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DIALOG’s Charles Marshall and Craig Applegath Present at the 2024 Zak World of Façades Conference

May 7, 2024

Join DIALOG’s Charles Marshall, partner, engineer, and Toronto studio chair, and Craig Applegath, partner and architect, on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, as they present sessions at the Zak World of Façades conference at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto.

Panel | Climate Adaptation: Current Studies in Building Science as Applied to the Building Envelope

Date:                                         Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Time:                                         12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET

The panel features Craig Applegath; David Altenhofen, Senior Technical Director, RWDI; Michael Lacasse, Senior Research Officer, Façades Systems and Products, NRC Canada, Construction Research Centre; and Sathya Ramachandran, Director of Building Science, EXP, as moderator.

The discussion will focus on future-proofing building enclosures for a changing climate; preparing the industry to meet the challenges of more wind, rain, and heat; building on climate adaptation measures; and project requirements to change on the National Building Code.

Presentation | A Deep Dive into a Recent Deep Energy Retrofit

Date:                                        Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Time:                                       4:15 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. ET

In this session, Charles Marshall and Amy Montgomery, Associate and Building Science Engineer, RDH, will highlight a case study building, the 25 St. Clair East Rehabilitation project, which was recently completed to be a high-performance low-carbon building retrofit in downtown Toronto.

The presentation will provide insight into the technical challenges associated with thermal-bridge-free detailing of a high-performance exterior insulated wall. The presenters will also dig into the “boots on the ground” execution of the guarded and whole building air tightness testing performed as part of the enclosure commissioning program.

About Zak World of Façades

Zak World of Façades is a globally recognized conference series focused on façade design and engineering. To date, it has successfully hosted over 140 editions, attracting more than 40,000 delegates worldwide. This one-day conference is held across 40 countries, including the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Europe, Australasia, and North America.

The forthcoming event, marking its 150th global and 2nd edition in Toronto, will focus on sustainable innovations, tackle construction industry challenges related to the building envelope, and will showcase the latest products and trends from renowned industry leaders.

Attendees are eligible to receive 8 AIA LU/HSW credits and 8 OAA ConEd hours.