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Mark E. Dannettel of Thornton Tomasetti to Present at “COLLABORATION” Symposium on Building Facades

July 10, 2012
Mark E. Dannettel

Mark E. Dannettel

What: Thornton Tomasetti’s Mark E. Dannettel, LEED AP, will be a presenter at “COLLABORATION: The Art and Science of Building Facades,” an upcoming conference hosted by The Architect’s Newspaper that will explore façade design in the digital age. Dannettel will be leading the session “Achieving Geometric Diversity While Maintaining Constructability: Current High-rise Façade Projects in China.” Thornton Tomasetti is a sponsor of the event.

When/Where: Thursday and Friday, July 26 and 27, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St. in San Francisco, Calif. To register for the conference or for more information, visit the event website.

Who: Mark E. Dannettel, a vice president in Thornton Tomasetti’s Los Angeles office and Building Skin practice leader for the West U.S. and Pacific Rim regions, has 25 years of experience in architecture, engineering, façade design and building technology. Dannettel’s façade consulting work includes numerous high-rise towers, civic and institutional structures, hospitals, airports, hotels and residential buildings.

Why: “COLLABORATION: The Art and Science of Building Facades” explores the evolution of and issues surrounding today’s high-tech building envelopes through lectures, panel discussions and workshops. New technologies and resources such as BIM and retrofitting help building façade professionals design in the digital age.

About Thornton Tomasetti (
Thornton Tomasetti is a leader in engineering design, investigation and analysis serving clients worldwide on projects of all sizes and complexity. With practices in building structure, building skin, building performance, construction support services, property loss consulting and building sustainability, Thornton Tomasetti addresses the full life cycle of a structure. We have supported clients working in more than 40 countries, with projects that include the tallest buildings and longest spans to the restoration of prized historic properties. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti is a 600-person organization of engineers and architects collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

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