CTBUH Canada: Vertical Building Additions

CTBUH Members: $40
Non-members: $50

Wednesday, 25 September 2019
7:30 am – 9:30 am
Toronto, Canada


Neighborhoods are densifying. Zoning rules and planning entitlements are changing. What are the options and proven methods to add several stories to an existing high-rise tower?

A Montreal-based specialty contractor, Upbrella Construction, operates in this market niche. Join the CTBUH Canada Chapter for a breakfast seminar to hear a successful case study of adding six stories to the existing 17-story Hotel le Germain in Montreal. Following networking over a hot breakfast, attendees will learn how this significant addition was accomplished without the aid of a construction crane. Joey Larouche, Owner, Upbrella will explain the process of constructing the new roof level first and how the innovative “sheltered worksite lifting system” assemble new floors underneath the new roof level.

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Following the Upbrella presentation, the developers, designers and contractors of several recent Toronto high-rise vertical additions, including 130 Bloor Street, QRC West and 480 University Avenue will present short vignettes. The showcase of these several vertical addition projects will set the stage for a panel discussion where questions from the audience will be explored and answered. The subsequent presenters and panelists include Barry Charnish, Founding Principal, Entuitive; Zoran Tanasijevic, Senior Principal, Stephenson Engineering; Carlos de Oliveira, President & CEO, Cast Connex; Deni Poletti, Principal, CORE Architects; to be moderated by Mariano Bocchicchio, Executive Director, Capital Improvement & Development, Starlight Investments.