New York, NY – Building Blocks looks forward to the Facades+ symposium and workshop event in New York City next month. The two-day program unites top professionals from design, fabrication, and construction. Together, they consider high-performance envelopes in the context of New York City’s unique architectural landscape. The event fosters collaboration and innovation. Consequently, Facades+ is the premier conference on high-performance building enclosures. Read more or review the program. The conference is hosted by the Architect’s Newspaper.
Chicago, IL – Building Blocks is a supporting member of Facade Tectonics. The Facade Tectonics Institute is an international membership organization. The group carries out progressive, broad-based research in building facade technology. Likewise, they catalyze and foster a deep dialogue of collaborative research activity. Their goal is to bridge the fragmented building industry. Hence, they tie industry, government, academic, design, and building ownership professionals into one comprehensive conversation.
The Institute conducts one annual conference. They also host a series of half-day forums at national and international venues. Furthermore, they publish a journal and produce technical guides, research reports, and books addressing diverse areas of building facade technology.
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 Projects. The Architects Newspaper hosts the Facades+ New York conference.
Miami, FL – 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.