July 15, 2021
Earn 7 AIA HSW and 2.0 CPHC CEUs
Facades+ Northern Enclosure: Expert Takes From the Great Lakes, hosted by The Architect’s Newspaper with our co-chair Snow Kreilich, is a one-day event filled with tailor-made presentations and robust dialogue on high-level detailing of all things building skin. We invited leading specialists to present their most innovative projects with a regional flair. Throughout the day, you can expect to hear about the latest facades in construction and the innovative cladding techniques at play in the Great Lakes. Considering the demanding thermal needs that the northern seasons require, the program will go beyond architectural design and explore the many variables that are relevant to improved performance standards and architectural design even beyond the region.
Sean Garrett, NCARB, PMP, LEED AP (BD+C), BECxP, GSA, PBS
Office of Design & Construction
Presidential libraries often evoke a formal typology that encapsulates their dual-purpose to preserve historic materials and ultimately make them accessible to the public. However, often the architect goes beyond this to truly design a space that encompasses the legacy of the president, no easy feat. Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architecture will present on the new Obama Presidential Center, located in Chicago’s Jackson Park and slated to open the summer of 2021. The team behind the tall clad-stone museum with beveled edges and inspiring landscape will speak to the technical feats, challenges, and methodologies that transformed the center beyond a library and into a resource for collective civic engagement.
While masonry is one of the most durable and oldest manufactured products, its continued interface with other claddings continues to improve its potential and performance. Brick and masonry are heavy earthen materials that can even be rendered as light or delicate if applied with innovative building techniques. Two projects that highlight this color, texture, and formal delight are Kahler Slater's Resch Expo in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin and Wheeler Kearns Architects' Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School in Chicago. With particualr programmatic needs, the designers behind these projects will share their methodologies for achieving complex masonry envelopes that transcend the well known accolades of brick.
Combined with growing expectations for high performance, building enclosure design is now required to satisfy a large number of performance parameters that were not given a great deal of consideration in the past. Building enclosures were always expected to be durable and address issues like energy efficiency, daylighting, indoor air quality, fire safety, thermal comfort, and carbon footprint, but when designing for a federal client there are considerable additional hurdles to overcome. With the successful completion of multiple federal projects completed recently, this panel will explore those challenges and showcase best practices for designing federal enclosure.
Credit type: 1 HSW AIA
Provider: STI Firestop
Presenter: Eric Lacroix
This course is designed to eliminate the confusion associated with the basics of perimeter fire containment systems. Fully understanding the role and value of tested perimeter fire barrier systems in today’s ever-changing and complex designs cannot be overstated and understanding the unique challenges of these designs present are critical in the design phase to eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements prior to construction.
- Fully understand the basics of curtain walls and how they perform in a fire
- North America regarding the requirements for perimeter fire barrier systems
- Fully understand the impact of the ASTM E 2307 test standard on actual test that have been run. This easily documents the impact and severity of the new code requirement.
- Design for success: Understanding the basics of all non backpan perimeter fire containment tested system
- To make understanding of curtain wall basics fun and easily understood
Director, Strategic Accounts Construction
Credit type: 1 HSW AIA
Presenter: Mark Jacobson
This presentation will focus on the need for security glazing to protect people and property from human attacks and severe weather. Laminated glass can provide intrusion resistance, as well as protection from flying glass that occurs after a bomb blast. Bullet resistant laminates are designed specifically to stop bullet penetration and fragmentation. Industry standards for testing and specifying security glazing will be reviewed, including standards for physical attack, bomb blast, ballistics and wind-borne debris protection.
- Recognize the growing concern for terrorist attacks, including shootings in schools
- Understand how laminated glass provides intrusion, blast, ballistics, and wind-borne debris protection
- Identify test standards and requirements for security applications
- Identify architectural applications where security glazing is required, including courthouses and embassies
Market Manager - North America
Credit type: 1 LU HSW
Presenter: Greg Galloway
Windows and doors are often the weak link when designing a building for protection from location-specific noise pollution. This course reviews the basics of sound transmission and the industry performance standards for measuring / testing sound transmission loss with components and cladding. The focus will then shift to specific design strategies to achieve the desired acoustical performance for a specific building.
- Recognize the ill effects on health from Environmental Noise
- Establish a framework for evaluating Environmental Noise
Levels and Decibel Reduction
- Maintain a working knowledge of Performance Standards
- Identify and prioritize measures that can be taken to improve
Acoustical Performance with Components and Cladding
ProTek Brand Manager
Credit type: 1 LU HSW
Presenter: Mike Crowder, LEED AP
Topics discussed include daylighting strategies available through the integration of structural sandwich panels, energy conservation, enhancements, options, form and aesthetics. The many benefits to health, productivity, safety and sustainable design will be discussed, as well as specialty applications including explosion venting, blast resistance, OSHA fall through protection and hurricane resistance.
- Effective and versatile Daylighting strategies and techniques.
- Special performance options and benefits.
- Applications for sustainable design.
- Diffused daylighting for security, health and safety and inviting interior spaces.
Mike Crowder, LEED AP
Your conference ticket on July includes unlimited access to our online event, the advice and knowledge of our speakers, exclusive roundtables, a chance to network with others in the AEC industry, and up to 7 AIA HSW CEUs and 2.0 CPHC CEUs.