HONE YOUR CRAFT WITH MORNING & AFTERNOON SESSIONS–AND EARN 8 AIA HSW CEUs FOR THE DAY.
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.
Please see the Lab Workshops as an alternative if your 1st choice is sold out.
MORNING SESSION HALF (choose 1 from the following 3)
A. Common Glazing Failures and Ways to Prevent Them
Brian Hubbs (RDH Building Science)
Over the past few decades the use of glass and glazing on high rise buildings has increased dramatically. More recently, as a result of increased industry recognition of the importance of energy efficiency, the trend is towards more energy efficient glazing systems. Common methods of improving thermal performance of Insulated Glass Units (IGUs) includes the application of high performance coatings, use of triple glazing or warm edge spacer technology, and installing solar selective films on or inside the units. While these solutions have all been effective at improving thermal performance, there have been cases where the implementation of this new technology has resulted in premature and costly failures. In this workshop, case studies are used to show and explain the variety of problems that can occur with glass and glazing after installation. The case studies examine each type of IGU failure, and help to explain how different investigation techniques were used to find the failure mechanisms.
Attendees will learn how IGUs work and how to optimize the IGU design for longevity, as well as offer risk reduction recommendations to avoid the most common causes of IGU failures. It will present a checklist of items to include in specifications to address the key aspects of high performance glazing and glass.
Attendees will also learn how to use common glazing forensic and testing tools and then perform testing of insulated glass units and floaty glass to determine failure modes and ensure conformance with specifications and standards.
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 constatnly changes, 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 incorporating PowerPoint, video, and mock up installations.
Building envelopes affect interactions between indoor and outdoor environments, especially heat gains and losses, daylight, glare and views. Using case studies and examples we will first discuss the role of the façade as a passive regulator of these interactions. Energy simulations can be very useful in the design of high performing envelopes, however they are often seen as difficult, expensive and time consuming. Even though some simulations do require advanced training, there are some that can -and should- be undertaken by designers. The second part of this workshop will introduce the overall tool workflow, and some easy to use tools to demystify the building performance simulation process. Bring your laptop for an introduction to free software developed by UCLA and LBNL. You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of the design simulation process and some practical building envelope knowledge that you can implement in your everyday practice.
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AFTERNOON SESSION HALF (choose 1 from the following 3)
D. The Big Picture: Design Considerations in High-Performance Buildings
Amrish Patel & Scott Bondi (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger)
Understanding the various types of building enclosure systems and materials and the integration of each is essential in designing high-performance buildings. During this presentation, we will take a holistic approach in reviewing a wide range of these systems and materials, discussing how best to integrate them to create a high-performance building. We will explore the true meaning of high-performance and discuss realistic options for how to achieve it in your building.
Air barriers are an extremely important component of a high performance building enclosure system. For the most part, these systems are non-maintainable components and repairs can typically only be made with the removal of the exterior cladding system. Proper design, detailing, and ultimately the proper installation of these systems are key to ensure a performing system. You have one chance to get it right. This workshop will teach you important design considerations, how to properly detail critical interfaces, key items to include in your specifications, and the proper installation techniques, quality control and testing parameters for a variety of air barrier systems in use today.
F. Design and Deliver: Overcoming Challenges with Fabrication + Installation
Kyle Watson (A. Zahner Company)
Daniel Inocente (HKS|LINE)
James Warton (HKS|LINE)
Jay Chung (Beck Group)
Rick del Monte (Beck Group)
Technology has empowered the design, fabrication, and installation of architectural structures that would have been, at best, challenging through classical techniques. As technology continues to evolve, the means and methods to take advantage it must also continue. This workshop, featuring A. Zahner Company projects, examines case studies of the technologies, methods, and techniques of dynamic and adaptive models to deliver design intent. With the use of case studies, participants will be able to:
• Identify “downstream” development and design issues in a proposed project scope, using examples from several completed projects as case studies
• Reduce Design and Engineering costs through use of parametric automation templates, using examples from several completed projects as case studies
• Mitigate and eliminate project delivery issues through coordination with a 3D master modeling platform, using examples from several completed projects as case studies
• Utilize a 3D Master Modeling platform to facilitate coordination between stakeholders, using examples from several completed projects as case studies
Speakers subject to change.
Check in and coffee
Morning Workshops Sessions A, B, & C begin promptly
Networking & Refreshment Break (15 min.)
Complimentary Networking Lunch
Afternoon Workshops Sessions D, E, & F begin
Networking & Refreshment Break (15 min.)