Wednesday / March 27, 2019 / 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Custom Facade System Design - AM OR PM Session

Morning Seminar: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Office / Evening Seminar: The Conference Center at One North Wacker

two opportunities to attend this seminar, presented by Scott N. Bondi, Ph.D., P.E.

Designing custom glazing systems – such as structural glass walls or unitized curtain walls – is a complex task that varies widely from project to project, often depending on architectural goals and constraints. As with standard systems, designers often first consider performance criteria such as wind loads, wind-driven rain resistance, and thermal performance. In each case, there are fabrication limits and installation constraints, which can affect allowable system types. In this presentation, we will examine a case study to explore the process of building enclosure design for custom glazed curtain walls from start to finish, including considerations for architectural, enclosure engineering, and energy impacts.

After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:
• Understand the factors that are important to consider in designing a glazed system.
• Identify the analytical steps required for designing a custom glazed system.
• Recognize the important aspects of documenting the design of custom glazing systems.
• Identify key conditions in a custom glazing system that need detailed documentation and analysis.

Participants will earn 1.5 AIA/CES Learning Units (LU/HSW) for their attendance. Attendance is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. 


Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3800 
Chicago, IL 60603

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Presentation & Discussion
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception 

>>Click here to RSVP for the Morning Seminar


The Conference Center at One North Wacker
1 N. Upper Wacker Drive, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60606 

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Registration & Refreshments
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Presentation & Discussion
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception 

>>Click here to RSVP for the Evening Seminar

SPEAKER: Scott N. Bondi, Ph.D., P.E. | Associate Principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger


Sponsored By

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Learning Units

1.5 LU/HSW

Member Price


Non Member Price