Chicago, IL – Building Blocks CEO Kevin Miske is today’s guest lecturer for architecture students at Washington University in St. Louis. Kevin was invited to speak by Professor Hongxi Yin as part of his “Rethinking Sustainability: Towers at Chicago’s Lakeshore East” course this fall. Hongxi connected with Building Blocks through a friend at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill who referred him to us as GFRC experts. Kevin’s lecture focuses on the high-performance capabilities of glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC). He will discuss the use of GFRC in masonry curtainwall and cladding wall systems. His presentation reviews the manufacturing, system capabilities, and design of high-performance GFRC wall systems with a special focus on their contributions towards a more sustainable built environment.
Dallas, TX – James Herrman joins the Building Blocks team as Project Manager for our Texas market. He will manage new construction and restoration projects utilizing glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC), terra cotta, and glass throughout the region.
James is formerly the Vice President of GFRC Cladding and owner of LCON Detailing and Design Services. He is over 30 years in the facade construction industry. James has been active in architectural cladding design, manufacturing, and installation since 1987. Previously, he served in the United States Army.
According to James his, “greatest sense of accomplishment comes from helping others take their projects from ideation to completion.” James is an excellent addition to our team and we welcome him onboard.