Category: General

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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Project Spotlight: UBC Orchard Commons

Orchard Commons’ thoughtful and dynamic design meets the specific mandate laid out by the Point Grey Campus Plan: To animate the main campus at a local level by providing vibrant centres in which students can live, study, socialize and have access to services to meet their daily needs, thus enhancing the overall student experience. Orchard …

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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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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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