Located in the heart of Vancouver’s thriving Westside, Ortus is a new collection of fifty-four concrete condo units with excellent access to the unbeatable shopping, services and recreation offered in downtown Vancouver and Richmond, British Columbia. The modern, open-concept living spaces feature  high-quality finishings, including quartz countertops, warm, wide-plank wood flooring and panoramic views offering expansive views. The private rooftop provides dining and barbeque areas, spaces for yoga or meditation and entertainment space.

Williams Engineering (WE) is currently providing  mechanical consulting engineering services for this new 49,000 square-foot development. The HVAC design includes heating, cooling and HRV/ERV systems for the residential suites and ductwork for the bathroom, kitchen exhaust and ventilation air. Designs for the building’s plumbing system include a domestic hot and cold-water distribution system, sanitary systems, foundation footing drainage systems and a storm system for roof, landscape and parkade drainage. Schematic designs are included for the sprinkler system, standpipe and fire hose valve. Construction administration services are also being completed by WE, including site visits during construction, reviews of mechanical equipment shop drawings, and letters of assurance for building permit submission and building occupancy.

Uniquely built with innovative features to enhance daily life, Ortus offers advanced air purification systems, sustainable home automation systems and commercial-grade electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. This building was designed with a strong commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility and effectively meets BC Energy Step Code and LEED V4 Gold certification requirements.