SBM in collaboration with Western University: Civil Engineering Department (Dr. El Damatty) has completed Phase One in its research to develop a Finite Element Method, 3-Dimensional software program, which will analyze midrise wood framed buildings under seismic and wind events. The program will be the first of its kind in the world and will allow designers to properly design wood buildings under high wind and seismic events.
Erection of Saginaw II is almost complete. This 7 storey building will feature 93 residential units and below grade parking. The entire building was constructed of Precast Concrete Walls and Floor planks. SBM completed the building design, precast concrete design and erection drawings for this project. The entire building will be erected in 15 weeks.
Templar Flats in Hamilton, Ontario, has the distinction of being the first occupied, modern wood-frame mid-rise building completed in Ontario. It was constructed under provisions (O. Reg. 191.14) added to the province’s Building Code (2012 OBC) that permit wood-frame construction up to 6 storeys, an increase of two storeys over the previous iteration of the code.
The 6-storey, mixed-use project offers 25 modern residential units above three street-level restaurants in the city’s downtown core. The City of Hamilton is committed to revitalizing the downtown and developments on King William Street, including Templar Flats, have bene ted from infrastructure improvements in the area.
Templar Flats brings together the best of the old and new in an innovative, hybrid solution that puts a modern 6-storey building with glass penthouses between two thoughtfully restored heritage buildings that were adapted into a single, uni ed development.
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