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.

Workshop Schedule

  • 12:30 Complimentary Lunch for Registered Workshop Attendees
  • 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)

Earn up to 4 AIA CEUS

A. Materials, Systems and 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

Eric Lacroix, STI Firestop

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2. Preventable Curtain Wall Failures

Tom Cross, Kawneer

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B. The Handoff: Designing Integrated Workflow Strategies

This four hour workshop will focus on effective design delivery and methods that can be employed. Led by a representative panel of design and construction professionals, the workshop will lead participants through different approaches to design execution with the goal of arriving at a recommended flow chart. Practical considerations such as design detailing, material efficiencies, effective cost management, and project management/ funding considerations will be reviewed and integrated into the team’s recommendations. The structure of the workshop will begin with an hour of presentations by each of the four moderators with three hours of working sessions leading to the final recommendation.

Paul Kassabian, SGH

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Francois Beaupre, Permasteelisa

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Daniel Ramirez, Skanska

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Mark Walsh, Perkins+Will

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C.Panelization Beyond Unitized: The Rise of the Mega Panel

This workshop will offer attendees an opportunity to understand when and how to panelize a building façade for construction. The advantages and disadvantages will be reviewed as well as the design and installation process, logistics, budget, and detailing. We will outline the testing of these systems and expected performance. Case studies of new construction and renovations will be presented, some with preconceived panelization and others which were altered from stick systems. By the end of this workshop, attendees should have a solid understanding of which buildings are good candidates for panelization, the design and detailing of these systems, and the process from initial conception through installation.

Will Babbington, Studio NYL

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Hannah Denton, Island Exterior Fabricators

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Montgomery Forman, Island Exterior Fabricators

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Joe Pryse, Elkus Manfredi Architects

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D.Natural Ventilation: From Intuition to Implementation

This workshop will cover the physics of natural ventilation, a workflow to design with it, as well as practical advice on its successful implementation. Case studies will be used to illustrate past successes and failures in designing for natural ventilation. Attendees be tasked with designing the natural ventilation system for various space configurations, and will subsequently work on identify the strengths and weaknesses in their peers’ proposals.

Alejandra Menchaca, Thornton Tomasetti

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Jacob Knowles, BR+A

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Kasper Høejmark Ravn, WindowMaster International

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* Workshops and Instructors Subject to Change *

The Westin Copley Place

Friday, November 9

The Westin Copley Place, Boston
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-9600

HOTEL

The Westin Copley Place, Boston
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-9600

Single or Double rate: $339/night plus tax & incidentals.

Reserve Online or call the hotel directly and ask for the Architect's Newspaper special rate.