The recladding project included the removal and replacement of more than 80,000 ft² of vertical curtain wall, sloped glazing, and skylights around the gardens and below the Home and Dome towers. Our team ensured the new cladding would meet the city’s requirements for funding and payback.
Before starting the recladding and interior renovation design work, our team oversaw a feasibility and payback analysis as part of a full building energy analysis in order to estimate the energy costs of the existing cladding versus the new cladding. Given the high humidity within the space and the poor performance of the existing glazing, we also demonstrated the benefits of a new cladding system in terms of better interior climatic control and condensation resistance.
In addition, our team analyzed the existing steel structure to determine whether it would support the load of the new glazing systems. Our analysis allowed the Calgary City Council to approve the required funding and the project came to fruition.