elegant single family structural design - timber, steel, modern or traditional--we strive for elegance

welcome!

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buepoint would like to welcome you to our online home. We are a Vancouver Island based structural engineering firm specializing in custom residential and timber construction. If you are building a new home or structure or simply have concerns about any structure, please give us a call (250) 597 2296 or send an email (info@bpc.ltd) to discuss how we can meet your needs. We have extensive experience working remotely and we love to utilize new ideas. We do plan to use this site as a source for information about structural engineering or building in general. If you come across an article that you think we might find interesting, send it our way!

New Victoria office!

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buepoint consulting Victoria office

Recently, buepoint consulting chose to expand to Victoria to handle a high demand in structural engineering services. The aim was to reduce our travel time, make it easy for us and cost effective for you. This Victoria home office helps us remain extremely competitive in the marketplace.  To accommodate various work commitments, our Victoria office operates on flexible hours, 0900am to 0500pm Monday to Friday

Meet Jackson Ritter. Jackson is an EIT with a friendly smile and has had work experience in both of Earth’s hemispheres. He is originally from Wollongong, Australia and moved to the island in the Spring of 2017. He will be working from the Victoria office and will gladly assist you with anything you send his way.

Let’s start with a coffee

Wood Structure vs Steel

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Grizzly Paw Brewing Company I recently came across an article about why timber might be a better choice than steel. As an engineer that has done a lot of timber work as well as steel design, I have come to appreciate both materials as they both have their strengths. The Grizzly Paw Brewery was a job I got to participate in and provides a compelling example of where timber triumphs.

http://canadiantimberframes.com/commercial-case-study—wood-structure-vs-steel

 

Moisture Control

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I’m always interested in building envelope although this isn’t my area of expertise. Practice and advice vary greatly from builder to builder but the real difficulty comes in assessing best practices for the home’s climate.

Build A Better Home brochures

 

Build a Better Home

Preventing moisture from getting trapped in the building envelope is key to constructing long-lasting homes that stay dry and comfortable. Most of the construction details that help to keep a home dry are simple to install. Designed to provide builders and homeowners the construction guidelines they need to protect their homes against damaging moisture infiltration, the Build a Better Home program from APA encourages better building practices for the key elements of a residential structure: roofs, walls, and the foundation.