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“So, Aspect – how did you spend your Summer?”

Summer is over, the breeze is cooler and fall has begun. We’ve been asked many times, “So Aspect, how did you spend your Summer?”…so we thought we’d share some highlights!


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Promotion Alert! – David Rajendran

We are delighted to announce that David Rajendran has been promoted to Associate in our Vancouver office!


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A Case Study in Collaboration: B&B Hotel Guimarães

Learn about our recently-completed B&B Hotel project in Guimarães, Portugal - the first timber-hybrid construction of its kind on the Iberian Peninsula.


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A Challenge to the Industry for Women in Engineering Day

As we celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, we challenge the industry to implement strategies into standard practice that support and retain women engineers.


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Yield House Featured on Dezeen

We’re big fans of Dezeen around here and even bigger fans when our projects are featured!
Check out this recent article featuring Yield House by Splyce Design.


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Aspect Climate Chronicles – Part 3: What Is Aspect doing?

In this final installment of our Aspect Climate Chronicles series, we’ll get right to the point and share what we’re doing to address the climate emergency. 


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Aspect Climate Chronicles – Part 2: How to Reduce the Embodied Carbon of a Building

Building on Aspect Climate Chronicles Part 1, we’ll now get into how carbon is accounted for, and some of the ways that we can design for a reduced carbon footprint.


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Aspect Climate Chronicles – Part 1: Steps Towards Sustainability

Happy Earth Day! As we take this day to celebrate our planet and spotlight worldwide efforts in sustainability, we thought it would be a good opportunity to share our insights, and how Aspect is approaching the need for low carbon construction.


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Camera House Featured on Dezeen

Camera House, a recent project with our friends at Leckie Studio, has been featured on Dezeen!


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Meet the Associates – Paul Paquet

We are proud to announce that Paul Paquet (P.Eng., M.A.Sc.) has joined the ASPECT team as an associate in our Toronto office...


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Promotion Alert! – Ilana Danzig

We are super proud to announce that Ilana Danzig (P.Eng., Struct.Eng., PE, SE, M.Eng.) has been promoted to Associate Principal in our Vancouver office!


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Malahat Skywalk Wins in the 2021-22 Wood Design & Building Awards

We are extremely proud to announce that the Malahat Skywalk has won the Canadian Wood Council Structural Innovation Award in the 2021-22 Wood Design Awards!


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Meet the Associates – Thomas Brotschi

We are thrilled to announce that Thomas Brotschi (B.Sc.BFH) has been promoted to Associate in our Bern office!


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Meet the Associates – Eva Chau

We are thrilled to announce that Eva Chau (P.Eng., M.Eng.) has been promoted to Associate in our Toronto office!


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International Women in Engineering Day 2021

In celebration of International Women In Engineering Day on June 23, this year we are sharing the accomplishments of the incredible women on our team: what they are most proud of so far in their careers, and what they are most looking forward to as they progress in the world of Engineering.


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Sidewalk Talk: Introducing PMX 15

We’re proud to be able to finally share more of our work with Sidewalk Labs: introducing…PMX 15! Building on our learnings from PMX 35, we’ve set out to further define and refine mass timber construction using a prefabricated, factory-built, “Kit of Parts” approach.


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Adam Gerber Wins Inaugural SEABC Young Meritorious Achievement Award

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Adam Gerber has won the inaugural SEABC Young Meritorious Achievement Award! This award is granted to an engineer who demonstrates significant professional achievements early in their career.


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Meet the Associates – Shawn Kennedy

We are proud to announce that Shawn Kennedy (P.Eng., PE) has joined the ASPECT team as an associate in our Toronto office...


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International Women in Engineering Day

In celebration of International Women In Engineering Day on June 23, we are celebrating the incredible women on our team and sharing their experiences.


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ASPECT + Business Continuity + Public Health

On March 14th, 2020 ASPECT Structural Engineers adopted a work-from-home policy for our offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Switzerland.


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ULI Toronto: Mass Timber Construction MasterClass

Join Aspect Principal Bernhard Gafner at ULI Toronto for a Mass Timber Construction MasterClass, February 25, 2020.


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Side Walk Talk: Exploring the Future of Mass Timber Building

We invite you to explore Side Walk Talk a blog where technologists and urbanists discuss the future of cities


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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 – 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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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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