Facade Tectonics 2020 World Congress

Face Time 2020: Better Buildings through Better Skins

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The Facade Tectonics Institute’s biennial World Congress gathers more than 400 of the built environment’s most influential players for two full days of blind, peer-reviewed paper presentations, expert-led panel discussions, highly curated content, poster presentations, dedicated exhibition zones and exclusive networking opportunities. The World Congress provides a forum for a diverse cross-section of the design and real estate communities to discuss the innovations and advancements revolutionizing the design and delivery of the building skin.

With a minimum of 15 tracks and more than 100 speakers, the World Congress is a must-attend event for the domestic and international building communities. Together, our annual Forum Series and World Congress deliver dynamic discussions surrounding the art, science and technology of the building skin with unparalleled opportunities for networking among industry innovators.

The 2020 World Congress offers sponsors and attendees an unprecedented level of educational and networking opportunities through an action-packed schedule delivered by the industry’s most influential leaders and academics.

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Facade Tectonics would like to extend a special thank you our 2020 World Congress Peer Review Committee members for volunteering your knowledge and expertise.

Event Speakers

Program

Wednesday, August 5

  1. Plenary Session

  2. Session 1

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    Speakers:

    • Brock DeSmit, Belzberg Architects
    • Becher Neme, AIA, Neme Design Studio
    • Laura Garofalo Khan, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Louis Koehl, AIA, CPHD
    • Stephen Katz, AIA, LEED BD+C
    • Eric Haas, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Edward Losch, PhD, PE, SE, RA, Losch Engineering
    • Marc Maguire, PhD, Losch Engineering
    • E. Yagdir Celiker, MSc., Istanbul Bilgi University
    • Oguz C. Celik, PhD, Istanbul Technical University
    • Peter Lalas, MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus), Janus Facades Pty Ltd

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Andy Lang, Morrison Hershfield
    • Elizabeth McCormick
    • Michael Martinez, Atelier Ten
    • Asim Tahir, Atelier Ten

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Katrin Terstegen, AIA, Cal Poly Pomona University
    • Ajla Aksamija, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Zlatan Aksamija, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Guy Vigneau, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Scott Uriu, Baumgartner + Uriu Architecture (B+U)

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Jens Schneider, Technical University Darmstadt
    • Rigone Paolo, Polimi & UNICMI
    • Bahadir Buluk, Façade Design Factory

    Papers Presented:

  3. Networking Break

  4. Session 2

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    Speakers:

    • Linda Fu, RA, LEED AP, PMP, Marx|Okubo Associates
    • Christopher Morgan, P.E., Marx|Okubo Associates
    • Viviana Nardini, Sika Corp.
    • Florian Doebbel, Sika Corp.
    • Jon Kimberlain, Dow
    • Stanley Yee, Dow
    • Adrienne Bowman-Grittini, CSSBB, Dow

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Andrea Zani, MEng, PhD, Eckersley O'Callaghan (EOC Engineers)
    • Carmelo Galante, Eckersley O'Callaghan (EOC Engineers)
    • Stéphane Hoffman, Morrison Hershfield
    • Stefanie Schober, Thornton Thomasetti
    • Jonce Walker, Thornton Thomasetti

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Jason Siwek, Walter P Moore
    • Charles Knickerbocker, III, Allegion
    • Stephen Bennison, Kuraray

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Ned Kirschbaum, FAIA, CCCA, LEED AP BD+C, Fentress Architects
    • Peter Koukos, Harmon, Inc.
    • Richard Kaire, PE, SE, Sentech Architectural Systems, LLC
    • David Olsen, AIA, Ratcliff Architects
    • Megan Leon, Ratcliff Architects
    • Roman Schieber, RS, Knippers Helbig GmbH

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Troy Peters, Wentworth Institute of Technology
    • Xaver Nuiding, Permasteelisa Group
    • Thomas Lorenz, Permasteelisa Group
    • Alex Cox, Permasteelisa Group
    • Timo Bühlmeier, Permasteelisa Group
    • Vera Parlac, New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Alberto Speroni, POLIMI
    • Thomas Auer, Transsolar, Technical University München
    • Luca Papaiz, Pellini Industrie, glassAdvisor

    Papers Presented:

  5. Lunch Break

  6. Plenary Session

  7. Session 3

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    Speakers:

    • Bjorn Beckert, Fabritecture
    • Timothy Brown, AIA, NCARB, Clemson University

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Patricia Camporeale, PhD
    • Brian Fraumeni, Gensler
    • Julia Ragragio-Ruiz, LEED AP BD+C, Gensler
    • Berardo Matalucci, SHoP Architects
    • Edward Palka, SHoP Architects
    • Jennifer Siqueiras, SHoP Architects

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Cristobal Correa, P.E., BuroHappold
    • Chris Stutzki, PhD, Stutzki Engineering
    • Jerome Engelking, Stutzki Engineering
    • John Peterson, OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP BD+C, MJMA
    • Leland Dadson, MJMA

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Kevin Smith, PE, CWI
    • Daniel Kelso
    • Joshua Schultz, Gonzaga University
    • Neil Katz, AIA, Gonzaga University

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Nathaniel Barlam, Virtual Construction Lab of Schüco
    • Stephan Wurster, Pohl
    • Thibaut Houette, M.Arch., University of Akron
    • Brian Foresi, University of Akron
    • Petra Gruber, University of Akron

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Mikkel Kragh, PhD MSc(Eng) CEng MASHRAE MCIBSE FSFE, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
    • Lisa Ramming, MA(ARCH) MENG IFDC MSFE, Eckersley O’Callaghan
    • Daniel Arztmann, MEng, TH OWL

    Papers Presented:

  8. Networking Break

  9. Session 4

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    Speakers:

    • James Halliday, Rigidized Metals Corporation
    • Fred Deuschle, Rigidized Metals Corporation
    • Antonio Luz, Vidaris, Inc.
    • Christopher Payne, AIA, LEED AP, Gensler

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Michelle Lee, Behnish Architekten
    • Roman Schieber, RS, Behnish Architekten
    • Fangliang Chen, Schüco USA
    • Wayne Walker, Gensler
    • Julia Ragragio-Ruiz, LEED AP BD+C, Gensler

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Brittany Dhawan
    • David Barber, Arup
    • John Neary, AIA, LEED AP NCARB, HOK
    • Mic Patterson, PhD LEED AP+, Facade Tectonics Institute, Inc.
    • Juliet Landler, BSc, MSc, MArch, Arcadis Design & Consultancy

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Viswanath Urala, Enclos
    • Yu Hui
    • Ryan Donaghy, AIA, SHoP Architects
    • Matt Spahr, Heintges Consulting Architects & Engineers P.C.

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Timo Schmidt, University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg
    • Carmen Herrmann, University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg
    • Michael Lakatos, University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg
    • Zahuoli Yang, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Revery Architecture Inc.
    • Shinobu Homma, Revery Architecture Inc.
    • Jae Yong Suk, University of Texas at San Antonio
    • Doris Sung, University of Southern California

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Uta Pottgiesser, PhD, TU Delft
    • Annalisa Andaloro, EURAC Research
    • Ulrich Knaack, TU Delft

    Papers Presented:

  10. Welcome Reception – Hosted by Walter P Moore

Thursday, August 6

  1. Session 1

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    Speakers:

    • Michael Elstner, Interpane Glass
    • Reece Poth, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
    • Conner Claus, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
    • Stephen Morse, Michigan Tech University

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Brian Stern, Glumac
    • Mike Ryan, Clark Pacific
    • Thomas Spiegelhalter, Miami International University

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Ryan Danks, P.Eng., RWDI Inc.
    • Joel Good, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., RWDI Inc.
    • Caris Frazier-Baker, Walter P Moore
    • Sanjeev Tankha, Walter P Moore
    • Kais Al-Rawi, Walter P Moore

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    Speakers:

    • Mahsa Minaei, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Jeff Montague, Radius Track
    • Vincent Ip, LEED AP BD+C, NBBJ

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Gabrielle Brainard, AIA, LEED AP, CHPC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    • Jim Tice, University of Oregon
    • Phillip Anzalone, New York City College of Technology
    • Amber Bartosh, New York City College of Technology

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  2. Networking Break

  3. Session 2

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    Speakers:

    • Belinda Valenti, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, STUDIOS Architecture
    • Justin Glover, AIA, LEED AP [BD+C], STUDIOS Architecture
    • Stephen Bennison, Kuraray
    • Dr. Michael Haert, Kuraray
    • Sophie Pennetier, Enclos
    • Josephine Stoddard, Enclos

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Rebecca Hartwell, University of Cambridge
    • Doug Bergert, AIA, LEED AP, Perkins and Will
    • Pratibha Chauhan, Perkins and Will
    • Michael Mulhern, TriPyramid Structures

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Iftekhar Rahman
    • Peter Simmonds, Building and Systems Analytics
    • Nebojsa Jakica, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
    • Mikkel Kragh, PhD MSc(Eng) CEng MASHRAE MCIBSE FSFE, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
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    Speakers:

    • John Jacksonsi, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
    • Marko Tomsic, PE, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
    • Ilja Ajoskin, PMP, MG McGrath
    • Neil Meredith, MG McGrath
    • Lee Pepin, MG McGrath
    • Stephen Lewis, PhD PE FRSA

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    Speakers:

    • John Souleles, Dialog Design
    • Matthew Parker, Dialog Design
    • Xsusha Flandro, FAIC, APT-RP, CANY
    • Daniel Nauman, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Gensler
    • Jessica Santonastaso, Gensler

    Papers Presented:

  4. Lunch Break

  5. Session 3

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    Speakers:

    • Kerry Hegedus, NBBJ
    • Giovanni De Mari, NBBJ
    • Beres Dowdle, Surface Design Consulting Pty Ltd
    • Richard Kaire, PE, SE, Sentech Architectural Systems

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Gerry Lang, OAA, AIA, TSA, FTI M.Arch (Penn, 2008), B.Arch. (hons.,Toronto, 1978, architectsAlliance Toronto
    • Mahsa Farid Mohajer, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Ajla Aksamija, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Helen Sanders, PhD, Technoform North America

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Ahoo Malekafzali, Sage Glass
    • John Neary, AIA, LEED AP NCARB, HOK
    • Warren Techentin, FAIA, NCARB, LEED, University of Southern California

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    Speakers:

    • Katsuhiko Muramoto, Penn State
    • Wendy Cox, Norwich University

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    Speakers:

    • Maria Mohammed, Structural Focus
    • David Cocke, Structural Focus
    • John Fidler, Structural Focus
    • Clifton Fordham, RA, LEED AP, Temple University

    Papers Presented:

  6. Networking Break

  7. Session 4

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    Speakers:

    • H Scott Norville, Texas Tech University
    • Stephen Morse, Texas Tech University
    • James Soules, P.E., S.E., P.Eng., SECB, F.SEI. F.ASCE, Texas Tech University

    Papers Presented:

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    • The Glass Failure Prediction Model

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    Speakers:

    • Alvaro Balderrama, M.Eng., LEED Green Associate, TH OWL
    • Daniel Arztmann, MEng, TH OWL

    Papers Presented:

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    Speakers:

    • Timothy Brown, AIA NCARB, Clemson University
    • Christine Reynolds, PE, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

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  8. Plenary Session

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