Glotman•Simpson’s Journey to Net Zero

In the last few years, several ominous phrases have crept into our daily lexicon including “atmospheric rivers”, “quarantining”, “social distancing”, and “air-quality index.” Oxymorons are also taking over our headlines such as “stormy California” and “rainy Arizona.” Spurred by the pandemic and climate crisis, the world is changing faster than ever before – and our ...

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Join the 17th Annual Cypress Challenge: Ride for Pancreatic Cancer Research

On Sunday, July 28, 2024, join us for the 17th annual Cypress Challenge, an inspiring event dedicated to supporting pancreatic cancer research through the BC Cancer Foundation. The #RideFor800, honours the nearly 800 individuals diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in British Columbia each year. In 2023, over 600 cyclists conquered the ascent up Cypress Mountain, raising …

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The SE 2050 Commitment and Our Journey Towards Net Zero

Our Commitment to SE 2050 The SE 2050 Commitment Program is an initiative aimed at reducing the embodied carbon in structural systems to net-zero by 2050. This aligns with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C, as recommended by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Glotman•Simpson is not only a signatory of …

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Empowering Women in Engineering: Celebrating INWED and Inspiring the Future

Addressing the Gender Gap in Engineering While women make up more than half of the Canadian population, they only comprise 15% of the engineering profession. This number has risen from 13.5% over the past five years, yet the field still remains male-dominated. International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) seeks to address this imbalance by providing …

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California Leads the Way: Decoding the New Embodied Carbon Requirements in CALGreen

In the late summer of 2023, the California Building Standards Commission adopted new mandatory embodied carbon requirements through the California Green Building Standard Code, colloquially known as CALGreen. These measures will be required for all non-residential buildings greater than 100,000 SF and school buildings greater than 50,000 SF, making California the first State in the …

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On Track: Sustainable Building Design and Code Evolution

Pages Sustainable Building Design and its Intersection with the Building Code and Performance Based Design Seismic codes are ever evolving and generally ever increasing. Read More

2023 EGBC Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award Recipient

In the ever-evolving world of structural engineering, there are individuals who not only excel in the technical side, but also champion a cause that goes beyond the confines of bricks and beams. Kelsie Priest, P Eng, is one such remarkable professional. Kelsie was honoured with the 2023 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award at the recent …

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