Schöck North America is pleased to introduce its newest Regional Sales Manager, Carlos Garcia. Carlos currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife and two children, and will be serving the Pacific Northwest region for Schöck.
When our team sat down together to discuss the Lunch & Learn process for Schöck in North America, one word dominated our conversation: efficiency. We believe in creating greater efficiency wherever possible; it’s been the guiding principle in our business since our founder, Eberhard Schöck, designed the first thermal break more than 50 years ago. So naturally, when we started fleshing out our process, making it as efficient and effortless as possible was our number one priority.
Patrick M.B Chan has a passion for finding solutions to reducing the environmental footprints of buildings as an effective means of tackling global warming.
After graduating with a Civil Engineering degree (B.A.Sc.) from the University of British Columbia, his primary focus and expertise has been exploring innovative ways to make building envelopes more thermally efficient in order to reduce the overall energy usage from these structures. … read more
Last week we attended BuildEX in Vancouver, B.C. This was the 25th anniversary of the BuildEX conference which was scheduled in accord with the weather, providing a day of sunshine to enjoy the views of the bay and the mountains, and one day prior the snow storm- still hitting Vancouver today.
This month, during the Boston Society of Architects Annual Meeting, our friend and colleague Richmond So P.E., P. Eng., C.Eng., MIStruct E. received an Honorary award with the American Institute of Architects BSA 2013, for his outstanding dedication to collaborative practice and design excellence.
Richmond and his team at RSE Associates have been great help to our internal Schock team by providing their consulting and engineering services. We are always striving to provide the best solutions for our customers and having their support has been very important.
The event was followed by with the gala opening of the BSA Space exhibit, Rights of Way- Mobility and The City.
Rights of Way is a global exploration of mobility and transportation in cities. The exhibition feature dozens of examples of visionary urban thinking, showing how the city is shaped by the ways people move through it.
Curated by James Graham and Meredith Miller of MILLIGRAM-office, Rights of Way demonstrates that our urban environment is the result of constant negotiation among designers, policy makers, the private sector, and individual residents. The exhibit will be on display at the BSA until May 26, 2014.
Congratulations to Richmond So on his recognition. If you are in Boston, be sure to visit the BSA Space.
What do Passive House (Passivhaus) and the Tower at PNC Plaza have in common?
Pittsburgh and High Performance Building.
Last week we attended the 8th Annual North American Passive House Conference in Pittsburgh. We realize the passive house movement is growing momentum and expanding from a predominately residential focus-to include passive commercial and multi-family projects. While passive standards have not been implemented in many commercial or multi-family projects in North America, there is movement forward to incorporate high performance strategies, and those involved in the Passive House movement are at the forefront of this progress.
Last week I was fortunate to speak to a group of over 50 NYC “passivists” about solving the thermal bridging problem in concrete slab and steel beam connections.
In this context, passivists are architects, designers, builders and those involved in the promotion and ideals of the Passive House movement and members of PHNY. … read more
Last week, we attended and exhibited at the 2013 AIA National Convention and Expo in Denver, Colorado. The Mile High city, located 5,280 feet above sea level is a vibrant metropolis, full of excitement in the streets, culture and art, sunny skies, and an assortment of locally crafted beer.
The NY13 Symposium will take place at the City College of New York, The Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, located at 160 Convent Ave, New York.
The symposium will be held from 9:00 am to 5:15 pm on Saturday, June 8th.
This will be the second annual New York Passive House Symposium, with a focus on Policy, Finance, and Performance. … read more