AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS – 4 AIA CEUS
Choose 1 of 4 Sessions for an In-depth dialog with leading architects, fabricators, developers and engineers
Facades+ workshops feature an intimate class size and hands-on learning to create an environment conductive to innovation and creative problem-solving. Learn crucial skills & tools to advance your practice.
- 12:30 Complimentary Networking Lunch
- 1:15 Afternoon Workshops Begin
- 3:15 Networking and Refreshment Break
- 5:00 Workshops End
Pick 1 from 4 Sessions to Best Match your Interests.
Lunch and Afternoon Refreshments are included for this afternoon of learning with the AEC Industry’s Best.
Sessions(Pick 1 from 4 Sessions)
A. CAPACITY FULL
Materials, Systems & Applications
Materials, Systems & Applications Sessions bring together leading manufacturers who are driving materials and design research. This session will offer three 1-hr deep-dives into the material, applications, and product innovations from a select group of our Methods+Materials Exhibitors.
1. Understanding Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems in the Modern Age: Maintaining Integrity in Today’s Complex Designs
Presenters: Aaron Alterman, STI Firestop
Topics for Discussion:
- Understanding new code requirements
- Importance of UL testing for perimeter fire barrier systems
- Designing for success:
Key design points on standard aluminum frame designs
Understanding the complexity of unitized backpan designs
2. Daylighting Challenges: Advances in Smart-Tinting Glass Technologies
Presenters: Jeffery Glick, Halio North America
- Understand the human productivity, wellness, and energy benefits associated with daylighting, and how building codes and rating systems have responded.
- Explain the challenges to optimizing daylight in the built environment.
- Recognize the opportunities and limitations afforded by the currently available devices & solutions for mitigating glare and reducing solar heat gain.
- Explain the newest technological advantages in smart-tinting glass and its ability to optimize daylighting and color rendering while achieving maximum energy efficiency.
3. Reduction in Energy Consumption Drives Sustainability =
Ventilated Facade Systems
Presenters: John Penta, Fiandre GroupWorkshop Description
A system with a naturally ventilated wall cavity has an 80-year plus-life expectancy and helps to eliminate potential for “sick-building syndrome,” a common to closed cavity walls. When a VFS is installed, moisture is removed from the areas with structural steel studs which eliminate corrosion in the structural wall.
- Understand the ventilated facade system as a sustainable building product and why installing a VFS will make the building a more energy efficient thermal regulator.
- Understand the aluminum curtain wall sub-frame system, the differences between visible – vs – invisible undercut anchoring systems and, understand how the three anchoring systems transfer the load of the tiles onto the aluminum sub-frame.
- Appreciate the ease of installation and the benefits of its low maintenance characteristics.
- Appreciate the benefits for the deflection of rain and moisture within the cavity of the VFS.
B. CAPACITY FULL
Impact of Fenestration on Building Envelope Performance
The energy efficiency of buildings are a key technological and economic challenge facing the construction industry and new energy code requirements will necessitate changes to the design and construction of fenestration products, particularly metal and glass curtain walls. The current minimum prescriptive requirements for windows remain well within attainable limits, leaving room for improved performance. However, the thermal performance requirements for the non-vision portion of metal and glass curtain walls are expected to have similar performance to that of opaque walls. Given the effect of framing, attaining such thermal performance is currently practically impossible with the current construction methods and materials, forcing designers towards considering alternative approaches. Considering that most of the energy lost through the vertical building envelope will be through the weakest component, the overall thermal performance will depend largely on the thermal performance of the fenestration, particularly when opting for the maximum window-to-wall ratio permitted through the prescriptive compliance path.
This presentation shall focus on the impact of fenestration on the overall thermal performance of the building envelope and highlight key design considerations for improved overall thermal performance.
Re-Purposing and Re-Positioning Buildings via Facade Renovations
Edward Peck, BatesForum
Alloy Kemp, Thornton Tomasetti
Yugene Cha, Krueck + Sexton
Amy Preston, Tishman Speyer
Learn how selected projects reimagined the public spaces and experience with structural glass integrations, creative lighting and the introduction of a modern material palette to reposition a building within the changing landscape. This seminar will include viewpoints from architects, façade experts and building owners related to detailed façade renovations. The challenges and benefits of these projects will be discussed to develop a better understanding for what one should consider when evaluating future renovation investments.
Mind the Gap: Achieving Enclosure Innovation Through Integrated Design
Friday, September 21stMid-America Club
200 East Randolph Drive, 80th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
85 E Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
31 minutes to 1 hour $16.00
4 hours to 12 hours $30.00
Early Bird $16.00
In Between 5am-9:30am
Out Between 2pm - 7pm
Monday – Friday
Single or Double rate: $229/night plus tax & incidentals.
To make your hotel room reservation, Book Online or call (844) 571-1941, and use group code CHI.
The special rate ends August 30th.