Aldo McKay, P.E. will be speaking to architects, engineers and construction professionals at the Dallas Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT) meeting this week on the topic of designing building envelope components against wind, seismic and blast loads. He will present case studies with real situations that may be encountered in the design of curtainwall, storefronts and other façade components and will provide “lessons-learned” recommendations on how to effectively deal with or avoid problems. “Typical approaches” for designing envelope components will be illustrated, and an effective process for specifying, reviewing and approving design items will be discussed. Aldo will discuss the use of advanced engineering tools and how they may improve your design. He will also explain government and industry criteria differences and how they may be applied to different types of buildings. If this topic interests you, we encourage you to read our Case Study entitled “Designing the Building Envelope for Multi-Hazards”.