Call for Abstracts: Facade Tectonics 2024 World Congress
May 4, 2023
The Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI) announces a call for abstracts for our 2024 World Congress (2024WC) to be convened at the University of Utah on October 8-10.
When it comes to the building facade there is much to talk about. And the Institute is aggressively inclusive, with the mission of bringing all the many voices that comprise the building industry together in an uncensored conversation of all things building skin. Toward this end, we will continue with the conference theme:
Face Time 2024: Bringing Together the Many Voices of the Building Industry
There is, after all, little in buildings and urban habitat that is not in some way affected by the building facade, with impacts ranging broadly through both aesthetic and performative considerations. The Institute intends to reflect this full range in its WC2024 event and invites you to round out the dialogue.
Submissions will be evaluated through a two-stage abstract and paper blind peer-review process by the Institute’s Scientific, Technical and Artistic Review (STAR) Committee comprised of some 300 industry and academic leaders. To learn more about this process, please review our Overview of the Peer-Review Process. Papers will be published in proceedings, and select papers may be used for an edited book or journal. We are investigating multiple additional ways to capture conference activities and outcomes.
We strongly encourage you to submit an abstract. We intend to organize the conference program around the topical content represented by the submissions we receive, so any aspect of buildings and urban habitat considered through the lens of the building facade will be considered. Relevant topics include but are not limited to the following:
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to August 25. The abstract should be 350 words or less and may include one image. To submit an abstract, please review the Overview of the Peer-Review Process. Once you have read through the program information, please sign in or create a new FTI account: https://www.facadetectonics.org/account/login and navigate to New Abstract where you can complete the submission form.
At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and pay the discounted author’s registration fee.
This will be an in-person event held at the University of Utah. All papers must be presented in person.
Pre-recorded papers will be allowed on a case-by-case basis with approval from the Institute.
Membership in the Institute is strongly encouraged. We are a non-profit member organization with a mission of leveraging the power of the facade system in pursuit of critical goals of resilience and sustainability in buildings and urban habitat. The Institute is an ideal platform to get involved in doing what's right for all living things. As a volunteer organization we need all the support we can get; join us! Learn more about FTI membership levels and benefits.
August 25, 2023 – abstract deadline
September 1, 2023 – abstract notice of acceptance
December 4, 2023 – full paper submission (first draft)
December 11, 2023 - February 19 2024 – paper review process
January 15, 2024 – paper notice of status
March 18, 2024 – final paper submission
April 1, 2024 – final paper notice of acceptance
September 20, 2024 – submission of oral presentation slide deck and presentation recording
October 8-10, 2024 – 2024 World Congress
Events are being planned preceding, during and following the Congress itself as part of Facades Week from October 7-11, 2024. These may include receptions, dinners and tours, to be announced. The Institute will also conduct a meeting of its Board of Directors and host various committee meetings the day preceding the Congress. A limited hotel room block will be reserved for registered participants. Keep in mind that the University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, a beautiful city surrounded by stunning national parks presenting many opportunities for extending your stay. More information will be provided as event planning progresses. Follow our SKINS newsletter for new developments.
Discounted sponsorship opportunities will be available for early adopters.
Please email any questions to the FTI team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Facade Tectonics Institute
Facade Tectonics started as a series of invited roundtable discussions at the University of Southern California in 2007; a strategic response to the escalating importance and complexity of building facade technology. The roundtables grew into a series of conference events that drew hundreds of participants with a broad range of interests in the building skin. The accelerating change of facade technology and the growing awareness of the facade as integral to overall building design has propelled Facade Tectonics to the forefront of the rapidly evolving dialogue of building skin. The 2015 milestone in the evolution of Facade Tectonics was the formation of the Facade Tectonics Institute, with the mission of carrying out progressive and broad-based research and education in building facade technology. The intent is to catalyze and foster deep collaborative initiatives that bridge the fragmented market segments of the building industry, pairing industry, government, academia, the profession, and ownership. Integral to this mission is the dissemination of historical, theoretical and practical information derived from this research to the building marketplace, thereby acting as a conduit and facilitator for both learning and further collaborative research pursuits.
We are already very excited to see you at the University of Utah in October 2024!