  BCBS and the Strata devised a plan to improve the function, durability, and appeal of these deck assemblies and walls.

Through a process of consultation and various other methods, an architectural design strategy was developed and approved by the Strata.  Throughout the course of the project, BCBS provided the following services:

  • Renovation Approach and Philosophy
  • Investigation and Condition Assessments
  • Professional Engineering Design and Management
  • Specialty Structural Engineering
  • Building Envelope Commissioning and Testing
  • Drafting and Specifications
  • Window Replacement
  • Balcony Renovation
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