Upcoming Events

May 3 2019 Forum /

Facade Tectonics Forum Toronto

Faculty Club
University of Toronto
41 Willcocks Street

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

Certificate of Attendance will be provided for ConEd Units

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 energy 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 the Facade Tectonics Institute as we touch down in Toronto for a regional Forum that brings together architects, engineers, fabricators, general contractors, developers, owners, and academics to confront four themes central to ever-evolving facade technology, themes engaging facade design, delivery, renewal, materiality, sustainability and resilience.