|John Boys on a recent informal inspection of the OK College Trades Building|
'Institutional Wood Design: Large".
Scope of our work included survey of the as-built and installation of the glulam roof deck on glulam rafters with curved columns, the main atrium and connecting walkway consisting of gluelam columns and rafters. (all supplied by Structurlam).
Nice Work if you can get it...Our part of the work took place during the summer of 2015 in Kelowna BC. (Blue skies, lakes and nightlife on the weekends for the younger set, and a short hop over the hill back to Merritt for the family guys.)
|The final touch. Nice!|
Our Big Take Away? Meticulous pre-planning and site survey of the as-built has a huge payoff (as usual).
Lessons Learned: When bracing our work (level and plumb) at the end of our scope - make it difficult if not impossible for other trades to tamper with the bracing.
Engineer: Fast + Epp
The firm of Diamond Schmitt collaborating with David Nairne + Associates Ltd. of North Vancouver, designed the complex.