Category: General

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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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

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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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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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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