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FTI Announces New SKINS Podcast

FTI’s Mic Patterson will be interviewing industry thought leaders on wide-ranging topics relating to buildings and their skins. Upcoming episodes will feature conversations on Passive House, tall buildings and the work the DOE is doing with windows and facades.

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  • Face Time: Introducing the Facade Tectonics Institute

    There is history to this new enterprise. Facade Tectonics started as a series of invited roundtable discussions at the University of Southern California School of Architecture in 2007 as a strategic response to the escalating importance and complexity of building facade technology. These roundtable

  • Introducing FacadeRetrofit.org

    Los Angeles, CA – July 16, 2015 - While most of the green building dialog focuses on new construction, many have recognized that the fastest and most effective way to improve energy efficiency of the building sector is by remedying our existing building stock.

  • Introducing FacadeRetrofit.org

    FacadeRetrofit.org is an online resource for the AEC community, from architects to academic researchers. At the heart of this resource is a database of large commercial and multifamily buildings that have, or are currently undergoing, building facade retrofits.