Erick Paquet

Building Engineer – Curtain wall, Glazing and building envelope components

Profile

58 years old

Seniority : 19 years, associate

English

  • Curtain wall systems
  • Structural Glazing and point fixed Structural Glazing
  • Doors and windows made of metal, PVC or wood
  • Technical glazing – Glass structures
  • Glass Domes and skylights
  • Air- and watertightness testing
  • Insulated weatherboard-cladding

Former Member of Groupe Spécialisé n°6 (Technical Agreements) of
Standards Commission on spandrel and curtain walls,
National QUALIBAT Commission on PVC Product Certified Groups (CST Bat and L.N.E.)

Education

DPE Engineer – Specialization Construction

Certificated from the Institut de I’expertise 1997

BTS Steel Structures

Professional background

Socotec
Engineer specialized in Lightweight Facades and Curtain Wall Systems, Central Technical Support

Schuco France
Range Manager, Special Products Engineering Department Manager

Sitraba Genest Group
Curtain wall & Cladding Department, Major Construction Contract Engineer

CFEM – French Company of Metal Companies
Department head of Water- and airtightness, Thermal and Seismic Test Station (Manager R. Jolivot)

Key areas of expertise

Glazing

  • Annealed or tempered glass unit breakage
  • Failures on point-fixed Structural Glazing systems
  • Delamination issues with laminated glass
  • Breakage and fogging of Insulating Glass Units (IGU)
  • Failure of structural components made of tempered glass
  • Pollutions and optical distortions of reflective glass under chemical or mechanical attacks

Doors and Windows

  • Air and water leakages
  • Malfunctions of side hung and swinging window frames
  • Window deformations under structural movements
  • Water leakages of glass rooflights

Curtain Walls

  • Air and water leakages
  • Faulty mechanical resistance
  • Failures on weatherboarding/cladding
  • Failures on building roofing made of ribbed steel or aluminium sheets

Horizontal Sealing

  • Roof terraces leakages (flawed execution or design, accidental puncture, plantation effects)
  • Metal-framed rooflightis leakages