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Old Posted Apr 12, 2021, 7:58 AM
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A good article. Most concrete balcony slab construction I have seen certainly does not have any thermal break. So much emphasis on thermal breaking the window system and selecting double and triple Low E glazing and the concrete is the biggest thermal bridge of them all. Should follow the UK market way with prefabricated steel balconies that do have thermal break separation from the structure.

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Originally Posted by colemonkee View Post
That's a great article. So do all window wall highrises with exposed slabs have the same problem, or is this unique to Aqua because of the balconies? There are a ton of window wall buildings with balconies in cold-weather markets like Toronto, and I've never heard of this (maybe I'm not reading the right news). Maybe they know to put those thermal layers in the slabs to prevent the heat loss. Fascinating stuff!
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