Vancouver British Columbia Temple

Vancouver Temple Building Envelope Mortar Joint Replacement

The Vancouver Temple was completed in 2010, representing a larger version of the new generation of smaller temples completed by the LDS Church in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. The nature of the wet climate in this region for approximately 6 months of the year significantly deteriorated the Temple’s exterior grout work between all the granite stone fa├žade. This exterior work represents a weather screen for the building, and the constant saturation caused a failure in the grout lines, and the stones themselves were absorbing water, detracting from the visually appealing exterior finish. The original 2010 interior Temple grounds fence was also needing an upgrade to match the newly constructed perimeter fence completed in 2020. The 2021 project included; the removal of all exterior stone grout lines (15,000 plus linear feet), reinstallation of new Sikaflex silicone based products, application of a granite stone cleaning and water proofing agent for the entire exterior granite surfaces. Additionally, the disassembly, powder coating, and reinstallation of 700 feet of custom aluminum fencing, and landscaping improvements including over 5000 shrubs and perennials installed.

Year Completed

2021

Architect

Morrison Hershfield Engineering – Burnaby, British Columbia

Owner

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Contract Type

Project Management

Self Perform