Glenn Duxbury, CHI, QAO,

Technical Specialist

 

I worked in the renovation and construction industry for a number of years after completing high school in 1975 and some post-secondary education at Pacific Vocational Institute and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (“BCIT”).

Over many years since the late 1970’s, I have renovated and added-onto the family home in New Westminster.

My knowledge with homes and properties continued to grow and grow.  Friends and neighbours would come to me with needs and seeking answers for their own needs and continue to do so.

Eventually, my career led to working in Property Management, which I did for some 12 years from the late 1980’s, until 2000.  In this capacity, I continually learned from engaging trades and technicians for the portfolio of properties I was responsible for.  I also began documenting deficiencies on a large range of homes, strata properties and commercial buildings.

In 2002, after earning my Certification through the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (“ASTTbc”) as a Certified Home Inspector (“ASTTbc-PI”), after my required BCIT training, I opened Glenn Duxbury & Associates-Building Inspection and Consulting.  This is a professional business wholly-owned by me and all work completed by the firm has been done under my supervision.  The Business was Incorporated in 2013 and thus became Duxbury & Associates-Building Inspection and Consulting Ltd.

The firm has provided a broad scope of services to home buyers and home owners over the many years as a Property Consultant including Quality-Control, Home and Building Investigations, Trouble-Shooting Problems and Worries, Warranty-Checks, Documentation for Litigation, Deciphering Reports, Project and Renovation-Planning, Quality-Assurance, Evaluations of Completed Work, Assistance to Legal Counsel (including expert witness testimony), as well as Inspections for Home and Property Buyers and Sellers of properties.

Over these recent years, I have also worked closely with Professional Engineers and at least one Professional Quantity Surveyor, assisting them with collecting data in the field on a number of important investigations for formal Reports to be rendered.

I have served for many years on the Board of my professional association – since 2003 as a Director-at-large, Secretary /Treasurer and most recently as Vice-President since 2006.  I continue to mentor and assess new candidates into their intended careers in home inspections, in order to maintain standards to the highest level.

I have written articles and have been published – Vancouver Sun and other print media, such as Business in Vancouver and Black Press.   I have also been repeatedly interviewed for CBC Television and Radio [CKNW & CBC] as an ‘Expert’ on renovation issues as a property /real estate Consultant…

Glenn is also a BCICA-Designated Mechanical Insulation Inspector, with many years in the industry, as an independent Inspector, for quality-assurance.  Projects have included both Universities in Metro Vancouver, numerous public and private schools across the region, Casinos, Hospitals, community & recreation centres, shopping malls, a fire hall, an Art gallery, recreational camp grounds, the Interior Health authority, seniors’ housing facility and Vancouver International Airport (YVR).  Past clients include the Gizeh Temple Building Society, numerous property management companies and their managers, law firms, Co-Op and Strata administrations, the Girl Guides organization, Vancouver Parks Board, EA Sports, BCIT, UBC, SFU, Fortis BC, BC Hydro, School Boards and Health care authorities.

My services are available to anyone in need of an independent mechanical insulation Inspector -including consumers, contractors, builders, manufacturers, distributors, Strata & Co-op administrations, developers, insurance companies, architects, mechanical engineers, designers and the legal profession.  Glenn is one (1) of only 2-3 in B.C.

I have and am able to also rely on a Team of other Specialist professionals – to help provide solutions when needed.

RECOGNIZED SKILLS

I am a recognized professional, but I also like to leave people smiling – a goal if they are not, already.  Critical thinking, researching, a calm demeanor in the face of challenging situations and technical expertise all afford extreme value for those in need.

Real estate and property services and products can be complex and seem to be changing, continually.  My background is really a “tapestry” of numerous types of work – regarding Buildings, Homes and Properties.

With my commitment to continuing education, I stay on top of my game and can thus provide others with pertinent, timely advice to guide you with their needs & worries.  I am a firm believer non-stop learning is key to becoming better and better.  As I learn, I am able to directly apply new knowledge into practise.  Further, by coupling my building science knowledge with all the past experience and education, I have found I am finally where I belong.

Part of helping to manage a property involves managing the emotions and expectations of my clients. You’ll find that I’m a good, compassionate listener but I will also help you maintain your focus when required.

I have prepared detailed reports for litigation and deficiency purposes and also deciphering big Reports for Strata Corporations and Co-Op Boards with their needs as administrators.

I have previously been accepted as an expert witness by the Provincial Court(s) and Supreme Court of British Columbia, as well.

 

MEMBER:

  • Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (Technical Specialist)
  • ASTTbc-PI – Homes, Buildings and Property Inspectors
  • SAFERhome Society
  • HAVAN – Home Builders’ Association Vancouver
  • Canadian Home Builders’ Association
  • Better Business Bureau (A-Plus rating)
  • IIBEC – an international association of professional consultants, architects and engineers who specialize in specification, design and quality-control of roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall systems (Quality Assurance Observer)
  • CCI Vancouver – Canadian Condominium Institute (Vancouver Chapter)
  • BCBEC – B. C. Building Envelope Council
  • Consumer Protection B.C.
  • BNI Dynamo – Business Networking International

Professional Experience – In Industry

President – 2002 to 2013 – Glenn Duxbury & Associates-Building Inspection and Consulting

Principal Owner and Director – since 2013 – Duxbury & Associates-Building Inspection and Consulting Ltd.

In addition to conducting over 2,150 Home and Property Inspections, to date:

 

Work with Legal Counsel:

  • Satinder Sidhu, Lauren Liang
    • Clark Wilson – Single family home, North Vancouver (botched renovation needing to be documented for legal proceedings)
  • Daniel Richardson, Catherine Coakely
    • BTM Lawyers LLP – Two (2) individual Single family homes, Port Moody (botched renovations needing to be documented for legal proceedings)
  • Robbie Fleming
    • Robert Fleming Law – Single family home, Richmond (botched renovation needing to be documented for legal proceedings)
  • Gene Fraser
    • CBM Lawyers – Single family home, Langley (residence vandalised and water-damaged during transfer to the Buyers, from the Vendors)
  • Douglas Simpson
    • CBM Lawyers – Single family home, North Delta (residence needing documentation of failed systems and /or age-related decline, for litigation purposes)
  • Brahm Dorst
    • Kerr Redekop Leinburd – Single family home, Vancouver (documented construction deficiencies for litigation purposes)
  • Sat Harwood & Rob Mallett
    • LESPERANCE MENDES Lawyers – Single family home, Vancouver (documented non-disclosed existing deficiencies for litigation purposes)
  • Andrew Zacharias
    • Kane, Shannon & Weiler LLP – Single family home – Home Inspection Report under dispute, as to proper content to protect Buyer from basement flooding
  • Ryan Chew
    • Chouinard Law  – Condo Unit renovation dispute over low-quality and numerous deficiencies – New Westminster
  • Wes Berger
    • BTM Lawyers LLP

“Hi Glenn,

I am mortified to say that it just dawned on me that I never sent any response when you sent over your expert report on this personal injury case for our Client, before Christmas.  

Please accept my sincere apologies, as well as my Thanks – your expert report is excellent and it will be extremely helpful.

 I will follow up with a more formal request, but I was hoping you could make yourself available to be a witness at the trial of this matter, later this year.  Once again, thank you so much for your assistance.  I trust all is well with you and hopefully we’ll talk soon”

Wes Berger – Lawyer – BTM Lawyers LLP

  • Joanna Kostranski
    • Joanna Kostranski Law Corp.  – Single family home, North Vancouver – Home improvement projects and damage incurred to the home, under dispute, as to improper work done and not taking responsibility to correct same 

EXPERT WITNESS:

  • Richmond Court Registry Identified and documented renovation deficiencies on a Richmond family home – Owners in dispute with the Contractor over deficiencies
  • Chilliwack Small Claims Court    Defended Report authored for Client, as to dissatisfaction with Home Inspection Report paid for 

DEFICIENCY /CONDITION IDENTIFICATION & PROJECTS:

  • Queen’s Avenue Housing Co-Op, New Westminster (numerous botched renovation work issues)
  • Novak residence, Surrey – Roof Deficiencies to be documented
  • Matheson residence, Surrey – Renovation Deficiencies to be documented
  • Trafalgar Housing Co-Op – Document the interior condition of the 20 Units for the Administration
  • Conducted overview and authored Report on buildings /structures for repairs on existing infrastructure at Camp Creina – Vancouver Island (Girl Guides organization)
  • Li residence, North Vancouver – Renovation Deficiencies (“I write to advise that on February 14, 2014 this legal action was settled. My client and I thank you for the report you had prepared, which was crucial in achieving the settlement.  Thank you very much again for your assistance and professional courtesy in this matter – Brian F. Schreiber, McQuarrie Hunter LLP)
  • Segounis residence, Richmond – Renovation Deficiencies to be documented for litigation purposes
  • Kenwood townhouse complex, Burnaby – Roof Restoration Quality-Control
  • Slump residence, Surrey – Document Renovation Deficiencies
  • Bentley Wynd Condominiums, Richmond – Ongoing Consulting projects and Quality-Control
  • Lau residence, Vancouver – Document Builder Deficiencies
  • Port Moody residence (Sabbaghi) – Document botched renovation work for litigation purposes
  • Windsor Apartments, Burnaby – Balcony renovation work Quality-Control
  • PiFab Investments, Vancouver – Balcony renovation work Quality-Control
  • Conducted overview of the former Olympic Village living Units, as to SAFERhome Standards and related Certification, where such Standards were met
  • Riverbend Housing Co-Op, New Westminster – Move-in and Move-out Documentation
  • Bantry Apartments, Vancouver – Renovation work Quality-Control
  • Startup residence, Vancouver – Contractor Dispute
  • Rental residence – Surrey – for Residential Tenancy Branch /Arbitration Hearing
  • New residence – Burnaby – Document Builder Deficiencies
  • Hendriks residence – Coquitlam – Water-Ingress damage documented as to claim against Roofing contractor failing to adequately protect the residence
  • Grewal residence – Surrey – Document Builder Deficiencies
  • Yakemchuk residence – Langley – Fire-Damage Restoration Deficiencies
  • Vacant residence – New Westminster – water-damage investigation
  • Kenwood townhouse complex, Burnaby – Reviewed and reported on current conditions as to needed roof gutter-replacement
  • HAO residence – Richmond – Document Renovation Deficiencies
  • Richmond Rental Property – Advocate for Dispute Between Tenant and Landlord
  • Coquitlam Apartment – Document Dangerous Mercury-Spill in a Tenant’s Home
  • Riverbend Housing Co-Op – Document Member’s Claim against the Board of Directors (moisture-ingress and resulting damage)
  • Governor’s Court – New Westminster – Document Resident Concerns Regarding Non-Permitted (interior) Structural Alterations
  • Garry Gardens – Richmond Townhouse Complex – Documented Building Envelope Deficiencies for 5-Year Warranty Claim
  • Surrey residence – Document total volume of concrete forms, as to maximum capacity, in legal dispute over charges for concrete billed
  • Port Moody residence (Woodbridge) – Document botched renovation work for legal purposes
  • New Westminster residence (Jayamaha) – Investigate and document interior water damage origin
  • Vancouver residence (Hayer) – Investigate and document cause and remedy as to interior water-damage
  • New Westminster residence – Assist with determining scope-of-work for re-roofing project
  • New Surrey home – Document a long list of defects and deficiencies for potential Buyer
  • Maple Ridge townhouse (McLeod) – Investigate and document interior structural concerns
  • Coquitlam Condominium – Document botched Kitchen & Bathroom cabinetry renovation work for litigation purposes
  • Tsawwassen new home defects (Panusa) – drywall Level-5 finishing /quality-control
  • Vancouver Co-Op (Trout Lake) – document interior conditions for budgeting
  • Vancouver Co-Op (Marine Court) – document interior conditions for budgeting
  • Coquitlam residence – quality-control on an extensive home renovation
  • Coquitlam residence – water-leak origin investigation in 4-storey Condominium building for Insurance /Legal purposes
  • Conducted overview and authored Report on site-specific buildings /structures for repairs needed on existing infrastructure at Camp Olave – Sunshine Coast (Girl Guides organization)
  • Vancouver Co-Op (Helen’s Court) – document interior conditions for budgeting
  • Vancouver Co-Op (Heritage) – document interior conditions for budgeting
  • Maple Ridge Co-Op (Maples) – document interior conditions for budgeting
  • Surrey Co-Op residence – investigate and report on extent of interior damages for Management
  • New Westminster residence (Rental) – investigate and report on water-escape
  • Vancouver Co-Op (David Wetherow) – document interior conditions for budgeting needs
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping & ductwork insulation for McCarthy Tetrault /BCICA at new corporate offices in Vancouver (22nd /23rd & 24th floors)
  • Reviewed foundations at Burnaby residence, out of concern for failure
  • Reviewed roof at New Westminster residence for renewal planning and condition
  • Reviewed – for 1-year Warranty purposes – a Langley townhome for a past Client
  • Provided contractor oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation for existing UBC Brimacombe building
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping & ductwork insulation, for new Vancouver Public Library /YMCA building (Hastings Street)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping & ductwork insulation, for addition to (Vancouver) private Talmud Torah School addition
  • Reviewed new roof covering and decks at new Coquitlam residence under construction for Owners (Charney)
  • Conducted condition review on Coquitlam house for priority repairs (Benna)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping & ductwork insulation for Whole Foods /Uptown Phase 3 mall expansion project in Victoria /Saanich
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork insulation, for Kelowna Community Health & Service Centre under construction
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork insulation for addition for E. A. Sports head office Kitchen addition /renovation project – Burnaby
  • Reviewed and reported on Vancouver Condo renovations carried out – with no Permits or permission from the Strata Corporation, whatsoever, for the Strata administration
  • New Westminster retail store – checked out & reported on multiple concerns for the proprietor on the leased premises, as to them buying or relocating elsewhere
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new connecting piping insulation for cooling tower upgrade and condensing water loop installation at existing building – 400 Burrard St., Vancouver
  • Reviewed roof at Burnaby residence as to replacement needs, to assist with determining remaining, as to aging-in-place or moving
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork & piping insulation installation – UBC Bio Sciences Swing Space installation in on-site underground steam tunnel (Vancouver)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new supply air, exhaust air and outdoor air ductwork insulation for new Maison Seniors Assisted Living project – West Vancouver
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork insulation – supply air and exhaust air – existing office tower (510 Seymour Street)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation, for new Maison Seniors Assisted Living project – West Vancouver
  • North Vancouver residence – reviewed the property and provided needed advice as to priority repairs /maintenance required, for renovation planning & safety (Sutherland)
  • Reviewed and advised on Roofing concerns (Solarium, as well) for a Burnaby residence, to assist with planned renovations [Sidambaram]
  • Vandalised and water-damaged Langley residence – reviewed the condition and authored a Report for litigation purposes (CBM Lawyers)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation installation, for new construction – UBC Quantum Matter Institute
  • Conducted quality-control review on new stucco application, over concerns by the homeowner to withhold full payment, in North Vancouver (Pall residence)
  • Conducted 5-year building envelope review for North Vancouver residence (Crane /Codrington)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork insulation installation, for new construction – Parq Resort & Casino
  • Conducted and documented construction deficiencies on a new, custom Vancouver home for construction litigation purposes
  • Conducted 2-year review on 9-phase, 171-Unit Langley town home development for Management (ongoing Warranty-claims – Yorkson Creek South)
  • Carried out condition overview of old windows – Mapleview Place Strata building in Vancouver – for the Administration, as to replacement needs and priorities
  • Conducted 5-year building envelope review on 11-building, 40-Unit Richmond town home complex for the Administration (Kadina Warranty-claims)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork & piping insulation installation – BC Hydro Head Office Lobby renovation (Dunsmuir Street)
  • Reviewed Claim for new home warranty issues – for the Builder, so as to allow for response to the homeowner, with not exceeding the required warranty-coverage level (North Vancouver)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation installation, for new construction – Parq Resort & Casino in Vancouver
  • Conducted review /investigation following clothes dryer duct failure and accumulated water in ductwork cascading into the interior of 2 year-old townhouse, for the Management
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation installation – South Okanagan General Hospital (Boiler Replacement) – Oliver
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork & piping insulation installation – Gateway Casino – 325 Power Street (Penticton)
  • Conducted quality-control review for new home buyers – 3250 Rupert Street, Vancouver
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation for addition for E. A. Sports head office Kitchen addition /renovation project – Burnaby
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork insulation installation – Newton Rec Centre renovation /addition (City of Surrey)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping & ductwork insulation, for new construction – 1515 Douglas Street and 750 Pandora Avenue, in Victoria
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping & ductwork insulation, for new construction at Capital Park Buildings A1 & B – 521 Superior Street and 355 Menzies Street, respectively, in Victoria
  • Authored Report on the function and importance of a working bathtub overflow drain assembly (Insurance claim) for Client’s Lawyer
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation for new Boiler installed at West Point Grey Community Centre, in Vancouver
  • Conducted assessment of detached residence (Vancouver), as to conditions inside contributing to health issue concerns, for the St. Mary’s Parish administration
  • Conducted 2-year review on 5-Building, 15-Unit Richmond town home development for Management (ongoing Warranty-claims – Oval Gardens)
  • Conducted assessment of detached residence (North Delta), as to conditions on outright failure and age-related decline in need of replacement of systems, for Client’s Lawyer and Court litigation preparation
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork insulation installation, for new construction – Hornby Island Fire Hall (Comox Valley Regional District)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on piping & ductwork insulation, for new construction – Fortis BC Kootenay Operations – 120 Ootischenia Road, in Castlegar
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation installation, for new construction – Hastings and Skeena, Vancouver new mixed-use building (“The HEIGHTS”)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork insulation installation, for new construction – Polygon House Gallery (North Vancouver)
  • Conducted overview and analysis on controversial deck reconstruction at single family dwell in – Tsawwassen – for litigation purposes
  • Authored Report on another Home Inspection report under dispute after a flooded basement, as to whether or not the report met the Standard of Practise (former CAHPI BC) for Client’s Lawyer
  • Conducted Commercial inspection for a business owner relocating their auto-repair operations (Burnaby)
  • Reviewed and authored Report on poorly-installed new roof at Richmond residence (Hatzigiannakis)
  • Authored Report on another Home Inspection report, under dispute regarding finding active water-ingress and resulting structural wood-rot, as to whether or not that report met the Standard of Practise (HIABCformer CAHPI BC) for Clients and their Lawyer for litigation purposes
  • Authored Report for litigation purposes for a home buyer alleging deceit on the part of the Seller and their Home Inspector, failing to provide a proper Report to alert them of the water-ingress risk, due to foundation cracks
  • Conducted overview and authored Report on buildings /structures for repairs on existing infrastructure at Camp Kanakis – Whonnock (Girl Guides organization)
  • Attended Chilliwack Small Claims Court, as Expert Witness – to defend a Litigation Report written earlier
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on insulation being applied to new ductwork, for existing SFU Education Building – 8888 University Drive Burnaby
  • Authored Report for litigation purposes for homeowner – documenting renovation deficiencies on the part of the contractor (New Westminster Condominium) –

Glenn,

My client and I appreciate your swift response to our legal issue and your professionalism. Your report helped us assess the evidence and prepare for trial, and assisted in achieving a settlement. Thank you again for your hard work and attention to detail”.

Ryan D. Chew – Barrister and Solicitor

  • Carried out investigation of near-new detached home (Coquitlam), as to a lingering “stink” being experienced in one particular upper bathroom described as fleeting and annoying, for homeowners
  • Carried out a pre-listing overview of a detached home, as to safety issues /major defects, the home being prepared for selling (North Delta)
  • Reviewed roof conditions on a detached residence in West Vancouver for the Owners, as to the need for imminent replacement or not
  • Conducted a roof assembly review on a detached home, as to concerns on the part of the Owners and Tenant, regarding the roof overhang & structure compromised by extreme past winter conditions (New Westminster)
  • Conducted a roof and chimney review on a detached home, as to concerns on the part of the Owners and a Contractor, regarding leaks experienced and no response at all received from the Contractor, since (Vancouver)
  • Conducted Safety-Check on a detached home (Interior and Exterior), for peace-of-mind on the part of the Owner (Coquitlam)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork insulation installation, for new construction – 1555 West 8th Avenue (Vancouver)
  • Conducted a review and documented renovation deficiencies for the homeowners, in settling a dispute with the contractor, over monies paid /owing (Vancouver)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation installation, for new construction – Vancouver LEED Gold status office building (988 West Broadway)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation installation, for existing elementary school undergoing a retrofit to add additional hot water heat appliances in existing rooms (Surrey – David Brankin Elementary School – District #36)
  • Authored Report on cause and effect of a driveway /personal injury claim & dispute between Landlord and Tenant, for Court litigation purposes

Glenn, we write to advise the above-noted personal injury matter has now been settled in favour of our Client and you are no longer required to appear at the trial scheduled, later this year.  Thank you very much for your assistance, throughout.  I look forward to retaining your services again in the future, as they were instrumental in bringing this matter to an early resolution”.

Wes Berger – Lawyer – BTM Lawyers LLP

  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping & ductwork insulation, for old, existing Student Union Building being extensively renovated – 6138 Student Union Boulevard, in Vancouver (UBC)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping & ductwork insulation, for new building under construction – 1480 Howe Street, in Vancouver (“Vancouver House”)
  • Conducted an review on a 76-Unit New Westminster Co-op property – as to interior conditions, for budget purposes and to assist with prioritizing repairs (Riverbend Housing Co-op)
  • Conducted 2-year review on a multi-residential complex, 39-Unit, Surrey town home development for Management (ongoing Warranty-claims – AURA) Phase 1
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation, for new UBC Athletics space – 6138 Student Union Boulevard, in Vancouver
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation for & related to new Boiler installed at existing building – 400 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation for new mechanical valves installed at existing building – 666 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork insulation, for new building under construction – 569 Great Northern Way, in Vancouver
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation for retrofit /facility expansion work at existing building – YVR Pier-D Expansion (International Terminal), Richmond
  • Authored Report for a commercial Landlord regarding the Tenant /Lessee having undertaking alterations not satisfactory to the Lessor and without required written approval
  • Authored Report on cause and effect of new concrete work in dispute between Homeowner and Contractor, for Court litigation purposes (North Vancouver)
  • Conducted 15-month review on a multi-residential complex, 39-Unit, Surrey town home development for Management (ongoing Warranty-claims – AURA) Phase 2
  • Conducted review of purported completion of documented Common area deficiencies claimed by the Developer on a multi-residential, Surrey town home development for Management (Warranty-claim – AURA) Phase 1
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork insulation, for new SFU Student Union building under construction – 8888 University Drive, Burnaby
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation, related to new Alma Matter Society space installed, at pre-existing Student Union building – Vancouver (UBC)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork insulation, for existing Vancouver Elementary School addition under construction – Dr. Annie B. Jamieson – 6350 Tisdall Street
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation, for new (2) buildings under construction – 8477 Bridgeport Rd., in Richmond (“International Trade Centre”)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation installation, for new construction – Vancouver – LEED Gold status – multi-residential building (1460 Bute Street)
  • Conducted review of water-damaged townhouse unit, as to remaining moisture and likely mold presence, Langley town home development, for Buyers (home in the process of being sold)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork insulation, for new International Trade Centre buildings (2) under construction – 8477 Bridgeport Way, Richmond
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation, for new buildings under construction – 3260 Edgemont Boulevard, in North Vancouver (“Edgemont Village”)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping & ductwork insulation, for new Vancouver elementary school under construction – 1355 Garden Drive (“Lord Nelson”)
  • Conducted 12-month review on North Vancouver town home Unit for home owners (Warranty-claim)Decato
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping & Ductwork insulation, for existing high-rise building under substantial renovation – 1030 Denman Street, in Vancouver
  • Conducted deficiency review on a new Surrey town house for the Buyers – beyond the walk-through with the Developer’s rep. (Dawson’s Creek)
  • Reviewed a worrisome issue(s) on a detached, single family home, for the long-time Owners, over perceived settlement problems (North Delta), seeking a solution
  • Conducted 12-month review on Maple Ridge detached house for home owners (Warranty-claim)Sampson
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new torch-on roof, for home owner – Surrey (Draper residence)
  • Investigated problematic concrete forms on a new construction project (detached Richmond home) – where the forms were not adequate, but the concrete was poured, causing the forms to distort and deflect
  • Conducted Commercial inspection for a business owner relocating /expanding their operations (Vancouver)
  • Conducted a review and authored numerous Reports for court litigation purposes, on a 2-tower strata corporation, where a total of 11 Units had undertaken unauthorized alterations inside, without either required Permits and /or required Strata Council written approval (Vancouver)
  • Investigated and authored a Report on an attached townhouse being sold, regarding residual moisture-damage and how effective the emergency repairs carried out were, which property had suffered a burst water pipe & the matter had not been immediately disclosed, causing the Buyer to question the integrity of the Sellers and their Realtor (North Vancouver)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation, for existing high-rise building regarding Cooling Tower replacement – BCIT Downtown Campus – 555 Seymour Street, in Vancouver
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping & ductwork insulation installation, for existing elementary school [Phase II] undergoing retrofit to add additional hot water heat in existing rooms (Surrey – David Brankin Elementary School – District #36)
  • Conducted Commercial inspection for a buyer /investor (Merritt)
  • Conducted 12-month review on 6 Coquitlam town home Units for home owners (Warranty-claims)Hillside Village
  • Conducted review of concerning growth on interior walls for homeowners, on a residential, Burnaby detached home
  • Investigated indoor mould concern & cause, for homeowners – single family dwelling (Gregory residence)
  • Investigated and authored a Report on a detached residential dwelling, where adjacent large redevelopment underway had resulted in the electrical service cable being torn away and the question to be answered, was there resulting damage to the home, beyond the electrical service cable being re-attached (New Westminster)
  • Reviewed concerns about ongoing water-ingress & interior living space efflorescence presence, for homeowners’ peace-of-mind and guidance (Burnaby)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping & ductwork insulation, for new, luxury, multi-residential low-rise building under construction – 2098 W. 43rd Avenue, in Vancouver (“The Stanton”)
  • Conducted a review and authored a Report for court litigation purposes, on a strata corporation, where at least 1 Unit had undertaken unauthorized alterations inside, without either required Permits and /or required Strata Council written approval (Vancouver)
  • Conducted 12-month review on a detached residential home, for home owners (Warranty-claims)Siu
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation for retrofit /facility expansion work at existing building – YVR – DTB Level 1, 2 & 3 Upgrade (Domestic Terminal), Richmond
  • Conducted review of 44 Balconies for a Strata corporation and Management, over safety concerns and prioritising repairs, including assisting with providing a Scope-of-Work for such repairs (Melrose Gardens, Surrey)
  • Conducted Commercial inspection for a buyer (Gizeh Temple Building Society), in Burnaby
  • Provided a “Peace-of-Mind” review of a detached home, purchased previously, with no subjects or pre-purchase Inspection for the new Owners, to afford knowledge and set priorities for repairs and maintenance (East Vancouver)
  • Investigated and reported on an active water-ingress issue for a townhouse Owner, battling with the Strata administration to finally “do something” (Vancouver)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork & piping insulation, for new installation at existing DHL Express – YVR Airport logistics facility – work underway 4840 Miller Rd., Richmond
  • Documented concerns over unsatisfactory painting work on a custom residential dwelling, for the Builder (Vancouver)
  • Conducted and documented concerns over unsatisfactory new flooring and painting work on a residential dwelling, for the Owners (Surrey)
  • Authored a detailed Report for construction litigation purposes, regarding a dispute in progress, over the drywall installation at a new high-rise built (Vancouver), requiring reviewing and providing my professional opinion on over 3,000 photographs and hundreds of related documents
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork & piping insulation, for a new 3-building multi-residential project underway – “Belpark” – (375 W. 59th Ave., Vancouver)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on retrofit piping insulation, for existing UBC Hospital – Koerner Pavilion – regarding the Cooling Tower replacement – 2211 Westbrook Mall, in Vancouver
  • Documented deficiencies and authored Report for construction litigation purposes, regarding a restaurant undergoing major renovations and the Tenant /Lessee having dismissed the contractor over unsatisfactory work, having to now be completely redone, at extra expense (Vancouver)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation, for a new, 6-building multi-residential project underway – “River Park Place II” – (6900 Pearson Way, Richmond)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork & piping insulation, for a School addition project underway – “Langley Secondary” – (21405 56th Ave., Langley)
  • Conducted 10-year Warranty review at Revelstoke Mountain Resort (1st building) for owners, for peace-of-mind
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork insulation, for a School addition project underway – “Panorama Park Elementary” – (12878 62nd Ave., Surrey)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork & piping insulation, for a new multi-residential project underway – “The Kirkland” – (6168 E. Boulevard, Vancouver)
  • Conducted Commercial inspection for a buyer (1155 E. 6th Avenue), in Vancouver
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping AND duct work insulation, for a new 4-building multi-residential project underway – “Lynn Valley Residential Development” – (1175 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver)
  • Conducted Commercial inspection for buyers (3711 248th Street), in Langley /Aldergrove
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork insulation, for a School replacement project underway – “Sir Sanford Fleming Elementary” – (1401 East 49th Ave., Vancouver)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation, for a School addition project underway – “Panorama Park Elementary” – (12878 62nd Ave., Surrey)
  • Authored a detailed Report & professional opinion(s) for a Strata administration in Langley, regarding a proposal being considered for an expensive renovation of the mid-life roofs and attics – as to a 2nd opinion of the necessity for the work and assistance in prioritizing all the items
  • Provided education and real-life examples for a group of Real Estate investors
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork & piping insulation, for a new multi-residential project underway – 528 W. King Edward Ave., Vancouver
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation, for an existing 5-6 –Storey non-residential building renovation project underway – “Zymeworks” – (1770 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver)
  • Provided advocacy and quality-assurance for a high-rise occupant, following water-damage to the Unit – due to water-escape from above (Downtown, Vancouver)
  • Authored a detailed Report & professional opinion(s) /advocacy for a Tenant in North Vancouver, regarding their imminent move-out and concerns over the poor quality of the residence – as to being blamed for repairs they were not obligated to
  • Documented numerous deficiencies and issues reflecting very poor finishing on a 1- year-old detached home (New Westminster), for Warranty-Claim purposes
  • Conducted Commercial inspection for buyers (619 Belmont Street), in New Westminster
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation, for a School addition project underway – “Ecole des Pionniers” – (3550 Wellington St., Port Coquitlam)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork & piping insulation, for a new, non-residential, mass-timber building Passive Haus project underway – “Charter Telecom” – (2614 Sooke Rd., Victoria)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork & piping insulation, for an expansion project underway – Eagle Ridge Hospital (Emergency Dept.) – (475 Guildford Way, Port Moody)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new ductwork insulation, for interior upgrade /renovation project underway – (Burnaby RCMP Detachment 6355 Deer Lake Ave.) – for the City of Burnaby
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping & ductwork insulation for an addition underway to this airport location – YVR Pier-D Expansion (TP-6), Richmond
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation, for a new 10-building multi-residential project underway – “Viewstar” – (3331 No. 3 Rd., Richmond)
  • Reviewed and documented the main ceiling /attic conditions in-dispute, between the home owner and the Insurance provider – aim was to settle this same difference in perspective to re-establish coverage (Single, detached Burnaby residence)
  • Documented deficiencies and authored Report for construction litigation purposes, regarding exterior renovations and the Owner needing to now become empowered, battling with the contractor over unsatisfactory work, having to now be redone, at extra expense (Port Coquitlam)
  • Provided oversight /quality-assurance on new piping insulation, for a new /conversion Rental building project underway – (North Vancouver)

Courses and Ongoing Continuing Professional Development:

  • Building Envelope Solutions and Theory – BCIT
  • Commercial Inspections – Carson Dunlop
  • AHERA Course – U.S. EPA (Asbestos)
  • Mechanical Insulation Inspections – BCIT (Quality-Control Assurance as to insulation applications – Piping and Ductwork – for non-residential properties and buildings – new construction and /or renovations)
  • Depreciation Reporting – Okanagan College
  • Inspecting Building Envelopes – BCIT, Burnaby
  • Underground Oil Tanks – Surrey
  • Grow-Ops – Awareness and Identification
  • Inspecting and Awareness – Stucco Issues
  • Electrical Awareness and Issues
  • Residential Fire-Suppression Systems
  • Wet Basements /Crawl Spaces
  • Roofing Systems – Awareness and Issues
  • Attics and Crawl Spaces – Awareness and Issues
  • Building Envelopes – RCI Conventions (Hawaii & California)
  • Fenestrations – RCI Conventions
  • Nonresidential Roofs – RCI Conventions
  • Residential Roofing – RCI Conventions
  • Building Envelope Quality Assurance – RCI All-day Seminar
  • Electrical Awareness and Updates – BC Safety Authority (Home & Property Inspection Conference)
  • Alternative Heating /Cooling Systems and Applications (Ductless Mini-Splits)
  • CSA C22.6 #1.11 – Electrical Inspection for Existing Occupancies
  • Electrical Inspections /Awareness and Issues (BC Safety Authority (Home Inspection Ass’n. Conference – Sept. 2017)
  • Everything You Must Know About Using Your Moisture-Detector
  • Total Building Commissioning, Recommissioning and Retro-commissioning  – EPIC Training
  • Electrical Training Update – CSA C22.6 AND Z426 Standards
  • BC Energy Step Code – Overview and Potential Opportunities
  • The Prime Function of Mechanical Ventilation and What to Look for in an Installed System – HAVAN Builder’s Breakfast Forum Series

Depreciation Reports:

  • NW 130 – North Vancouver
  • LMS 1472 – New Westminster – 2013; also the 3-year update (2016)
  • NW 1832 – Abbotsford
  • NW 3174 – Surrey
  • NW 2228 – Coquitlam – 2014; also the 3-year update (2017)
  • NW 3063 – White Rock – 2014; also the 3-year update (2017)
  • VR 2114 – North Vancouver
  • NW 2249 – Richmond
  • NW 2014 – Maple Ridge
  • LMS 2369 – Abbotsford

Mentoring /Training:

  • Ongoing Mentoring, Training & Assessing /Testing for new Home Inspectors – since 2008 – for my professional Association [ASTTBC-PI], for others needing such to join other Associations and also for our own growing team Home & Property specialists.
  • Approved, official Trainer & Evaluator of new Home Inspection candidates – Consumer Protection BC – as of August, 2016.
  • I also do considerable “teaching” and educating when on-site at a property or building, in the presence of my Clients – especially with 1st-Time Buyers, Realtors, Property and Facility Managers and /or Strata Council & Co-Op Board members when we find “issues” in need of solutions.
  • Neighbours and extended family members regularly are in-need of critical information for all sorts of issues causing anxiety or worry and we help educate them, as well.

Community Service:

  • Ongoing Public Seminars for 1st-Time Home-Buyers – since 2004
  • Ongoing presentations (information on proactive maintenance, hazardous materials and risk-management) to the Girl Guides’ Property managers, who administer the many properties and sites throughout B.C.
  • Glenn has also become well-known as a respected Property Advisor – helping homeowners & others in his community and also now, as the Strata Specialist /Condo Advisor.

Elks Recreational Children’s Camp Society of BC

  • Glenn is pleased to support the Elks Recreational Children’s Camp Society of BC.
  • The Society gives children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to take a camping vacation, the chance to participate in a camping trip at one of its three (3) BC locations.  Through our support, deserving children get to participate in the program.  We are proud to support this worthwhile cause.
  • Glenn also serves on the Board of Directors for the LG Christmas Manor, as its technical advisor (Coquitlam)

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