4 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.

Workshop Schedule

  • 1:15p, Afternoon Workshops Begin
  • 3:00p, Networking and Refreshment Break
  • 5:00p, Workshops End

Pick a Afternoon Session to Best Match your Interests and earn up to 8 AIA CEUS.

Meals are included for this full day of learning with the AEC Industry’s Best.

Sessions (Choose one from the following)


A. SOLD OUT Designing Sustainable Building Envelopes by Thinking Outside the Box


As the built environment becomes more complex, so too are the systems are used to create them. During this afternoon’s topics we will learn from industry experts on how these systems can contribute to a sustainable building envelope, such as firestop systems that ensure occupant’s safety, self-cleaning facade panels and smart tinting glass technologies to ensure occupant comfort.

1. Understanding Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems in the Modern Age: Maintaining Integrity in Today’s Complex Backpan Designs

Instructor: Eric Lacroix, STI Firestop

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2. Benefits & Applications of Photocatalytic Ceramic Tiles

Instructor: Thomas Richardson, Agrob Butchal

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3. Glass Options for Enhanced Building Design

Instructor: Kyle Sword, Pilkington

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B. Building Science in Action: Understanding Envelope Performance Testing

Instructor: Mark Van Dalen, UL

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C. Repairing and Restoring Chicago’s Facades

Instructor: Anthony Cinnamon, WJE
Instructor: Joshua Freedland, WJE
Instructor: Edward A. Gerns, WJE
Instructor: Sarah K. Van Domelon, WJE

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D. SOLD OUT Ongoing Advancements in Glass

Instructor: Richard Kaire, Sentech Architectural Systems
Instructor: Mark Sexton, Krueck + Sexton
Instructor: Mark Chiu, Thornton Tomasetti
Instructor: Edward Peck, Edward Peck Design

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