Events

sgh chicago
April 24, 2019 7:30am / SGH Chicago

Window Walls: Exploring the Blurred Lines Between Glazing Products

Speaker(s): Bradford Carpenter
The term “window wall” has become increasingly popular in the industry, typically referring to a large section of horizontal glazing installed between building slabs. This simple concept has a broad reach and can involve many different products and configurations. In this presentation, we will explore the subtleties of these systems to help designers, owners, and contractors balance constructability, schedule, and cost.
sgh chicago
April 24, 2019 4:00pm / The Conference Center at One North Wacker

Window Walls: Exploring the Blurred Lines Between Glazing Products

Speaker(s): Bradford Carpenter
The term “window wall” has become increasingly popular in the industry, typically referring to a large section of horizontal glazing installed between building slabs. This simple concept has a broad reach and can involve many different products and configurations. In this presentation, we will explore the subtleties of these systems to help designers, owners, and contractors balance constructability, schedule, and cost.
sgh nyc
May 8, 2019 5:30pm / SGH New York

Strength, Stiffness, Sustainability: Timber Innovation in UMass Design Building

The John W. Olver Design Building at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, creatively captures the strength of mass timber, concrete, and steel and exposes the structural elements for all to see. In this presentation, we will share experiences from this award-winning project, which showcases the sustainability and performance benefits of cross-laminated timber panels with the durability and stiffness of concrete.
sgh boston
May 22, 2019 5:30pm / Atlantic Wharf

Targeting Passive House-Level Performance in New and Existing Buildings

Speaker(s): Cheryl Saldanha, Daniel Piselli, John Schuyler
Passive House continues to gain popularity as designers seek to improve performance, reduce carbon emissions, and optimize end-user comfort. This design approach can enhance overall performance, but requires coordinated design, construction, and verification testing. In this presentation, we will explore Passive House design principles from architectural and engineering perspectives, discuss recent research efforts, and explore local case studies.
sgh houston
June 12, 2019 6:00pm / HESS Club, Houston, TX

Innovative Enclosure Design at the Menil Drawing Institute

Speaker(s): Nick Floyd
The new Menil Drawing Institute is dedicated entirely to the art of drawing, with distinct areas for study, exhibition, and conservation surrounding an open-air courtyard. This presentation will discuss the project’s building enclosure and highlight innovative design features employed by the project team for the below-grade waterproofing, custom glazing features, and exterior wall systems.
sgh dc
June 13, 2019 4:00pm / SGH DC

Amenity Roofing Design: Avoiding Performance Pitfalls

Speaker(s): John Karras
Rooftop amenity spaces have become common selling points of high-end buildings. These spaces carry inherent waterproofing, drainage, and wind-related complexities that go well beyond conventional low-slope roofing design and construction. In this presentation, we will discuss how architects, specifiers, designers, contractors, and consultants can coordinate closely to create appealing spaces and avoid common pitfalls.