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Tall Wood Buildings Hoped to Boost Lumber Sector

Check out the Global Okanagan News footage of our associate Ilana Danzig discussing the future of Mass-Timber buildings in BC at the Wood Design Luncheon Conference.


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The International Wood Construction Conference (IHF2019)

Join our principals Bernhard Gafner and Mehrdad Jahangiri at the 25th International Wood Construction Conference (IHF), December 4th–6th 2019 at Innsbruck, Congress Centrum.


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New mass timber projects a glimmer of hope for B.C. forestry industry

Our Associate, Ilana Danzig was featured on CTV News to discuss the possible growth of the BC forestry industry because of changes to the building code.


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Oakville Firestation No.8 CLT Install

Oakville Firestation No.8 CLT install in progress. ASPECT is the specialty mass timber engineer working under Element5 Co. who is responsible for the supply of the mass timber package. MCH Design & Build is providing the install.


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Cardinal House: A Healthy, Resilient, Mass-Timber Home For First Nations Communities

A new mass timber home designed to meet the specific needs of First Nations peoples and constructed to withstand the harsh climates where their communities are situated.


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Meet the Associates – Duncan Bourke

We are proud to announce that Duncan Bourke has joined the ASPECT team as an associate in our Toronto office. Duncan has over a decade of experience...


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Meet the Associates – Ilana Danzig

We are proud to announce that Ilana Danzig (P.Eng., M.Eng., PE, SE) has joined the ASPECT team as an associate in our Vancouver office...


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Meet the Associates – Andrew Seeton

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Seeton (P.Eng., M.A.Sc.) has joined the ASPECT team as an associate in our Vancouver office...


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Affordable Passive House Apartments Planned for East Van

Kingsway and Windsor in East Vancouver will soon see the addition of a 12-storey apartment building with 88 social housing units.


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Mid-Atlantic Wood Design Symposium

Join Bernhard Gafner and Adam Gerber of ASPECT for this free webinar on Mass Timber Connections: Building Structural Design Skills with WoodWorks (August 14, 2019)


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Mass Timber Connections: Building Structural Design Skills

Join Bernhard Gafner and Adam Gerber of ASPECT for this free webinar on Mass Timber Connections: Building Structural Design Skills with WoodWorks (August 14, 2019)


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Distillery District Tower at DRP

ASPECT is thrilled to work with the team on the mass timber portion of this project.

A proposal for the development of the Distillery District promises a 29-story tower with a “heritage feel”and timber interior that creates the feeling of an old industrial warehouse.


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Aspect Opens New Toronto Office

We are excited to announce the opening of our new Toronto office! Our new office is located at 200-53 Jarvis Street.


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Mass Timber Connections Workshops, Austin

This week our folks are leading workshops in Texas. Still time to come and join us! For engineers new to mass timber design, connections can pose a particular challenge. Focusing on connection design principles and analysis techniques unique to mass timber.


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Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC Submission

We are super excited to announce our submission with INC_A & Spiritos Properties to Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC. A two-stage design competition for small-scale, urban infill housing. Seeking to address affordable housing.


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Malahat Summit Skywalk

We are excited to announce a proposed project on the Malahat Summit, an elevated ‘Skywalk’ with 40-metre spiral viewing tower. It has been featured on Global News: Southern Vancouver Island could be next in line to get a high-profile tourism project.


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2019 Environmental Performance Award Winner

The Wood Innovation Research Lab (WIRL) winner of the 2019 Environmental Performance Award BC Wood Design Awards! Featured on naturally:wood website – WIRL at UNBC is a space to test state-of-the-art building systems.


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Sea to Sky Gondola Tree Walk

We are happy to announce the proposed Sea to Sky Gondola Tree Walk, an elevated tree walk that spirals 34 metres into the sky. A structure that will preserve, connect and enhance the Howe Sound. Check out the article on Global News.


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Naikoon on Nail Laminated Timber and More

We are happy to share this overview of nail laminated timber and other Panelized products by Naikoon Contracting. They are home builders who specialize in Passive House & NetZero Construction. We had the pleasure to work with them on West Bay Passive House.


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West Bay Passive House Video

Thanks to West Coast Innovation Labs and BCIT for this video on the West Bay Passive House. In this video, we kick off the construction of the Radcliffe Passive House Project by reviewing the principles of Passive House Design, and learning about some of the project's unique design challenges. 


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Building Employee Trust and Respect

Kent Employment Law interviewed Gina Sheppard, a Partner at Aspect Structural Engineers, about introducing policies that allow employees to take unlimited vacation and set their own work hours – workplace practices built on transparency, collaboration, respect and fairness.


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