CBC Building - Cambie & Georgia    

Vancouver CBC Building


The CBC took on a new look in 2009 when they completed a futuristic $65 million, 25,000 sq ft newsroom addition and renovation to replace the old concrete building that was locally described as “the bunker”. The construction project took three years to complete. One of the main challenges was that the CBC had to remain on air throughout the construction project and any construction noise or vibrations had to be kept within strict limits to avoid interference with taping or broadcasting. Because of the ongoing use of the building, noise and vibration from the building HVAC and electrical lighting systems must be kept within tolerable limits. Western Mechanical Services was retained to provide air and water balancing and to commission the building services to ensure that the performance objectives were achieved.

The CBC project is one of three Silver Award winners in the Vancouver Regional Construction Association Awards of Excellence in the general contractor category for contracts over $40 million.