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  • 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.

  • Build Test Iterate Repeat

    The global increase in atmospheric temperature rise combined with the rapid growth of previously underdeveloped climate zones presents a growing need…

  • 2021 Vitruvian Honors & Awards Ceremony

    FTI is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Vitruvian Honors & Awards and invites you to submit a project or project team for consideration. The deadline to submit is Monday, October 4, 2021. More details about the awards ceremony will be announced soon.

  • AIA Conference on Architecture 2021

    A’21 brings together leaders in architecture and beyond for a four-day, immersive digital experience that defines the year ahead. It’s the architecture and design event of the year!

  • DOCOMOMO 2021 National Symposium Chicago: Crossroads of Modern America

    As Docomomo US celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are headed back to where it all began, Chicago, Illinois. It was in 1995 that a group of volunteers gathered during the first Preserving the Recent Past conference to set in motion a Docomomo chapter in the United States.

  • 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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    Targeted Enclosure Consulting

    As building enclosure consulting services evolve and mature in markets, the scopes of service that are provided and sought, can become more standardi…

  • 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.

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    Realizing Bespoke Structural Glass Facades

    In the very earliest stages of a design, an architect imagines a unique glazed facade form and wonders, “Is this possible?” and “What will it cost?” …

  • Green Wall Rainscreen

    Green Wall applications are growing in popularity around the world. Often thought of as a decorative element they provide much more than aesthetic ap…

  • BESTfest

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, building enclosures have received closer scrutiny, with everyone from consumers to building professionals to local and federal government, wanting to know more about their technologies and performance. The BESTfest seminar brings together industry leaders and...

  • Simplicity is Deceiving

    The case study presented is a 195 meters tall office tower with a raised podium made of 16 meters full height glass panels (and smaller). The panels …

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    Stainless Steel 101

    This paper presents a summary of the industry advances beyond T304 and T316 austenitic stainless steels. The greater availability of precipitation ha…

  • Digital Lifecycle of Building Envelopes

    “The digital transformation will change everything” – with this quote in mind a deep look into the current facade business will be given with a speci…

  • Architectural Ceramic Assemblies

    This paper documents a six year academia/industry collaboration between researchers at the Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo (SUNY) a…

  • Design Considerations and the Complex Facade

    The design of complex, high-performance facades involves balancing attention towards principles of material selection, thermal and moisture protectio…

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    The Tectonics of Flimsiness

    Architecture has traditionally celebrated the joining of two building components or materials. Joinery serves as a key site for architectural express…

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    Hybrid Timber

    This case study provides an overview of building hybrid curtain wall system and future opportunities for the use of timber. It will also review the b…