Recent changes to the New York City Energy Conservation Code include substantial updates to improve building enclosure design, testing, and overall efficiency. These requirements help the city meet its carbon reduction goals, but also place stricter guidelines on the architecture and engineering industry. This presentation will review recent updates in energy code requirements and explore various compliance methods.
March 14, 2018 5:30pm / Atlantic Wharf, Boston, MA
Following a series of exterior fires in high-rise buildings around the globe, the fire protection industry has taken a closer look at the role exterior wall construction played in these events and how fire protection strategies can adapt. In this seminar, we will review recent examples of these fires and share current trends in exterior wall design.
March 21, 2018 4:00pm / District Architecture Center
Facade joints are vital parts of a building’s enclosure system. Underestimating the importance of facade joint design can allow air and water infiltration and lead to premature failure. In this presentation, we will explore the building movements and tolerances that affect facade joints and discuss how to appropriately design joints to accommodate them.
Innovative products and technologies can help organizations in the design and construction industry capture value, but can also pose significant risks. In this seminar, we will provide an overview of the various sources of risk in specifying new products and offer strategies for reducing, avoiding, or allocating such risks.