Facade Tectonics 2020 World Congress

Face Time 2020: Better Buildings through Better Skins

The Facade Tectonics Institute's biennial World Congress gathered the built environment’s most influential players for blind, peer reviewed paper presentations, expert-led group discussions, highly curated content, poster presentations, a dedicated virtual Expo (vExpo) and exclusive networking opportunities. This year's World Congress was presented online through a virtual platform providing a unique 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 more than 10 tracks and 100+ live and on-demand presentations, the World Congress is a must-attend event for the domestic and international building communities. The virtual platform offered 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.

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

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Event Speakers

Program

Wednesday, August 5

  1. vExpo + Breakout Networking Sessions + Poster Gallery Presentations

  2. vExpo + Breakout Networking Sessions + Poster Gallery Presentations

  3. vExpo + Breakout Networking Sessions + Poster Gallery Presentations

Thursday, August 13

  1. vExpo + Poster Gallery Presentations

  2. Session 1

    Advancements in Structural Glass & Glass Facades | WORKSHOP – SESSION 2A Click for details

    Speakers:

    • Richard Kaire, PE, SE, Sentech Architectural Systems
    • Ned Kirschbaum, FAIA, CCCA, LEED AP BD+C, Fentress Architects
    • Michael Ludvik, PE, M. Ludvik Consulting Engineering
    • Edward Peck, FAIA, LEED AP, Edward Peck Design
    A Practical Guide to Delivering a High-Performance Envelope | WORKSHOP – SESSION 2B Click for details

    Speakers:

    • Helen Sanders, PhD, Technoform North America
    • Stéphane Hoffman, Morrison Hershfield now Stantec
    • Steve Fronek, Wausau Window & Wall Systems
    • Alejandra Menchaca, Ph.D., LEED AP, WELL AP, Thornton Thomasetti

Thursday, August 20

  1. vExpo + Poster Gallery Presentations

  2. Session 1

    Stainless Steel as a Building Material | WORKSHOP – SESSION 3B Click for details

    Speakers:

    • Michael Mulhern, TriPyramid Structures
    • Franklin Lancaster, PE, Eckersley O'Callaghan (EOC Engineers)
    • Jeffrey Anderson, TriPyramid Structures
    Designing, Fabricating and Installing Structural Laminated Glass in Glass Railings | WORKSHOP – SESSION 3C Click for details

    Speakers:

    • Vaughn Schauss, Kuraray
    • Florian Doebbel, Sika
    • Brian Clifford, CSI, CDT, C.R. Laurence
    • Jose Quinones, CSI, CDT, C.R. Laurence

Wednesday, August 26

  1. vExpo + Breakout Networking Sessions + Poster Gallery Presentations

  2. vExpo + Breakout Networking Sessions + Poster Gallery Presentations

Educational Workshops

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