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Precast Sandwich Panels: Resilient Building Enclosures
November 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This session is part of the 2019 Fall Professional Development Series.
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.
Date: November 27, 2019
Time: 12– 2 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: AIBC, Suite 100, 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver, B.C., and via WebEx
Learning Units: 1.5 Core
Register by November 22
Presenters: Harold Louwerse, Eng.L., RRO and Loveleen Atwal, EIT, MASc.