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Westside Estates


BC Building Science was retained by the Owners of Westside Estates as the Prime Consultant for a full building envelope renovation at their building.  Westside Estates is a 4-storey wood-framed residential building constructed over a cast-in place concrete parking garage.  Located in the bustling Cambie / Broadway corridor in Vancouver, both shoppers and diners will not be disappointed in the wide variety of tempting options.

The Strata approached BCBS to help determine a strategy to undertake a complete renovation of the building exterior.  Work included replacing the roof membrane, replacing all existing siding with a new rainscreen, fiber-cement board (FCB) siding system, replacing all windows and doors with new vinyl-frame window / door units, replacing waterproofing and guardrails at balconies with new, replacing all at-grade waterproofing and landscaping over the parking garage, as well as other work related to a project of this magnitude.

Through a process of consultation and various other methods, an architectural design strategy was developed and approved by the Owners.  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
  • Roofing and Waterproofing Consulting
  • Window Replacement
  • Balcony Renovation
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