About Us

Leadership

Michael Carter, C.E.T.
Director
Company founder with 20 years of career experience.

Michael has been working within the design and construction field since 1986, actively consulting on large scale projects since 1995. He has contributed to publications with the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), National Institute of Building Sciences, Construction Specifications Canada, Ontario Building Envelope Council, and the International Conference on Snow Engineering.

Recognized as an expert in his field, Michael’s ability to interpret a building design within its local microclimate has earned him a reputation as a trusted consultant with leading architectural and engineering firms throughout North America.

Our Clients

We assist design, development, management and ownership clients in the design or rectification of large scale developments, tall high profile buildings, prominent monuments, critical infrastructure and public buildings.  Given the sensitivity of our service specialty clients have trusted our discretion and confidentiality, thus the majority of our clientele are referred based on personal recommendations and references.

Approach

We collaborate confidentially with designers and decision makers, assessing and communicating potential risks, then recommending proven and detailed mitigation strategies that align with design objectives.

Expertise

A foundation of architectural design and construction knowledge is combined with a practical understanding of building and microclimate science, which is exceeded by years of field investigations, wind tunnel analysis, laboratory testing and cold climate research.  This expertise has allowed us to specifically address all types of falling ice and snow issues, including: tall building icing, facade and roof mock-up testing, large roof snow drifting, barrier design and the investigation of existing building problem conditions.

Sectors

High-Rise (commercial, residential or mixed-use), Cultural, Institutional, Transportation, Infrastructure, Sports and Recreation.

Geography

We provide services in North America and internationally, from Anchorage to Atlanta, from Seattle to New York City, and from London to Seoul.

Michael Carter

Michael Carter, C.E.T.

 

Membership

Publications

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Increasing Problems of Falling Ice and Snow on Modern Tall Buildings,
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), International Journal 2012 Issue IV.

Mike Carter, C.E.T., and Roman Stangl, C.E.T.

The Implication of Energy Efficient Building Envelope Details for Ice and Snow Formation Patterns on Buildings,
14th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology 2014.

N. Norris, D. Andre and P. Adams, M. Carter and R. Stangl.

Caution: Falling Ice and Snow – What is an acceptable risk?,
Snow Engineering VII, Fukui, Japan.
Mike Carter, C.E.T., and Roman Stangl, C.E.T.

CTBUH Journal Debating Tall Focuses on Falling Ice
June 2014, Issue II.
Mike Carter, C.E.T., and Roman Stangl, C.E.T.

Considerations for Building Design in Cold Climates – Avoiding Falling, Sliding or Windblown Ice and Snow from Buildings and Structures,
Whole Building Design Guide – Resource Page (wbdg.org), National Institute of Building Sciences.

Mike Carter, C.E.T., and Roman Stangl, C.E.T.

Snow, Ice & Envelope Performance: Design Considerations to Avoid Dangerous Falling Ice!
March 2015, Pushing the Envelope Canada – A publication of the Ontario Building Envelope Council.
Mike Carter, C.E.T., and Roman Stangl, C.E.T.

Beware of Falling Ice and Snow: A winter perspective on building design,
Construction Canada – Official Magazine of Construction Specifications Canada, January 2012, Vol. 54, No. 1.

Mike Carter, C.E.T., and Roman Stangl, C.E.T.

Sliding Snow and Ice on Buildings: a balance of risk, cost and aesthetics,
Snow Engineering V, Davos, Switzerland.

C.J. Williams, M. Carter, F. Hochstenbach and T. Lovlin

Microclimate Considerations for Building Design and City Planning,
Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Clemson, SC.
H. Wu, M. Carter, M. Ratcliff and J. Slusarczyk

Risks Associated with Sustainable and High Performance Buildings in Cold Climates,
White Paper – Northern Microclimate Inc.

Mike Carter, C.E.T., and Roman Stangl, C.E.T.