Minneapolis

THE PREMIER CONFERENCE ON
HIGH-PERFORMANCE BUILDING ENCLOSURES


July 24, 2019

at the Hilton Minneapolis

Join Us in Minneapolis

The program includes three sessions covering issues unique to the region, including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the future face of Minneapolis. These well-rounded, expert dialogues will inform and inspire.

The Facades+ conference series is a robust dialogue encompassing all things building skin—bridging the profession, industry, academia, operations, and ownership. We’ve distilled the best of the Facades+ 2-day event into a quick-take morning forum with a strong local flair. Facades+AM returns to Minneapolis this July 24.

Earn up to 8 AIA CEUs

Remain registered to practice
with continuing education credits

Attendees Include

  • AIA Members
  • Architects
  • Architecture Students and Faculty
  • Building Envelope Specialists
  • Construction Professionals
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Manufacturers
  • Materials Specialists

Conference Co-Chairs

Will Babbington

Will Babbington

Principal | Facade Design Director

Studio NYL

Bio »

Joe Simma

Joe Simma

Senior Associate

Alliiance

Bio »

Program

7:30 – 8:30am

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 8:40am

Welcome

Will Babbington

Will Babbington

Principal | Facade Design Director

Studio NYL

Bio »

Joe Simma

Joe Simma

Senior Associate

Alliiance

Bio »

Dionne Darling

Dionne Darling

Associate Publisher

The Architect’s Newspaper

Bio »

8:40 – 8:50am

Civic Perspective

Peter Crandall

Peter Crandall

Senior City Planner

Department of City Planning

Bio »

8:50 – 9:50am

Stadium Rising: The Complexities of Allianz Field’s Woven PTFE Facade

Completed in March 2019, Allianz Field is a 350,000-square-foot soccer stadium located centrally between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The project features a facade of weaved fiberglass clear-laminated with Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)—effectively a tensile membrane capable of shielding the audience from the elements while transmitting twice as much light as other PTFE membranes. This panel includes the architects, engineers, and contractors of the project; Populous, Walter P Moore, Mortenson GC, and FabriTec Structures.

Moderator: Will Babbington

Phil Kolbo

Phil Kolbo

Associate Principal

Populous

Bio »

Nate Weingart

Nate Weingart

Project Engineer

Mortenson GC

Bio »

Justin Barton

Justin Barton

Project Manager

Walter P Moore

Bio »

Tom Wuerch

Tom Wuerch

Executive Vice President

Pfeifer-FabriTec

Bio »

9:50 – 10:10am

Networking Break

10:10 – 11:10am

State of the Industry: Perspectives on Panelized, Unitized, Ladder, and Stick Systems

Minneapolis is home to some of the nation’s leading curtain wall fabricators and contractors. “State of the Industry” brings together representatives of Enclos, Harmon, Permasteelisa, and McGrath in a moderated discussion of the trends reshaping panelized, unitized, ladder, and stick curtainwall systems.

Moderator: Will Babbington

Charles Carver

Charles Carver

Project Office Leader

Permasteelisa

Bio »

Brian Rogers

Brian Rogers

Technical Project Manager

Enclos

Bio »

Mike P. McGrath

Mike P. McGrath

President

MG McGrath

Bio »

Kevin Cole

Kevin Cole

Director of Design Management

Harmon Inc

Bio »

11:10 – 11:15am

Remarks

Jim Lamm

Jim Lamm

National Architectural Manager

Vitro

Bio »

11:15 – 11:35am

Networking Break

11:35am – 12:35pm

Northern Enclosure: Climate-Driven Strategies for High-Performing Facades

The growing demand for high-performance enclosure systems is a driving force for innovative facade solutions. Through the data-driven investigation of geography, materials, and energy usage, these leading building science practitioners guide projects towards sustainable solutions.

Moderator: Joe Simma

Stéphane Hoffman

Stéphane Hoffman

Senior Building Science Specialist

Morrison Hershfield

Bio »

Andrea Love

Andrea Love

Principal, Director of Building Science

Payette

Bio »

Sarah Berseth

Sarah Berseth

Mechanical Engineer & Office Director

HGA

Bio »

12:35 – 12:45pm

Closing Remarks | Forum Ends

1:00 – 4:00

Afternoon CE Session Powered by

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.

Earn up to 4 AIA CEUs.

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

Instructor: Eric Lacroix

Course Description

High-Performance Architectural Coating Systems for Coil and Extrusion Products

Instructor: Kara Baldev

Course Description

Designing and Detailing with Rain Screen Walls

Instructor: Mark Swanson

Course Description

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1001 Marquette Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403, United States

FORUM LOCATION

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
888-933-5363

HOTEL

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
888-933-5363

Single, double rate: $225 plus tax & incidentals.
Triple rate: $245 plus tax & incidentals.

Cutoff date for special rate is July 2, 2019.

Reserve online or identify yourself as a member of The Architect’s Newspaper –Facades+ Symposium & Expo and use Group Code FAC.

FAQs

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?

Yes, once we have processed your registration and payment, you will get an email confirmation detailing your registration.

Do I need to bring my registration confirmation to the conference?

Yes, it’s always a good idea.

What do I need to bring if I registered as a Student?

Bring a current student ID card with your photo and present it when checking in.

When do I get my badge and/or event tickets?

Badges will be provided at check-in at the site on the day of the event.

Exhibitor Logistics

Please do not send oversize packages or crates. This is a tabletop show, not a booth, and there is ltd. storage space at the venue. Please get approval ahead of time for anything oversized or the packages may be refused.

Contact Shabnam Zia for Shipping Address and Logistics.

Sign up for Information on the Program & Sponsorships

SPONSORSHIP

Diana Darling

ddarling@archpaper.com
212-966-0630 ex. 11

EVENT LOGISTICS

Susan Kramer

skramer@archpaper.com
212-966-0630 ex. 14

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Matthew Marani

mmarani@archpaper.com
212-966-0630 ext. 25

Circled photo credit Tony Webster [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons