Several Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) staff members led a series of sold-out dialog workshops at the Facades+ conference in New York, NY, on 22 April 2016. The conference brought together experts from architecture, engineering, construction, fabrication, development, and education to discuss the design and performance of building enclosures. Following a day-long symposium to open the conference, participants joined dialog and lab workshops to discuss issues in depth and gain hands-on experience.
SGH employees led a morning and afternoon session covering topics progressing from the basics of facade design to a detailed look at the use of advanced analytics in cutting-edge projects. “It was nice to see such a diverse set of colleagues, clients, and peers taking part in the event,” said Vince Cammalleri, SGH Senior Principal. “We covered a lot of ground during these workshops and heard some interesting ideas.”
The dialog workshops featured a series of presentations, including the following:
- “Facade Design 101: Understanding the Basics of Heat, Air, and Moisture Migration in Building Enclosure Systems,” by Vince
- “Balancing Old and New: Adapting Existing Buildings for Modern Uses,” by Sean O’Brien, Principal
- “Advanced Enclosures: High-Performance Custom Design,” by Holger Schulze-Ehring, Senior Project Manager, and John Jackson, Senior Staff II
- “Optimizing Daylight and Structure for Energy and Cost Performance in New Construction,” by Paul Kassabian, Associate Principal, and Cheryl Saldanha, Senior Staff II
Each presentation included a Q&A session and follow-up conversation to share ideas and project experience among the participants. The conference was presented by The Architect’s Newspaper.