Stainless Steel as a Building Material

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This event is part of FTI's Facades Week: LA! 2020. Learn what “stainless steel” means for the construction industry in 2020.

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Hosted as part of the Facade Tectonics Institute (FTI)'s Facades Week Educational Workshop Series, this educational workshop will combine an introduction to the new AISC codes for the use of stainless steel in buildings with presentations from both structural engineers and fabricators.

The workshop will kick off with a discussion of what “stainless steel” means for the construction industry in 2020. Attendees will receive a hands-on presentation of a variety of materials types, production processes, and finishes. The sessions will tie the challenges of designing with stainless steels to the physical and technological challenges of fabricating stainless steels.

The presenter will have an array of physical samples on-hand, ranging from super mirror polished sheet metal to laser fused heavy sections of duplex stainless steel. The goal is to create a working knowledge of the what and how of utilizing stainless steels in built environment.

Attendees will also discuss new and improved codes and specifications, including AISC 370 (“Specification for Stainless Structural Steel Buildings,” to be released in late 2020 -- like AISC 360 for carbon steel, this specification will provide designers with rules and guidance for the use of stainless steel for structural members in buildings) and AISC 305 (“Code of Standard Practice for Stainless Steel in Building,” to be released in late 2020 – this will provide owners, contractors, and fabricators with guidance for the contractual issues specific to the inclusion of stainless steel in buildings.)

Finally, the presenter will share advancements in the welding of high-strength stainless steel alloys and how these can safely be utilized in building components.

This is an AIA-registered course. Attendees will receive 2 LU|HSW credits.

Workshop Objectives

  1. To gain an understanding of how to effectively use stainless steel in the architectural realm: When is stainless steel the correct structural material?
  2. To gain an understanding of the commonly used stainless steel alloys and how the choice of stainless steel alloys effects strength, corrosion resistance, weldability, fabrication, and affordability: What is the correct type of stainless steel?
  3. To gain an understanding of how various surface finishes are applied to different stainless steels products and how the choice of finish effects corrosion resistance and affordability: What finish is appropriate?
  4. To get an introduction to the new AISC “Specifications for Structural Stainless Steel Buildings” (AISC 370) and “Code of Standard Practice for Structural Stainless Steel Buildings” (AISC313): What code governs the use of structural stainless steel in buildings?

    Featuring

    MICHAEL MULHERN | TRIPYRAMID STRUCTURES, INC.

    Michael is co-founder and President of TriPyramid Structures. Michael’s training is in aerospace and mechanical engineering. Prior to partnering with Tim Eliassen to found TriPyramid he worked designing yacht hardware at Navtec and in many facets of the sailing and offshore marine industries. He has experience as a builder, a designer, and a user of complex rigging and hardware systems. This breadth of experience helps him lead the team at TriPyramid to find solutions that meet all of the design challenges: aesthetic, structural, budgetary, and serviceability.

    FRANKLIN LANCASTER | ECKERSLEY O'CALLAGHAN

    Franklin is a Senior associate in the New York office of Eckersley O’Callaghan. Franklin joined EOC in 2010 and leads their portfolio of most challenging glass projects. Most notable among those are Apple’s flagship stores where he has developed the design of innovative glass structures and bespoke connection details. He has extensive experience in numerical analysis and modeling techniques to ensure design qualities at the highest level is achieved to meet the most complex briefs. Franklin has experience working with a variety of materials including a range of high strength stainless steels. He has published several papers to share his technical expertise on structural glass design.

    JEFFERY ANDERSON | TRIPYRAMID STRUCTURES, INC

    Jeff is the Design Manager at TriPyramid. He has been with the company for 13 years. He has worked on all scales of projects, from small residential to large scale projects for clients such as Apple, The Kimball Art Museum, MoMA and multiple artist’s installations. His background is rooted in architecture, with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the field. He has worked in traditional architecture firms, as well as in academia. In the context of the architectural firm, his focus was generally schematic design and structural coordination. On the academic side, projects included a lengthy collaboration on a text book with Edward Allen, FAIA. The book focuses on educating architecture students in structural design.

    At TriPyramid, Jeff works primarily on early design development, budgeting and implementation of computational design processes. Jeff has been a featured lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Roger Williams University, Stanford and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He is a visiting professional and guest critic with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture’s Building Technology and Structures departments.

    About Facades Week

    Facade Geeks from around the globe will be congregating the week of Augus in Los Angeles, the epicenter of all things building skin. Anchored by the FTI World Congress and Expo conducted on Wednesday and Thursday March 25-26, the week’s educational activities and networking festivities will include lectures, workshops—city, building, factory and design studio tours—luncheons, cocktail receptions and more. Learn more here.

    Getting There

    Event day parking at the onsite lot is $20.00. We encourage attendees to use public transportation or rideshare if possible. The venue is within 0.25 miles of the Blue Line Grand Ave station and within 0.5 miles the 23/Flower Expo line station. The area is serviced by many major bus lines from throughout the city. To plan your trip, visit www.metro.net.

    About Facades Week

    Facade Geeks from around the globe will be congregating the week of August 3rd in Los Angeles, the epicenter of all things building skin. Anchored by the FTI World Congress and Expo conducted on Wednesday and Thursday, August 5-6, the week’s educational activities and networking festivities will include lectures, workshops—city, building, factory and design studio tours—luncheons, cocktail receptions and more. Learn more here.

    Refund Policy. The Facade Tectonics Institute will provide a 50% refund through July 6, 2020. No refunds will be provided past this date, however, you may transfer your registration to another individual. Refunds will be processed in the same payment method.

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