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New Paper: Current Trends and Future Challenges in the Performance Assessment of Adaptive Façade Systems

During the last decades, a great number of innovative building envelope materials and façade components have been developed. The majority of these technologies promise significant improvements in energy efficiency and occupant's comfort, with products that are easily available in the market. However, it remains a challenge to assess the performance of such facades, leading to difficulties for efficient design, operation, and maintenance. As a consequence, the market adoption of…


Added by Shady Attia on October 8, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments

PostDoctoral Position in University of La Rochelle, FRANCE



    Study of the thermal performance of an active building envelope component            for cooling


    Physics; Energy; Engineering Sciences

Related keywords

    Building; energy; Heat and Mass transfers; data acquisition;…


Added by Maxime DOYA on August 17, 2018 at 12:26 — No Comments

Vacancies at Fluid Structures

Fluid Structures would like to hire experience Façade employees.

Please find a link below to the Current Vacancies. Applications could also be sent directly to Izis Salvador Pinto,…


Added by JOSEMI RICO MARTINEZ on May 8, 2018 at 14:28 — No Comments

Associate/Assistant Professor in Façade Design and Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

University of Southern Denmark (SDU


Exciting opportunities for researchers in FAÇADE DESIGN and ENGINEERING: We are now recruiting word-class researchers to expand the scope and strengthen the impact of our growing international research unit.


The specific position is in a high priority research area with significant career potential for the right…


Added by Mikkel Kragh on March 9, 2018 at 13:57 — No Comments

Conference Week Detmold 2017

Facade researcher asks for new thinking in problem solving.

Torrential rains, storms, flooding: as climate change and globalization all take their toll, they also increasingly impact on the way we build. This holds especially true for the way we build facades.  Reasons enough for “façade2017” with the topic ‘Resilience’ to have focused on the durability and resilience of buildings.  The specialist conference, featuring international lecturers and speakers, took place on Friday…


Added by Susann Kreplin on December 6, 2017 at 13:45 — No Comments

Vacancies for MSc Graduates - Wintech Facade Engineering Consultants

Wintech are looking for graduates with a degree in an engineering, architectural or construction related discipline, supported by an MSc in Facade Engineering or MSc in Building Technology from the Delft University of Technology. Visit the website for more details on becoming a part of our leading facade engineering practice:

Added by Pooja Joshi on September 26, 2017 at 14:17 — No Comments

FACADE2017 - International Awards for Facade Engineering Excellence

The International Award for Façade Engineering Excellence has returned. Wintech are proud sponsors of the event which recognises, rewards and promotes excellence in this increasingly important element of building design, engineering and application. Façade2017 will be the 4th…


Added by Pooja Joshi on September 26, 2017 at 13:12 — No Comments

3 PhD positions at Cambridge

We are recruiting for 3 fully funded PhD positions within the Glass & Facade Technology Research Group at Cambridge.

One position is in "next generation connections for glass" and the other two are on "novel facade systems". Further details visit our current vacancies page.

The positions are available for UK and EU nationals only.

Added by Mauro Overend on July 26, 2017 at 11:41 — No Comments



Added by Susann Kreplin on July 10, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

ICBEST - Student Design Competition

’Ten Facades for the Future – Concretise your Utopia’ was a design competition for the facade system of the future in the pursuit of new and creative ideas, which was organised as a part of ICBEST Istanbul 2017. It was open worldwide to undergraduate and master…


Added by Susann Kreplin on May 31, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments


efnMOBILE Workshop 2017 - Antwerp…


Added by Susann Kreplin on May 19, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

TU Delft - The Future Envelope 11/ Conference on Building Envelopes June 22th 2017

You are cordially invited to the 11th edition of The Future Envelope – Conference on Building Envelopes, to be held on Thursday, 22nd  June 2017, at the Aula of Delft University of Technology. Attached you can find the flyer.


The Future Envelope conference is organised by the Façade Research Group.


We are glad to announce that the registration is now open. Please visit the conference website for updates and online registration. The…


Added by THALEIA KONSTANTINOU on April 12, 2017 at 18:10 — No Comments

Facade Master in Madrid

Vuelve el Master de Arquitectura en Fachadas Ligeras trasladando su sede de la ETSA de Donostia-San Sebastián a la de la Madrid.

The Light Facade Master will be launched again in 2017 moving from Donostia-San Sebastian to Madrid School of Architecture.

Tras las primeras ediciones del Master en la Universidad del País Vasco, se ha decidido trasladar la docencia del Master a la sede del Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid para facilitar la asitencia al alumnado que procede…


Added by JOSEMI RICO MARTINEZ on December 7, 2016 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Adaptive Facade Survey

I would like to invite you to take part in a survey designed within Cost Action 1403 Adaptive Facades Network (

The aim of the survey is o create a public database of building adaptive envelope solutions including materials, components or buildings able to adapt to the changing environmental…


Added by JOSEMI RICO MARTINEZ on December 2, 2016 at 11:59 — No Comments

Structural / Facade Engineer based at Newtecnic Cambridge Office, linked to the Glass and Facade Technology Group at Cambridge University Engineering Department.

Description of the company:

Newtecnic is a multidisciplinary building engineering firm based in London and Cambridge with an established and continuously growing international presence. Working on large schemes with complex geometries, the team works on some of the most exciting and ambitious architect-led projects and provides highly resolved, coordinated, and innovative design solutions using emerging technologies. The company works closely with the Glass and Facade Technology Research…


Added by Mauro Overend on November 24, 2016 at 2:47 — No Comments

Revising the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: Tapping the potential of windows

For the first time, the building glass façade and window industry represented by European Aluminium, EuroWindoor, European Solar Shading Organization and Glass for Europe come together to call for a modernised EPBD to unleash the energy savings potential of high performing windows.

Added by JOSEMI RICO MARTINEZ on November 16, 2016 at 10:04 — No Comments

Facade Engineer

Façade Engineering

‘Facades have become complicated beyond the skills of architects, structural and mechanical engineers. Facades require a dedicated engineer with a particular range of skills and experience, who understands their behavior and can undertake their design, manufacture and installation better, more efficiently and more comprehensively than can a traditional architect,…


Added by Dasun Siriwardena on November 14, 2016 at 2:30 — No Comments

Retrospective about the Light Facade Master by Xavi Ferrés in his blog

On the occasion of the new launch of the Light Facade Master in Madrid, driven by Benito Lauret, Xavier Ferres writes a retrospective about the previous history of this master in his blog:

Added by JOSEMI RICO MARTINEZ on November 10, 2016 at 6:24 — No Comments

glasstec 2016: Workshop and Symposium for new master students

From September 20th to 23rd the European Facade Network (efn) in cooperation with the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture (HS OWL) and the TU Delft have hosted the workshop 'Form Finding Fabrication' and the Symposium 'Digital Methods' at the glasstec 2016 trade fair in Düsseldorf. Workshop and symposium have been the semester kick-off for Detmold's new master students and have been led by Prof.i.V. Hans Sachs and Dipl.-Ing. David Lemberski.…


Added by Susann Kreplin on October 4, 2016 at 21:55 — No Comments

Where to study a Facade Master ?


My name is Pablo Ochoa. I have being working in the glass and fenestration industry for more than 5 years, I have a bachelor degree on civil engineering. im looking forward to study a master in facade, fenestration or glass, the only university by the moment that has a MS Facade is Lippe in DETMOLD Germany, could anyone recommend if there is some other option or if the MS Facade is worth it, any comments will help.

Added by Pablo Ochoa Camberos on July 7, 2016 at 22:00 — 4 Comments

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