Category: General

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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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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On Track: Considering The Balance Between Material Costs + Labour Efficiency

  We recently stumbled upon a thought-provoking article, authored by Steve Webb, in The Architectural Review. Webb envisions an alternative future where taxes are employed to protect human labour and penalize excessive material use, thus curbing wasteful practices. Historically, the cost of labour has outweighed the price of materials, resulting in buildings designed to minimize …

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Glotman Simpson Announces New Principals

Our firm, with a legacy spanning nearly six decades, is delighted to introduce two exceptional professionals who have been appointed as Principals at Glotman Simpson: Chris Smith and Harrison Glotman. Chris Smith, MS, PE, SE brings a wealth of experience to our team as a licensed Civil and Structural Engineer. His journey with Glotman Simpson …

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Glotman Simpson Announces New Associate

Glotman Simpson is excited to announce the appointment of our newest Associate, Cody Johnston, P Eng. With nearly 10 years of experience as an Engineer, 7 years which has been with our firm, Cody has experience in engineering design + construction administration for various types of projects including reinforced concrete high-rise towers, multi-storey wood frame …

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On Track: Building Decarbonization and Technology: BIM Integration

The embodied carbon policy landscape in North America is rapidly evolving, and at Glotman Simpson we are fully embracing the change. Slowly but surely, policies are aligning with the current environmental demands of the era. With these policy shifts, we must adapt to create a more sustainable, equitable and decarbonized built environment. The question then …

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