Peter Adams, Principal and Senior Building Envelope Engineer, and Steve Murray, Principal and Director, will be jointly presenting Glass Wall Systems: Meeting Today’s Challenges and Maximizing Performance at this year’s CONSTRUCT Canada annual conference. Their session will be held on Thursday, December 1, from 10:30am to 12pm.
There has been a tremendous surge in construction using exterior glass walls brought on by many factors, including aesthetics, cost, and user demands. This shift to more light weight style of construction has brought on many challenges related to moisture, energy performance, and other factors. This session will present many of the common difficulties associated with the use of glass envelopes and the means to address them. Topics will include common causes of water penetrations, limitations on building HVAC systems, and new technologies that can maximize the thermal performance of these systems, among others. Case studies taken from projects across North America will be used to illustrate many of the problems and solutions throughout the session.