Building Envelopes

Our experience in this field does not include “Leaky Condos,” (we have never built one,) but commercial and Heritage buildings. At UBC we restored the exterior of the Math Building, Math Annex, and Old Administration buildings.

This included restoration of stucco exteriors, and repair of windows and doors. At the Firehall Arts Theatre we installed new heritage windows, and restored the brick veneer (Parkwood received a heritage award for this work).

Our largest building envelope project included the entire exterior restoration of a 17-story heritage building at 675 West Hastings. This included replacement of all double hung windows, restoration of stone, masonry and extensive remedial work to many corroded structural steel elements of the super structure built in the 1930’s. The total value of this project was approx. $2 Million.

See Some Of Our Examples Below:


 

Building Envelopes
Project: Brittania Beach Mining Museum Value: $3,400,000

Owner: Brittania Beach Historical Museum Society
Designer: AMEC
Date Completed: 2006
Comments:
Rehabitlitation of historic mine concentrator building.


 

 

Project: COV – Granville Residences Value: $3,500,000

Owner: City of Vancouver
Designer: Chernoff Thompson
Date Completed: 2006
Comments:
1914 Heritage Building – extensive renovation of 5 story rooming house for subsidised housing.


 

 

Project: COV – Vancouver Central Residences Value: $1,400,000

Owner: City of Vancouver
Designer: Chernoff Thompson
Date Completed: 2003
Comments:
30,000 sq. ft. Upgrade to 1893 Heritage Building


 

 

Project: UBC – SUB Plaza Value: $250,000

Owner: UBC
Designer: James Neil & Assoc.
Date Completed: 2003
Comments:
Membrane & slab replacement – 15,000 sf


 

 

Project: 675 West Hastings Heritage Building Value: $1,800,000

Owner: Permanent Projects c/o Colliers – Barry Holmes
Designer: Blewett Dodd Architect – Selwyn Dodd
Date Completed: 2000
Comments:
Exterior restoration of 17 story Heritage Building. Included masonry restoration and replacement of windows. Extensive structural steel rusting discovered during course of work requiring 3 full height structural steel columns being uncovered, restored and re-clad in masonry. Project phased over five spring/summer seasons.


 

 

Project: Victoria Square Value: $5,000,000

Owner: Westbank Projects – Bruce Tidball
Designer: James Cheng Architects – Peter Cole
Date Completed: 1999
Comments:
New Retail Mall including 31,000 sq. ft. London Drugs, 2 level parkade, 2 Commercial buildings.