Building Quality Assurance

Deterioration of Balconies

These days more and more condominium and apartment balconies are cracking and crumbling. This is a safety concern, both for the residents and for pedestrians below, and it is also virtually unattractive. Whether obvious or hidden, this type of deterioration is occurring in a great many reinforced concrete balcony slabs. It is caused by galvanic... Read more »

Building Epidemics

Epidemics have been in the news recently, but the term is not always used to describe a disease. It can be used to describe an unpleasant occurrence that becomes widespread, and in this sense it can be applied to buildings. Across Canada we are experiencing a building epidemic – the leaky condo crisis in Vancouver,... Read more »