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September 19: Heritage Restoration and Seismic Upgrades of Christ Church Cathedral

Seminar

Topic:   Evening presentation on Technical Challenges encountered during Heritage Restoration and Seismic Upgrades of Christ Church Cathedral   
Presenters:   Mr. Ian Birtwell, Associate Warden for Restoration, Trustee, Volunteer Project Manager
Ms Meredith Anderson, MSCE, PEng, Struct.Eng, Senior Project Engineer, Read Jones Christofferson
Mr. James Emery, M.Arch, AIBC, MRAIC, PEng, Partner & Prime Consultant, Iredale Architecture
Date:   Tuesday September 19
Time:   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:   Christ Church Cathedral
690 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC, V6C 2L1

Presentation Summary

Christ Church Cathedral is Vancouver’s oldest surviving church which welcomed the community at the corner of West Georgia and Burrard for 125 years. Once the brightest and tallest building in the city, it was known as 'the light on the hill’; used by mariners for navigation into port.

In 1995, the Cathedral community adopted a multi-phase plan to restore the fabric of the building, strengthen its foundations through seismic upgrade and completely renovated its interior. In this final phase of renewal, the Cathedral’s roof was replaced with zinc roof. This provided an opportunity to significantly reinforce the original roof structure, and complete the 2004 seismic plan with new roof diaphragm, steel grid, and wall anchoring etc. An elegant stained glass 4-bell spire was also constructed, as well as enlargement of its kitchen to better serve Vancouver’s hungry and vulnerable community.

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