The Strand

The Strand is a five storey mixed-use commercial, residential building located near Rocky Point Park in Port Moody, BC. The development consists of a total of 84 one and two bedroom units, amenity space, with the first floor containing future commercial retail units; all built over two levels of underground parking.

Williams Engineering (WE) supplied mechanical design services for this project which included heating, ventilation, plumbing and fire protection. The residential suites are heated with electric baseboards and the ventilation is provided by an in-suite 2-speed exhaust fan and passive outdoor air intakes located in each bedroom and living area. Corridor pressurization is provided on each floor by a roof top air handling unit utilizing a gas fire indirect heat exchanger to provide tempered air. Domestic hot water to all residential units is provided by a central boiler and storage tank system. Plumbing is designed for all residential fixtures, roof and site drainage requirements.  The commercial space is heated and air conditioned by DX split system heat pumps and fan coils. Exterior building louvers are provided as a base building installation for ventilation requirements in the commercial areas. Plumbing rough-in services are designed for the commercial spaces for the future connection by tenants. A performance specification sprinkler system is designed to meet NFPA-13 requirements to ensure tenants safety.

Built in a central location, The Strand is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, Rocky Point Park, and West Coast Express providing residents with various amenities close to home. As an up and coming oceanfront location it was necessary to provide residents with numerous amenities. Utilizing our engineer’s expertise, we combined the required knowledge needed for high-end amenities and the client’s concept of thoughtful design to deliver quality engineering services for this emerging development.