Better buildings through better skins

FTI is a non-profit member organization for the AECO industry and a research and education institution focused on healthy buildings and livable urban habitat. The Institute’s mission is to accelerate transformative change in the built environment toward common goals of resilience and sustainability. FTI members share recognition of the building facade as the lynchpin of this endeavor.

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Facade Tectonics Forum: Simulation vs. Reality

The gap between simulated and actual energy performance has hobbled progress towards important carbon reduction goals in buildings and urban habitat. This summit advocates the need for improved energy modeling and the development of best practices, with emphasis on the building façade.

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Archive of featured original articles from the SKINS newsletter.


A searchable database of research papers with a focus on building facade technology.

SKINS Podcast

Together with invited industry thought leaders, we take on all things building skin!

2020 Year in Review

Many of us will look back on this year thankful that it's behind us, but let's take a moment to reflect on some big milestones at the Institute this year.

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