The upcoming 2016 Façade Tectonics World Congress, hosted by the Façade Tectonics Institute, will address the theme FACE TIME: The Emergence of Façade as the Integrative Factor in Holistic Building Design. The Institute aims at improving building performance and urban habitat through technology and design. Their FACE TIME theme combines networking with industry leaders and a deep exploration of the building façade as the integrative factor in holistic building design.
In just one morning you’ll hear from 4 Payette speakers focusing in on the theme, Comfort and Skin.
Break it or Lose It: Thermal Bridging in Building Envelopes
Over the past 20 years, the industry has experienced renewed interest in reducing the energy demand of buildings. At the building code level, groups such as ASHRAE have been steadily raising the bar on performance criteria for building envelopes and systems.The challenge faced by designers is to find and implement the technologies and solutions that can practically and economically affect the energy demands of our buildings.
Monday, October 10
Session 1 | 8:30am
Glazing Design and Winter Thermal Comfort: Making Informed Decisions Early in the Design Process
In the developed world, adequate indoor thermal comfort levels are provided primarily through building controls, with mechanical systems –such as perimeter heating– compensating for shortcomings in envelope performance. However, with the increased interest in reducing building energy demands and maintenance costs when designing a healthy environment for building occupants, this model is due for reconsideration. Being able to quantify how different glazing performance criteria and geometries affect occupant winter discomfort would allow architects to determine, early in the design process, whether the use of supplemental perimeter heating can be avoided.
Monday, October 10
Session 2 | 10:30am
2016 Façade Tectonics World Congress
October 10-11, 2016 | Los Angeles
Sheraton Grand Hotel Los Angeles