CONVERSATIONS WITH THE FACADE SQUAD

Join us once a month for quick 30 minute conversations on all things facades. We promise this won’t be boring, just two guys that love to talk about facades, materials and design.

Every webisode will focus on a different topic, drill down to the nitty-gritty details and at the end, hopefully you had a good time and learn something new.

We look forward to seeing you in the sessions (don’t worry video will be optional) for a great conversation.

WHY ATTEND

  • Learn something new about facades
  • Be part of a great conversation
  • Collaborate with other design professionals
  • Have fun | laugh a little

CSULA CASE STUDY - AN APPROACH TO A PREFABRICATED BUILDING ENVELOPE | JANUARY 2021

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Hear how our guest speakers approached the design with a prefabricated building envelope for the new Student Housing East project on the CSULA campus. The team will discuss their “must haves”, challenges and their vision.

Guest Speakers: Gary Duncan from KPFF and Michael Bulander from HED

Webisode - Sustainability 12.8.20


The guys will discuss with our guest speaker how to design for the long term and taking material obsolescence into account. We will take a crack at separating myth vs. reality and how to choose the best solution for your next project.

Guest Speaker: Evan Reis PE, SE – Executive Director of USRC

Webisode - Collaborative Design November 2020

 

Collaborative design takes on a whole new meaning with prefabricated systems. The guys will discuss our approach on designing for prefabrication and how to achieve your aesthetic vision on budget.

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Let's face it, as architects we shape the skyline and nothing is worse than every building looking the same. We will discuss how to design with terracotta, brick, metal panel, tile or a combination of materials to help change the view.

Webisode - Prefabrication 101 September 2020

 

We all know prefabrication is a better, smarter way to build but where as a designer do you start?       We will chat about how to approach a prefabricated building envelope, what to consider and how it can make you a facade superstar.

Single Source for the Complete Building Envelope with the Infinite Facade

 

A discussion on simplifying building envelope design with the Infinite Facade, a single source building envelope solution. Discover how a single source solution envelope reduces risk for both design teams and owners. Learn strategies to consider for prefabricated envelope systems along with design options and considerations.


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INFINITE FACADE

Infinite Facade extends the benefits of a single source for a complete building envelope system to owners and design-build teams in markets across the U.S.

Infinite Facade™ redefines how owners and design teams approach the facade system. It is a single source solution for a complete building envelope that meets or exceeds code requirements, utilizes a standard frame and connections, while giving design teams complete flexibility.

Research has shown that the building envelope is one of the most complex aspects of design and reasonably so, as design teams are expected to meet client and aesthetic expectations while meeting performance standards and regulations. Infinite Facade™ solves these issues.

WELLS ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF ITS COMPLETE BUILDING ENVELOPE SYSTEM, INFINITE FACADE 

Wells Concrete and Clark Pacific announced a partnership to form Facades Consortium Group LLC and the nationwide availability of Infinite Facade, a complete prefabricated building envelope system and single-source solution that simplifies building envelope design. Driven by increasing demand for lightweight wall panel systems, the partnership will accelerate the research, development and evolution of the Infinite Facade system.

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EDUCATION

Wells is committed to keeping the design community up-to-date on new precast technologies and innovations while continuing to develop interest in designing sustainable structures. We welcome clients, designers, association groups, and students to register for our continuing education presentations or educational plant tours.

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