Resilient Buildings are Sustainable and Protect Life
For communities to thrive, the buildings and structures that make up that community must stand up to challenges presented by climate change, severe weather, fire, earthquakes, floods and other natural and human-caused disasters. We cannot change the weather, but we can change how we build: better life safety and more economic security. This presentation will explore ways precast concrete can contribute to durable and resilient precast concrete building envelope enclosures and construct resilient buildings that protect lives, lifestyles and livelihoods.
Christin Burgess. B. Env. D. Building science specialist and project manager; Tower Member, Manitoba Building Envelope Council and Sustainable Building Manitoba. Christin has extensive experience in whole building air-tightness, air leakage, water penetration, structural deflection and thermal resistance testing of materials and assemblies. She has run whole building airtightness training programs and led building envelope research and building performance benchmarking and monitoring projects.
Karl Truderung. P.Eng. M.Sc. Associate, Tower Engineering. Professional Engineer with 26 years experience in Planning, Design, and Detailing of structures, with specialized experience in Precast/Prestressed Concrete Structures. He has worked with Architects, Structural Engineers, Contractors, and Developers on multiple projects utilizing Precast concrete construction. He has extensive experience in the design fabrications, and installation of Precast concrete components and other structural systems. Karl is a Senior Project Manager at Tower Engineering.
Provide an overview of Building Envelope durability, joints, junctions, design and performance testing. As well Envelope Durability and Resiliency with Precast Concrete.