Petros Karatzas

Why do projects delay

Why Projects Delay: with Matt Verderamo

Matt Verderamo is Vice President, Preconstruction & Sales at Alliance Exterior Construction in Baltimore, Maryland. Alliance is a specialty subcontractor focusing on glazing, metal panels, and roofing. Matt is also a proponent of mental health and career growth in the construction industry. Follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter, and check out his website here (mattverderamo.me) Our discussion …

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Facade Structural Engineering

Steven Sletten: Insights into Facade Structural Engineering

Today’s guest is Steven Sletten, a Licensed Professional Structural Engineer and Project Manager for Larson Engineering in New York. Steve has great experience in the Façade and Curtain Wall Industry and has licenses from New York and Minnesota states. Has been involved in many great projects such as Transbay Transit Center, the Star Statue at …

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Ventilates Facades

Ventilated Facades, Fire Safety: No need for a zero-sum game

The concept and the history of building ventilated façades is not something novel. Actually the first examples of building facades are met in medieval Europe. Wood was the dominant material for the construction of facades since it was easily sourced from the vast forests that existed in Western Europe during this historical period. West Stow, …

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Facade Structural Engineer

John Wheaton: a 40-year Journey on Facades

Today we have the honour to host in our blog John L. Wheaton, CEO and Co-Founder of Wheaton & Sprague Engineering in Ohio. John is a legendary figure in facade industry, having engineered, consulted or directed on thousands of exterior cladding projects.  Including custom and standard curtain-wall systems, panel systems, stone facades, architectural components and most …

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Unitized Systems

Curtain Walls: Is a Unitized or a Stick System Better for Buildings?

Definition for Curtain Walls can be as non-structural aluminium framed walls, containing infills of glass, stone or metal panels that are connected on the building structure. They can be broadly categorized into Unitized Curtain Walls and Stick Built Systems. The question of whether to opt for the one or the other, is a very common …

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