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Dow Corning at Construct Canada: to Present Structural Glazing Sealant for Buildings and more

Published on 2014-11-26. Author :

Stricter energy codes. Creative designs for aesthetically striking structures. A push to be more "green" in every aspect of building design and construction. These simultaneous trends in the building industry can be difficult to juggle, but Dow Corning Corporation – a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation – continues to introduce technologies to address these trends and help architects and building component designers find the balance they seek.

At Construct Canada 2014 – scheduled for Dec. 3 through 5 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada – not only will Dow Corning exhibit a number of these solutions, but one of its high-performance building experts will present a related seminar.

Seminar on curtain wall thermal performance

Stanley Yee, LEED® Accredited Professional and a façade design and construction specialist for Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions, will present "How to Respond to the Growing Pressure to Enhance Curtain Wall Thermal Performance" from 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 4 as part of Construct Canada's seminar lineup. The seminar (T114) will feature energy-efficient solutions, such as aerogel insulation and vacuum insulation panels, and how they can offer new design options to improve the overall U-value of the façade while maximizing the vision area. Cost is $40 ($45 after Nov. 25).

Technologies on display at Construct Canada

Dow Corning will showcase some of its most recent technologies during Construct Canada. The company will be in Booth 926.

Featured products include silicone solutions designed to enable sustainable construction while also allowing architects and designers the design freedom they desire:

• The Dow Corning® Silicone Air Barrier System –Overcome the shortcomings of other air and water barriers with this suite of compatible high-performance silicone products engineered to resist extreme environmental conditions; it is the only water-based silicone air barrier complemented by a fully compatible system.
• High-performance insulation for next-generation façades – Meet thermal bridging challenges with thin-profile Dow Corning® HPI-1000 Building Insulation Blanket(R 9.8 per inch). Enable slim wall constructions with high R-value performance (up to R 50 in a 2-inch thickness) with Dow Corning® Architectural Insulation Modules(AIM™) whose Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) has been certified by UL Environment.
• Dow Corning® 121 Structural Glazing Sealant –Simplify repair and speed production times compared to one-part structural glazing sealing with this neutral-cure RTV silicone sealant with a unique 1-to-1 ("121") mix ratio; it offers easy mixing, simplified dispensing and a fast (24-hour) cure.

Solutions based on proven technology

"Achieving sustainable building goals while still feeling they have the freedom to be creative is extremely important to today's architects and building component designers. But they also need the assurance that the materials that are allowing them to strike that balance are based on proven technology," said Dow Corning New Business Market Development Leader Paul Wisniewski. "With more than 70 years of silicon-based technology expertise and a wealth of contemporary high-performance solutions rooted in that expertise, Dow Corning is well-positioned to serve this demanding, evolving market."

About Dow Corning
Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide.

A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company'sDow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning's annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning’s global operations adhere to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes.

About High Performance Building Solutions
Dow Corning is collaborating with industry professionals around the world to develop solutions to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, reduce the eco-footprint of construction materials, and improve the health and safety of building occupants. Taking a holistic approach, Dow Corning brings together expertise from across the company to help customers find solutions to a wide range of high performance building challenges. Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions include proven materials for structural and protective glazing, weatherproofing, insulating glass, window and door fabrication, and building materials protection, as well as innovations for high-efficiency insulation, LED lighting, thermal management systems, and the incorporation of photovoltaic cells and solar panels into building design.

About Stanley Yee
Stanley Yee, a LEED® Accredited Professional, is a façade design and construction specialist for Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions. He joined the company in 2012 with nearly 20 years of experience in the building enclosure industry, working with curtainwall-contracting, façade-consulting and enclosure-detailing specialists both nationally and internationally. Yee's specialties include design assistance and support; building enclosure air, water and thermal control; waterproofing; and testing enclosure performance. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in building engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. An active member of several industry organizations, Yee is an elected officer of the Board of Directors for the Glass Association of North America (GANA), representing the Energy Division.

Source: Dow Corning 

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