Alexander Krenczik

How Structural Thermal Breaks Meet Fire Safety in BC Building Codes

Schock Isokorb® structural thermal break’s primary function is improving energy efficiency, yet equally important to building performance is building safety. As the Vancouver construction market continues to strive for new heights in building performance, Schock Isokorb® thermal break installations increase.

A recent installation of structural thermal breaks in Surrey at 3 Civic Plaza  initiated an evaluation of the Division 3 Part B of BC Building Code 2012  by fire code experts GHL Consultants LTD.

 

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The results of the report  by GHL Consultants confirm that Schock Isokorb® structural thermal breaks will meet the BC building code requirements. read more…

Alexander Krenczik

Around the Corner Balcony

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Condominiums and apartment buildings can be designed with corner, wrap around balconies to provide dramatic views. These corner balconies are most commonly cantilevered concrete balconies which are a slab extension from the building’s interior slab surface.

Corner balconies provide heightened aesthetics designs as well as ensure optimal sun exposure on the balcony. This is especially important when your balcony faces east, to allow a corner section on the south to provide additional sun exposure during the day. In dormitories, balconies are often used as loggia walkways around the building as an evacuation scenario for a fast and secure escape.

Building with Wrap around Corner Balconies.

Building with Wrap around Corner Balconies.

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Alexander Krenczik

NESEA’s Renewal Energy and High-Performance Building Conference

On March 5-7, Schӧck discovered what is known as the “Northeast’s most established, most cross-disciplinary renewable energy and high-performance building conference and trade show,” NESEA’s BuildingEnergy 2013.

With over 80 learning sessions and workshops on renewable energy and green buildings, thermal bridging was at center stage at the Boston, MA event.

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Alexander Krenczik

I Walk!

Herbert Grönemeyer, one of the greatest German singer songwriter is touring the USA.

I’m very surprised about his latest album “I Walk”. I hope you get the chance to see him in your city- a great musician, a real poet and composer. Wish I could be in Chicago on the 23rd of February.

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Alexander Krenczik

Pioneers! O Pioneers!

“All the past we leave behind,
We debouch upon a newer mightier world, varied world,
Fresh and strong the world we seize, world of labor and the march,
Pioneers! O pioneers! “

 

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