Ever wonder what is happening on the day-to-day activity as they build The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation? Now's your time to #AskClyde. Submit your questions via twitter @NetZeroMohawk using the hashtag #AskClyde or email AskClyde@mohawkcollege.ca.
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Question: When will we see glass on the east side of the building?
Based on the latest information, the curtainwall glass panels for the east side of the new building are scheduled to begin production on November 15, 2017 and should begin arriving on site the following week. Installation will therefore begin that week, or the week of November 27, 2017. @MohawkVisitsU
Question: Let's #AskClyde what these are?
The aluminum fins are a component of the exterior curtainwall system and have more than a visual purpose. According to Kevin Stelzer of B+H Architects “The fins shade the west façade from low angle sunlight, during peak cooling load. Because the west light is so impactful on our peak cooling load (because it cannot be completely blocked), the descending sun can be partially shaded by the vertical elements. We anticipate for the west façade, a shading performance cutting about 5% off our peak cooling load.”
Question: Why are some of the steel beams painted and the rest aren't?
Most of the primer painted steel will be exposed and finished with a coating of intumescent paint, an aesthetically pleasing method of fireproofing the steel. The unprimed steel will be coated with the more common sprayed fireproofing seen in many areas of Mohawk or protected by fire resistant gypsum board.
Question: What are these cement containers going to be used for?
Cisterns are getting built for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation so they are ready to capture rainwater collected from the roof areas of the building. Rainwater harvesting is the sustainable feature that refers to collecting rainwater run off from roofs, parking areas and other surfaces that is used to augment the need for fresh water. Water collected woudl be for non-potable use such as toilets, and irrigation. In this image, the construction team is inspecting and setting up the inside of the cistern. The site will have 2 cisterns collecting rainwater.
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