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Canadian Consulting Engineer: Consulting engineering firms join Reframed Lab to retrofit B.C. MURBs

by CCE Staff   

Canadian Consulting Engineer
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The project will update six buildings in the Lower Mainland, Capital Regional District and Southern Interior.

Photos courtesy RJC.

Several consulting engineering firms are among the multidisciplinary design team members of Reframed Lab, a new project that aims to update select multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) in British Columbia to save energy, reduce associated pollution, increase resilience to extreme weather events and improve health and safety.

Led by Reframed Initiative, a partnership that includes BC Housing, the six-month project involves designing retrofits for six low-rise (three- to four-storey) supportive-housing MURBs in the Lower Mainland, Capital Regional District and Southern Interior, all built between 1972 and 1994.

By way of example, RJC Engineers principal Michael Blackman will lead a building science team to retrofit the ASK Wellness Society’s concrete and steel low-rise Crossroads Inn in Kamloops, working with AME Consulting GroupLTA ConsultantsO’M EngineeringCover Architectural Collective and Projects with Grace (PwG).

This article was originally featured in our partner publication Canadian Consulting Engineer. Read the original version here. 



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