Building Blocks is looking forward to the Facades+ symposium and workshop event in New York City later this month. The two-day program unites top professionals from the worlds of design, fabrication, and construction to consider how high-performance envelopes in the context of New York City’s unique architectural landscape. Facades+ is considered the premier conference on high-performance building enclosures. Read more or review the program. The conference is hosted by the Architect’s Newspaper.
Building Blocks has joined Facade Tectonics as a supporting member. The Facade Tectonics Institute is an international member organization with the mission of carrying out progressive and broad-based research in building facade technology. The intent is to catalyze and foster a deep dialogue of collaborative research activity that bridges the fragmented market segments of the building industry. It ties the industry, government, academia, design professionals, and building ownership into one comprehensive conversation.
The Institute conducts one annual conference and a series of half-day Forums at a changing roster of international venues. It publishes the Facade Tectonics Journal and produces technical guides, research reports, and books addressing diverse areas of building facade technology.
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.
Kevin Miske, President of Building Blocks, will speak alongside Angel Suarez of Perkins + Will and Trevor Barret of Physical Security Hurricane Wall at the Facades+ conference in Miami this month. Their session, Miami Matures: High-Performance Facade Design for an Evolving Market, is a crash course on the guiding principles of high-performance facade design.
The session will cover the attributes of high-performance facades, methods of precipitation management, flexibility of systems, performance analyzation of curtain wall system drawings, and considerations for evaluating cost vs. performance of a high-performance system. More information about the session and the overall conference can be found in the program.