Duration: 1 hour, although your results may vary.  The educational seminar runs for approx. 1 hour running time plus introductions and presentations. The original source seminar consisted of 236 slides. The DVD version has numerous videos added, with the average slide lasting for only 10 seconds. One attendant compared it to taking a sip from a fire hose.

Comments: Facade Engineering 101. Generally recommended as a starter of the series. The lecture discusses design and engineering of building enclosures. Primary façade design principles are classified and demonstrated with emphasis on a structural safety and a holistic approach.

Audience: Architects

Learning objectives: 1. Understanding facade functions. 2. Ability to verify correctness of facade drawings. 3. Recognition of impact of building enclosures on energy expenditure – on basis of LEED system. 4. Familiarity with principles governing building enclosure design. 5. Practical application of facade principles. 6. Recognition of importance and prioritizing of facade functions.

Table of contents includes: Classification of Façade Functions, Definitions, Environmental Protection, Ergonomics, Access Provisions, Feasibility, General Explanation of Façade Design Principles, Structural Resistance, Waterproofing, Condensation Control, Snow and Icing, Thermal Insulation, Shading, Durability, Wildlife Proofing, Flood Proofing, Noise Mitigation, Security, Dirt Build-up Prevention, Fire and Smoke Proofing, Economy, Hints on choosing your team, and Sources of Information.

Trailer. .
Link for those who don’t see the trailer in the window above: http://youtu.be/dRASUEF9TfY

And a fragment of Kaz’s seminar recorded in Chicago, where he talked about noise resistance: https://youtu.be/PFswqfpZIME

And a fragment of Kaz’s seminar recorded in Chicago, where he talked about flood resistance: https://youtu.be/gObhaTfBD6U

 Self Reporting Form: The old form is available for download. AIA spent our dues on frequent changes of their website, making it even less intuitive every time, so the specific steps had varied already by the time I was finished with the form. Please note that jurisdictions may vary with their acceptance of self-reported units, please check with your state first. Learning units may be arranged on individual basis for a fee, and would require a competency component (a test after you watched the video).

HSW: Yes, over 75%  in 3 categories: Engender demonstratable positive responses.   Limit or prevent accidental injury or death among users.   Salutary physical effects among users.

Sustainable Design: YES.

Category IV. Bioclimatic Design Sustainable design conserves resources and maximizes comfort through design adaptations to site-specific and regional climate conditions. 

Topics:  Daylighting,   Sun Shading,   Thermal Bridging ,   Windows and Openings, Sustainable Design

Category VII. Energy Flows and Energy Future Sustainable design conserves energy and resources and reduces the carbon footprint while improving building performance and comfort. Sustainable design anticipates future energy sources and needs.

Topics: Energy Modeling,   Sun Shading,   Windows and Openings, Sustainable Design

Category VIII. Materials and Construction Sustainable design includes the informed selection of materials and products to reduce product-cycle environmental impacts, improve performance, and optimize occupant health and comfort.

Topics: Thermal Bridging,   Windows and Openings

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The seminars focus on areas typically overlooked by architects and engineers in process of building envelope design. The topics are chosen on basis of observations derived from both forensic investigations of failed assemblies and peer reviews of architectural documentation.

Version.  It’s  still the first version. We never had the time to update the DVD.

Packaging:  May vary. We will probably switch to cardboard sleeves soon.

How Can I get it? We  sell them directly via the form below, as well as they will be available through third-party re-sellers soon:

Price:  We also encourage a purchase of several DVDs at a discount.

If you plan to purchase, please approve the applicable terms and conditions. When you press the “Buy Now” button, you will be taken to the checkout webpage.

DVD cover

DVD cover “Principles of Facade Design”


Terms and Conditions

Warning: Do NOT purchase unless you read and understood the terms and conditions that apply. Purchaser agrees to make the video available only to those individuals for whom a license has been purchased, otherwise heavy penalties would apply. You are purchasing a license or “right to view,” and the licensee must agree to the terms and conditions that apply to the purchase. We need to know the name and email address of each for each individual viewer/ licensee before we can complete your order (if you use Paypal, please place the information in the “comments” section to speed up the process).

Time and Shipping. Orders are fullfilled within one week. First-class shipping by USPS to the continental U.S. is the default method of shipment. Contact us if you require overseas shipment.

Taxes. Florida sales tax is added to the order.

Updates: We no longer provide updates, regardless of whatever may be printed and said on them.

Learning Units: We no longer provide them, regardless of whatever may be printed and said.

Other Languages: Videos are available in English language only, but we will burn DVDs with subtitles in the most demanded languages. (Wideo bedzie na razie dostepne jedynie w jezyku angielskim, ale zrobimy napisy w innych jezykach w zaleznosci of zapotrzebowania.)

Large Orders: Since Kaz ’s videos are useful for group viewing, pricing is set according to the total number of individuals who will view the video. Contact us if your party is larger than 10.