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High Performance Facades

New LinkedIn Group: High Performance Facades - a networking group set up to explore and discuss high performance facades generally and curtain walling specifically.



Added by Mikkel Kragh on January 8, 2013 at 13:22 — No Comments

Glass Performance Days 2013

GPD Finland 2013 is now Calling for Papers

With some delay, for which the GPD Organizing committee wishes to apologize, the abstract submission form for GPD Finland 2013 is now opened! The Committee has decided to extend the first dead-line until the 15th of October.  You can continue submitting abstracts until 17th of December, but papers submitted after the 15th of October shall not be…


Added by Holger Strauss on December 4, 2012 at 7:48 — No Comments

facade2012 - challenge for engineers

Dear all,

the programme of our annual conference facade200x is now online!

Please check:

for further information and online registration.

"facade2012 - challenge for engineers" takes place on…


Added by Holger Strauss on September 20, 2012 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Carrer Opportunities in the EFN

All members can check the "Carrer Opprotunities" page on the EFN webpage.

Click in "All Pages" to see the lastest additions of job offers from our network.

Good Luck!

EFN - team

Added by Holger Strauss on May 31, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Future Facades conference

Details of the 'Low carbon - high architecture' conference are now available at

This, the sixth Future Facades Conference hosted alternately between Bath and Delft, will take place in Bath on 7 June 2012.

Added by Stephen Ledbetter on May 3, 2012 at 12:09 — 1 Comment

Facade Master Course in Detmold is now open for applications!

Dear EFN-members!

The new facade master course in Detmold will start in September.

The application deadline for applicants is June 30th.

Untill now we have people from Egypt, Ghana, Iran, Irak, India, Finnland and Great Britain.

We are still looking for european people, that want to become M.Eng. on-the-job.

Check our webpage for detailed information:…


Added by Holger Strauss on May 2, 2012 at 7:59 — No Comments

my projects

Added by HASAN BAHADIR on March 7, 2012 at 11:54 — 1 Comment

Specialist Talk "facade2011 - SUPER GREEN" out now !

To visitors and friends of facade2011 in Detmold:

You can now find the final version of the Specialist Talk from Thursday night on our facebook site:

There was the (yes, bad sounding) sneak-preview on the conference Friday, now you can enjoy it in full!

The Talk was about the topic of the conference "SUPER GREEN", and we had…


Added by Holger Strauss on December 19, 2011 at 17:08 — No Comments

IFDC @ RapidPro in Eindhoven, January 2012

If you are interessted in more information about the master course in Detmold - IFDC - you have the chance to meet me at the fair about additive manufacturing.

Also Prof. Marco Hemmerling will be there to present the second post-graduate master here in Detmold:

We will both give lectures about the current research that is going on in our University in Detmold, and about…


Added by Holger Strauss on December 16, 2011 at 15:08 — No Comments

More on Facades Confidential: the Steiff factory curtain wall from 1903


The Margarete Steiff factory in Giengen (Germany) is considered by many as the first curtain wall in history. And it was in fact a double skin curtain wall!

Why was it designed as such? Who was the designer? What was its relation with the Fagus Work facade by Gropius in 1911?

Come and have a look at Facades Confidential to find out more...

Added by Ignacio Fernandez Solla on November 27, 2011 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Survey on the perception of facades!

Dear all!


At the University of Applied Sciences in Detmold, Ajeng Anggita from Indonesia is currently working on her Master Thesis for our IFDC programme. So please help Ajeng with her Thesis!


Therefore she needs your (professional) support:


Please take 7 minutes to fill out a survey on the perception of facades.

Here's the link if you put it on the search, it'll directly lead to the survey:

in english:…

Added by Holger Strauss on October 14, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

Vacancy in London: High Performance Sr Project Manager (UK- Facades, High Rise Projects, Curtain Wall, Window Wall, Unitized Curtain Wall.

Job Title: Senior Project Manager – Curtain Walling, Facades, Architectural Glazing.

One of the largest Curtain Walls conglomerate and biggest Curtain Wall suppliers worldwide having global presence in well over 100 Countries.

Location: London & Home Counties.

Career Level: Managerial – Senior Level.

Salary: £60000-£90000 PLUS Luxury CAR PLUS Bonuses PLUS Excellent Benefits, Real Job…


Added by JOSEMI RICO MARTINEZ on October 8, 2011 at 15:05 — No Comments

Looking a Research & Development Manager for a Curtain Wall company in China

A Curtain Wall company is looking a Research & Development Manager, the position will based in China, experienced in R&D or design is welcome, please feel free to contact Shirley Mak if you have any queries. Thank you.


Shirley Mak

Research Associate at Boyden Executive Search

Vice Chairman en The Federation of…


Added by JOSEMI RICO MARTINEZ on October 8, 2011 at 15:04 — No Comments

Technical Symposium in Tecnalia about Metal meshes in facades.

A new event has been added in the Events section:

Chapas perforadas y mallas metálicas para envolventes arquitectónicas.

It's a symposium to be held in Tecnalia the 20th of october. Free access under confirmation.

Added by JOSEMI RICO MARTINEZ on October 3, 2011 at 12:45 — No Comments

new Facade Master course has started today!

Our new course has just started today in Detmold, Germany!


So we have students from Spain, India, Thailand, Jordan, Bangladesh, Iran, Hungaria and Denmark.

A really international group. You can meet us on the next EFN event  - facade2011 - here in Detmold on November 25th.

Registration is opened!


Added by Holger Strauss on September 19, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

facade2011 - SUPER GREEN

Registration is open for the next EFN event:

conference on building envelopes in Detmold, Germany
facade2011 - SUPER GREEN




Added by Holger Strauss on September 2, 2011 at 11:50 — No Comments

New feature on EFN: career opportunities

Now online: offers for jobs in the field of facades and building envelopes. This feature is only visible for members! Please make use of it and also take the chance to share information about vacant jobs in your own company.

Added by Holger Strauss on July 22, 2011 at 15:16 — 1 Comment

IFDC Mastercourse Detmold, Germany


Hi all!

I have updated the content of our master course "International Facade Design and Construction": we have re-arranged the curriculum, making it even more interesting to study on-the-job. check:


Two more weeks to go for apllications - so take the chance to invite friends or collegues who might be interessted in…


Added by Holger Strauss on June 16, 2011 at 9:57 — No Comments

facade2011 - SUPER GREEN

... after the FUTURE ENVELOPE 5 @ TU Delft, the next EFN conference is 'facade2011 - SUPER GREEN'.

...takes place at University of Applied Sciences - Hochschule OWL - Detmold, Germany.


Find more information in the "events" page of EFN-webpage.

Registration is open!


See you in Detmold.

Added by Holger Strauss on May 23, 2011 at 10:19 — No Comments

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