In the latest issue of Canadian Lawyer InHouse Magazine, Denise discusses the deficiencies in glass condos and says consumers may be unduly deterred by the idea of disposable glass-walled buildings.
Experts are working on improvements to insulation in glass wall systems, while other wall systems are not perfect. Although the window-wall systems may not last as long, if you get problems with pre-cast concrete, you could have a very expensive overhaul 40 years down the road, that’s going to cost more than it would to do the ongoing frequent maintenance of window wall systems.
Engineers will assess the life expectancy of glass-wall systems to forecast how much to contribute to the reserve fund on an annual basis.
You can read more about the issues concerning glass condos by clicking on the article What’s the Future of Glass Houses?