Category Archives: Building Science

Calgary’s New Public Library

    The city of Calgary is making international headlines for the construction of their New Public Library. The development was listed on Architectural Digest’s list of 12 Most Anticipated Buildings of 2018.  With a $245-million price tag, the new library will..

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    Dangerously Old Elevators

      A while back, we published this blog about old elevators in major Canadian cities leading to unanticipated repair and replacement costs for strata corporations. The causes are multi-fold; with so many elevators reaching the end of their life, and an increase..

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      Deferred Repairs, Costly Future Expenditures

        It is surely a welcoming development to see increasing awareness of building maintenance and repair requirements among strata  and condo owners. Having said that, it continues to be a constant challenge to convince the majority of the owners to agree..

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        Woodpeckers Hammer Kelowna Condominium with Costly Repairs

           (Photos: Keith Eisenkrein / Caroline Csak) We came across an interesting article that highlights the damages to a 17 floor condominium building in Kelowna caused by woodpeckers.  Northern flicker woodpeckers have been rapping at the building’s siding panels for several years...

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