Seismic Upgrades

As we all know it is not a case of “if” but “when” the “big one” comes. We have extensive experience in this specialized aspect of the industry as well. Most often it is a component of a larger project but it also is occasionally done as a project unto itself. This work is often a challenge to conceal or minimize the impact on architectural details for these purely structural after-thoughts.

See Some Of Our Examples Below:

Seismic Upgrades
Project: Queen Elizabeth Theatre & Vancouver Playhouse Acoustic Separation Value: $4,750,000
Owner: City of Vancouver
Designer: Proscenium
Date Completed: 2006
Comments:
Difficult project cutting the Queen Elizabeth Theatre away from Playhouse Theatre. Acoustic separation created by cutting 3″ gap through entire cast in place concrete structure including all footings up through the roof c/w structural steel beams & columns to support load, seismic upgrade and extensive modifications to electrical & mechanical service spanning the 3″ gap.Project started June 2006 with first show in Playhouse October 22nd, 2006.

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 – Earth & Ocean Sciences Value: $1,000,000
Owner: UBC
Designer: G. Gauld & Assoc.
Date Completed: 2003
Comments:
Construction Mgt.Seismic upgrade including soil anchors, conc. Shear walls & drag struts

Project: Scotiabank – Renovation – West Vancouver Value: $630,000
Owner: Bank of Nova Scotia – Tom Ellis
Designer: Farouk Noormohamed – Sharif Senbel
Date Completed: 1994
Comments:
Renovation and addition to existing branch and building.