Improving Building Facades Through Over-cladding
This webinar will focus on the existing building landscape, current building stock and suitable candidates that could be considered for over-cladding renewal projects for mid to high-rise construction.
As building codes are becoming more stringent and there is a societal shift to improve building energy performance in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions, designers, engineers and manufacturers are continuing to look for innovative design solutions to respond to these challenges. As we continue to evolve and advance our understanding of building design and construction techniques with a focus on improving building performance, we wonder whether our existing building stock is at risk of falling further behind and becoming obsolete. Or perhaps you are simply tired of ongoing building performance related issues that result in repeated occupant discomfort and complaints. Façade over-cladding is a viable solution to address some of these issues while also providing improvements to overall building energy performance.
This presentation will focus on the existing building landscape, current building stock and suitable candidates that could be considered for over-cladding renewal projects for mid to high-rise construction. It will include high-level design requirements, component and system selection, and devilish details that should be considered when working with existing buildings. Touch-on plant review (QA/QC controls) for steel panel fabrication, some tips and tricks that should be considered when selecting steel panel cladding systems, and some sample case studies of over-cladding renewal projects completed in the Ottawa Region.
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George Torok, B.Tech., (Arch. Sci.), C.E.T., BSSO
George brings a unique breadth and depth of experience to every project, with over 30 years of experience in building enclosure design, construction, performance assessment, failure investigation and rehabilitation for public and private sector buildings of all types across North America. George is a member of MH’s Façade Engineering Team, working with building owners and design teams to achieve balanced, practical and innovative solutions, and providing peer support and mentoring within MH. His focus is fenestration technology, including low-rise residential windows, doors and skylights, high-rise residential window wall, commercial curtain wall and custom, one-of-a-kind glazed architectural structures.
Brian is a Senior Building Science Consultant and Project Manager within the Façade Engineering team at WSP Canada. Brian has over 20 years of experience in building envelope investigation, design and façade rehabilitation work. Brian also provides building envelope consulting support services, commissioning, and envelope performance verification/ testing for a variety of new construction projects, including residential, commercial, and institutional facilities.