GeoMetrix provided Rockliff Pierzchajlo Kroman Architects Ltd with structural engineering design & consulting services for a new seniors supportive living building in Whitehorse, YK. The 5 story building for Points West Living (PWL), located in the City of Whitehorse, Yukon, will provide 58 units of supportive living. The majority of building amenities will be situated on the main floor, with underground parking. The building consists of steel columns, braced frames and a Gerber beam system supporting concrete slab on metal deck. The steel frame is supported on a concrete roof slab with transfer beams on concrete columns, and spread footings. High seismic activity in the Yukon required a detailed response spectrum analysis and proper detailing of the seismic resisting system. The parkade layout and the upper living suite layout required offset columns and large transfer beams in the parkade roof slab. Differential stiffness between interior column spread and exterior wall strip footing foundations were also evaluated and ground improvements were established to minimize differential settlements and resulting load effects on the transfer beams.