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.
April 16-17, 2018
639 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Denver, CO – Building Blocks will attend the PCI Convention in Denver next month. The four-day program brings together members of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute with industry non-members for the purpose of committee meetings, education courses, and training sessions. The PCI Convention & National Bridge Conference is coupled with The Precast Show tradeshow. The tradeshow is the largest precast-specific trade show in North America. As a result, the combined event brings together over 1,000 attendees.
February 20-24, 2018
700 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
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.
Boston, MA – Building Blocks will attend the Facades+ Boston conference next month. The one day program features a morning symposium and afternoon workshops. Industry leaders including Elkus Manfredi Architects, Walter P. Moore, and Thornton Tomasetti host these sessions. The conference is hosted by the Architect’s Newspaper.
June 6, 2017
50 Memorial Drive
Campbridge, MA 02142
Chicago, IL – Building Blocks will attend the Facade Tectonics Forum in Chicago next month. The morning event is in three distinct parts: the impact of fenestration on thermal performance, digital workflows, and wind effects on tall buildings. Sessions are led by professionals from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Thornton Tomasetti, Schüco, and Gensler. The forum is hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Facade Tectonics Institute.
Windy City Skins:
Building Facades Where The Hawk Wind Blows
May 23, 2017
3241 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616
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.
April 6-7, 2017
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Discount code: DDNYC17
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.
January 26-27, 2017