CUSTOMIZE YOUR SCHEDULE TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.
A unique opportunity to have a daylong, in-depth dialog with with leading architects, fabricators, developers and engineers after they present their current projects as real-world case studies. You will select from morning and afternoon sessions to custom-make a daylong schedule which suits your professional goals. The Workshops will have an intimate class size, creating an environment conducive to innovation and creative problem-solving.
MORNING SESSION HALF (choose 1 from the following 3)
A. California Driving Change: Where Process Meets Expectation (4 AIA LU/SD CREDITS)
Coordinator: Stacey Hooper (NBBJ).
Panelists: Julian Parsley & Erik Verboon (Buro Happold), Roger Fricke (MATT Construction).
This panel will explore changing expectations towards high performance envelopes, looking through the lens of the recently implemented Title 24 Energy standards, CalGreen and AB 32 carbon cap and trade…and beyond. We will examine how this policy-driven change towards high performance is affecting our design process. We’ll consider the need for energy modeling at all phases (what modeling is needed and for what purpose), design and commissioning as an early integrated piece (including the “why” of early integration) and placing emphasis on the actual performance, integrated metrics, system selection and the costs of performative design.
B. Material Explorations: the Resurgence of Wood (4 AIA LU/SD CREDITS)
Coordinator: Luke Smith (Enclos).
Panelists: Felix Weber and David Barber (ARUP) Phil Kaefer (Gensler) & Janelle Leafblad (Woodworks).
Today’s baseline for highly engineered, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally conscious envelopes has created a brave new world of materials and processes. For many, our search for renewable, sustainable, versatile and durable building materials has designers arriving at the same conclusion: wood.
At “Material Explorations: The Resurgence of Wood,” participants explore the undeveloped potential of this ancient material, consider exemplary case studies of timber unitized curtainwall systems, examine the pros and cons of wood cladding on large-scale building applications, identify the material’s structural capacities, and confront the ever burning question of fire resistance.
C. Supple Skins: Emerging Practices in Facade Adaptation and Resilience
Coordinator: Mic Patterson (Enclos).
Panelists: James C. Parker (Simpson Gumpertz and Heger), Emilie Hagen (Atelier 10) & Michel Michno (CH Holdings).
Resilience—you’ve likely heard the term; it’s probably the newest and most predominant buzzword in the green building lexicon at the moment. But can you pin a definition to it? Or is it soft and amorphous like other industry terms: high-performance, green, and sustainability, for example? Resilience has been referred to as the new green, and the successor of sustainability, among other things, and has spawned a movement coming into increasing prominence in the wake of hurricane Sandy and its dramatic impact on New York City and surrounding areas along the eastern seaboard. The resilience dialogue has risen like storm surge, and while many grapple for a concise meaning of the term, the front line in the battle against climate change has emerged as a coalition of global city leaders under the banner of the C40 Cities Climate Change Group, with Chicago among the leading participants. But what does resilience signify with respect to specific building systems, like the building skin?
This workshop will explore the roots of the term, its appropriation by other disciplines including the media and the green building industry, its relationship to sustainability, and finally, its significance to the building facade. This will not simply be a series of lectures. Rather, the dialog will be participatory, and hands-on exercises will creatively challenge participants to grapple with the issues presented by climate change. The workshop coordinators intend to document the workshop and develop a paper for publication, with all workshop participants credited as coauthors. This is a significant opportunity to contribute to the evolving dialogue that is redefining building skin technology and reshaping facade design practices.
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AFTERNOON SESSION HALF (choose 1 from the following 3)
D. Introduction to Robotic Construction (4 AIA LU/SD CREDITS)
Coordinator: Andreas Froech (Machineous).
Panelists: Julia Körner (UCLA).
The workshop will focus on today’s robotic automation possibilities with real time demonstrations, using the world’s fastest human-arm-sized robot. We demonstrate with computer simulations how robotic arms could be integrated into the construction of building structure and skin. Digital positioning data, extracted directly from computer models, can allow construction to be much safer, cost efficient and accurate. The concepts of building geometry will gain a whole new meaning and map a path to develop ever-stronger strategic planning methods.
E. Net Zero and the Future Facade (4 AIA LU/SD CREDITS)
Coordinators: Stacey Hooper (NBBJ) & Alan Shepherd (WSP Built Ecology).
Panelist: Adam Kyle & David Mead. (WSP Built Ecology)
How do design professionals manage the often competing intentions to deliver balanced, high-quality design that still supports our inherent human needs and pressing global challenges? By building upon the panels from yesterday’s Facades+ symposium, participants will identify and discuss strategies for high-performance facade systems, designing access to daylighting that meets our basic human need for views while minimizing glare, thermal comfort, and environmental control by passive building systems. Un-tangle the web of environmental facade design possibilities in “Net Zero and the Future Facade”.
F. The Prefabrication Conundrum: The Extents of Unitization in the Building Envelope Industry
Coordinator: Ryan Salvas (Island Exterior Fabricators).
Panelists: Evan Levelle (Front Inc.), Jason Lee (Continuum Innovation) & Jonathan Hill (Simpson Gumpertz and Heger).
Prefabrication is often referred to as the oldest new idea in architecture. Through its cyclical history of ebbs and flows architects have been graced with some of the built environment’s biggest inspirations and failures. Nowhere has architecture seen more highs and lows than in the continual promise of prefabrication as a vision for the future.
The notion of prefabrication continues to thrive, revived through a confluence of various market driven factors. As it stands today, prefabrication’s biggest push lives at the intersection of an accelerated construction metabolism predicated on the promise of integrated technologies and the necessity for heightened performance and quality control. Whether it be curtain wall, single source procurement, precast panels, megapanels, modular units, or pods, prefabricated construction is gaining in popularity from all sides of the table, from contractors to owners to designers.
This workshop will discuss the strategies and technologies currently being utilized as well as the assumptions driving their adoption. Great emphasis will be placed on how an envelope design and construction process is impacted by selecting a prefabricated approach and understanding its implications from various players in the building process.
Speakers subject to change.
Check in and coffee
Morning Workshops Sessions A, B & C begin promptly
Networking & Refreshment Break
Complimentary Networking Lunch
Afternoon Workshops Sessions D, E & F begin
Networking & Refreshment Break