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AIBC Professional Development Series: Precast Sandwich Panels – Resilient Building Enclosures
November 27, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-5
The Architectural Institute of British Columbia’s (AIBC) Fall Professional Development Series is back, and we’re excited to participate! This year’s sessions will focus on innovative architectural case studies.
Session Overview: Precast Sandwich Panels: Resilient Building Enclosures
Simon Fraser University’s new Sustainable Energy and Engineering building is a state-of-the-art post-secondary facility at the Surrey campus. The landmark building is a five-storey structure of approximately 20,450 m2, purpose-built to house the new Sustainable Energy and Engineering program. The building façade features alternating strips of white precast sandwich panels and glazing, resembling a geometric pattern of electrical circuit boards. The project’s fast-track delivery requirements necessitated the use of prefabricated precast building components for the façade to not only allow the building to meet tight government funding deadlines, but also provide a high performance and sustainable building with reduced maintenance to meet SFU’s facility requirements.
This presentation provides an overview of precast panel assembly and its advantages and disadvantages over poured-in-place concrete wall. Design and construction challenges and solutions implemented will be discussed.
This session will be co-presented by Building Science Consultants Harold Louwerse and Loveleen Atwal.