As the architectural focal point of any facility, the façade plays an important part in tenant attraction and retention.
Factors relating to facades that negatively impact the desirability of a commercial property include:
Old fashioned appearance
The building is not abreast with “green requirements”
An exterior that does not complement with modern interiors, which are constantly modernized via tenant installation allowances
Cracks, leaks, and safety issues
This disparity is especially noticeable in areas where new buildings are being constructed and the defunct facades of existing and older buildings are highlighted in stark contrast to the more modern structures. This has created a necessity for the retrofitting of existing facades.
But façade construction is not just something that is of concern to new construction. Existing buildings are among the largest consumers of energy, and their facades present a significant opportunity for energy conservation. There has been an increased interest in high performing and energy efficient facades that include climate-specific design considerations, types of facades, façade materials, and the control of air, heat and moisture; which moves the focus towards thermal performance. Not only are facades designed to protect from the elements and serve to offer an aesthetically pleasing value to any facility, but they should aim to perform in a cost efficient manner.
Don’t let your building’s current façade fall into disrepair-costing you thousands of dollars or more in rent losses and repairs. IQPC’s Façade Design & Delivery Summit-West brings together architects, engineers, facility managers, property developers and real estate owners to discuss critical issues that impact façade retrofit projects, and the design and construction of new facades.
Join us on January 27-28, 2014 in San Francisco to discuss the following hot-button issues:
– How climate change impacts façade design and maintenance, including ways to protect your building from natural disasters and seismic activity
– Enhancing energy efficiency and lowering utility consumption after performing Energy Audits (EAs) and Life-Cycle Assessments (LCAs)
– Integrating daylighting, adding acoustic control, and reducing standard monotony when using prefabricated materials or working with double skin facades
To make sure you’re aware of the latest façade trends and technologies, our expert speaking faculty comprised of the following industry leaders, will offer insights into ways to overcome inhibitors to success during the construction process and the future of façade design.
Some of our speakers include:
• Meade Boutwell, LEED AP (O&M)
Senior Vice President
• Ben Crawford
Vice President, Architecture & Planning
• Peter Busby, FRAIC, MAIBC, LEED AP (BD&C)
Principal & Managing Director
Perkins + Will
• June Grant, AIA, LEED AP
Associate Principal & Design Project Architect
• Ben Tranel
View the brochure at http://bit.ly/1bJHoNk for the full speaker line up.
Don’t miss the opportunity to join one of the most after industry events focusing solely on façade design and construction. This highly interactive summit provides you with opportunities to network with industry leaders, benchmark your facility against other projects, and learn about emerging technologies. Download the complete speaking faculty and program agenda here.
To join us at Facades Design and Delivery West this January, 27-28 2014 in San Francisco, CA register online at www.FacadeDesignAndDeliveryWest.com with code “FAC_CONPRES” to receive a 20% discount. Also, feel free to contact the event manager, Alysha Malik directly at 646-253-5526 or email@example.com.
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