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AIA Education at Smith + Gill

Chicago, IL – Building Blocks will deliver two continuing education programs at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill this spring. The first focuses on the high-performance capabilities of glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC). It defines the manufacturing, system capabilities, and design. Similarly, the second session expands on GFRC fundamentals. It specifically covers recladding and overcladding projects.

 

Building Blocks is an American Institute of Architects (AIA) approved provider of continuing education. As a result, we give Lunch & Learn presentations for practicing architects. We teach sessions about GFRC and terra cotta. See more information about the AIA CEU courses we offer here.

AIA education at SOM

AIA Education at SOM

Chicago, IL – Building Blocks will host a Lunch & Learn session at the Chicago offices of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill next week. The session focuses on the high-performance capabilities of glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC). It defines the manufacturing, system capabilities, and design. The session also illustrates the value of GFRC for complex facade skins. Similarly, it discusses the role of GFRC in facade innovation. We look at some of today’s best architecture and how it uses GFRC.

 

Building Blocks is an American Institute of Architects (AIA) approved provider of continuing education. As a result, we give Lunch & Learn presentations for practicing architects. We teach sessions about GFRC and terra cotta. See more information about the AIA CEU courses we offer here.

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Presentation at Facades+ New York City

 

New York, NY – Building Blocks will again speak at a Facades+ conference, this time in New York City. Kevin Miske, President of Building Blocks, joins Jared Della Valle of Alloy and Alberto Franceschet of Permasteelisa. They will discuss reclad planning processes and projects in a session titled, Overclad and Reclad in NYC: New Materials in Rehabilitation ProjectsThe Architects Newspaper hosts the Facades+ New York conference.

 

Facades+ New York City

April 6-7, 2017

 

Register here with our code for discounted admission.

Discount code: DDNYC17

 

Guest speaker SAIC

Guest Speaker at SAIC

Chicago, IL – Matt Seymour spoke today at his alma mater, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). He shared his masonry restoration work with a group of historic preservation students. Matt shared his knowledge of the GFRC and terra cotta restoration process. He also gave 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 terra cotta, brick, and stone facade restoration projects to local and federal preservation standards. He earned his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from SAIC in 2011. Matt is also a member of the Landmarks Illinois Skyline Council.

 

Suffolk Construction

Lunch & Learn at Suffolk Construction

Miami, FL – Building Blocks discusses the benefits and applications of glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) architectural products at Suffolk Construction. The Lunch & Learn session is Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

 

We are an American Institute of Architects (AIA) approved provider of continuing education. As a result, we give Lunch & Learn presentations for practicing architects. We also provide continuing education for contractors and engineers. Specifically, we teach sessions about GFRC and terra cotta. See more information about the AIA CEU courses we offer here.