Facade Tectonics Institute Issues 2016 World Congress Call for Papers

Summit to feature broad range of topics discussing the art, science and technology of building skins

Los Angeles, CA – January 8th, 2016 – The Facade Tectonics Institute has issued a call for papers for its 2016 Annual Conference and inaugural World Congress on October 10th-11th in Los Angeles. The two-day summit will feature speaking and poster presentations, panel discussions, workshops and exhibitors. A minimum of five tracks are planned with 25 sessions and 75 speaker presentations.

The Institute is soliciting abstracts that address aspects of building skin ranging from history to theory and practice, with particular interest in sustainable design and performance. Abstracts, papers and presentations will be subject to rigorous peer review as a condition of acceptance to the conference proceedings. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Authors of select papers will be invited to present in one of the conference sessions. Themed sessions will be organized in response to the papers received.

You can review the call for papers here: http://facadetectonics.org/call-for-papers-2016-facade-tectonics-world-congress/. Those interested are encouraged to submit an abstract by the March 7th deadline. Accepted authors will be notified by April 18th.

The Facade Tectonics Institute is an international member organization based at the University of Southern California School of Architecture with the mission of carrying out progressive and broad-based research in building facade technology. The intent is to catalyze and foster a deep dialogue of collaborative research activity that bridges the fragmented market segments of the building industry, pairing industry, government, academia, the profession, and ownership. Integral to this mission is the dissemination of historical, theoretical and practical information derived from this research to the building marketplace, thereby acting as a conduit and facilitator for both learning and further collaborative research pursuits. In addition to its research activities, the Institute conducts an annual conference, a series of half-day Forums, and similar events at venues local and regional. It publishes the Facade Tectonics Journal and produces various publications ranging from conference proceedings to technical guides, research reports, and books addressing diverse areas of building facade technology. The Institute also makes available to the public ever deepening technical resources online at FacadeTectonics.org, and the retrofit database FacadeRetrofit.org.

Contact: Matt Elder | 213.284.3530 | info@facadetectonics.org | facadetectonics.org

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