Wednesday, July 12
Times in EST
8:00 - 9:30 AM EST
9:45 - 10:15 AM
John Dalzell welcomes the Facades+ conference series to Boston! John will provide an overview of BPDA’s programs towards Net Zero rbon, and provide case study examples of how these policies are beginning to be realized. At the BRA, Boston’s planning and economic development agency, Mr. Dalzell leads Green Building and Sustainable Development initiatives including public and internal sustainable development and green building policy development such as the January 2007 enactment of Boston’s Green Building Zoning regulations. Additionally, Mr. Dalzell focuses City resources on sustainable development through community based area and district planning initiatives and programs in Boston’s neighborhoods. Recently, Mr. Dalzell launched the Mayor’s E+ Green Building Demonstration Program to test the feasibility of urban environmental, energy, and equity positive (E+) residential prototypes in Boston neighborhoods.
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
The new Stretch code will help keep Massachusetts at the forefront of energy efficient goals. Learn from two members of the task force that helped make these changes possible. The speakers will share the history of this code, what has changed, and how to incorporate these changes into your practice. A Q&A will follow the presentations.
11:00 - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Following in the footsteps of local enclosure hero, Wagy Anis, Brian H. Neely will share his insights of the Building Envelope Commissioning process, and how design teams can benefit from it.
12:00- 12:30 PM
This roundtable with leading building materials manufacturers will discuss the advanced materials newly available and just around the corner. Learn how architects can work together with manufacturers to build with the latest, most up-to-date technologies and projects, and hear what’s next for the industry.
12:30 - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 2:30 PM
The use of mass timber as a building material has become increasingly popular in recent years. This presentation, led by Chris O’Hara of Studio NYL and Shu Talun of RDH, will delve into the technical considerations that architects face when using mass timber on the exterior or superstructure of a project. This session will impart valuable lessons about the properties of mass timber and its response to weather conditions and moisture, as well as strategies to prevent damage during the construction process.
2:30 - 3:00 PM
The 11 East Lenox project is the first ground-up mass timber structure in the City of Boston. It will also become Passive House certified. This session will explore the development, design and construction from the team that created this groundbreaking project.
3:00 - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
SOM helped Wellesley College achieve the most ambitious building project in its modern history: transforming an outdated science center into an inviting, sustainable, and flexible village for teaching and learning. Involving a careful mix of removal, renovation, and addition for a series of existing buildings, the project reimagined the college’s Science Complex as a “village” for research and education.
The new addition to the Science Complex features a series of ship-lapped zinc-clad pavilions with punched windows, all connected by a flowing central spine made of mass timber. The spaces between the pavilions allow natural light in, while also offering panoramic views of the surrounding Wellesley landscape. These two-story glass openings feature a timber-framed curtainwall system, creating a sense of openness and accessibility. Timber entries connect the spine to campus pathways, and to the existing “Focus” atrium that leads to the renovated Laboratory Wing: a Brutalist building that has been given a fresh new look by SOM, including a new envelope designed for improved durability, insulation, and energy performance.
This presentation will give an overview of the concepts that drove the design of the new building and informed the development, materiality, and detailing of the enclosure systems for this latest addition to the Wellesley College campus.
4:00 - 4:35 PM
This spotlight session will focus on the use of various wood materials, products, and construction techniques that come together celebrate the United States Forestry Service’s National Conservation Legacy Center designed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates. The new center will provide a world class, one of a kind facility for all to learn and enjoy this rich and uniquely American conservation history to learn from the past and therefore foster a better understanding of the conservation challenges of today and future generations.