Digits, Data and Beyond: Integrated Parametric Workflows in Advanced Facade Design and Execution

Digital tools and processes are playing a disruptive role in the AEC industry, as they have in many markets. Yet the seamless integration of parametric workflows throughout the building process remains a challenge. Where are the gaps and what can be done to bridge them? Unanswered questions of ownership, responsibility, risk and liability (who owns the data/model, etc.) throttle progress and the promise of data analysis and optimization on the building process. Practice leaders in this session explore the current state of the art of digital workflows, the integration of the facade system in those workflows, what is working and not, where lie the opportunities and threats, and finally, pull out the crystal ball to discuss where it is all heading.


Sanjeev Tankha, AIA

Principal, Director of Enclosure Engineering, Walter P Moore

Maurya McClinktock

McClintock Facade Consulting

Stéphane Hoffman, M. Arch., M. Eng.

Principal, Morrison Hershfield now Stantec

Sean Quinn, AIA, LEED AP bd+c, BREEAM INC, BEAM Pro

Senior Associate, HOK

Matt Staublin

Technical Principal, HOK