The meeting was hosted by the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, TU Delft, Julianalaan 134, 2628 BL Delft.
The autumn meeting with 62 participants was hosted at the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment at TU Delft. The objective of the meeting was to involve the industry and the façade associations in the activities of the COST Action in order to build up a strong link between research and industry. Besides some representatives from the industry, which are already participating in the COST Action, four renowned experts have been invited to give a lecture about their view on adaptive facades and on future trends in building envelope design.
- Rudi Scheuermann, Global Building Envelope Design Leader at ARUP
“About the Range of Responsive Facades”.
- Bert Lieverse, President & Director at VMRG (Facades Netherlands) and IPC en R&D&E at FAECF (European Facades)
”Industries Vision RD&I”
- Winfried Heusler, Head of Corporate Building Excellence and technical ambassador for Schüco worldwide at Schüco and Honorary Professor for “façade design and technology” at the University of Applied Sciences in Detmold
- Stephen Selkowitz, Leader, Windows and Building Envelope Materials Group, Senior Advisor for Building Science, Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
“Advancing Façade Performance: Technologies, Systems, Simulation and Field Testing”
The presentations were grouped in two sessions, followed by a discussion. The active discussions demonstrated and highlighted the importance of a strong collaboration and knowledge exchange between all different disciplines and actors.
After the industry workshop the working groups worked individually on their working group tasks and the objectives of the meeting, namely the first stage of the state of the art booklet or database, the concept of the educational package and the training school which will take place in summer 2016.