The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has released a series of video presentations from their 9th World Congress, held September 19-21, 2012 in Shanghai, China. The sold-out, three-day event brought together over 800 of the world’s leading tall building owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, planners, and policy-makers to discuss the “Age of the Sustainable Skyscraper City.”
Among the included presentors is Mic Patterson, Vice President & Director of Strategic Development for Enclos, who lectured on retrofit and lifecycle considerations for the building Facade. Patterson’s New Skins for Skyscrapers: Anticipating Facade Retrofitdelves into the high-rise boom of the 1960’s as the precursor to many of today’s aging, underperforming buildings. His lecture discusses in length the opportunity for retrofit in existing buildings through a series of case studies, including the recent reclad of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, one of the largest applications of space frame technology in the world.
Patterson’s CTBUH conference video is available in its entirety here.
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