It all started with SPS (Sandwich Plate System). WZMH Architects’ vision for a green powered future was set in motion through collaboration with SPS Technology.
What began as a project looking at how our patented composite material could be used to create an ‘Intelligent Structural Panel’ – using wiring and cables in the elastomer core – became an innovative concept on how to produce clean and human-powered energy, while saving costs and space.
Using SPS as the metal structural panel, the goal is to put ‘intelligence inside’ or making the fabric of the buildings smart. The think tank for the project comprises WZMH, Stephenson Engineering, Quasar Consulting Group (mechanical/electrical engineering), C3PoE (electronics) and Microsoft.
Intelligent Structural Panel (ISP) received True Disruptor 2018 award at FCCCO Les Innovateurs Startup Competition in November 2018. WZMH, the architectural company that designed the CN Tower, is part of a consortium of companies fashioning the future of smart buildings with the introduction of the Intelligent Structural Panel (ISP).
Approvals are being sought from standards and testing agencies. The next steps include a large scale, live mock-up of 3,000-10,000sqft. Go to WZMH and search Intelligent Structural Panel to see articles in Forbes, Canadian Consulting Engineer and others.
SPS Technology is always looking for innovative ways to use Sandwich Plate System, and have a twenty year history of collaboration with different like-minded clients and designers. For everything from the FPSO Glen Lyon Blast Tunnel to the Pop-Up Vehicle Barriers (YouTube Video) , we want investigate what this industry disrupting material can do.