There are a number of benefits to utilizing prefabricated envelope systems including enhanced design assist opportunities, greater quality control (as the panels themselves are constructed in a conditioned and well-monitored environment), reduced construction waste generated at the building site (most waste is produced in the factory where it is easier to divert to the appropriate recycling streams), and a speedier installation process. These systems also exploit just-in-time principles for a quiet and clean job site that minimizes neighbourhood construction noise and disruption, resulting in an exemplary model for construction in high density urban sites – like that of Limberlost Place, our mass timber project designed with Acton Ostry Architects at George Brown College’s Waterfront Campus!
“As a first of its kind, tall wood tower, Limberlost Place has provided many lessons learned that we can apply going forward with the aim of taking full advantage of the benefits of prefab panels like these. We’ve already been sharing this knowledge with the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction community through regular construction tours with the intent to propel the prefab envelope industry further.”
– Phil Silverstein, Principal, Moriyama Teshima Architects
Learn more about this exciting project and the studies that were conducted to expertly design its envelope system by clicking here.