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Lunch11 - Shifting the Paradigm on Combustible Cladding

27 May 2020 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


1.5 ConEd Learning Hours

MYTH: Combustible claddings cannot be used on building over six storeys.

In Ontario, RiverCity Condos, CAMH, Queen Richmond Centre, and the TIFF Bell Lightbox are only some of the projects that use combustible claddings safely. These projects and many others are as spectacular as they are because combustible claddings are easy to construct with, more affordable, and, perhaps most importantly, offer the most design options. But what does the building code allow, and how to meet it?

In this Lunch & Learn, attendees will learn about the applicable Ontario and Canadian codes and tests, and how to use combustible claddings safely. Types of combustible (e.g. Alucobond/Alpolic ACM, Trespa/Prodema, fibre cement) and non-combustible cladding (e.g. precast, brick, corrugated steel) will be explored, and examples will be given of compliant systems. A case study for RiverCity by ZAS + Saucier Perrotte will also be discussed.

By the end of this Lunch and Learn, you will have an understanding of how to use combustible cladding safely on your project, and where you can find the experts and resources to ensure code compliance.