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 4 AIA HSW Credits

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

The rapidly developing technology of high-performance facades has emerged as the key to building integration, and central to the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. The building skin combines attributes of appearance and performance like nothing else in architecture. There is much to discuss. We invite you to join the conversation as we bring this forum to Minneapolis.

7:30 – 8:30am

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 8:40am

Welcome

Diana Darling

Diana Darling

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

FabriTec

Bio »

9:50 – 10:10am

Networking Break

10:10 – 11:10am

State of the Industry: Perspectives on Unitized and Panelized 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 unitized and panelized 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

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

Lee Durston

Lee Durston

Principal, Senior Building Science Consultant

Morrison Hershfield

Bio »

Andrea Love

Andrea Love

Principal, Director of Building Science

Payette

Bio »

12:35 – 12:45pm

Closing Remarks

1:00 – 4:00

Our workshops feature an intimate class size and hands-on learning to create an environment conductive to innovation and creative problem-solving.

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

Instructor: Eric Lacroix

Workshop Description

High-Performance Architectural Coating Systems for Coil and Extrusion Products

Instructor: Isabel Bartig

Workshop Description

Pricing

Facades+ Cancellation, Postponement, Substitution Policy and Terms Full registration amount returned if canceled before 11:59 pm EST November 7, 2018. A|N will retain 10% of registration cost on any cancellations from November 7, 2018 through 11:59 pm EST December 6, 2018. There will be no refunds for cancellations after 11:59 pm EST December 6th, 2018. We encourage you to transfer your registration to a colleague instead of canceling.

Sponsors

Conference Chair

Diamond Presenting Partner

Our Sponsors

Industry Partners

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Travel

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