Between experimentation and standardization: Architects and engineers in search of solutions

On Friday, December 3, 2021, Bechara Helal, Professor of Architecture at the Université de Montréal, organized a study day at the UQÀM Design Center. The event was sold out in ‘face-to-face’ format, but it was also possible to attend it via Zoom (a registration was required).

The event’s details are available on this link.

This study day was presented in the context of the exhibition Pier Luigi Nervi master designer-builder which continues until February 6, 2022.

 

THE PROGRAM OF THE DAY :

9:00 a.m.: Welcome

9:30 a.m.: “Building correctly”: Pier Luigi Nervi and the intersecting dynamics of design and research in construction

  • Bechara Helal, Professor, School of Architecture, Université de Montréal

10:30 a.m.: Structures and models: real and virtual explorations and investigations of unconventional building systems

  • Thibaut Lefort, structural engineer and partner, Latéral Inc.

11:30 a.m.: How to move in the field of constructible today in architecture? or The hybridization of knowledge and professions

  • Jean-Marc Weill, architect and engineer, director of the engineering and architecture firm Construction & Environnement, professor at ENSA Paris-Est, Université Gustave Eiffel

12:30 pm: Lunch break

2:00 p.m.: Roundtable on the cross-practices of research and design in architecture and engineering moderated by Bechara Helal, professor, School of Architecture, University of Montreal

  • Valérie Chartrand, structural engineer, NCK – Nicolet Chartrand Knoll Inc.
  • Martin Houle, architect, partner and project manager, ELEMA experts-conseils
  • Thibaut Lefort, structural engineer and partner, Latéral Inc.
  • Jean-Marc Weill, architect and engineer, director of the engineering and architecture firm Construction & Environnement, professor at ENSA Paris-Est, Université Gustave Eiffel