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  • Façade Resilience Evaluation Framework

    This paper discusses façade resilience and presents a novel qualitative evaluation framework that assesses potential risks associated with façade design and suggests way of reducing such design risk in a climate change scenario. Authors Fabio Favoino, Adèle Chalumeau, and Audrey Aquaronne.

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    Facade Resilience Evaluation Framework

    Resiliency is the capacity of a building (or building component in the case of the facade) to support building functionalities during extreme events …

  • Facade Expansion Joint Systems

    As awareness around the seismic performance of buildings grows, it is becoming increasingly necessary to integrate seismic expansion joint cover syst…

  • Facade Tectonics Forum: NYC

    FTI's half-day NYC Forum will take place virtually on Thursday, November 5, 2020, hosted by the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York. Join us for this year’s virtual event themed Pandemic Pantry: Digesting Covid-19 and Understanding the Lessons for Building and Facade Systems..

  • Facade Tectonics Forum: NYC

    .FTI's 2019 NYC Forum was an intimate, provocative and forward-looking dialogue with thought leaders from all sectors of the building industry; owners, architects, consultants, contractors and more.

  • The Facade Tectonics Institute announces Facades Week: LA!

    Amidst a groundswell of both criticism and concern over the performance of the built environment the FTI has announced Facades Week: LA!, a weeklong series of events in Los Angeles celebrating the building skin as the lynchpin of resilience and sustainability in buildings and urban habitat.

  • Detailing For Distance

    Quickly exceeding new facade service life expectations for tall buildings imposed by increasing environmental, economic, and social pressures have cr…

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    The Monash Woodside Building

    Today’s environmental challenges highlight the necessity of a holistic approach to façade design and construction, key to achieve the ambitious 2030 …

  • BuildingNY 2021

    High Performance Façades: Delivering Better Thermal, Safety, and Acoustical Performance, Presented by the Facade Tectonics Institute

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    HydroSKIN

    Building envelopes cover a considerable part of the urban exterior surfaces, and to therefore have a significant leverage effect on the climate resil…

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    Structural Silicone Glazing

    The recent 50 year anniversary of the first use of silicone sealant in a 4-sided structural silicone glazing application marks a sustainable and prov…

  • Environmentally Responsible Wood Cladding

    This case study focuses on the solutions provided for the Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota. Our design team worked with the client to creat…

  • Episode 09: Ted Kesik on SKINS

    Special guest Ted Kesik, PhD, Professor of Building Science at the University of Toronto, joins us to discuss everything from digital workflows and durability to embodied carbon and resilience.

  • Carbon-Neutral High-Rise Envelope Nexus

    The pathway to carbon-neutrality, as urged during the COP 21 in Paris, and the repeated goal for resilient buildings and urban habitats, winds right …

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    Growing Myceliated Facades

    Today's sustainability in architecture takes into consideration the complete life cycle of buildings and their components, from resource harvesting a…

  • APT Seattle Conference Symposium 2023: Aging Composite Materials and Assemblies

    Aging modern heritage buildings and structures face complex repair and reinvestment challenges. Manufactured composite materials and multi-material assemblies often cannot be cost-effectively repaired or replaced in kind.