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  • Remembering Peter Rice

    What does an engineer do? An engineer imagines. What are your sources of inspiration? Mic Patterson remembers Peter Rice and discusses his enduring legacy.

  • The Circadian Curtain Wall by John Neary

    Reviewing John Neary's Circadian Curtain Wall, one is confronted with an insistent question: why hasn't anyone started construction on this intriguing building design yet? John has provided FTI with a presentation to explain the thinking behind the Circadian Curtain Wall in greater detail.

  • 3rd Annual ACAW Ceramic Workshop 2018 Recap

    2018 teams included; Morphosis, SHoP Architects, Sasaki/Studio NYL, University at Buffalo, AECOM, and Radical Matter. The ACAWorkshop is an outstanding model of industry-academia partnership aimed at the ongoing education of students and practitioners alike.

  • Facade Tectonics 2020 World Congress

    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.

  • Facade Tectonics Forum: MINNEAPOLIS

    FTI touched down in Minneapolis to confront themes central to the ever-evolving facade: energy-efficiency and sustainability, digital technology, kinetic and dynamic components, and material evolution.

  • Facade Tectonics Forum: MIAMI

    FTI held its celebrated Forum in Miami with thought leaders to explore the amplified threats of climate change in the unique urban context of Miami.

  • Facade Tectonics Forum: HOUSTON

    FTI's celebrated Forum in Houston brought together thought leaders to explore the amplified threats of climate change in the unique urban context of Houston.

  • Facade Tectonics Forum: TORONTO

    The sold out 2019 Toronto Forum brought together AECO industry thought leaders to confront themes central to ever-evolving facade technology, themes engaging facade design, delivery, renewal, materiality, sustainability and resilience.

  • 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.

  • 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: SEATTLE

    FTI's celebrated Forum in Seattle explored the "facade effect" on buildings and urban habitat with industry and academic thought leaders.

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    Fire Safety and Code Challenges for Mass Timber in Curtain Wall Systems

    With the desire for more sustainable construction and reduced embodied energy, mass timber is being explored for building structures. For medium and …

  • Call for Posters: Facade Tectonics 2020 World Congress

    We are pleased to announce that for the first time, the Facade Tectonics Institute will include a poster presentation at their 2020 World Congress. The poster presentation will serve as a graphic representation of each poster author's research and findings.

  • Call for Papers: Facade Tectonics 2016 World Congress

    The Facade Tectonics Institute has issued a call for papers for its 2016 Annual Conference and inaugural World Congress, which will include speaking and poster presentations, panel discussions, workshops and exhibitors.

  • FTI World Congress Postponed Until August 5-6, 2020

    Due to the increasing concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Los Angeles area, the Facade Tectonics Institute has made the very difficult decision to postpone Facades Week: LA! until August 3-7, 2020 with the World Congress to be held August 5-6.