OBEC Student Event at Ryerson University

March 4, 2020 -
Presenters: Jelena Madzarevic and Daniel Aleksov

Jelena will be speaking about her experience with the OBEC and present a case study on Ryerson’s very own Student Learning Centre for which EllisDon was the general contractor. The case study will focus on the curtain wall design process, details and then transitions to envelope systems will be examined.
Daniel’s presentation “Building Envelope Pathways to Failure” will discuss some of the top reasons why existing building envelopes tend to go on a trajectory towards failure. Case studies will be presented to show how localized failures in the building envelope over time have led to significant repairs and costs that were not anticipated by building owners. The final segment will discuss some solutions that are intended to minimize the risk of future building envelope failures.

Presenters’ Bios:

Jelena Madzarevic is currently a Building and Material Sciences Specialist at EllisDon where she helps mitigate enclosure related risks on projects. At EllisDon, she also supports company-wide development by delivering building science training. During her time at Ryerson, she was involved with the Architectural Science Graduate Course Union and FEAS Graduate Ambassadors. She sits on the Ontario Building Envelope Council’s (OBEC) communications committee where she assists with the publication of their magazine, Pushing the Envelope. In 2018, she has been awarded OBEC’s Graduate Scholarship to recognize her involvement with OBEC and research in building science. Most recently, she presented her research at the Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation 2019 conference. 
Daniel Aleksov (P.Eng., BSS) is currently a senior project manager with Pretium Engineering Inc. specializing in building science and restoration of existing buildings for a diverse portfolio of property owners/managers across Ontario.  Daniel strives to provide leading edge technical and cost effective solutions for structural and building envelope failures faced by building owners and managers. Continuous education, mentoring, innovating quality control and learning tools are his passions and he strives to provide exceptional service and value to his clients and their stakeholders. He is currently a director with the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) and is the co-chair of the education committee.

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