Conservation is not only important for cultural sustainability but also helps reduce the environmental impacts of new construction. ISL’s Structural-Buildings group has extensive experience completing such conservation work and adopts a holistic approach to ensure the material, craft and cultural contexts are taken into account.
ISL works with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada in conjunction with current building (or bridge, where applicable) codes and Commentary L – Application of NBC Part 4 of Division B for the Structural Evaluation and Upgrading of Existing Buildings.
The team collaborates with architects and other conservation specialists to understand project goals (e.g., character defining elements) and to ensure any specified interventions are contextually appropriate.
Our Service Areas
- Research and Analysis
- Condition Assessments
- Surveys and Scanning
- Structural Analysis
- Structural Design for Interventions
- Innovative Structural Solutions
- Production of Contract Documents
- Project Management, Tendering and Construction