WORKSHOPS – AFTERNOON – 4 AIA CEUS
at The Westin Copley Place
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.
- 12:30 Complimentary Networking Lunch
- 1:15 Afternoon Workshops Begin
- 3:15 Networking and Refreshment Break
- 5:00 Workshops End
Pick 1 from 4 Sessions to Best Match your Interests.
Lunch and Afternoon Refreshments are included for this afternoon of learning with the AEC Industry’s Best.
Sessions(Pick 1 from 4 Sessions)
A. Materials, Systems & Applications
Materials, Systems & Applications Sessions bring together leading manufacturers who are driving materials and design research. This session will offer three 1-hr deep-dives into the material, applications, and product innovations from a select group of our Methods+Materials Exhibitors.
1. Understanding Perimeter Fire Barrier Systems in the Modern Age: Maintaining Integrity in Today’s Complex Designs
Presenters: Eric Lacroix, STI Firestop
Fully understanding the role and value of perimeter fire barrier systems in today’s ever changing and complex designs cannot be overstated. Small panel sizes, flush sill heights, curved and angled designs, exposed anchors, and steel backpan designs have made a difficult situation even more critical. As the industry changes almost on a monthly basis, understanding how to maintain the integrity of a non-rated curtain wall system for up to 4 hours is critical in the design phase to eliminate costly changes, delays, and compromised life safety requirements during construction.Key topics covering codes, new ASTM testing requirements, the growing concern for “connection protection”, and an in depth review of the 4 most common issues during construction will be discussed in detail incorporating PowerPoint & video.
Topics for Discussion:
- Understanding new code requirements
- Importance of UL testing for perimeter fire barrier systems
- Designing for success:
Key design points on standard aluminum frame designs
Understanding the complexity of unitized backpan designs
B. The Handoff: Managing Complex Workflows
Paul Kassabian, SGH
Daniel Ramirez, Skanska,
Francois Beaupre, Permasteelisa
Mark Walsh, Perkins + Will
C. Panelization beyond Unitized: Rise of the Megapanel
Will Babbington, Studio NYL
Monty Forman, Island Fabricators
D. Natural Ventilation: Strategies and Solutions
Alejandra Menchaca, Thornton Tomasetti
Jacob Knowles, BR+A
Kasper Højmark Ravn, WindowMaster
* Workshops and Instructors Subject to Change *