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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: 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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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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Project Spotlight: King George Sky Train Station

Nature’s creations often look impossible to the eye. Good structural engineering can accomplish the same. Take the King George Sky Train Station in Surrey. The eye-catching design called for a building that flared out as it went up. This complex geometry created enormous structural and construction challenges. It required a very precise analysis of horizontal and …

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Project Spotlight: Marine Gateway

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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