90 Alexander St, Vancouver

90 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC is a small building in Gastown historic district of Vancouver. The Owners desired to add to the building vertically without upgrading the Single Room Occupancy (SRO) floors below. A strategy was developed that permitted the vertical addition to be constructed in wood frame by utilising the existing light well as the location of a new exit stair while constructing the new addition as an independently supported section above the SRO floors. READ MORE…

Fort Steele Historic Town, BC Canada

This large site managed by the friends of Fort Steele, was originally managed by the provincial heritage branch. The site is important historically as a river crossing was established there in the 1800s enabling the Kootenay River to be negotiated on the trail to the gold rush fields to the north. John Ivison and Associates were selected to undertake a site-wide assessment of the fire and life safety as well as security systems. A strategy READ MORE…

Nyrstar Mines, Myra Falls, Vancouver Island

John Ivison and Associates were retained to undertake a complete review of the fire protection and water supply infrastructure on the Nyrstar Mining site. We conducted a total of 4 days review of the above and below grade operations and facilities. Findings were summarised in a fire protection report outlining the remedial works required with budget estimates based on implementation in three phases.

Bramshill Manor, Hampshire, UK

This Jacobean mansion is now occupied as a one of the UK’s national police colleges. It has required significant ongoing maintenance. Various schemes for improving the usability of the floor areas were put forward. An analysis of the construction, exiting and escape times as well as compartmentation was undertaken. As floor were being taken up as a result of plans to utilise previously underutilised attic spaces, it was decided that the existing lathe and plaster READ MORE…