Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Valley Stream Retirement Residence

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

Project Manager

Taplen Construction Incorporated

Project Structural Engineer

Goodeve Manhire Incorporated

Schöck Structural Engineer

Halsall associates Ltd.

Construction completed


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