March 22, 2019

Material Matters: Emerging Strategies and Design Practices
for Facade Systems, Buildings and Urban Habitat

AIA CES Registered
Attendees will earn 6 AIA LU|HSU credits

The building facade system uniquely impacts both performance and appearance at the combined scales of building and metropolis. The outcome of a new facade system program or renovation largely determines the lifecycle success of a building, and together these buildings largely define the ongoing success of urban habitat. Nothing in architecture has seen more applied innovation over recent decades than the building skin. Yet, navigating the implementation of a contemporary facade system program remains the single most challenging component of building design and construction.  Escalating code requirements, increasingly complex facade system technology, emerging novel delivery strategies, convoluted supply chains and a constantly morphing risk environment combine to challenge the most savvy and experienced design and building teams. Join us as the Facade Tectonics Institute brings its celebrated Forum to Miami as thought leaders explore the amplified threats of climate change in this unique urban context.

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Confirmed Speakers

Allan Shulman, FAIA, LEED AP

Principal, Shulman + Associates

Angel Suarez, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Project Designer, Perkins+Will

Erik L. Olsen, PE

Managing Partner, Transsolar KlimaEngineering

Helen Sanders, PhD

Strategic Business Development, Technoform North America

Jalal Farooq, PE

CFO, Al-Farooq Corporation

Karol Kaźmierczak, MSc

Senior Building Science Architect, Building Enclosure Institute, Inc.

Kevin Greiner, MUP, JD

Principal, UrbanCentric Analytics

Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, DPACSA

Associate Dean and Professor of Architecture, Florida International University College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

Mayor Philip Stoddard

Mayor, South Miami

Mic Patterson, PhD, LEED AP+

Ambassador of Innovation & Collaboration, Facade Tectonics Institute

Ray Crawford

President, Crawford-Tracey Corporation

Rodolphe el-Khoury

Dean, University of Miami School of Architecture

Ron Hull, PE

Marketing Manager, Kuraray America

Thomas Spiegelhalter

Principal, Thomas Spiegelhalter Studio + Associates

Wesley Kean, AIA

Principal & Founder, KoDA

Zach Nord

Director - Southeast Region, Vidaris

Program

Program is subject to change.
Day 1
22 Mar 2019
8:00 am - 8:30 am

Registration

Mic Patterson, PhD, LEED AP+
Ray Crawford

Session 1 – Bouncing Back

BUILDING RESILIENCE ATTRIBUTES OF HVHZ PROJECTS
The attributes of resilience are relevant at all scales of buildings and urban habitat, but nowhere more so than with essential facilities, the building infrastructure involving emergency operations centers, medical facilities, police and fire stations, and critical communications, utility and transportation facilities, all which must remain operational through extreme events. But just what are these attributes and how are they realized in the design and construction of essential facilities like hospitals, but also other public facilities like office buildings and retail complexes and even residential buildings? This session explores these attributes in the context of recent projects and points to their relevance in a wide body of building types in the HVHZ.
Rodolphe el-Khoury

Presentation – Social Facades

ANIMATING THE PUBLIC REALM WITH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Networking Break

Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, DPACSA

Session 2 – Resilience Thinking

THE BUILDING THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND SEA LEVEL RISE
The resilience of buildings and urban infrastructure is a critical consideration in Miami where climate change is escalating storm frequency and strength, flooding and rising seas. Building owners, design professionals, contractors, material suppliers, insurers and indeed, local residents, all have a stake in outcomes emerging in the wake of the shocks and stresses produced by extreme events. What does resilience mean in this broader context and how do we think about these escalating threats in the case of vernacular buildings and infrastructure? What is on the horizon in terms of emerging threats and responses? This panel of experts considers how we might shape built environments to weather the coming storms.
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

Thomas Spiegelhalter

Session 3 – Breaking Even

CARBON-NEUTRAL HIGH-RISE ENVELOPE DESIGN AND ENGINEERING FOR EXTREME TROPICAL CLIMATE IMPACTS
The pathway to sustainable and resilient buildings and urban habitat winds right through the building facade. Tall building facades are a particular concern in tropical cities subject to extreme weather events. Solutions that resist storm impacts at the cost of amplified materiality are problematic, as they add to the embodied carbon lifecycle footprint. Rather, minimalist solutions that flex in the face of extreme impacts, absorbing shocks and minimizing stresses to primary building systems with quick recovery and minimal damage are the way forward. This forward-looking session considers carbon neutrality in the context of tall buildings in tropical climes and explores the potential shape of urban futures that balances the often-competing demands of carbon neutrality and resilience.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Networking Break

Karol Kaźmierczak, MSc

Session 4 – Sweat Equity

FACADE SYSTEM CONSIDERATIONS FOR HOT AND HUMID CLIMATES
It’s about the fundamentals. We learn early on, as students and practitioners, the critical importance of climate in building and facade system design. Yet most of our lessons focus on the considerations of cold climates: thermal and condensation behavior, solar heat gain control, with accompanying strategies to optimize performance. Tropical climates present a quite different context for buildings and their skins, one that changes just about everything. This session drills down to look at the building science of facade system performance in hot and humid conditions. You may be surprised at the challenges, as well as the strategies for their resolution.
Mayor Philip Stoddard
Mic Patterson, PhD, LEED AP+

Location

University of Miami

Perez Architectural Center
Glasgow Lecture Hall
1223 Dickinson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146