THE PREMIER CONFERENCE ON
HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDING ENCLOSURES
March 1, 2019
At the Omni Dallas Hotel
Join Us in Dallas
The program includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the future face of Dallas. These well-rounded, expert dialogues will inform and inspire.
The Facades+ conference series is a robust dialogue encompassing all things building skin—bridging the profession, industry, academia, operations, and ownership. We’ve distilled the best of the Facades+ 2-day event into a quick-take morning forum with a strong local flair. Facades+AM is coming to Dallas this March.
Earn 4 AIA HSW Credits
Remain registered to practice
with continuing education credits
Lauren Cadieux, AIA is an artist and architect who has been practicing for nine years in Dallas and internationally. Her design practice has bridged the scale of aviation, hospitality and interactive art installations. The thread tying these together is a focus on the human experience – combining culture and tradition with the understanding and manipulation of physiological and emotional experience in space and time. Lauren enjoys working with clients, consultants and artists to explore scale, color, light, form and intersections of material properties in and out of the tradition of architecture.
Throughout his nine years of experience, Michael Friebele has channeled his professional and personal background as a critical medium throughout his work in architectural design, involvement in the community, journalism, and human centered design through the academic realm. An Associate with CallisonRTKL, Friebele’s work focuses on connective fabric of context and culture a means of informing design work at a wide range of scale. His work has been recognized with numerous honors, including the 2017 Associate Award from the American Institute of Architects and the 2016 Associate of the Year from AIA Dallas. In addition to his design work, He is a contributor to The Architects Newspaper and Texas Architect and currently serves as an adjunct faculty member within the Masters of Arts in Design and Innovation (MADI) program at Southern Methodist University.
The rapidly developing technology of high-performance facades has emerged as the key to building integration, and central to the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. The building skin combines attributes of appearance and performance like nothing else in architecture. There is much to discuss. We invite you to join the conversation as we bring this forum to Atlanta, GA.
The Lay of the Land: Facade Innovation in Dallas
Form into Performance
Kengo Kuma’s spiralling Rolex headquarters breaks out of the grid, providing sunlight and creating a functional, specialized workspace.
Moderator: Michael Friebele
Additional speakers to be announced.
Pattern, Texture, Craft – Facades as Tactile Expressions
Tile, metal and concrete used in new ways create eye-catching facades where high design also provides functionality.
Additional speakers to be announced.
Residential Facades | Aspirational Living
Enhancing Everyday Structures into a Transcendent Way of Life
Speakers to be announced.
Extra Credit Lunch & Learn After Facades+AM
Lunch will be served and CEU credits will be provided. Directly follows the Facades+AM morning forum.
1. Understanding Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems in the Modern Age: Maintaining Integrity in Today’s Complex Designs
Fully understanding the role and value of perimeter fire barrier systems in today’s ever changing and complex designs cannot be overstated. Small panel sizes, flush sill heights, curved and angled designs, exposed anchors, and steel backpan designs have made a difficult situation even more critical. As the industry changes almost on a monthly basis, understanding how to maintain the integrity of a non-rated curtain wall system for up to 4 hours is critical in the design phase to eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements during construction.Key topics covering codes, new ASTM testing requirements, the growing concern for “connection protection”, and an in depth review of the 4 most common issues during construction will be discussed in detail incorporating PowerPoint & video.
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
Director of Strategic Accounts
Eric Lacroix in consistently recognized throughout the design community and construction industry for his firestop expertise, especially in terms curtain wall perimeter fire barrier systems where he is considered the “Industry Specialist”. Eric has over 20 years of real world experience serving as an invaluable resource on many of largest, most complex high profile projects around the world. He works closely with inspectors, glazing contractors, and curtain wall consultants as a trusted advisor during the design, fabrication, construction and installation of a wide range of curtain wall projects.Eric’s wealth of knowledge and experience ensures the project stays on budget and gets done right the first time. He continuously adds value throughout the process, from conception to construction, to close out. Prior to his role as Director of Strategic Accounts, Eric was the STI Firestop Regional Manager, covering the Southeastern United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, South America, and Mexico.
2. The High-Performance Benefits of Laminated Glass
This presentation discusses the architectural applications for laminated glass and its many inherent and sometimes overlooked, benefits. It also reviews how high-performance PVB interlayer solutions utilized in laminated glass can provide enhanced strength, hurricane/storm protection, advanced acoustic performance and impart bold, dynamic expressions of color and opacity as well. Laminated glass is a high-performance material which allows designers to create secure, comfortable and vivid glazing assemblies for their most innovative projects.
- Insight to the performance benefits of laminated versus non-laminated glass for safety and security applications.
- Understand how laminated glass reduces sound transmission.
- Learn why high performance laminated glass is increasingly being used for structural applications.
- Recognize the benefits of laminated glass during hurricanes/storms.
- Understand how colored PVB enables architects and designers to realize their boldest designs.
Architectural Market Manager
Michael Ondrus is Eastman’s Architectural Market Manager, Advanced Interlayers for Laminated Glass in the Americas. He works with architects, specifiers, engineers, consultants and designers as well as laminating customers, providing advanced yet practical interlayer solutions for laminated glass that meet project-specific performance and aesthetic needs for exterior and interior applications. Michael has over 25 years of glass industry marketing and technical experience at the float glass, interlayer, specialty fabricator and processing levels.
Sign up for the Extra Credit Lunch & Learn
LU eligible: Up to 4 CEU credits.
Only $40 including lunch.
*Schedule and speakers subject to change
Lunch & Learn
ComboSymposium + Lunch and Learn
Facades+ Cancellation, Postponement, Substitution Policy and Terms Full registration amount returned if canceled before 11:59 pm EST November 7, 2018. A|N will retain 10% of registration cost on any cancellations from November 7, 2018 through 11:59 pm EST December 6, 2018. There will be no refunds for cancellations after 11:59 pm EST December 6th, 2018. We encourage you to transfer your registration to a colleague instead of canceling.
Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
555 S Lamar
Dallas, TX 75202
Will I receive confirmation of my registration?
Yes, once we have processed your registration and payment, you will get an email confirmation detailing your registration.
Do I need to bring my registration confirmation to the conference?
Yes, it’s always a good idea.
What do I need to bring if I registered as a Student?
Bring a current student ID card with your photo and present it when checking in.
When do I get my badge and/or event tickets?
Badges will be provided at check-in at the site on the day of the event.
Please do not send oversize packages or crates. This is a tabletop show, not a booth, and there is ltd. storage space at the venue. Please get approval ahead of time for anything oversized or the packages may be refused.