Enclosures & Ventilated
June 24, 2021
6 AIA HSW CEUs
This June The Architect’s Newspaper will present Multi-Material Enclosures & Ventilated Facades. The conference, our first of the summer, is grounded in the city of Atlanta, and is co-chaired by HKS Director of Commercial, Atlanta, Shelby Morris. Although the Peach State will feature prominently within the program, the conference’s three panels will be relevant for the entire Southeast, and beyond. The topics respond to architecture’s increasing responsibility to address environmental and cladding conditions, all while maintaining aesthetic standards for both the client and general public. In particular, the panels will hone in on construction related to the exponentially expanding tech scene in Atlanta, innovative multi-material enclosures, and operable windows for facades. Attendees will be provided the opportunity to converse directly with the panelists throughout the day.
Gordon Beckman, AIA
Principal and Director of Design
Brian Court, FAIA
Chris Davis, AIA
Jim Hanford, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate, Building Envelope Specialist
Deborah Lukan, AIA, LEED AP
Dave Powell, FAIA, LEED AP
Niel Prunier, AIA
Senior Project Architect
Steven Rainville, AIA LEED AP
Vikram Sami, AIA, BEMP, LEED AP
Director of Building Performance
In the past two months, the tech behemoths Airbnb and Microsoft announced substantial expansions in the city of Atlanta. They are not alone, and it is no coincidence that the city continues to grow as an East Coast tech hub with an abundant skilled workforce and economic incentives. Companies are treating such expansions as flagships and are investing heavily in the facades of the new developments to establish an area-wide presence. This panel will examine how architects can harness the incredible potential of this trend and gear their buildings to the specifications of such particular clients.
The proliferation of advanced engineering and fabrication techniques is pushing the limits of facade design, specifically that of multi-material enclosures. This panel will feature Niel Prunier and Manzer Mirkar from HKS, and Dave Powell and Chris Davis from Hastings Architecture, who will explore the unique technical challenges and methods for designing and constructing large scale projects that use multiple cladding techniques or multiple interfaces. The projects they will present, Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles and the Bridge Building in Nashville, offer an opportunity to examine these techniques at different scales and place them in conversation. Such projects are increasingly prescient today with new standards for contemporary outdoor capacity demands and the call for materiality to speak to its contextual site.
Olson Kundig and Miller Hull will dive deep into their respective projects, 760 Ralph McGill and Georgia Tech's Kendeda building, to showcase how their envelope design addressed the incredibly complex and multifaceted project conditions. 760 Ralph McGill is a mixed-use goliath situated in between the Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park of Atlanta. Kendeda is the first academic and research building in the Southeast to pursue Living Building Challenge 3.1 certification – the world’s most ambitious green building program. While vastly different in program and scale, these two projects utilize facade design to achieve well-tempered environments for the challenging conditions of Atlanta using innovative methodologies.
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.
Credit type: 1 LU/HSW
Provider: TerraCORE Panels
Presenter: John Penta
This course provides details and information in exterior facade applications using porcelain panels. Provides knowledge on sustainability values in the material itself and installation process and also gives a full understanding of design possibilities.
- Review of Ventilated Facade credit contributions to LEED-NC and LEED-EB building standards.
- Working knowledge of the Ventilated Façade Rain Screen building envelope system.
- Benefits of the Ventilated Facade system related to energy savings, building environmental health and protection of the building structure.
- Design hints that insure an economic envelope solution and efficient construction process.
Credit type: 1 LU/HSW
Provider: YKK AP
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 and Testing
- Identify and prioritize measures that can be taken to improve Acoustical Performance with Components and Cladding
Your conference ticket on June 24 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 6 AIA HSW CEUs.