Expanded education on offer at IGMA Summer Conference with Facade Tectonics Forum
By Patrick Flannery
Attendees at the Insulating Glass Manufacturing Alliance’s Summer Conference, July 30 to Aug. 2 in Vancouver, have the option to attend an additional architectural-glass-focused educational event hosted in the same hotel right before the conference starts. This is the first year for Facade Tectonics Forum, an educational event organized by the not-for-profit Facade Tectonics Institute.
Facade Tectonics is a curated speaker program that includes diverse voices in the creation of advanced building facade systems, showcasing new perspectives on the opportunities for innovation in the design and delivery of the building skin. Multiple emergent drivers are forcing a step change in the performance demands on buildings, and most particularly on the facade system. These demands mandate an innovative response to issues ranging from systems and materials to design and delivery strategies. The Facade Tectonics Forum: VANCOUVER will include speaking and poster presentations, panel and interactive discussions addressing the theme The Good and The Bad: Evolving considerations and practices of building facade glazing. A minimum of six sessions and presentations are planned over a full day’s programming, including a minimum of 15 speakers. The Good and The Bad will combine the art, science and technology of the building skin with an unparalleled networking opportunity from the building community.