The Facade Tectonics Institute conducted it’s 2016 annual conference and world congress in Los Angeles on October 11-12. Nearly 100 papers were presented over the two days in 5 tracks comprised of some 35 sessions. All papers were subject to a rigorous blind peer-review process by a scientific and technical review committee of over 300 people. The conference was attended by over 440 Institute members from 29 US States and 20 countries, representing 215 firms internationally, with remarkably diverse demographics including architects, consultants, contractors, fabricators, material and product suppliers, and building owner/developers. The papers included in these two volumes are equally diverse topically, but uniform in their remarkable quality. The two volumes are each over 500 pages, and approximately 25-30 megabytes in file size. The Institute plans to have the papers accessible on their website as individual downloads at some future date.