WORKSHOPS – DAY 2 – 8 AIA CEUS
at LA GRAND HOTEL DOWNTOWN
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.
- 8:00-8:30, Check-in & Coffee
- 9:00, Morning Workshops Begin Promptly
- 10:45, Networking & Refreshment Break
- 12:30, Complimentary Networking Lunch
- 1:30, Afternoon Workshops Begin
- 3:15, Networking and Refreshment Break
- 5:00, Workshops End
Pick a Morning and Afternoon Session to Best Match your Interests.
Meals are included for this full day of learning with the AEC Industry’s Best.
Morning Session (Choose one from the following)
A. Curtain Wall Systems from Sketch to Completion 101
This workshop is the first of a two part workshop series and is the introduction to the afternoon session H. titled “Stick Built Curtain Walls Interactive”. Attendees will learn curtain wall terminology, understand different curtain wall construction methods, glazing methods , and the fundamentals of curtain wall design and engineering.
B. 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
Instructor: 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
2. Stunning Facades with Sintered Stone
Instructor: Travis Conrad, Neolith
High strength and durability combine with environmental properties for excellent designs.
- Identify and recognize the code compliant characteristics and beneficial environmental properties of sintered stone facades.
- Investigate the manufacturing process of sintered stones and the suitability of the product to both interior and exterior building applications.
- Assess the functional contributions of sintered stones as they contribute to green and sustainable building design.
- Specify quality controlbased on updated relevant standards for sintered stone facades for green and conventional buildings.
3. When to Use Storefront or Curtain Wall Construction
Instructor: Chris Giovannielli, Kawneer
Using a storefront system for an application where a curtain wall should be can lead to many problems. This presentation reviews the performance and structural considerations that might lead to choosing a curtain wall over a storefront system and vice versa, and discusses how design intent and certain design features will drive system selection. System fabrication and installation, and water management, are also discussed.
C. Advanced Detailing for High-Performing Envelopes
D. Disrupting the Status Quo: Discover How Bold Thinkers Design, Develop, and Deliver Complex Facade
E. Structural Optimization for Facades
This course will explore facade design from an engineering perspective. It will cover basic concepts and analysis methods for structures such as loads, forces, deflections, etc. Building on this, attendees will learn to apply this criteria to a parametric model for the purposes of optimizing form based on structural behavior. The course will conclude with methods of simulating seismic movement in facade systems.
Parametric tools, basic structural analysis, façade panelization, seismic movement.
Afternoon Session (Choose one from the following)
F. Stick-Built Curtain Walls Interactive 102
This hands on workshop will enable attendees to learn first hand critical areas of curtain wall installation and troubleshooting. Curtain wall system mockups will be assembled, installed, and glazed with some attendee participation to demonstrate different system types and installation techniques.
G. Materials, Systems & Applications
1. Jura limestone – Uses and design options
Instructor: Jonah Wurzer-Kinsler
We will go through what Jura can be used for (since this is specifically for facades we will focus on that). The course covers different finishes the stone takes and how these finishes impact the appearance of the stone. The course goes through the veining of the stone and how it is cut and what to pay attention to when designing massive corners. We will also cover how the stone can be installed and best practices for installation and also bench selection as Jura offers a variety of shades of beige and grey.
- Behavior: Participants will be able to understand what impact various surface finishes have on the visual appearance of the stone and how it impacts slip resistancy when used for flooring
- Condition: Participants will be able to utilize various finishes to meet the desire of their clients
- Criteria: Participants will be able to specify finishes to meet the needs of their project and the environment in which the project is located
Composition and veining of Jura limestone:
- Behavior: Participants will be able to understand the composition of the stone and identify the difference between cross cut and vein cut-
- Condition: Participants will be able to get an idea of the impact veining has on the design of massive pieces
- Criteria: Participants will be able to avoid having various cuts in their designs and understand the opportunities Jura brings when designing massive pieces. They will also understand how piece sizes impact costs and which sizes are most economical.
Suitability / Uses:
- Behavior: Participants will be able to understand for what applications and climates the stone is suitable for
- Condition: Participants will be able to specify the stone for various applications and climates
- Criteria: Participants will understand what the stone is suitable for and be able to present their clients with more options as far as design is concerned
- Behavior: Participants will understand that there are various benches of Jura limestone and that each of these has differing character and uses
- Condition: Participants will be able to understand specific benches and their suitability in meeting their projects demands
- Criteria: Participants will be able to specify specific benches depending on the purpose, desired range and understand cost implications associated with tighter ranges
H. Mind the Gap: Achieving Enclosure Innovation Through Integrated Design
Contemporary building skins require architects, engineers and contractors to collaborate to fulfill the design intent while meeting commercial constraints and performance requirements. This workshop will explore how different parties of the enclosure industry can work together bridging the gap between design and construction and more traditional contractual relationships. Participants will learn how traditional project roles can be revised to deliver innovative, added-value solutions.
I. Natural Ventilation in Commercial Buildings: Design, Workflow and Implementation.
The Natural Ventilation Workshop will take the participants through the design process of successfully implementing Natural Ventilation in Commercial Buildings. This can optimally be done by utilizing different window types, double skin facades, control features etc. to improve the indoor environment while reducing HVAC energy consumption. Case studies like the Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh, which has received a Platinum LEED rating, will be presented to illustrate how design strategies of an Intelligent Automated Facade can be used to reduce the energy consumption in e.g. ZNE buildings. Through a state-of-the-art double skin facade with an advanced control system, it was possible to create a High-Rise building in Pittsburgh, which utilizes Natural ventilation 45% of the year. This will drastically reduce the need of on-site power generation from PV cells etc.
The Workshop will cover the workflow (theoretical and practical) of designing with Natural Ventilation including design guidelines, ventilation strategies, control features and operation suggestions. Lessons learned from 1000+ projects will be shared to help the participants avoid common pitfalls and successfully implement Natural Ventilation. The participants will during the Workshop get hands-on with the following topics:
- How do you successfully design with Natural Ventilation?
- How do you optimize operation and user satisfaction (Wellness) when using Natural Ventilation?
- How do you make the case for Natural Ventilation to project stakeholders by discussing important benefits and common pitfalls?
J. THR Frisco: Mass Customization in Precast Facade Patterning
Instituting a hierarchy of tactile, visual and abstract cues within building surface treatments can help to connect building occupants with their surrounding environment. For the facade of Texas Health Frisco, cutting-edge computational design tools were developed to support this biophilic design concept, create a bespoke precast concrete facade system, and deliver technical fabrication documentation through an automated framework.
HKS LINE authored an innovative digital workflow process to achieve mass customization and construction efficiency within a unique precast concrete system. This workflow streamlined both design iterations as well document delivery, and enabled team members to push ideas forward, manage budgetary constraints and achieve design goals. This process will be discussed through a recent project example of Texas Health Frisco; a new $270 Million, 20-acre health campus, including a 325,000 sf, 80-bed acute hospital (expandable) and a 125,000 sf Medical Office Building (MOB) located in Frisco, Texas.
Workshop Selection to be announced soon * Workshops and Instructors Subject to Change *