Wednesday, March 23

Times in PST

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Check-in & Breakfast

8:50 - 8:55 AM

Dionne Darling
VP, Brand Partnerships
The Architect's Newspaper
Brent Van Gunten
Technical Director

8:55 - 9:00 AM

Jamilla Walcott
Director of Marketing and Product Management

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Energy performance standards are leading a shift away from the formerly ubiquitous, and often unshaded, glazing-dominated facade. While architects and engineers want to keep those U-values down, many are wondering whether there are methods at hand to retain transparency and sweeping outward views while reining in energy consumption. One such strategy is the incorporation of complex secondary screens outrigged from the primary facade as shading devices and scrims that remain are sufficiently dynamic in form to further the impact of the overall design.

Mark Cavagnero, FAIA
Founding Principal
Mark Cavagnero Associates
Craig Scott, AIA
Founding Partner
IwamotoScott Architecture
Paul Davidson, RIBA
Senior Associate
Cavagnero Associates
Robert Tranter
Senior Associate
Brent Van Gunten
Technical Director

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Methods + Materials Break

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Innovation arrives in many forms, and the most successful advances often incorporate many elements and ideas. High-performance enclosures are principally characterized and shaped by three factors: the materials, the facade systems (sustainably fabricated and installed) that hold all the pieces together, and their overall design. The challenge for architects is to attain LEED credentials, and other such energy efficiency metrics while achieving aesthetic and programmatic goals. This panel will explore methodologies for blending facade systems and materials in a series of recent projects.

Karen Brandt
Senior Principal
Bob Perry
Design Director
Chris Payne
Senior Associate
Brent Van Gunten
Technical Director

11:30 - 12:00 PM

Methods + Materials Break

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Client and occupant demands for operability and confort have been radically transformed by the pandemic and the reshaping of the programs within commercial buildings. A closer attention is being paid to the need for windows, walls, and designs for social distancing, fresh air, better circulation, and more space for occupants. Health, safety, and comfort are now driving projects more than ever before and panelists will discuss projects and techniques that are evolving with the demands of our present moment.

Lisa Rammig
Eckersley O'Callaghan
Associate Director
Atelier Ten
Brent Van Gunten
Technical Director

1:00 - 1:30 PM

Complimentary Networking Lunch Enjoy Lunch and Further Networking in the Sponsor Gallery

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Workshops A/B/C 3 AIA HSW CEUS Choose between 1 of 3 different workshop options and deep-dive into projects, products, codes, tools, and techniques to expand your practice. Workshops are led by top AEC leaders in an interactive classroom-style setting.

2:30 - 2:45 PM

Networking Break

2:45 - 4:45 PM

Workshops Continue

Workshop A:
Methods + Materials PRESENTED BY

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Credit type: 1.0 AIA HSW
Provider: STI Firestop
Speaker: Michael Zanotelli

This course provides an update on the advancements in perimeter fire containment systems for galvanized backpan assemblies. The value of understanding the performance of galvanized backpan assemblies in today’s ever changing complex designs cannot be overstated. By identifying the unique challenges that these assemblies present in the design phase, you can eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements prior to construction.

Learning Objectives
  • Define the role and value of perimeter fire containment systems in today’s ever changing and  complex galvanized backpan assembly designs.
  • Identify the code requirements for perimeter fire protection.
  • Describe how galvanized backpan assemblies perform per ASTM E 2307 testing and the importance of independent third-party testing for perimeter fire containment systems.
  • Recognize the complexity of aluminum framed galvanized backpan designs and how to address them
Michael Zanotelli
Facade & Curtain Wall Specialist - Western US & Canada
STI Specified Technologies

2:45 - 3:45 PM

Credit type: 1.0 AIA HSW
Provider: Kawneer
Speaker: Sneh Kumar

Learning Objectives
  • Determining the Seismic / building movement requirements (e.g. based on building codes, site, building use and design)
  • Curtain wall seismic test standards, methods and calculation standards
  • Difference between elastic drift and allowable drift
  • Incorporating Curtain wall seismic / building movement requirements in the Specification
Sneh Kumar
Global Director of Sustainability

1:30 - 4:45 PM

Join Bill Kreysler and Joshua Zabel from Kreysler & Associates to learn the in’s and outs of designing and building facades with FRP (Fiber-Reinforced Polymer) Composites. This workshop will cover the ins and outs of working with FRP from codes to cost, benefits of working with the material and its many applications through a series of case studies and scenarios from rainscreens, integrated panels, IGUs, and even curtainwalls. This interactive session will leave participants with a greater knowledge of the material and its possibilities..

Bill Kreysler
Founder & CEO
Kreysler & Associates
Josh Zabel
Kreysler & Associates

1:30 - 4:45 PM

From solar and optical properties to thermal performance, from structural and safety to acoustic performance, glass selection is one of the most important decisions you will make for a façade.

The workshop will feature a series of sessions that focus on the fundamentals of architectural glass, discuss specialty considerations for structural glass applications, as well as watch-its on glazing specification and review.

Session 1 will focus on how to navigate glass selection addressing thermal, solar, visual, bird safety, acoustical and safety/security/fire requirements.

Session 2 will discuss structural glass in tertiary, secondary, and primary structural applications as well as future trends in glass.

Session 3 will focus on specification, glass QA/QC and sample review and will provide the opportunity to use some of RDH’s testing equipment.


Learning Objectives

  • Analyze the thermal, solar, visual, bird safety, acoustical and other performance characteristics of architectural glass and how to navigate glass selection.
  • Identify structural glass applications in primary, secondary and tertiary structures.
  • Describe how glass reacts to different stressors and the various methods to prevent or mitigate the risk of collapse
  • Specify architectural glass and what to low out for when reviewing glass production and samples.
  • Determine future trends in architectural glass.
Felix Weber
Facade Specialist
Megan Cross-Wilkinson
Principal – Senior Project Engineer

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