Façade Renovation of the Wexner Center for the Arts

    Volume 4, Issue 9 (October 2007)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Published Online: 20 September 2007

    Page Count: 7


    Li, Shawn S.
    Senior Façade Engineer, PE, LEED AP, Arup, New York 10013,

    McClelland, Neil
    Principal, Arup, New York 10013,

    (Received 23 October 2006; accepted 23 August 2007)

    Abstract

    The Wexner Center for the Arts went through a major façade renovation to fix the water leakage and condensation problems. The work included replacing glazed skylights, curtain walls, and roofs. This paper describes how renovation work has been done with modern technologies to study thermal and lighting performance on the new façade. In addition to the computational analysis, a full scale mock-up was constructed in a laboratory for air, water, and structural test, and to evaluate the condensation resistance performance. Currently there are no industry standards for condensation evaluation for a mock-up of this size. The mock-up test method refers to ASTM C 1199, “Standard Test Method for Measuring the Steady-State Thermal Transmittance of Fenestration Systems Using Hot Box Methods,” and AAMA 1053 test procedures but with modifications to suit the project. The new façade of the Wexner Center is a perfect example of how façade design can be done with modern analyses tools and a coordinated design approach to deliver an environmentally efficient cladding system. The paper also describes the issues for the current test standards to the projects that have specific design conditions.


    Paper ID: JAI100870

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI100870

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    Title Façade Renovation of the Wexner Center for the Arts
    Symposium Repair, Retrofit and Inspection of Building Exterior Wall Systems, 2006-10-22
    Committee E06