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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 international competition run by the Society of Façade Engineering with the awards being presented at…


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

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

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

Vacancy @ VK Architects & Engineers in Belgium

To extend our Facade Engineerings team, we are searching for a FACADE DESIGN ENGINEER for our offices in Brussels, Ghent or Charleroi:

Check our vacancy:

Added by Maaike Berckmoes on June 29, 2016 at 11:03 — No Comments

PhD Studentship Computational analysis and optimization of innovative solar shading concepts. Eindhoven Univ.

PhD Studentship Computational analysis and optimization of innovative solar shading concepts

Eindhoven University of Technology is looking for an excellent and highly motivated PhD candidate – Computational analysis and optimization of innovative solar shading concepts and automation strategies.

Effective daylight utilization and smart use of passive solar gains are essential for achieving low-energy buildings with comfortable indoor conditions. There is…


Added by JOSEMI RICO MARTINEZ on February 16, 2016 at 9:49 — No Comments

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer positions at the University of Sydney. Closing 01 March 2016

Dear all,

I thought you might wish to know of some positions that are being advertised in sustainable design and architectural design technologies in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney.


AD POSTING - 2396/1115 - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Design

Link -

Closing date: 2 March 2016



2398/1115 -…


Added by Daniel Ryan on February 15, 2016 at 4:48 — No Comments

New job offer in Nobatek

We just published a new job offer in our Career Opportunities section. Go to News (you need to sing in or sing up).

Added by JOSEMI RICO MARTINEZ on July 28, 2015 at 6:46 — No Comments

New job offer

There is a new job offer for Facade specialists in Toulouse (France) just published in our Career Opportunities section (go to "news" in the main menu). 

Added by JOSEMI RICO MARTINEZ on July 27, 2015 at 13:58 — 1 Comment

Workshop ThinkingSkins!

The EFNmobile – “ThinkingSkins” workshop started on Monday, June 15th at the TU Delft. After an

introduction by Susanne Gosztonyi about the background ofadaptive façades and by Jens Böke about the

specific topic of ThinkingSkins, we started the ideation of future adaptive façade concepts related to

individual functions of the façade.…


Added by Mina Sahabi on June 17, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

Less than a month before Future Envelope 9: “Unobtainium” /Conference on Building Envelopes June 18th 2015 in Delft

Less than a month before Future Envelope 9: “Unobtainium”.  Check the website for programme, speakers and registration online



Added by THALEIA KONSTANTINOU on May 21, 2015 at 13:42 — No Comments

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