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Challenges in the design, performance, fabrication, and installation of facade elements for the WTC Transportation Hub

Topics to include the following:

  • Design and performance criteria unique to the WTC Transportation Hub.
  • Design and engineering of Oculus and operable Skylight enclosure elements, to accommodate building geometry, fabrication and erection tolerances, structural movement, wind, snow, impact, and thermal loads.
  • Performance mock-up testing of the Oculus glass, operable Skylight glazing, and metal panel cladding systems for wind load, snow load, differential movement, thermal cycling, condensation resistance, and accidental breakage.
  • Fabrication & Installation challenges, including QA/QC, installation sequencing, and site access limitations.

David Bott AIA PE SE, is a Professional Engineer in New York, Connecticut, and Virginia, a Structural Engineer in Nevada and Hawaii, and a Registered Architect in New York. He is a Senior Associate at Heintges & Associates. Mr. Bott has studied architecture and civil engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and completed his engineering training at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. Since joining Heintges & Associates in 2006, he has worked on innovative and high profile building facades in New York and around the world. Mr. Bott also teaches at Columbia University’s GSAPP where he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor.

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