Bow River Bridge Wins at ACEC Awards


Banff-PictureThe Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards were held on October 24 in Ottawa, where Fast + Epp was the recipient of the Award of Excellence for Bow River Pedestrian Bridge and Utility Crossing in the Transportation Category. The iconic timber bridge was constructed in collaboration with StructureCraft Builders to facilitate both foot and emergency vehicle traffic. This prestigious award symbolizes the highest national mark of recognition in engineering.


VanDusen Botanical Gardens and Visitor Centre wins Building of the Year Award


VanDusen credit-Nic-Lehoux-(48)On October 14, VanDusen Botanical Gardens and Visitor Centre was awarded the WAN Sustainable Building of the Year Award for 2014. Designed by Perkins + Will with structural collaboration from Fast + Epp, the building was awarded the prestigious honour based on the project’s holistic approach and exceptionally high building standards.
The World Architecture News (WAN) is the world's leading supplier of news to the global architectural community. This is the 6th year for The WAN awards, considered to be the world’s largest architectural awards programme.


Jasper Place Library awarded Outstanding Project


JasperPlaceLibrary 2013 credit-Stephan-Pasche-(61)On September 19, the 2014 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards hosted by The National Council of Structural Engineers Association took place in New Orleans.  The awards which take place annually recognize some of the finest examples of structural engineering throughout the world. Fast + Epp’s Jasper Place Library was the recipient of the Outstanding Projects award in the New Buildings under $10 million category.


Bow River Bridge awarded at Footbridge 2014 Conference


BanffBridgeBow River Pedestrian Bridge and Utility Crossing in Banff, Alberta, was awarded the Long Span Footbridge award at the International Footbridge 2014 conference in London, UK.  The conference, which took place on July 16, 2014, recognizes the challenges designers address in order to construct bridges with short, medium, and long spans.


Jasper Place Library Receives Award of Merit at Prairie Design Awards

5 JasperPlaceLibrary sm creditStephanPascheOn May 28th, 2014, Jasper Place Library in Edmonton, Alberta won the Award of Merit in the Recent Work Category at the Prairie Design Awards. A joint venture project between Hughes Condon Marler Architects and Dub Architects, Fast + Epp collaborated with these two firms to create the visually striking structure. A large, flexible, column-free space, Jasper Place Library is considered to be the social heart of the community.


3rd International Conference on Structures and Architecture

ICSA2016-First-Announcement-1The International Conference on Structures and Architecture is the world's leading and largest global conference bridging the gap between Structures and Architecture. Held in Guimarães, Portugal from July 27 – 29th,  the purpose of the conference this year is to present research and development on the merging of architecture and structural engineering.

The conference will facilitate the meeting of international participants interested in the recent advances in the art, practice and theory of designing and building infrastructures in which structural and architectural values are combined and the contribution of each is mutually enhanced.

Jochen Stahl is a member of the Scientific Committee for the second year.


Fast + Epp to retrofit the world‘s largest self-supporting timber grid shell

2 MultiCreditFreeWikimediaDesigned by Frei Otto, Carlfried Mutschler and Joachim Langner in 1975, this multifunctional hall was originally built as a temporary structure for a horticultural exhibition in Mannheim, Germany.  With a roof area of 102,000 sq. ft., and spans up to 200 ft, this unique timber lattice roof structure remains the largest self supporting timber grid shell structure in the world, and has been listed as a historical cultural monument since 1998.  Fast + Epp recently won an international competition to undertake a design review and retrofit of this historical monument to restore the timber grid shell to its original splendor.


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