Facade Tectonics SKINS Podcast
Durability

Durability

December 17, 2020

Special guests David De Rose from Synergy Partners and Jennifer Sze from Vidaris join us to discuss maintenance, inspection, and service life of building facades.

Co-hosted by Mic Patterson, PhD, LEED AP+ Facade Tectonics Institute and Ted Kesik, PhD University of Toronto.

Learn more about the CSA S478-2019 Standard.
View/Download Ted's Tower Renewal Guidelines
.

This episode is brought to you by Schüco USA.

Learn more about FTI: https://www.facadetectonics.org/

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Continuing Education (members only)

FTI members are eligible to earn one (1) AIA LU credit for this episode.

Learning objectives:

  1. Recognize the importance of the facade as a passive system in buildings.
  2. Identify methods of maintaining facades over time.
  3. Learn about the facade inspection program in the City of New York.
  4. Learn about service life requirements of buildings based on the CSA S478 Service Life standard.
  5. Identify the relationship between design and constructability of facade systems.

To receive credit, complete the course evaluation with the correct answers. If your answers are incorrect after submitting the first time, please correct them and resubmit the form. Your form must show 100% accuracy before we can process your credit.

Embodied Carbon

Embodied Carbon

December 3, 2020

Special guests Jennifer O'Connor from Athena Sustainable Materials Institute, Anthony Pak from Priopta, and Stacy Smedley from Building Transparency join us to discuss embodied carbon.

Co-hosted by Mic Patterson, PhD, LEED AP+ Facade Tectonics Institute and Ted Kesik, PhD University of Toronto.

Learn more about the Carbon Leadership Forum
.

This episode is brought to you by Schüco USA.

Learn more about FTI: https://www.facadetectonics.org/

Support our mission by becoming a member: https://www.facadetectonics.org/membership

 

Continuing Education (members only)

FTI members are eligible to earn one (1) AIA LU credit for this episode.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify the stages that constitute the definition of embodied carbon
  2. Recognize the importance of life cycle assessments.
  3. Identify tools that evaluate the effects of carbon emission.
  4. Learn about Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for products.
  5. Distinguish between the operational carbon emissions from embodied carbon in buildings.

To receive credit, complete the course evaluation with the correct answers. If your answers are incorrect after submitting the first time, please correct them and resubmit the form. Your form must show 100% accuracy before we can process your credit.

Modular Prefab & Offsite Manufacturing

Modular Prefab & Offsite Manufacturing

November 19, 2020

Special guests Graham Finch, Senior Building Science Specialist at RDH Building Science, and Vincent Davenport from EllisDon's Construction Sciences Group join us to explore the relevance, issues and developments of modular prefabrication and offsite construction practices.

Co-hosted by Mic Patterson, PhD, LEED AP+ Facade Tectonics Institute and Ted Kesik, PhD University of Toronto.

Learn more about the S478 Standard for Durability in Buildings.
Learn more about Katerra modular offsite construction.

This episode is brought to you by Schüco USA.

Learn more about FTI: https://www.facadetectonics.org/

Support our mission by becoming a member: https://www.facadetectonics.org/membership

 

Continuing Education (members only)

FTI members are eligible to earn one (1) AIA LU credit for this episode.

Learning objectives:

  1. Learn about site-built design challenges for mid- and high-rise buildings, including accessibility, energy codes, and the use of mass timber.
  2. Identify the pros and cons of full-scale mock up testing.
  3. Learn how energy code requirements are pushing the development of prefabricated facade systems.
  4. Learn how commissioning helps to minimize risks associated with the building envelope.
  5. Identify benefits associated with off-site manufacturing of prefabricated facade systems.

To receive credit, complete the course evaluation with the correct answers. If your answers are incorrect after submitting the first time, please correct them and resubmit the form. Your form must show 100% accuracy before we can process your credit.

Ted Kesik on SKINS

Ted Kesik on SKINS

October 22, 2020

Special guest Ted Kesik, PhD, Professor of Building Science at the University of Toronto, joins us to discuss everything from digital workflows and durability to embodied  carbon and resilience.

Hosted by Mic Patterson, PhD, LEED AP+, Ambassador of Innovation and Collaboration at the Facade Tectonics Institute

Learn more about Delta Land Development's Earth Tower competition.

This episode is brought to you by Schüco USA.

Learn more about FTI: https://www.facadetectonics.org/

Support our mission by becoming a member: https://www.facadetectonics.org/membership

 

Continuing Education (members only)

FTI members are eligible to earn one (1) AIA LU|HSW credit for this episode.

Learning objectives:

  1. Learn why digital work flow and off-site manufacturing contributes to higher quality installations and shorter timelines.
  2. Identify the importance of embodied carbon related to building construction.
  3. Learn about the fabrication of mass timber and its advantages in construction.
  4. Learn about the Earth Tower facade competition that is sponsored by Delta Land Development.
  5. Understand the importance of modeling thermal resistance in buildings and the connection to human comfort.

To receive credit, complete the course evaluation with the correct answers. If your answers are incorrect after submitting the first time, please correct them and resubmit the form. Your form must show 100% accuracy before we can process your credit.

Reglazing Modernism

Reglazing Modernism

October 1, 2020

Special guests Uta Pottgiesser of TU Delft and Angel Ayón of AYON Studio Architecture and Preservation join us to talk about their recent book, Reglazing Modernism: Intervention Strategies for 20th-century Icons, where they explore facade intervention strategies on Modern-era buildings through international case studies. Glazed facades are recognized as a defining characteristic of Modern architecture and directly linked to the “poor performance and limited longevity” characteristic of these buildings.

Hosted by Mic Patterson, PhD, LEED AP+, Ambassador of Innovation and Collaboration at the Facade Tectonics Institute

Purchase Reglazing Modernism.

Learn more about Docomomo International and Docomomo US.

This episode is brought to you by Schüco USA.

Learn more about FTI: https://www.facadetectonics.org/

Support our mission by becoming a member: https://www.facadetectonics.org/membership

 

Continuing Education (members only)

FTI members are eligible to earn one (1) AIA LU credit for this episode.

Learning objectives:

  1. Become familiar with the nonprofit documentation and conservation organization, Docomomo.
  2. Identify the challenges that pre- and post-war buildings face to improve performance.
  3. Identify different strategies that can be considered to preserve heritage buildings.
  4. Learn about projects through case studies of projects in the United States and Europe.
  5. Identify different participants in the process of preservation.

To receive credit, complete the course evaluation with the correct answers. If your answers are incorrect after submitting the first time, please correct them and resubmit the form. Your form must show 100% accuracy before we can process your credit.

2020 World Congress Series | The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, LA

2020 World Congress Series | The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, LA

July 29, 2020

118 authors managed to navigate a blind peer review process, many for the first time, administered by the Institute's Scientific, Artistic & Technical Review Committee. Four of these papers were selected by committee chairs professors Doug Noble and Karen Kensek at the University of Southern California School of Architecture. We will be interviewing these authors over the next four weeks leading up to the World Congress where all 118 papers will be presented. The presentations sessions are the centerpiece of Facades Month, August 2020, and will take place on consecutive Wednesdays in August with additional workshops held on Thursdays. Please join us in celebrating these authors!

Today, we invite you to tune in to the final episode of the series with Roman Schieber, Associate Director ppa. at Knippers Helbig GmbH, who will be speaking about his winning paper, "The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, LA: Design & Engineering of the Iconic Spherical Shell."

Hosted by Mic Patterson, PhD, LEED AP+, Ambassador of Innovation and Collaboration at the Facade Tectonics Institute

This episode is brought to you by Schüco USA and Kuraray America.

Learn more about FTI: https://www.facadetectonics.org/

Support our mission by becoming a member: https://www.facadetectonics.org/membership

2020 World Congress Series | End-of-Life Challenges in Facade Design

2020 World Congress Series | End-of-Life Challenges in Facade Design

July 23, 2020

118 authors managed to navigate a blind peer review process, many for the first time, administered by the Institute's Scientific, Artistic & Technical Review Committee. Four of these papers were selected by committee chairs professors Doug Noble and Karen Kensek at the University of Southern California School of Architecture. We will be interviewing these authors over the next four weeks leading up to the World Congress where all 118 papers will be presented. The presentations sessions are the centerpiece of Facades Month, August 2020, and will take place on consecutive Wednesdays in August with additional workshops held on Thursdays. Please join us in celebrating these authors!

Today, we invite you to tune in to the third episode of the series with Rebecca Hartwell, PhD Candidate at the University of Cambridge, who will be speaking about her winning paper, "End-of-Life Challenges in Facade Design: A disassembly framework for assessing the environmental reclamation potential of facade systems."

Hosted by Mic Patterson, PhD, LEED AP+, Ambassador of Innovation and Collaboration at the Facade Tectonics Institute

This episode is brought to you by Schüco USA and Kuraray America.

Learn more about FTI: https://www.facadetectonics.org/

Support our mission by becoming a member: https://www.facadetectonics.org/membership

2020 World Congress Series | Put Your Sweater On!

2020 World Congress Series | Put Your Sweater On!

July 16, 2020

118 authors managed to navigate a blind peer review process, many for the first time, administered by the Institute's Scientific, Artistic & Technical Review Committee. Four of these papers were selected by committee chairs professors Doug Noble and Karen Kensek at the University of Southern California School of Architecture. We will be interviewing these authors over the next four weeks leading up to the World Congress where all 118 papers will be presented. The presentations sessions are the centerpiece of Facades Month, August 2020, and will take place on consecutive Wednesdays in August with additional workshops held on Thursdays. Please join us in celebrating these authors!

Today, we invite you to tune in to the second episode of the series with Eric Haas, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal at DSH // Architecture, who will be speaking about his winning paper, "Put Your Sweater On! A Case for Low Performance."

Hosted by Mic Patterson, PhD, LEED AP+, Ambassador of Innovation and Collaboration at the Facade Tectonics Institute

This episode is brought to you by Schüco USA.

Learn more about FTI: https://www.facadetectonics.org/

Support our mission by becoming a member: https://www.facadetectonics.org/membership

2020 World Congress Series | The First Triple Certified Facade

2020 World Congress Series | The First Triple Certified Facade

July 9, 2020

118 authors managed to navigate a blind peer review process, many for the first time, administered by the Institute's Scientific, Artistic & Technical Review Committee. Four of these papers were selected by committee chairs professors Doug Noble and Karen Kensek at the University of Southern California School of Architecture. We will be interviewing these authors over the next four weeks leading up to the World Congress where all 118 papers will be presented. The presentations sessions are the centerpiece of Facades Month, August 2020, and will take place on consecutive Wednesdays in August with additional workshops held on Thursdays. Please join us in celebrating these authors!

Today, we invite you to tune in to the first episode of the series with Stephen Katz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Technical Director at Gensler, who will be speaking about his winning paper, "The First Triple Certified Facade: Merging sustainability and Building well-being."

Hosted by Mic Patterson, PhD, LEED AP+, Ambassador of Innovation and Collaboration at the Facade Tectonics Institute

This podcast was brought to you by the 2020 World Congress sponsors:

Schüco USAKuraray AmericaPohl FacadesTechnoform North AmericaWalter P MooreRoschmann GroupPermasteelisa North AmericaCadMakersClark PacificEastmanMetawellSikaValmontZak World of FacadesEckersley O’CallaghanTriPyramidW&W GlassClark ConstructionDOWUbiquitous EnergyAVRO Consult Engineering PCBelzberg ArchitectsPainters and Allied TradesMorrison HershfieldPCI WestSentech Architectural SystemsSimpson Gumpertz & HegerVentanaViraconWJE

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DOE Does Windows

DOE Does Windows

June 18, 2020

Special guests Steve Selkowitz of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Marc Lafrance of the Department of Energy.

Hosted by Mic Patterson, PhD, LEED AP+, Ambassador of Innovation and Collaboration at the Facade Tectonics Institute

Learn more about how to get involved with the DOE: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/

This podcast was brought to you by the 2020 World Congress sponsors:

Schüco USAKuraray AmericaPohl FacadesTechnoform North AmericaWalter P MooreRoschmann GroupPermasteelisa North AmericaCadMakersClark PacificEastmanMetawellSikaValmontZak World of FacadesEckersley O’CallaghanTriPyramidW&W GlassClark ConstructionDOWUbiquitous EnergyAVRO Consult Engineering PCBelzberg ArchitectsPainters and Allied TradesMorrison HershfieldPCI WestSentech Architectural SystemsSimpson Gumpertz & HegerVentanaViraconWJE

Learn more about FTI: https://www.facadetectonics.org/

Support our mission by becoming a member: https://www.facadetectonics.org/membership

 

Continuing Education (members only)

FTI members are eligible to earn one (1) AIA LU|HSW credit for this episode.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify different programs sponsored by the Department of Energy, including the Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings program.
  2. Learn about the types of energy-saving products that have been tested by LBNL for use in residential and commercial buildings.
  3. Learn about the tools developed by LBL to model window performance, including Window, Therm, and Radiance.
  4. Recognize the challenges around consumer acceptance of high performance products.
  5. Consider the importance of collaboration between the fenestration industry and the Department of Energy.

To receive credit, complete the course evaluation with the correct answers. If your answers are incorrect after submitting the first time, please correct them and resubmit the form. Your form must show 100% accuracy before we can process your credit.

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