Category Archives: Building Science

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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