MTCC 955 Window Wall Replacement
Philip Brearton, Principal
Paul Nasato, Project Manager
Property Manager, SCPL
Cion Coulter Corp (Cion) was retained in 2018 to assess fenestration renewal completed by a previous consultant and contractor at the penthouse levels of the 222 The Esplanade building in Toronto, ON. The previous project by the previous Consultant had been drastically overbudget and the cause of a special assessment. Cion was hired, under intense scrutiny, to ensure the balance of the multi-year building envelope renewal continued smoothly and within budget.
A survey was written and distributed to all Owners to identify their performance concerns (ex. air and water leaks, noise excessive heat / cold etc.). Intrusive inspections were conducted by Cion to confirm leakage paths and the hidden conditions. Three rendered options of different window wall configuration and colour schemes were provided along with construction cost estimates and a construction schedule. The options were presented to the Board of Directors in a formal meeting and the options were exhibited in the building lobby to elicit feedback from Owners. The preferred option was selected by the Board and Cion was retained to continue with tendering and contract administration. A general contractor was awarded the project and a building permit issued based on Cion’s permit set of drawings. The window wall replacement procedure is being conducted in a fully occupied building with a significant retired population. The building is in a busy urban setting with no setbacks to city sidewalks.