Building Envelope

air leakage

REMI Network

Minto pilots high-rise air leakage testing

Minto is now the first developer in Ontario to complete a baseline measurement for high-rise air leakage.
retrofit

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Making data-driven decisions to cut energy losses

Retrofits to remedy energy losses through the building envelope are sometimes based on assumptions and uncertainty.

Canadian Property Management

The 5-Step Restoration Process

Andrea Mucciarone of RJC Engineers discusses the building façade restoration process, from spotting early signs of failure through to project completion.
RJC building condition assessments

Canadian Property Management

Building Envelope Condition Assessments

Whether it’s new or old, large or small, commercial or residential, all buildings benefit from Building Envelope Condition Assessments.

REMI Network

Sealing building envelopes in new condos

Creating an envelope in a residential tower where balconies, windows and exterior walls come together in multiple layers is challenging and increases the likelihood that thermal bridges will form.
condensation

CondoBusiness

Addressing Condensation in Condo Properties

While winter can bring all manner of property maintenance issues, few can cause as many headaches (or large repair bills) as unchecked condensation.
AIBC building envelopes

Design Quarterly

Combustible materials in building envelopes

The AIBC Building Envelope Committee highlights some of the duties and responsibilities of architects in the design of the building envelope.
RCACI

Canadian Property Management

A New Approach to Roofing

RCACI is comprised of a trusted equity partners that own and operate roofing and building envelope construction companies across the country.
district energy richmond

Canadian Property Management

Inside the Zero Carbon Building Standard

The CaGBC is working to spearhead the next evolution of green building with the launch of its Zero Carbon Building Standard.

REMI Network

UL acquires CLEB, Canadian building envelope services provider

UL has acquired CLEB, a Montreal-based company that provides building envelope and building science services.
Wall-Tech Restoration

REMI Network

Wall-Tech Restoration appoints new president

Wall-Tech Restoration, an Ontario-based building envelope restoration services provider has appoint Edward Welch as president and general manager.

CondoBusiness

Replacing a building’s exterior sealants

Replacing exterior sealants often gets delayed in favour of more pressing projects, but is critical to maintaining a healthy building envelope.
Birds on wire

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Markham adopts bird-friendly building rules

The City of Markam has joined a growing list of municipalities that have adopted bird-friendly building guidelines for new construction.
Glass Buildings

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Creating high-performance curtain walls

Curtain walls performance can be increased by evaluating the system as a whole, rather than looking at the performance of each component.
Mice Pest

Canadian Property Management

Dealing with indoor pests during the winter

While the winter weather may vary in different cities across Canada, indoor pests remain a problem from coast to coast.
construction trends

Canadian Property Management

Protection for building envelope remediation

Building envelope renovation warranty insurance ensures the engineers and renovators are qualified for envelope renovation projects.
Thermal Insulation

Canadian Property Management

Choosing the right thermal insulation

While R-value is often the main point of discussion when talking about insulation, it is only one aspect of a material's properties and performance.