The conference program hosts more than 200 workshops and tours covering relevant industry issues and projects. A diverse range of topics and ideas attracts the full spectrum of building-industry professionals, including architects, engineers, builders/contractors and owner/clients. - See more at: http://abexpo.com/conference/#sthash.MIKrRPfW.dpuf
Vidaris' Adrian Tuluca and Marcin Polak will be speaking Wednesday, November 18th, from 3:30 - 5:00 PM in session B71 "Tall Glass: Envelope & HVAC Answers to Comfort and Condensation."
Session Description: Atriums, with their tall ceilings and fully-glazed walls (sometimes with monolithic glass), amenity floors, retail and restaurant spaces present challenges for occupant comfort and moisture condensation. Computational fluid dynamics modeling can be used to avoid hard-to-mitigate problems once the building is built, and also to avoid costly overdesign. Case studies analyze the effect of mullions with very good thermal breaks, heat tracing, heating mesh embedded in the glass, various heat delivery systems, dehumidification, and others.
Vidaris' Walter Hartnett will also be speaking Thursday, November 19, from 10:00 - 11:30 AM in session C31 "Face-Lift: Facade Intervention by Curtain Wall Reclad."
Session Description: Global factors such as urbanization, high cost of energy and climate change demand improvements to our existing building stock. In the right circumstances, by leveraging advancements in curtain wall design and installation, we can respond to these critical improvements to enhance the sustainability and resiliency of existing high-rise buildings. Replacing the curtain wall as part of a building retrofit can deliver longevity and give new life where diminished energy performance or marketability have made them functionally obsolescent.