Seismic Sustainability and High Performance Key Topics of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Presentations

WHO: James Parker, S.E., Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
         Judson Taylor, Architect, AIA, CSI, LEED AP, Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.                       

WHAT: FAÇADE TECTONICS Summer 2011 will include 29 presentations by leading architects, engineers, façade designers, and researchers. The conference provides a forum for connecting the academy and the professions. Leading practitioners and researchers will come together to share knowledge about cutting-edge issues in façade design and implementation.  

Topics for the above presenters include:

  • James Parker: "Seismic Sustainability - Accommodating Seismic Ground Shaking in the Enclosure"
  • Judson Taylor: "High Performance - Integrity of the Building Envelope Subjected to Building Movements"

WHERE: University of Southern California School of Architecture
            Los Angeles, California

WHEN: July 29-30, 2011           

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About Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

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