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October 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
About the Presenter: Rob Wood, P.Eng. – C3 Polymeric Limited
Mr. Wood is the President of C3 Polymeric Limited, a leading provider of curtain wall retrofits on occupied commercial buildings, and a member of The C3 Group of Companies. At C3, he has overseen the retrofit of five high rise office towers across Canada, including Toronto City Hall’s two office towers; 400 University Avenue in Toronto; and City Centre Place and Oxford Towers in downtown Edmonton.
Rob is a graduate of the System Design Engineering program at the University of Waterloo. He has been with The C3 Group since 2001, and has held various management positions within the group. Rob is on the board of the Great Lakes Ontario Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and is a member of other organizations, including BOMA Toronto and the Professional Engineers of Ontario. He is an active speaker, having conducted seminars and presentations on curtain wall retrofit to OBEC, the OAA, and other organizations.
About the Topic: Curtain Wall Failures & Methods of Retrofit
Curtain wall failures are a common and often highly visible problem for commercial owners and managers. This presentation focuses on ways in which a curtain wall can fail, including air and water penetration, structural failures, and aesthetic degradation. From design and installation, to components reaching their design life-cycle, curtain walls fail for a variety of reasons. Practical examples are used to show these root causes, what could have been done to prevent them, and illustrate proper methods of detailing.
Once the decision to retrofit has been made, there are many factors that determine the best methods to use. Case studies highlight the main approaches, including refurbishment of the existing system, overcladding, and full removal and replacement. Case studies include retrofits at The Zurich Building (400 University Avenue, Toronto), City Centre Place and Oxford Tower (Edmonton), and Toronto City Hall.
This information is invaluable for anyone preparing a specification, reviewing shop drawings, dealing with suppliers and installers, and conducting or coordinating site audits and inspections.
CURTAIN WALL FAILURES & METHODS OF RETROFIT
C3 Polymeric Limited