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Basic anatomy of a fabric structure at Architect's Workshop
Sep '08
The Architect's Workshop is a special session held during IFAI Expo 2008. Admittance to the workshop is FREE for architects, professors and students. IFAI Members may also register to attend. See below for registration details. Attending the workshop provides helpful information on the use of lightweight and durable architectural fabrics for making the design and especially building these structures so much easier.

Architect's Workshop
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Charlotte Hilton Hotel
Charlotte, N.C. USA

Benefits of Attending
• Gain 2.0 AIA CES
• Learn why fabric structures are producing sustainable, high-performance results
• See the fabric materials and learn about each performance characteristic
• Gain strategies to start designing fabric structures
• Collect resources and contacts for getting started with fabric structures
• Enjoy networking receptions before and after the program
• Receive a free subscription to Fabric Architecture magazine

Program at a Glance
• 5:30 – 6:00 pm Check in & Welcome Reception
• 6:00 – 8:00 pm Educational Program
• Building Greener, Smarter Sustainable Structures
• Textile Stories & More – See & Experience
• Five Steps to a Successful Fabric Structure Experience
• 8:00 - 8:30 pm Networking Reception

Educational Program (2.0 AIA/CES)

Building Greener, Smarter, Sustainable Structures
Frank Harmon, FAIA, Principal, Frank Harmon Architect PA

Mr. Harmon is an award-winning architect and a professor of architecture at the College of Design, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC and a veteran speaker at regional and national AIA and design conferences. He was educated at both the N.C. School of Design and the Architectural Association in London. His work has been featured in numerous national and international journals, magazines and books on architecture, including The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press).

As a practitioner, he is considered a leader in the field of sustainable design. In 2005 Frank Harmon Architect was named “Top Firm of the Year” by Residential Architect magazine. More recently, he received First Place in a professional design competition to lead the design and architecture of the AIA/North Carolina new headquarters in downtown Raleigh.

During this program, attendees will learn:
• Examples of eco-friendly, sustainable buildings
• New design concepts for building smarter, greener structures

Textile Stories & More – See & Experience
Wayne Rendely, P.E. Wayne Rendely P.E.

Mr. Rendely is a Licensed Professional Engineer in 48 states experienced with providing engineering analysis and design of unique special structures, including tensile membrane structures, space frames, domes, portal frames, fabric covered buildings, frame tents and air supported structures. He is an active member of the ASCE committee to write the “ASCE Standard for Tensile Membrane Structures”. Prior to establishing his sole proprietor engineering firm, he worked in architectural and manufacturing firms.

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