Project Spotlight: Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary School

Time-tested solutions can be the result of very fresh thinking. This truth applies to the recent renewal of Vancouver Talmud Torah, the city’s largest Jewish elementary school. One of this project’s most significant challenges was putting classrooms over top of the gym that also included a play field roof over top. Our solution was to ...

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Project Spotlight: UBC National Soccer Development Centre

For many species, teamwork is essential to triumph in Nature. The same can be true in structural engineering. The new National Soccer Development Centre is an example. This project was a “co-production” between UBC and the Vancouver Whitecaps. It was built as a purposeful, functional space on a tight budget. To accomplish this, and minimize …

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Project Spotlight: Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary School

Time-tested solutions can be the result of very fresh thinking. This truth applies to the recent renewal of Vancouver Talmud Torah, the city’s largest Jewish elementary school. One of this project’s most significant challenges was putting classrooms over top of the gym that also included a play field roof over top. Our solution was to …

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Project Spotlight: Shannon Mews

One of the most powerful forces at work in Nature is that of rebirth. At GlotmanSimpson we applied this axiom to the redevelopment of Shannon Mews. The almost 100-year-old heritage Shannon Mansion needed major structural upgrades. Concrete or steel would have changed the size of the interior walls and decorative ceilings. The developer, however, …

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The 10th Annual Cypress Challenge – Sunday, August 13, 2017

The 10th Annual GlotmanSimpson Cypress Challenge is on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Our team will join hundreds of fellow cyclists in a ride up Cypress Mountain, in support of the BC Cancer Foundation and pancreatic cancer research. Last year, 750 cyclists took part in this inspiring event, and we’ve raised $2.05 million …

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International Women in Engineering Day @ GS

Today, Friday June 23, marks the annual INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN ENGINEERING DAY. A day focused on drawing attention to the remarkable careers of women in engineering and celebrating their outstanding achievements in our industry. For GlotmanRead More

Project Spotlight: UBC Orchard Commons

Nature has a remarkable ability to design and produce what appear to be gravity-defying creations. Good structural engineering accomplishes the same thing. We achieved this at UBC’s new Orchard Commons complex. This multi-use project includes two 18-storey residential towers built over a large dining and recreational area. We used deep transfer beams to transfer the …

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