Press Release

November 19, 2020

Press Release: Rimkus Consulting Group Acquires IRC Building Sciences Group

HOUSTON, TX – November 20, 2020 – Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.(“Rimkus”), a worldwide provider of forensic engineering and Architectural and Engineering (A&E) consulting services, announced the strategic acquisition of Canada-based IRC Building Sciences Group (“IRC”) and Quebec-based Le Groupe IRC. The acquisition aligns with Rimkus’ growth strategy, expanding the company’s reach and services across Canada.

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Communiqué de Presse

November 19, 2020

Communiqué de Presse: Rimkus Consulting Group fait l'acquisition de l'entreprise canadienne IRC Building Sciences Group.

HOUSTON, Texas, 20 novembre 2020 /CNW/ - Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. (« Rimkus »), un fournisseur mondial de services d’ingénierie forensique, en architecture et génie-conseil, a annoncé l'acquisition stratégique de IRC Building Sciences Group (« IRC ») et Le Groupe IRC, basé au Québec. Cette acquisition s'aligne avec la stratégie de croissance de Rimkus, élargissant la portée et les services de l'entreprise à travers le Canada.

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ATTENTION: COVID-19 Update #2 from IRC Building Sciences

March 25, 2020

This notice is a follow up to IRC’s previous announcement indicating our company’s socially responsible decision towards the COVID-19 pandemic and the health and safety of our employees, clients, and their surrounding communities.

We sincerely appreciate all the positive, supportive feedback we received from many of our clients and do wish all the best health and safety to everyone as well.

For those who are concerned with our temporary moratorium announcement impacting our services to their projects, we will continue to support projects not impacted by the pandemic restraints, including the essential services industries, in a safe manner.

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IRC Regional Contacts - Available Anytime for Uninterrupted Service

March 25, 2020

IRC's Regional Offices and Managers are here to support you during this difficult time. We have made the socially responsible decision to suspend our normal operations and have instructed all of our employees to go home and remain at home to protect the health of our staff, our clients, and the members of our community. 

However, we will be providing uninterrupted service to our clients who have projects ongoing or who wish to proceed with their work, as permitted by local and provicial guidelines. Please use this helpful document to contact the Regional Manager closest to you to receive assistance with anything you need.

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ATTENTION: COVID-19 Update from IRC Building Sciences

March 24, 2020

Following instructions from Premier Doug Ford and the Province of Ontario on March 23, 202, and in light of the rapid changes occurring in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, IRC will be discontinuing normal business operations effective 5:00 pm Tuesday, March 24, 2020 for 2 weeks or longer as required.

Please follow this link to see the letter from Albert Duwyn, President of IRC Building Sciences Group.

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COVID-19 Update from IRC Building Sciences

March 18, 2020

In light of the rapid changes occurring in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, IRC has taken actions to safe guard not only its employees but also our clients and customers.

Please follow this link to see the letter from Albert Duwyn, President of IRC Building Sciences Group.

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6th Annual G2CC | Golf to Conquer Cancer

June 11, 2019

IRC Group is a proud Silver Sponsor at the 6th Annual G2CC (Golf to Conquer Cancer) event benefitting The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation’s Golf to conquer Cancer held on June 10, 2019.
Despite the rainy weather, 235 participants gathered for the...

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IRC's Structural Team Designs Tallest Tims

May 7, 2019

As reported in the Clarington This Week newspaper (April 22, 2019), IRC's Structural Engineering division is helping Tim Hortons reach new heights with an exciting new 2-storey store in Bowmanville.

On top of being taller than you're average Tims, this new location will also feature a patio.

Read the full article on our site by clicking the "Read More" link 

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ARTICLE: Roof Reviews and Preventative Roof Maintenance

April 19, 2019

Roof Reviews and Preventative Roof Maintenance | TORONTO CONDO NEWS | APRIL 19, 2019
A roof is the condo equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife; a multi-function device essential to a quality lifestyle. The condo roof keeps water out, helps maintain air quality and comfortable temperatures, and offers common area space and amenities. It is a necessary and important part of external building... 

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BEVA | Calgary’s Building Maintenance Bylaw

April 15, 2018

IRC Building Sciences Group's Calgary office provides assessments to help you with your buildings BEVA (Building Exterior Visual Assessment) Calgary’s Building Maintenance Bylaw requirements.
The purpose of The City of Calgary's Building Maintenance Bylaw is to better protect the public by requiring the exterior of buildings to be visually assessed for required repairs every 5 years.
If your building is 5 stories or more and 10 or more years old, you will be required ...

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IRC Introduces 24/7 Leak Response Service

October 9, 2015

IRC expands 24/7Leak Response services with new web-based database and live monitoring system.

For more information please visit our Emergency Service Program page.

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IRC Introduces Pavement Engineering Division

September 19, 2015

IRC creates a new pavement engineering division with the addition of new pavement engineering trained staff to handle the expanded service offering to our National client base.

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Strategic Alliance with Wells Klein Consulting Group

July 27, 2015

Monty Klein, President of Wells Klein Consulting Group and Albert Duwyn, President of IRC Building Sciences Group are pleased to announce the formation of a Strategic Alliance effective August 1, 2015.

This move will combine the staff of both firms at one location in order to better serve all present and future client requirements.

Wells Klein has been providing Building Envelope Consulting services in British Columbia and Western Canada for over 20 years while IRC has been serving its clients needs across Canada since 1985. With combined personnel of over 120, our staff of Engineers, technologist and technicians, operating in 12 offices across Canada, specialize in assessments, design, asset management and quality observations in roofing & waterproofing, building envelope, structural, paving and heritage preservation.

Both firms are excited over the prospect of providing an unsurpassed level of service to new and existing clients in the public and private, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors.

We look forward to serving you better for all your Building Performance requirements.

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McCavour Engineering Becomes IRC's Structural Division

September 18, 2007

In 2007, McCavour Engineering was acquired, adding structural engineering capabilities to complement IRC’s core competencies.

IRC’s Structural Engineering division, IRC McCavour Engineering Group, provides assessment, structural design, prime consulting, project management and product support to the construction industry.

IRC McCavour Engineering Group provides innovative and cost-effective solutions to structural engineering challenges. Our staff has expert knowledge of materials, building systems and construction products.

We are licensed across Canada to provide structural design and preparation of structural drawings. Each project that we undertake is approached with structural engineering as the fundamental basis to our solution. We apply a common sense philosophy to develop a code compliant and cost effective solution to our projects.

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Pavement Consulting Services Available from IRC

March 22, 2006

IRC now provides paving consulting services for clients in the private sector as part of our Building Science Division.

Pavement is the first visible component of a property. Pavement deterioration is not only esthetically unpleasant but it is also a trip, fall and driving hazard. IRC can help owners and property managers manage their pavement inventories by providing visual and geotechnical investigations, design and specification, contract administration and quality observation services. Whether a client is looking for repairs such as milling and overlaying asphaltic pavements, general pavement replacement, concrete pavements and curb repairs, and/or subsurface drainage repairs, IRC can provide sound engineering expertise to help manage these assets to maximize return on investment.

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