Nature is reborn every Spring. But for Kitsilano High School in Vancouver, it took 90 years. The renewal, expansion, and seismic upgrade of this historic building was complicated by the fact that the school needed to be functioning throughout this complex project. Working closely with the architects and contractor, we solved this problem by building ...

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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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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

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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