Course on advanced façades (FACE3)



Façades Architecture Construction Engineering (3rd edition)
(Registrations are closed, thanks for your interest!)




Interreg Italy-Austria FACEcamp project offers a training course aimed at increasing the know-how of companies and freelance professionals operating in the field of complex technological building façades. The course aims to transfer to freelance professionals and technical staff of construction companies, concepts and innovative methods in the sector of complex technological façades. The educational program has a complete structure regarding the covered topics, to provide innovative concepts, tools and methods, while stimulating the growth of local skills in the construction sector, increasingly subject to environmental and energy regulations and severely affected by the global economic crisis.

Through this course, the aim is to increase the specific know-how of companies and freelance professionals operating in the field of façades and to build a network of technical operators and specialized people who can work in the market with quality and competence, to reach important goals in terms of positioning and revenues.

The course is divided into 6 units, for a total of 15 days. It is characterized by a strong orientation to practice with the participation of experienced speakers, well-known for their skills in the field. All contents have been conceived and designed to address the main themes of concept, design, calculation, production, installation and maintenance of complex building facades. A study trip to Milan is planned to closely analyse significant examples of technological innovation in the field of façades.

Participation is free of charge for selected trainees.

Expected results

  • Increase of the level of expertise of technicians (free professionals and technical-operating staff of companies) in the sector of complex technological building facades.
  • Ability to design, develop and manage a complex Project Work, thanks to skills and concepts that can be directly replicated in everyone’s own professional situation.


Unit 01

12-13-14 Apr 2018 Bolzano/Bozen


  • Conventional and advanced facades
  • Solving of critical technology nodes
  • Glass technology
  • Visit to a façade company

Unit 02

17-18-19 May Bolzano/Bozen

Energy performances

  • Façade and building ventilation
  • Visit to façade testing laboratories
  • Solar radiation and façade boundary conditions
  • Façade applied building physics
  • Façade systems modelling and simulation
  • Thermal analysis and condensation risk of critical nodes

Unit 03

7-8-9 Jun Milan

Construction and regulatory contest

  • Façade statics
  • Glass statics
  • Façade tour – projects in Milan
  • Regulations and CE marking

Unit 04

13-14-15 Sep Innsbruck

Performance checking

  • Daylighting
  • Acoustics
  • Project Work – I
  • Façade shielding systems (performances)

Unit 05

11-12-13 Oct Bolzano/Bozen

Construction and regulatory contest

  • Project Management
  • BIM & Façade design + construction
  • Maintenance, cleaning, diagnosis
  • Envelope commissioning
  • Façades and sustainability standards

Unit 06

8-9-10 Nov Bolzano/Bozen


  • Adaptive and multifunctional facades
  • Façade shielding systems (technology)
  • Project Work – II
  • Double-skin and punctual façades
  • Free-form façades

Job prospects

The aim is to train a new skilled professional who can master the technical and management know-how needed to make the most of the potential of the building envelope, from the design phase to the correct assembly.


IDM South Tyrol & EURAC research – Bolzano, Italy


CEUs for professional architects and engineers




120 hours + group or individual project work + final event


April ÷ November 2018
06 Dec 2018 final event


Mon-Fri 9-18, Sat 9-13


Bolzano (NOI Techpark), Innsbruck (Bartenbach, University of Innsbruck), Milan (UNICMI)


Participation is free of charge for selected trainees. Places are limited.

Target group

Freelance professionals (architects, engineers), design firms, technical staff of façades companies (manufacturers, general contractors, suppliers), researchers in the field of façade performances


Façade Design + Construction + Maintenance


Bachelor / Diploma of Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering or similar studies or additional professional experience. Application with CV. In the selection procedure preference will be given to 5 attendees from Tyrol and South Tyrol.

Max number of trainees



  • applications deadline 04.03.2018
  • trainees’ selection 05÷14.03.2018
  • communication selected trainees 15.03.2018
  • final confirmation from trainees 20.03.2018

Key contents

Façade Technology, Façade Physics, Façade Construction and Operations


Carlo Battisti (IDM South Tyrol)

Scientific Committee

Carlo Battisti, Roberto Lollini, Angelo Lucchini, Luca Papaiz, Rainer Pfluger, Michael Reifer, Paolo Rigone, Wilfried Pohl, Robert Weitlaner


EURAC research, IDM South Tyrol, Universität Innsbruck


Bartenbach GmbH, HELLA Sonnen- und Wetterschutztechnik GmbH, FRENER & REIFER Srl, Glassadvisor Srl


  • Annalisa Andaloro (EURAC research)
  • Francesco Babich (EURAC research)
  • Carlo Battisti (IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige)
  • Lara Bianchi (UNICMI)
  • Annamaria Belleri (EURAC research)
  • Sam Cook (Skanska UK)
  • Valentina Ferrari (UNICMI)
  • Jens Glöggler (ATP sustain)
  • Martin Hauer (Universität Innsbruck)
  • Michael Haugeneder (ATP sustain)
  • Thaleia Konstantinou (TU Delft)
  • Marco Larcher (EURAC research)
  • Angelo Lucchini (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Hannes Market (Stahlbau Pichler)
  • Philipp Lionel Molter (TU München)
  • Luca Nicolini (Focchi)
  • Luca Papaiz (glassAdvisor)
  • Saverio Pasetto (Skanska UK)
  • Rainer Pfluger (Universität Innsbruck)
  • Wilfried Pohl (Bartenbach)
  • Michael Reifer (Frener & Reifer)
  • Paolo Rigone (UNICMI)
  • Harald Spitaler (Stahlbau Pichler)
  • Markus Walder (Stahlbau Pichler)
  • Robert Weitlaner (HELLA)


Marco Cecchellero, EURAC research Tel. +39 0471 055 444


Fill out this application form with your data and send to together with Curriculum Vitae and a brief motivation letter (max 200 words). All documents in English. Application deadline is March, 4th.


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