Michael R. Carter

Microclimate Ice & Snow Inc., Director and CEO | Ontario, Canada

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Michael Carter, Director and CEO of Microclimate Ice & Snow Inc., is a Certified Engineering Technologist with 25 years of experience working as an ice and snow microclimate consultant. In that time Mike has focused on the investigation and mitigation of falling, sliding and wind-released ice and snow for both existing and proposed buildings and structures. His expertise is based on years of project work conducting microclimate analyses, wind tunnel testing, field research, incident investigations and mock-up testing. Carter has been actively consulting on large-scale projects since 1996.

With a goal of contributing to the advancement of the industry, in 2013 Carter co-founded a task group within the ASTM International – Subcommittee E06.55 Performance of Building Enclosures, focused specifically on the Evaluation of Ice and Snow Accretion on Buildings and Structures. As co-chair he has worked…

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Research

28 April 2014

Debating Tall: Should Tall Buildings in Cold Climates be Designed Specifically to Stop Falling Ice?

Michael Carter & Roman Stangl, Northern Microclimate

Recent media attention in major urban centers such as New York City and Chicago has brought the issue of falling ice from tall buildings to...

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Research

01 December 2012

Increasing Problems of Falling Ice and Snow on Modern Tall Buildings

Michael Carter & Roman Stangl, Northern Microclimate

High performance façades have improved internal thermal performance, but increased the conditions for forming ice on building skins. This paper sheds light on the issues,...

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