Introducing our New Associates

Creative structural engineering solutions require creative structural engineers. That’s why we are excited to announce the appointment as Associates of three very talented employees. The knowledge and commitment they have brought to our firm ensures GlotmanSimpson will remain at the cutting edge of structural design for years to come. Click below to read more ...

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Cypress Challenge Breaks $2 Million for Pancreatic Cancer Research

A record 750 cyclists took part in the 9th Annual GlotmanSimpson Cypress Challenge on Sunday, August 14th to advance critical research in pancreatic cancer. More than $400,000 was raised this year benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation. The timed 12km ride up Cypress Mountain draws cyclists of all levels who want to make a difference in the …

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The Meaning of “Performance Based Seismic Design”

Cities positioned in high risk seismic zones continue to grow and demand taller high rise buildings. Current building codes have seismic provisions that impose a building height limit of 160 feet for buildings with traditional structural systems.  This height limitation can be avoided by invoking the building code’s alternative provisions clause; which allows the application …

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GS Fort McMurray Wildfire Response Fundraising

We are honored to report that our team generously surpassed our fundraising goal in support of the Canadian Red Cross and the Fort McMurray Wildfire Response fund! To date, a record-breaking $86 million has been donated by generous Canadians; funds that will reach thousands of people forced from their homes and in need of immediate …

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9th Annual Cypress Challenge – August 14, 2016

Sunday, August 14th, 2016 marks the 9th Annual Cypress Challenge!  A day for riders of all ages and abilities to challenge themselves to climb Cypress Mountain for pancreatic cancer research.  The Cypress Challenge is the top grossing community fundraising event in BC for the BC Cancer Foundation and has raised over $1.6 million since 2007. Help us reach $2 million this …

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Is BC Prepared for the BIG ONE?

With abundant talk around this concern and numerous reports stating that the “big one” is on the horizon, the question of, “are we doing everything we can to be properly prepared?” is becoming a hot topic in our industry. In the 2016 March/April edition of APEGBC’s Innovation magazine, GlotmanSimpson Senior Structural Engineer, Andrew Seeton, …

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The ARC

GlotmanSimpson project, The ARC, a building at the foot of the Cambie Street Bridge and entrance to downtown Vancouver is set to be an architectural icon.  The slender design, by Francl Architecture, will define the City’s central skyline, overlooking the inner harbour of False Creek and the fringes of Yaletown. Not only will The ARC …

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