Schöck Isokorb® structural thermal breaks were used to eliminate thermal bridging at the building entrance canopy at the Valley Stream Retirement Residence.
The design of the Valley Stream Retirement Residence in Ottawa, Ontario, included a typical building entrance canopy that is structurally supported on one side by the main building. With a structural steel frame and two hollow steel section beams connecting directly to the building's concrete slab, the design creates a thermal conduction bridge, which could cause significant energy and heat loss as well as condensation and mould growth. As part of a joint project between Taplen Construction Inc and Schöck, Isokorb® thermal break modules were installed. This thermally-efficient load-bearing connection solved the thermal break problem.
Canopy and Beam
Valley Stream Retirement Residence
S.J. Lawrence Architect Incorporated
Taplen Construction Incorporated
Goodeve Manhire Incorporated
Halsall associates Ltd.