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The How of Wow: Why Glass?

How Of Wow

Have you ever looked at something and asked, “How did they do that?” CKUA’s newest feature, “The How of Wow,” highlights marvels of innovation and technology that are all around us. The stuff Engineers and Geoscientists create can be beautiful, sometimes even iconic, but it has to work.

This is not a superficial makeover born out of the need to look younger on the outside; what has happened to the MacKimmie Complex on the University of Calgary campus is revelatory.

Recently unveiled as a net-zero carbon building, the structure was peeled back to the bones and rebuilt, emerging as an energy-efficient beauty with a glass exterior. Michael Torjan is a mechanical engineer who worked on the project. We asked him, “Say Michael, why glass?”

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