Looking at the facade industry today and for the future, there is a progression toward lightweight/low-mass solutions. Over the last decade, more of these solutions are being employed with success, both in function and form. While largely developed in Europe, these solutions have either made the transition to the North American environment seamlessly or with small augmentations in the assembly design. These contemporary and future-friendly facade solutions of both skin and substructure have best practices to follow, and through this, promise good performance with long lifespans. Presented by Jeff Ker, this presentation will addresses some key success factors to follow in addition to the five most common preventable mistakes, as it applies to the aforementioned future-friendly facades.