The Buildings Show combines Construct Canada, PM Expo and STONEX Canada to serve as North America’s largest event for the built community. We’re excited that our team will be presenting two full sessions and participating in a panel at this year’s conference! The Buildings Show will take place on November 28-30, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
More information, including registration, can be found here.
Session 1 Overview: Roof Maintenance, Repair and Replacement
A poorly maintained roof is similar to a new car, without proper maintenance it can fail with little notice resulting in disruption of operations, loss of revenue, and unexpected capital expenditure. This presentation will discuss the general concept of roof maintenance beginning at the most critical stages of a roofs life – the design stage, through the roofs service life and will include visual, non-intrusive, and intrusive investigative techniques that, if properly undertaken will ensure the roof assembly meets or exceeds its designed service life.
This session will be presented by Ted Katsoris, Senior Building Science Consultant, at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28. More information here.
Panel Overview: Rapid Fire for Property Managers – Maintenance & Capital Repair for Existing Buildings
This panel will feature engineers from three leading building science / building restoration firms discussing the many facets of maintenance and capital repairs for existing buildings. Topics covered include roofing, windows, masonry facades, EIFS facades, asphalt paving, parking garages and more.
Dan Martis, Project Manager / Building Science Consultant, will participate in this panel at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28. This session is part of the PM Expo, more information here.
Session 2 Overview: High Rise Window Replacement
There are many reasons why it might be time to replace those old high rise windows or window wall systems, such as broken and worn parts that are difficult to replace, poor thermal performance, or air tightness issues that affect overall energy performance and occupancy comfort. Persistent water infiltration is a nuisance and can lead to significant damage to surrounding building elements. Many buildings are now approaching an age where window system replacement should be considered. Costs can be significant but new technologies and performance advancements can help directly (energy savings) and indirectly (occupant comfort) offset the capital outlay. Sometimes there are opportunities to leverage thermal modeling to eliminate heating or cooling equipment. Many window replacement challenges are technical, such as system choice, glass choice, and limitations imposed by existing geometry and surrounding elements. Other challenges appeal to the human side to window replacement. These spaces are peoples’ homes and good communication and buy-in from the owners is an essential part of the window replacement process. This presentation will cover window and window wall system replacement considerations, technical challenges, thermal simulation options to optimize current systems, logistics and tips to minimize the intrusion on occupants.
This session will be co-presented by Peter Adams, Senior Building Science Engineer, and Steve Murray, Senior Building Science Consultant, at 2:30 on Thursday, November 29. More information here.