Afternoon Workshops 4 CE Credits

In-depth dialog with leading architects, fabricators, developers and engineers

Facades+ workshops feature an intimate class size and hands-on learning to create an environment conductive to innovation and creative problem-solving. Learn crucial skills & tools to advance your practice.

Workshop Schedule

  • 1:15pm – Afternoon Workshops Begin
  • 3:00pm – Networking and Refreshment Break
  • 5:00pm – Workshops End

Pick a Session to Best Match your Interests and earn up to 4 CE Credits.

Meals are included for this full day of learning with the AEC Industry’s Best.

Sessions (Choose one from the following)

4 CE Credits

B. Building Science in Action: Understanding Envelope Performance Testing

Instructor: Mark Van Dalen, UL
Instructor: Haya Soghrati, UL

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C. Futuristic Skins: ETFE as Building Envelope

Instructor: Bryan Schopf, Maffeis Engineering
Instructor: Matt Bye, Maffeis Engineering
Instructor: Ivan Vasyliv, PARTISANS
Instructor: Michael Boostma, PARTISANS
Instructor: Luka MatutInovic, Purpose Building

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E. Timber Enclosures & Structures: Delivering Projects From Design to Completion

Instructor: Mike Yorke, Carpenters Local 27 Union
Instructor: Tony Currie, College of Carpenters and Allied Trades
Instructor: David Moses, Moses Structural Engineers
Instructor: Marco VanderMaas, Kirkor Architects & Planners

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A. SOLD OUT 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 façade panels and smart tinting glass technologies to ensure occupant comfort.

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

Instructor: Eric Lacroix, STI Firestop

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2. Implications for Building Envelope Design on the path toward Net Zero Performance

Instructor: Anik Teasdale-St. Hilaire, Morrison Hershfield
Instructor: Neel Bavishi, Morrison Hershfield 

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3. The High-Performance Benefits of Laminated Glass

Instructor: Michael Ondrus, Saflex

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D. SOLD OUT A Pattern Language for Highrise Passive House Facades

Instructor: Brian Hubbs, RDH
Instructor: Marine Sanchez, RDH
Instructor: Alex Lukachko, RDH
Instructor: Kyle Silliker, RDH

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