OBEC Dinner - Balcony FacadesOctober 12, 2016 -
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016
Balcony renovations are expensive, because they are exposed to the elements and condo owners are deterred from using their balconies by noise, rain, wind, animals, or their neighbour’s cigarette butts. Some apartment owners have made more use of their balconies by adding paned glass or various types of screens to enclose the balcony, but the visual appearance and zoning violations have been issues with the condo boards and building authorities. In the early 1990s, new retractable and frameless glazing systems were developed in Finland, which quickly became popular because they provided additional protected, usable space for the condo owner without violating zoning restrictions or damaging the building’s overall appearance.
Currently in Finland, over 75% of apartment balconies have glazing systems on them. They are a standard part of new developments, with over 90% of new developments installing the glazing systems during construction of the building. The same figures also apply to the low income government owned housing sector because of the cost benefits.
Location: Edward Village
8:00 pm: Presentation
BEC / OAA Members: $25.00 + $3.25 HST = $28.25
Henrik Reinikka is the Technical Guy and Founding Partner at Lumon Canada Inc. with responsibility for development sales and overseeing technical related operations in the company.
Prior to partnership with the North American subsidiary established in 2011, and to moving back to Canada, he was employed by Ahma Engineers Ltd in Finland and appointed to supervisor and project management roles of both civil and infrastructure works at notably large industrial projects including the OL3 Nuclear Plant, Vuosaari Harbour and the Ring Rail Line projects in Finland.
During his career, he acquired additional training in project management and was licensed to supervise 1st class concrete structures such as bridges. Supervisor and inspector authorization of safety classed concrete structures were issued at the nuclear plant project, including the safety coordinator role at the Ring Rail Line project.
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