What does an engineer do? An engineer imagines. What are your sources of inspiration? Mic Patterson remembers Peter Rice and discusses his enduring legacy.
Drawdown is an inspiring new effort to manage atmospheric carbon and the resulting climate impacts. This brief reveiw discusses the book, the movement, and the potential.
Mic Patterson unpacks his crystal ball and looks ahead to the forces that will shape buildings over upcoming decades. Expect some surprises down the road…
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.
A small team of digital designers at the Schüco Virtual Construction Lab (VCL) in NYC is developing a new way for clients to experience and evaluate facade products. The VCL will be demonstrating the technology at the conference in Los Angeles on March 12-13.
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.
The age-old trend of more and larger lites of glass in the building skin dates back to the Roman Empire. Despite the challenges of highly glazed facades, it appears we just can’t get enough. Is there a “beyond” glass? If so, what does it look like?
Awareness of embodied carbon impacts is surging like hurricane-driven floodwaters and altering the landscape of everything in its path. What are the implications for buildings, the facade system and urban habitat? FTI is taking this on with its 2019 Forum series.