Made possible through a partnership between BC Housing, Turning Points Collaborative Society and the City of Vernon, The Crossings at 35 provides 52 new residential units within a modularly constructed 4-storey affordable housing building. The development includes a commercial kitchen and dining space, laundry, storage and landscaped outdoor areas. The Crossings is the final phase of the My Place supportive housing development, providing 104 homes to those in need.
Williams Engineering (WE) provided the building envelope consulting engineering services for this project. WE’s building science team completed a cursory review of the building envelope, roofing designs, and specifications. As the project is constructed of modular units, the cursory reviews include a thorough review of the standard modular construction details. Building envelope and roofing system site reviews were conducted by WE to ensure proper installation and construction. In-plant air leakage testing was conducted in two modular units to ensure air leakage rates met BC Housing performance criteria. To further confirm the continuity of the exterior moisture barrier, several water penetration tests were conducted with the locations evenly chosen based off or on?? floor and elevation.
With the ongoing housing crisis, the need for supportive housing has drastically increased. The Crossings will provide space for residents to live while receiving the support they need to begin the next phase of their lives. For many people experiencing homelessness in British Columbia, these homes make a significant positive difference in the community.