Beyond Windows & Doors, CSC Hamilton-Niagara Chapter, Burlington, ON, 2013-04-13

 

CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATION CANADA
HAMILTON/NIAGARA CHAPTER
LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

BEYOND WINDOWS & DOORS

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS TO ENHANCE BUILDING OPENINGS

Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ Royal Canadian Legion, 828 Legion Road, Burlington, Ontario

Registration: 11:30 AM, Lunch: 12:00 Noon, Presentation: 12:45 – 2:00 PM

Canadian specification professionals do a great job of selecting optimal wall insulation, window and door systems to meet the increasing stringent demands of architects, engineers, building codes and clients to provide high insulation ratings, durable finishes and practical maintenance characteristics. Some building owners and building operators are asking, what more can I to enhance my building envelope? This presentation will focus on several additional technologies that can be incorporated into your specifications for either new construction or for facility retrofits.

Technologies to be presented will include:

Security Window Films:

Unfortunately buildings are at risk from an increasing number of perils, and it is clear that the most vulnerable area of the building skin is its windows. Security window films can make panes more resistant to environmental damage, explosion, accidents and deliberate actions.

Privacy Window Films:

Standard windows are designed to be transparent but often building occupants and management. Needs certain building areas to be given some degree of privacy, without a complete loss of natural light or the need for major modifications.

Solar Window Films:

Solar window films are designed to selectively reduce the transmission of welcome natural sunlight while shielding the building by selectively reflecting light which generates heat which then needs to be expelled by the facility’s air conditioning system. The highest inflow of solar input in July and August coincides, and not accidentally, with the electricity’s systems highest peak loads.

Air Curtains & Air Doors:

Air curtains can conserve energy, increase occupant comfort and reduce the risk of slip and fall due to floors made wet through the infiltration of snow and rain. Air curtains come in three basic models, electrically heated, hot water heated or ambient (ambient). Different floor or wall mounted units are available for pedestrian doors, underground parking garage doors and freight doors.

Anti-Graffiti Film for Exterior Finished Walls:

Urban areas in particular are vulnerable to graffiti and deliberate or accidental damage of external finished walls and street furniture. A sacrificial film can be mounted directly on a metallic, polished stone or other smooth finished wall to provide a protective damage resistant covering that can be easily replaced as required, with no harm to the underlying surface.

Insulating Window Shades:

Even high R-value glazing has limitations on its ability to eliminate the loss of building heat through windows. The addition of attractive insulated window shades can further reduce building heat loss and simultaneously improve the occupant comfort in the direct vicinity of exterior windows.

Presenter; Leon Wasser, MBA, P.Eng.

Leon is a veteran engineer with experience in design engineering, construction and facility management. He has been responsible for a wide variety of educational, hospital, retail, industrial, energy, high-rise commercial development projects and operations across Canada.
Leon was part of the senior management team at York University for 18 years during which time he was facility planner for the main campus, coordinating campus construction and was involved in facility and business operations. He previously worked for Defence Construction
Canada and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and several consulting engineering firms. Wasser Resources Inc. was created to distribute a wide variety of advanced technological products designed to enhance building operations and performance through engineered technology solutions.

Leon Wasser MBA, P.Eng. President, Wasser Resources Inc., www.wasserresources.com leon@wasserresources.com (416) 473-46714

Book your attendance by contacting Terry Johnson FCSC: E Preferred: tjohnson32@cogeco.ca. Cell: 905 220 5366

Cost: $25.00 Per Person, payable at the door. Receipts on arrival, ATM on site. (Cheques payable to CSC Hamilton/Niagara Chapter).

Target Audience: Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers, Specification Writers, Building Code Professionals, Owners, Property Managers, Contractors, Sub-Contractors. Qualifies for OAA Points

Networking opportunity for manufacturers and suppliers. Literature /product tables after presentation are available at $50.00 each, book with Terry. Door prizes are appreciated. Thank you.

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Disclaimer: The opinions and comments expressed by the authors and presenters do not necessarily reflect the official views of CSC. Also appearance of advertisements and new products or services information does not constitute an endorsement of products or services featured.