HONE YOUR CRAFT WITH MORNING & AFTERNOON SESSIONS–AND EARN 8 AIA HSW CEUs FOR THE DAY.
A unique opportunity to have a daylong, in-depth dialog with with leading architects, fabricators, developers and engineers after they present their current projects as real-world case studies. You will select from morning and afternoon sessions to custom-make a daylong schedule which suits your professional goals. The Workshops will have an intimate class size, creating an environment conducive to innovation and creative problem-solving.
NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013-2921
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Please see the Lab Workshops as an alternative if your 1st choice is sold out.
MORNING SESSION HALF (choose 1 from the following 4)
B. Common Glazing Failures and Ways to Prevent Them
Brian Hubbs (RDH Building Science)
Over the past few decades the use of glass and glazing on high rise buildings has increased dramatically. More recently, as a result of increased industry recognition of the importance of energy efficiency, the trend is towards more energy efficient glazing systems. Common methods of improving thermal performance of Insulated Glass Units (IGUs) includes the application of high performance coatings, use of triple glazing or warm edge spacer technology, and installing solar selective films on or inside the units. While these solutions have all been effective at improving thermal performance, there have been cases where the implementation of this new technology has resulted in premature and costly failures. In this workshop, case studies are used to show and explain the variety of problems that can occur with glass and glazing after installation. The case studies examine each type of IGU failure, and help to explain how different investigation techniques were used to find the failure mechanisms.
Attendees will learn how IGUs work and how to optimize the IGU design for longevity, as well as offer risk reduction recommendations to avoid the most common causes of IGU failures. It will present a checklist of items to include in specifications to address the key aspects of high performance glazing and glass.
Attendees will also learn how to use common glazing forensic and testing tools and then perform testing of insulated glass units and floaty glass to determine failure modes and ensure conformance with specifications and standards.
D. Digital Design to Construction for Complex Skins
Eric Verboon & Sanjeev Tankha (Walter P Moore)
This workshop’s panel will discuss advanced computational techniques, advancements in design, and how engineering and construction workflows are evolving to resolve and build complex facade systems.
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AFTERNOON SESSION HALF (choose 1 from the following 4)
A panel of facade consultants and designers use case studies and discuss pertinent issues regarding the building envelope including design, life-span, quality, resilience and performance. Attendees will be better equipped with the knowledge and confidence to discuss the aesthetic integrity and costs of facades with their clients.
F. Strategies for Fire Resistant Wall Assemblies that Minimize Thermal Bridging
Shawn Torbert (Roxul USA)
Part I: An Introduction to Stone Wool
The net energy savings realized in a properly insulated building are well understood. However, as design professionals strive to maximize thermal resistance, yet reduce mass in the wall assembly, insulation is increasingly being positioned in both the stud wall and the exterior side of the building envelope. This split insulation concept has introduced a number of design issues and concerns; particularly as relates to fire resistance, moisture management, and wall drying rates. This program focuses on the unique properties of stone wool insulation, and suggests how it can improve thermal, fire, water and sound suppression performance in a well detailed wall assembly.
Part II: Façade Attachment Strategies to Minimize Thermal Bridging
This session explores evolving trends in building enclosure technology, and the subsequent changes in energy efficient building design; with particular emphasis on the role of continuous exterior insulation (CI). The net energy savings to be realized in a properly insulated building are by now well understood, and these savings are increasingly being required in stringent local building and energy codes. Current building science research and field monitoring data will also be presented, demonstrating how the effective R values of various insulating materials will perform and change in differing regional climates, temperature ranges, and seasonal conditions. Strategies for designing and constructing highly insulated and cost effective wall assemblies by minimizing thermal bridging will also be discussed at length.
Part III: Beyond the Code: An Introduction to the International Passive House Standard
Introduction to the Passive House Standard outlines the Standard’s concepts and ongoing development. It addresses organizing principles including predictability and comfort. Materials, systems, details and energy modeling are presented – walking you through the methodology in a straight-forward manner. The design and construction process is examined in terms of Passive House goals and qualities – from airtightness to thermal-bridge free connections. While focusing on built examples, attendees will have a comprehensive introductory understanding of what it means to design, make and occupy a Passive House.
G. Facades for Life: KlimaEngineering Considerations for Supporting Plant Life in Buildings
Krista Palen & Adrian Turcato (Transsolar)
Many environmental and human-centered benefits are derived from the inclusion of living plants within buildings. Plants can reduce toxins and increase oxygen in indoor air, they can improve comfort, reduce stress, increase productivity and foster a connection to the natural environment.
In practice, successfully integrating plants into buildings requires the deliberate design of an indoor climate that allows them to thrive. However, the plant welfare should not come at a cost to the occupants’ comfort or the building’s energy use.
In this interactive session we will discuss façade considerations when designing a plant intensive space. The major one being: how do you let in enough light in to grow plants without creating too much solar heat gain and/or lose façade thermal performance? How can other passive strategies complement this effort? Participants will learn through shared case studies and example energy analysis.
ETFE has become one of the most innovative and sought after skin materials available. No other material utilized as a building skin matches its transparency or durability. The material has been used as building envelopes around the world for the last 25 years…but do you know enough to fully evaluate its viability within your next project? To many, ETFE is still a new material and it’s understandable that one would question its practicality within conventional building types.
Edward will lead a discussion with industry experts in ETFE and present a technical overview of the material and system types from its structural capacities to the material’s inherent properties that make it distinctive and viable as a high performance option for building envelopes. The discussion will move from basic material properties and engineering strategies to system detailing and variable performance capacities. One should leave the dialog with a better understanding of the material, its attributes, and potential applications.
Speakers subject to change.
Check in and coffee
Morning Workshops Sessions A & B begin promptly
Networking & Refreshment Break (15 min.)
Complimentary Networking Lunch
Afternoon Workshops Sessions C & D begin
Networking & Refreshment Break (15 min.)