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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Marine Gateway Ad Campaign

Nature finds simple solutions for the most complex problems. Good structural engineering is the same. Marine Gateway in South Vancouver is a good example. This major multi-use development contains office and residential space, plus retail and a cinema complex. It was an enormous puzzle to be fitted in between two major transit hubs. The cinema …

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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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