Once the site of an old rail yard and industrial buildings, the NorthPoint redevelopment now houses modern residential and office towers and the associated amenities. The ten-story Education First (EF) building is a focal point of the neighborhood with its modern facade and striking glass waterfall. SGH consulted on the building enclosure design for the waterfall feature.
The glass waterfall is a triangulated network of glass facets that cascade down from the building roof. Highlights of our work on the waterfall include the following:
- Reviewed fabrication drawings and curtain wall calculations prepared by others
- Provided recommendations to improve the structural performance and watertightness
- Conducted site visits to observe as-built construction for comparison with the design intent
- Observed water testing of installed components for comparison with performance expectations