WORKSHOPS – 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.
- 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)
4 AIA CEUs
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
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. Glass Options for Enhanced Building Design
Instructor: Kyle Sword, Pilkington
Different buildings have differing needs for aesthetics, performance, and functional operations. Few building materials have as great an impact on all three of these areas as glass since it plays a unique and important role in building design and the environment. The use of glass in buildings affects design, appearance, thermal performance, and occupant comfort. Historically, glass was used mainly for windows to admit air and light, but with advanced manufacturing options and the need for high performance buildings, it is now integral to interior and exterior architecture. From facades, skylights and walkways to revolving doors and glass box extensions, glass is being used to do much more than just let light in. Therefore the selection of the right types of glass is a crucial element of the design process to create solutions that address thermal control, energy efficiency, views, and lighting quality as well as light quantity. Architects who understand the full range of possibilities available from glass manufacturers are able to use them as a complete palette to create designs that excel in all areas.
- Identify and recognize the characteristics of different types of high-performance glass that are commonly available for green buildings and other uses.
- Investigate the design potential and innovative opportunities to create buildings that are sustainable, safe, and attractive using appropriate glass technology.
- Acquire insights into emerging technologies being used to create glass and glazing that address broad and specific design issues including energy use.
- Assess the functional contributions of glass as it contributes to green and sustainable design in buildings in different climates.
B. Building Science in Action: Understanding Envelope Performance Testing
Instructor: Mark Van Dalen, UL
C. Repairing and Restoring Chicago’s Facades
D. SOLD OUT Ongoing Advancements in Glass
This workshop is an extension of the morning’s panel by the same title where the speakers expand on their synopsis on the advancements in glass technology and design. The speakers provide more detail by introducing project examples to support the discussion about the developments in glass design, engineering and manufacturing. We begin with an in-depth explanation of glass detailing and connection engineering, comparing the past, present, and future technologies available for use. Next, we examine new projects such as the large scale curved structural glass fin wall in Krueck + Sexton’s lobby renovation of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. We end with a detailed look at glass coating technologies, discussing how they are visually perceived and how they impact performance.