FACADE TECTONICS CONFERENCE, Jan 9-12, 2014 in Los Angeles
January 9 to 12, 2014, all day
University of Southern California
January 9-12, 2014
School of Architecture
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California, USA

Thursday, January 9: Pre-conference workshops (separate fee for some workshops, others are free)

Friday and Saturday, January 10-11: Conference Presentations

Sunday Morning, January 12: Guided walking tour of Los Angeles downtown facades (free, but a separate RSVP is required)

AIA Continuing Education:  
  -- Six CEU's for attending Friday
  -- Six CEU's for attending Saturday

Registration website:  http://uscarchitecture.com/facades.html

for further information: dnoble@usc.edu

Simply the largest and best FACADE TECTONICS conference.  Seventy speakers and more than 50 presentations.  Dual simultaneous sessions.  There are several preconference workshops (One has a separate fee).  Just a few of the presentation topics (there are far too many to list):
-- Building Facade Retrofit
-- Intelligent Building Skins
-- Precast Concrete Cladding
-- Structural Glass Facades
-- Double-Skin Facades
-- Facade Acoustics
-- Thermal and Energy Performance of Facades

REGISTRATION:  http://uscarchitecture.com/facades.html

FACADE TECTONICS:  Sign up immediately for the special $45 rate.  The regular conference rate will be  $195

(Students and financially distressed professionals may contact the organizers and offer to volunteer in exchange for free admission)

How is it possible to make this amazing conference so inexpensive?  Why are smaller conferences with far fewer speakers charging hundreds of dollars more?  Well, you can thank our generous sponsors for making this conference available at such a low cost.  And you can thank the University of Southern California for making the venue free for us.

PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOPS: Thursday, January 9, 2014
WORKSHOP #1.  FORMFINDER SOFTWARE TUTORIAL:  Formfinder is a design software that is as easy to operate as a sheet of paper and a pencil. Formfinder assists architects and project planners in the design, planning and cost-effectiveness assessment for the implementation of form-active structures. Form-active structures are made of flexible non-rigid materials ranging from, for instance, a simple awning to "textile façades" and the roofing over sports stadiums. This session is free, but you must RSVP.  Space is limited.

WORKSHOP #2.  RE-ENGINEERING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Research-driven Engineering Practices for Smart Cities. Presented by Arup.    (Separate fee for this workshop: $195)    9:00am to 5:00pm, Thursday, January 9, 2014.  Throughout its history, Southern California has been considered an urban experiment where new ideas find willing champions and where new typologies have emerged in the realms of building, transportation, and other urban systems. Today, this unique urban region faces daunting environmental and social challenges, as well as significant opportunities to rethink energy generation, water supply, transportation, and the built environment. Architects and engineers are responding to these evolving conditions in a variety of ways. This day-long conference organized in conjunction with USC’s annual facades conference explores emerging issues in urban development drawn from experts within the global engineering firm Arup. Interactive sessions will focus on diverse topics, including carbon, water, energy, prefabrication, and new technologies. Speakers include Erin McConahey, Russell Fortmeyer, and Matt Williams from Arup, Michelle Kauffman from Vannevar Technologies, Mehrdad Yazdani from Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design, among others. In this highly interactive conference, participants will learn about new ideas and strategies to bring to projects to meet these emerging urban demands. All proceeds from this conference will support the foundation of the Arup scholarship for USC’s School of Architecture.

WORKSHOP #3.  THE EVOLUTION OF GLASS AND HIGH-PERFORMANCE COATINGS: Erin Gosende.  Sponsored by the BUILDING ENCLOSURE COUNCIL | LOS ANGELES (BEC/LA): Thursday evening, 5:45pm, Harris Hall room 101.  This one-hour interactive presentation provides an overview of the basics of glass and its manufacturing process. It discusses various types of low-E technologies available in the market and defines relevant energy terms. The presentation also uses a case study format and shows multiple projects examples to discuss current trends in glass usage, application, and important design considerations. This session is free, but you must RSVP.  Space is limited.  Session organized by Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger,

WORKSHOP #4.  LBNL: This session is free, but you must RSVP.  Space is limited.

Ajla Aksamija, Ph.D., LEED AP BD+C, CDT
Alex Terzich
Alvin Ericson, FACI, FPCI
Andrea Martinez
Ayesha Batool
Benedict Tranel
Benjamin Fay, P.E.
Brandon Tinianov, Ph.D., P.E.
C. Keith Boswell, FAIA
Carl D'Silva, AIA
Carol Loewenson, FAIA
Charles Linn, FAIA
Christian Stutzki, Ph.D., P.E.
Claire Maxfield, LEED AP
Doug Mooradian, AIA
Elizabeth Valmont, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Erin Gosende
Gwen Madrid
Jeffrey C. Vaglio, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Jerry P. Christoff
John Fox, Ph.D.
Karol Kazmierczak, M.Sc.
Kurt McMullin, P.E., Ph.D.
Lawrence D. Carbary, F.ASTM
Marcin March, MEng, MRes, CEng, MIStructE
Mark E. Dannettel, LEED AP BD+C
Mary Ben Bonham, AIA, LEED AP
Mic Patterson
Nelson Brito
Patricia Andrasik, Assoc. AIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M
Peter Arbour
Peter Simmonds, Ph.D. PE
Robert Garlipp
Robert Golda
Robert Roithmayr
Roger Schroeder
Russell Fortmeyer
Sanjeev Tankha, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Simon Chiu
Tara Hutchinson, P.E., Ph.D.
Terri Meyer Boake, BES, Barch, March, LEED AP
Thomas Ketron
Thomas Krieger
Valerie L. Block, CDT, LEED AP
Won Hee Ko
Yara Masri, LEED AP