Category Archives: Institutional Renovation

Vancouver City Hall

Replaced over 1,000 window sash with new sealed double glazed units throughout the building

Work consisted of construction and installation of 1,000 new wood sash fit with new sealed double glazed units. Crew was trained to perform lead abatement without any safety-related incidents. Located a non-profit organization who used more than sixty percent of the sash in their construction projects thus avoiding the landfill. Devised a method to refurbish 75-year old hardware without using any harmful chemicals and re-used all existing hardware close to original finish.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency Office renovation by Olympic Projects

Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Burnaby

Entrusted by Public Works with a million-dollar plumbing upgrade to a vital federal building responsible for regulating food safety, animal health, and plant health while occupied at all times. Seamlessly overcame challenges with laboratory access, working in live labs, and working around lab technicians.

Work consisted of renovation and replacement of damaged domestic water piping, reinstatement of all finishes including all affected walls, ceilings, floors, and millwork

Canadian Food Inspection Agency piping by Olympic Projects

Kanaka Creek Elementary School, Maple Ridge

Phased targeted building envelope repairs in a fully operational elementary school

Work consisted of the removal of the face sealed stucco and EIFS cladding at selected wall and soffit areas and the installation of new stucco cladding onto a drained and vented rain screen cavity, installation of insulation and a vapour barrier at interior walls, re-glazing with new sealed insulating glazing units on all windows, replacement of door weather stripping, replacement of skylights, installation of cement board to protect existing exposed foundation waterproofing

Vancouver City Hall

Navigated a $1.5 million domestic water piping replacement in the iconic Vancouver City Hall, a twelve-storey tower that is home to the Vancouver City Council. Worked with drawings that were based on old and obsolete information while the building was occupied at all times, plumbing chases were asbestos-containing; majority of work was completed in a confined space tunnel, two 50ft-long trenches across the public driveway were each completed on a weekend without any interruption to the public

Work consisted of installation of new domestic hot and cold piping throughout the building and implementation of a parallel system to avoid disruption to building occupants, insulation of all new piping, fire stopping, x-ray and coring of new holes, removal of all accessible abandoned, exposed piping, opened and repaired walls, ceilings, and floors to the original finish, removed and replaced plumbing fixtures, cupboards, counter tops, mirrors, lights, exit signs, smoke and heat detectors, wallpaper to facilitate the installation of piping, excavated two 50ft-long and 10ft-deep trenches across the public driveway in order to connect two storm lines, worked with City hazmat contractors and contained all the work within barricaded areas to eliminate discomfort or possible health hazards to the occupants

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