Harwood Manor Harwood Manor (1133 Harwood Street, Vancouver, BC.) underwent a significant renewal and renovation that is nothing short of breath-taking. It is a recent centre-piece in the New City portfolio. Harwood Manor The rooftop deck was completely rejuvenated and renovated. This new design provided a clean & modern aesthetic while maintaining safety without compromising the amazing views. Harwood Manor The completely redesigned and renovated entryway provides a well-lit path and easy access to Stanley Park, English Bay, Rogers Arena, Vancouver Public Library, Edgewater Casino, Vancouver Art Gallery, and many other great attractions!

Overview

 

The building entrance walkway and lobby area are primarily supported by a slab-on-grade, while units at grade are supported by a suspended slab. The below-grade parking garage structure is cast-in place reinforced concrete, non-combustible construction (suspended-slab over concrete columns and perimeter foundation walls). There is also a partially enclosed parking structure at grade, on the north side of the building, with access from the alley.

Hardwood Manor is a 6-storey building, it has 22 residential units and it was originally constructed in 1983.

The building is a steel-stud framed structure supported by cast-in-place reinforced concrete suspended slab, concrete columns, concrete foundation walls and a slab-on-grade.

The existing building envelope systems to be renovated consisted of:

A view from the top

This property is situated north of Pacific avenue with a fabulous view of South metro-Vancouver and False Creek. As part of our project marketing workup we  capture volumes of terrestrial and aerial media. Here is a clip from the drone footage we captured on this project.

The Project Scope

 

The old building envelope systems were allowing unintended water ingress at some locations of the building that was resulting in damage to the existing light steel framing structure. In addition, some building envelope components were aged and no longer capable of providing sufficient durability and performance.

As a result of these factors a comprehensive and systematic targeted renovation of the building exterior walls, roof and roof decks was required. 

The intent of this project was to renew and revitalize the exterior performance and appearance of the building including the change in cladding systems at specified locations.

The Challenges & Results

 

Even though we encountered several challenges, we managed to complete the project successfully and only with a 2 months delay.

What were our challenges?

We encountered a significant amount of heavily corroded structural steel stud and steel framing repairs on several areas of this project, that was unforeseen.

How did we make it work?

We were able to remove all the existing cladding on the building and expose everything. Then we completed all the steel stud framing repairs in approximately 2 months while working on our base scope contract. This process was designed and reviewed by a structural engineer from our project consultant partners – BC Building Science Ltd.

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