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The goal of the Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) is to promote architects as leaders in the application of technical design for building performance; in the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; and in programming, designing and managing building performance. To advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the architecture profession, AIA members, building owners, the construction industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that create buildings that are healthy, energy efficient, and durable.

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Call for Posters for "Architectural Plastics & Polymer Composites in the 21st Century" March 28-29 conference

  • 1.  Call for Posters for "Architectural Plastics & Polymer Composites in the 21st Century" March 28-29 conference

    Posted 01-22-2020 07:15

    Call for Posters: Architectural Plastics & Polymer Composites in the 21st Century: Design & Preservation of Contemporary & Historic Architecture

    Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    Proposals for poster presentations at "Architectural Plastics & Polymer Composites in the 21st Century: Design & Preservation of Contemporary & Historic Architecture" – a  March 28-29 conference at MIT – can be accepted until February 15, 2020. Posters can be on research involving performance, detailing, specification, use, care, or repair of plastics or polymer composites used in the construction/fabrication of architecture or artistic works or can detail case histories of polymeric material usage in modern or traditional building façades, cladding, canopies, or glazing; in bridges and other structures; or in decorative or structural components. A poster presentation is one 30" x 40" board or two 20" x 30" boards. Poster proposals should be sent to Susan E. Schur, Hon. AIA, FAPT, Conference Chair, at ses_tec_con@msn.com. Information on the conference (organized by Technology & Conservation, the Boston Society of Architects' Historic Resources Committee, and Prof. Goulthorpe, MIT Dept. of Architecture) is available online at: https://www.architects.org/knowledge-communities/historic-resources-committee  and when that web page appears, click the "Mark your calendars..." line.


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    Susan E. Schur, Hon. AIA, FAPT
    Technology & Conservation
    Somerville, MA
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