Naturally Wood, Naturally Sustainable

Expected to be the University of British Columbia’s first LEED® Platinum Building, Naturally:Wood demonstrates how the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability took a “wood first” approach that’s not only kind on the environment, but kind on the eyes.

Fast + Epp Offices OQM-Certified

APEGBC OQM LogoAs part of Fast + Epp's ongoing commitment to engineering excellence, we are pleased to announce our offices have received Organizational Quality Management certification from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

This voluntary certification program encourages firms to implement in-house quality management procedures that boost efficiency and client satisfaction.

To learn more about the Organizational Quality Management program, please visit APEGBC's website.

2013 ACEC-BC Win for Chinese Visitors' Centre

 Tsingtao creditDWThe striking Tsingtao Pearl Visitor Centre project in Qingdao, China has been honoured with a 2013 Award of Merit from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of British Columbia.

The 28,000 sq. ft. building, featuring an undulating free-form wood roof, was designed in collaboration with architects at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and largely managed in the construction process by design builders at Fast + Epp's affiliated company, StructureCraft Builders Inc.

The project required extensive co-ordination between teams in Canada and China, and encourages future use of sustainable materials in Asian building projects.

Provincial Wood Awards Recognize Fast + Epp Projects

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WoodWORKS! BC recognized three Fast + Epp projects at its annual gala on March 4, which celebrates the best of timber design.

Architects at Perkins + Will Canada were recognized with the 2013 Wood Innovation Award for the VanDusen Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre in Vancouver, a building that targets LEED Platinum and was first in Canada to register with Living Building Challenge.

Athabasca University Wins 2012 Prairie Design Wood Award

Athabasca4s creditGarthCrumpFast + Epp was honoured with the Engineer Advocate Award at this year's Prairie Wood Design Awards for its structural contribution on the Athabasca University Academic Research Centre project.

The three-storey distance education facility was designed by Manasc Isaac Architects. Targeting LEED® Gold certification, the new building combines energy efficient building technologies with leading-edge networking and communications technologies to facilitate online and distance learning.

The widespread use of wood in the facility's design celebrates the region's timber-based economy, encouraging future use of the rapidly-renewable resource in educational buildings.

Urban Development Award for East Fraserlands Project

EFL2River District Centre has received an Award for Excellence from the Urban Development Institute for its "Outside the Box" approach to design and real estate marketing.

The 6,200 sq. ft. project — designed by architects at Hughes Condon Marler with structural collaboration from Fast + Epp — was built as a sustainable, modular facility to house interactive exhibits, models and communicate the overall vision for community revitalization in the East Fraserlands River District.

The UDI Awards recognize leaders in urban development and are the most prestigious form of peer-to-peer recognition for completed development projects in the Lower Mainland, Okanagan and Vancouver Island.


International Honour Caps VanDusen Award Run

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Fast + Epp has won a high-profile industry award from the Institution of Structural Engineers for its ground-breaking work on the VanDusen Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre at a November 2 gala in London, England.

The award marks a major milestone for the firm, which has now won all three of the world's most prestigious engineering awards for a single project.

Announcing: Fast + Epp Edmonton

Fast + Epp is pleased to announce the opening of our new Edmonton office, a milestone in our commitment to excellence and servicing markets in Alberta.

Stephan Pasche, P.Eng., will represent Fast + Epp in Edmonton. Having worked with our firm since 1999, his significant experience includes projects in British Columbia, Alberta and the United States.

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