Elemental

Trinity Western University: Fraser North Residence

Elemental Architecture & Interiors provided designs for a full building envelope remediation and seismic upgrade. This upgrade was needed to improve the building's performance and safety to occupants in the event of an earthquake.

Project Team

Project Team

Architect: Elemental Architecture & Interiors

Structural Engineer: C.Y. Loh Associates Ltd.

Construction Manager: Heatherbrae Builders

Client: Trinity Western University

 

Fraser North Student Residence

Fraser North Student Residence

A full envelope replacement and seismic upgrade  was completed by Heatherbrae Builders during a six month construction period commencing May 1st, 2011, substantially completed October 24th, 2011. The building was re-occupied by students in late August after confirming weather-tightness. 

The new building features a brick veneer cavity wall with exterior insulated metal panels, PVC windows and a new PVC roof membrane. New roof overhangs with cedar soffits were added to provide additional protection from the rain and to minimize maintenance.  

Masonry Details

Masonry Details

A combination of brick veneer, precast concrete sills and stone base was designed along the lower levels to provide a durable and low maintenance cladding. The new roof overhangs provide good protection from the weather.

  A detail view of the cedar soffits and glu-laminated beams which add warmth to this student residence.

A detail view of the cedar soffits and glu-laminated beams which add warmth to this student residence.

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Project Details

Project Details

Budget: $1.2 Million

Completion Year: 2012

Location: 7600 Glover Road, Langley B.C.
 

Before

Before

The existing wood framed building was originally constructed in 1990 with stucco cladding over building paper and wood studs. The lack of overhangs and absence of a drained rainscreen cavity led to the building suffering premature failure due to the rapid deterioration of the wood framing and sheathing.