2019 in Review

2019 in Review

With both 2019 and this decade coming to a close, we can’t help but look back at all that we’ve been grateful for lately. It’s been another wonderful year for BKL and we’re glad to share some of our highlights with you.

Work hard, Curl hard

Most of the BKL team had never gone curling before, so we decided to try it together for the first time. We got competitive but remained friends after the game.

2018 BC Building Code: De-Coded

In a joint session for architects and engineers, Phil Miville-Deschênes broke down all the details about compliance with the 2018 BC Building Code.

Conference Cred

At this year’s Canadian Acoustical Association Conference in Edmonton, Trevor Cheng and Paul Marks delved into port noise ratings and mental health facility acoustics.

In Halifax, Mark Bliss represented British Columbia at the Noise Policy Panel Session during the Transportation Association of Canada’s 2019 conference.

Sound Reading Material

What’s a noise study and when should you conduct one? Our article in the BCEIA Industry Guide outlines all that and more.

On our blog, we wrote about sustainability and well-being, as well as acoustics in restaurants, gyms, and modular buildings.

Staffing Notes

Our acousticians added to their credentials again this year, with staff earning new P.Eng., PMP, and WELL AP qualifications.

Two of our newest members hail from overseas: James Leader arrived from Australia, adding his expertise in underwater acoustics. Joonas Niinivaara joined us from Finland (albeit via Mississauga, Ontario), bringing his extensive knowledge on room acoustics, as well as some thoughtful ideas about singing in the shower.

Under the Lights and On Camera

Producing well-known TV hits such as The Good Doctor and Once Upon A Time, Bridge Studios remains one of BC’s prominent production spaces. We’ve been working with Bridge since its inception and earlier this year we wrapped up some work on Bridge’s newest sound stages.

One of our projects required us to order Head and Torso Simulator (HATS) equipment. We had fun posing with our new friend.

Load up the truck

We’re moving! The new year will see us bid farewell to our Lynn Valley office, which has housed us wonderfully since the late 1990s. Early in 2020, we’ll move to a new space in bustling Brentwood.

And that’s a wrap for this transformative decade! 2020, here we come!

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