Event Details

Façade Forum 2019

Time: April 12, 2019 all day
Location: Thomas Jefferson University College of Architecture and the Built Environment
Street: 4201 Henry Avenue
City/Town: Philadelphia, PA 19144
Website or Map: http://www.eastfalls.jefferso…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: James Doerfler
Latest Activity: Mar 25, 2019

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Event Description

Thomas Jefferson University College of Architecture and the Built Environment – Architecture Programs will present the Façade Forum 2019 “The New Age of Glass is Here”, Friday, April 12, 2019.  New ways of creating and using glass has opened possibilities to solve previously impossible problems. Rapidly developing  materials research and fabricating techniques has changed glass and how it performs in buildings and other industries. We are gathering an international group of glass experts to discuss how glass is being used today and what the future of glass will be.

This one-day conference includes panelists that span the disciplines of those who make facades. We will have two panels with academics, professionals and building scientists discussing the leading-edge of what is needed to design and make building facades. Our keynote speaker will be Jens Schneider from TU Darmstadt, a worldwide leader in glass structures. We will also have academics from Europe and North America, professionals from leading architecture, engineering and contracting offices participating in discussions about glass. In addition, we will have a workshop and demo of the VR system created by Schuco Virtual Construction Lab. We expect attendance by over 100 architects, engineers, consultants and contractors. This event will have 5 AIA CEU’s.

The schedule looks like this:

10:00-12 Schuco VR Lab workshop for students and faculty

10:00 Welcome and Opening remarks

10:20 Performance session
Ulrich Knaack – TU Delft (Façade Roadmap - focus on glass)
Darijo Babic – Guardian Glass (Thermal performance and the future of glass)
Masoud Akbarzadeh, University of Pennsylvania and Joseph Yost, Villanova University (Glass structures)

12:00  Lunch and Schuco VR demonstration

1:00 Construction session
Jake Gaddis – United Architectural Metals (Design Assist and Revit work flow)
Felix Weber – Arup San Francisco (Current and Future Technology and Production Methods)
Lisa Rammig – Eckersley O’Callaghan San Francisco (R&D, Innovation)

2:15 Keynote
Jens Scheider – TU Darmstadt (Future Visions)

3:00 Reception

Please consider one of the available sponsorship packages.  As a sponsor, your company will have access to design and construction decision makers.  Net proceeds from the sponsorship will support student scholarships at Jefferson. Do not miss this exceptional chance to discuss with academic and industry leaders how your business will help meet tomorrow’s challenges and to show your organization’s commitment to the future.  The link below offers Façade Forum 2019 sponsorships.

I encourage you to visit the Façade Forum website for additional information and to secure your sponsorship package . This website contains the current list of available packages; we anticipate sponsorships will sell quickly so please consult the website for availability.


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