SGH Staff to Participate in Facade Tectonics Institute’s 2020 World Congress

July 31, 2020
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Several members of Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s (SGH) Building Technology group will take part in the Facade Tectonics Institute’s (FTI) biennial World Congress, which will take place virtually each Wednesday and Thursday from 5-27 August. This year’s World Congress theme, “Face Time 2020: Better Buildings through Better Skins,” will gather players from the AEC and real estate industries for paper presentations, expert-led group discussions, and a virtual networking expo.

At the event, SGH Consulting Engineer Brienna Rust will participate on the symposium’s leadership team as a member of FTI’s Special Advisory Council and Marketing & Media committee. “I’m excited to take part in this event to collaborate and learn alongside our peers and colleagues throughout the industry,” said Brienna. “This year’s online forum creates an even larger audience and, in turn, even greater collaboration. There’s so much potential here and I can’t wait to see what it produces.”

SGH staff members will present three paper presentations and moderate an interactive workshop at the World Congress.

Date and Time    Session Title   SGH Presenters and Authors
12 August
1:30 – 2:30, p.m., EDT
  The Evolution of AEC Professional Silos: Project Team Advances the Project Delivery Process for California Hospital Reskin Project   Andrea Bono
19 August
11:30 a.m. – 12:30, p.m., EDT
  Heat-Treated Glass: Designer’s Guide to Navigating Industry Trends and Minimizing the Appearance of Optical Distortions in Exterior Heat-Treated Glass   Reece Poth 
Conner Claus
20 August
12:00 – 2:00 p.m., EDT
  Pursuing Adaptive Enclosures: Design for the Changing Climate (Workshop)   Mike Huhtala
26 August
1:15 – 2:15 p.m., EDT
  Corrugated-geometry Copper and Glass Facade: From Concept to Construction   John Jackson 
Marko Tomsic

SGH is a sponsor of the event and a corporate member of the Facade Tectonics Institute. 

Learn more and register to attend.