This paper addresses the barriers to the adoption of high-performance fenestration and façade systems in non-residential U.S. new and existing buildi…
Are you resilient? Do you bend to the winds of change or do you resist? Do you bounce back from adversity or is your recovery long, slow, and incomplete? Do you readily adopt lifestyle changes in response to personal health, economic, or environmental challenges, or is your response one of denial?
The Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI) announces a call for abstracts for our 2024 World Congress (2024WC) to be convened in Southern California on October 8-10. When it comes to the building facade there is much to talk about.
To avoid the worst effects of the climate crisis, we urgently need to reduce carbon emissions now. But that's not enough! This original article for SKINS by Drew Shula is a veritable manifesto on the why and how of climate action for all of us.
A question for architects and building industry: Can our cities be part of the solution to the challenges facing humanity, or are they intrinsically and inevitably a big part of the problem? To move beyond the latter demands nothing less than a fundamental shift in the way we think about buildings.
ACAW is a hands-on research and development workshop for architects and facade engineers to explore the use of terra cotta in high-performance facade design.
The National Institute of Building Sciences is gearing up for the industry’s only conference for the entire building community to connect, collaborate, and design solutions for the built environment – and we are looking for speakers.
SISTECCER, a joint production of ALUAR, DOW and VASA, has been consolidated through its previous twelve editions as a meeting place of excellence with experts from the country and abroad, to expand knowledge in technologies for building envelopes.
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.