Continuing Education at Smith + Gill

Building Blocks is scheduled to deliver two continuing education programs at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture over the next few weeks. The first Lunch & Learn session, on Wednesday, May 31, will focus on the high-performance capabilities of glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC), as well as its manufacturing process, system capabilities, and design flexibility. The second will expand on GFRC fundamentals to discuss its specific use in recladding and overcladding projects. The second session is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16.

 

Building Blocks is an American Institute of Architects (AIA) approved provider of continuing education for practicing architects. See here for more information about the AIA CEU courses offered.

 

Lunch & Learn at SOM Chicago

Building Blocks visited the Chicago offices of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill on Wednesday, May 17 to host a lunch seminar about the manufacturing process, system capabilities, and design flexibility of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC). The session focused on complex facade skins and high-performance designs.

 

Building Blocks is an American Institute of Architects (AIA) approved provider of continuing education for practicing architects. See here for more information about the AIA CEU courses offered.

 

Presentation at Facades+ NYC

 

Building Blocks has again been asked to speak at the Facades+ conference, this time in New York City. Kevin Miske, President of Building Blocks, will join Jared Della Valle of Alloy and Alberto Franceschet of Permasteelisa to discuss reclad planning processes and projects in a session titled, Overclad and Reclad in NYC: New Materials in Rehabilitation Projects.

 

Facades+ NYC

April 6 and 7, 2017

 

Register here with our code for discounted admission.

Discount code: DDNYC17

 

Guest Speaker at SAIC

Matt Seymour of Building Blocks, spoke about his work in masonry restoration to a group of historic preservation students at his alma mater, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), on Friday, February 17, 2017. Matt shared his knowledge of the GFRC and terra cotta restoration process and provided a presentation about the ongoing restoration at 125 S Clark in Chicago.  Students then had the opportunity to view the project from Federal Plaza and ask Matt about his experiences after graduation.

 

Matt has managed exterior brick, terra cotta, and stone restoration projects to local and federal preservation standards. He earned his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from SAIC in 2011 and is a member of the Landmarks Illinois Skyline Council.

 

Lunch & Learn at Suffolk Construction

Building Blocks discussed the benefits and applications of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) architectural products at a Lunch & Learn session for Suffolk Construction staff. The session was held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

 

Building Blocks provides education sessions for engineers and facade consultants in addition to AIA Continuing Education courses for practicing architects. See here for more information about course offerings.