Building science is the application of scientific knowledge and building techniques that focus on the analysis and control of the physical phenomena affecting buildings. This includes the detailed analysis of building materials and building envelope systems. The practical purpose of building science is to provide predictive capability to optimize building performance and understand or prevent building failures.
For new design, Williams Engineering Canada provides pre-design consulting, design phase review of drawings and specifications, pre-construction review of scheduling, and sequencing with an emphasis on constructability. During construction we provide on-site review and inspection of assemblies and often complete thermal imaging and documentation of assembly completion.
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) Realty Corporation and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, represented by its agent, Bentall Real Estate Services, approached Williams in December 2006 to conduct facility evaluations for a 48 property industrial portfolio.
The Atlantic Art Block adds character to Calgary’s artsy Inglewood community.
Located on the east edge of downtown Calgary, the Atlantic Avenue Art Block is a four-storey retail, office, and art gallery building complete with underground and surface parking. The new facility boasts a sleek, modern design with hints of inspiration from the community’s historical setting. The building also incorporates many LEED® design components and has achieved LEED® Silver certification.
Capital Health, serving over one million Edmonton and area patients, provides various high technology services including organ transplants, inpatient acute care, rehabilitation care, extended care, and immunizations. Capital Health required the expertise of an engineering firm to guide the deconstruction of the existing Outpatient Resident Building located at 8315 – 114 Street in Edmonton Alberta.
As the largest rural school division in Alberta, Chinook’s Edge School Division provides public schooling for 41 schools and approximately 11,000 students. The division supports over 600 teachers as well as hundreds of substitute teachers and support staff while ensuring each student’s educational experience is a fulfilling one that includes challenging and meaningful learning opportunities.
The Islamic Academy of Edmonton is a triumph of collaboration that provides traditional education with modern sensibility for more than 1,000 students from kindergarten to grade twelve. Williams and Barr Ryder Architects and Interior Designers worked together as prime consultants to design and build an institution that is functional, beautiful, and representative of Canada’s multi-cultural spirit.
Constructed in 1958, the Spheroid water tower in Red Deer, Alberta, is a truly unique structure. Though observers cannot always agree whether it looks more like a lollipop, golf ball and tee, or big green onion, one thing has become clear: in order for the debate to continue, the Spheroid must be preserved.
Over the past eight years Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) has had the pleasure of providing building envelope services for the Qualex Group of Companies. Recently WEC provided consulting engineering services from concept to completion for three high-rise tower developments located in Calgary, Alberta. These condominiums include Stella, Nova, and Luna Condominiums.
Built in 1983, the Talisman Centre is locally known as an iconic building on the Calgary, Alberta skyline. Owned by the City of Calgary and operated by Lindsey Park Sports Society, the Talisman Centre boasts more than just five full-sized gymnasiums for local residents.
Local and international students at the University of Calgary truly get a taste of premium student living while participating in programs geared towards increasing cultural, global, and local awareness.