Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council Symposium

Fenestration: A World of ChangeThe windows industry has one of the toughest jobs in building performance—it has to build products that withstand all of the forces of sun, wind, rain, hurricanes and three-year-olds while remaining essentially invisible.

Manufacturers are also expected to achieve all of these architectural performance imperatives with products that last decades. Over time our industry has come to expect even greater performance delivery from our fenestration systems—adding increased safety during fire and withstanding greater impact and blast resistance during a disaster (whether natural or man-made).

Fortunately, windows and glazing have kept up with industry needs. From composite framing systems and new glazing materials, through new performance ratings and certifications, and how these important building envelope systems are integrated with lighting, HVAC and other building elements, the industry continues to introduce new fenestration innovations. 

With the theme Fenestration: A World of Change, the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) Symposium will provide attendees with the most recent developments in fenestration performance and technology. For this symposium, BETEC has assembled a collection of leading experts who will share the latest information available on a variety of fenestration technology and performance topics. The BETEC Symposium is a must-attend for architects, engineers, developers and anyone involved in critical decisions about buildings.

Current Presenters and Topics Include:

  • Lisa Heschong, Principal, Heschong-Mahone Group, on the latest research on fenestration and daylighting integration, including impacts on student and worker performance.
  • Steve Selkowitz, Lead, Windows and Daylighting Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, on the state-of-the-art fenestration research from our national labs, including where current fenestration technology is heading.
  • Jim Larsen, Technology Lead, Cardinal Glass Industries, on the up-to-the-minute understandings on window and glazing energy performance and the impacts of fenestration on human comfort.
  • Rich Walker, President & CEO, American Architectural Manufacturers Association, on the latest in fenestration security and blast resistance ratings and certifications.
  • Herb Yudenfriend, President, Hy-light Corporation, on recent innovations in security glazings.
  • Tom Schwartz, President, Simpson, Gumpertz and Heger, on the newest understandings in delivered fenestration performance from a building forensics engineering perspective.
  • Wagdy Anis, Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner, on critical fenestration design and performance considerations in specialty applications including natatoriums, hospitals and others.

Additional information will be presented on fenestration retrofits, fenestration impacts on utility planning, advanced shading technologies and other timely topics.

Symposium Chair: Chris Mathis, President, Mathis Consulting Company

Monday, January 7, 2013

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600450 Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council Symposium
Date: 16 August 2012

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