Afternoon Workshops 4 AIA CEUs
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 Lunch for Registered Workshop Attendees
- 1:15 Afternoon Workshops Begin
- 3:15 Networking and Refreshment Break
- 5:00 Workshops End
Pick one of the following four afternoon sessions to best match your interests.
Lunch and coffee break are included in the workshop fee.
Sessions (Choose one from the following)
4 AIA CEUs
A. High Performance Methods+Materials
1. Understanding Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems in the Modern Age: Maintaining Integrity in Today’s Complex Backpan Designs
Instructor: Eric Lacroix, STI Firestop
Today’s high performance building enclosures demand high performance fire protection! Backpan designs create unique challenges that make UL test coverage even more critical! Fully understanding the role and value of perimeter fire barrier systems for backpans in today’s ever changing and complex designs cannot be overstated.. 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 are outlined below and will be discussed in detail incorporating PowerPoint & video.
- Evolution of code requirements for consistency
- Importance of UL testing for backpan designs
- Understanding ASTM E2307 and the ISMA
- Why UL?
- Understanding the complexity of backpan designs
- Common misconceptions about steel backpans
2. Benefits & Applications of Photocatalytic Ceramic Tiles
Instructor: Thomas Richardson, Agrob Butchal
This course provides an overview of the properties of photocatalytic ceramic tiles including the science, health benefits and applications.
- Summarize the chemical process of photocatalytic oxidation and state how this process contributes to keeping surfaces clean and microbefree
- List the properties of PCOs and the environmental and economic factors associated with each property
- Explain how photocatalytic oxidation contributes to enhanced air quality in terms of odor and VOC decomposition, and NOx removal
- Identify the applications and environmental benefits of using PCOs in order to specify them for appropriate projects
3. Daylighting Challenges: Advances in Smart-Tinting Glass Technologies
Instructor: Jeffery Glick, Halio North America
This AIA-approved course explores the benefits of daylighting, the obstacles to achieving a truly daylit space, daylighting management strategies, and the latest technologies making it possible to achieve the daylighting for which a building has been designed while still meeting increasingly stringent energy efficiency and sustainability standards.
- 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.
4 AIA CEUs
B. Parts, components, assemblies: design automation and the future of the building envelope
Enclosure Engineering finds itself in the middle of an unprecedented upheaval of established norms, from a design as well as a delivery methodology standpoint. This comes with the advent of ever more advanced digital/computational tools, and increasingly stringent demands on building performance, energy use and carbon emissions while maintaining the highest architectural standards. To this end, this workshop aims to expand on how we may leverage strategically positioned partnerships and collaborations and specialty knowledge, in order to educate stakeholders, maintain quality of the end product, and manage risk. Four professional who together encompass architecture, engineering, applied research and fabrication – with special knowledge in building skins – will each present case studies from their respective field of expertise.
4 AIA HSW CEUs
C. High-Performance Glazing & Shading: Double-Skin Facade or Not?
This workshop will take a deep dive into high-performance glazing & shading, applicable to the local NE climate. Is it appropriate to use double-skin facade vs single-skin high-performance glazing? When and how? The case study of Dartmouth Dana Hall will examine lessons learned and strategies for designing and detailing high-performance glazing and shading building envelope.
4 AIA HSW CEUs
D. Vascular Materials for Building Envelopes as Heat Exchangers
Scientists are providing greater and greater access to the design of materials at super-small scales. This workshop will look at how some of these emerging materials can be translated into the built environment. Case studies will be presented on facade prototypes that use vascular materials to actively exchange heat with natural ventilation flows. Select materials will also be demonstrated during a hands-on portion of the workshop.
Instructor: Jonathan Grinham, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Instructor: Jack Alvarenga, Wyss Institute