Agenda

Top Glass Conference & Exhibits is your chance to update your knowledge of architectural glass and glazing. Browse the latest trends and technology. Meet Canada's top commercial glazing contractors and their suppliers. 
10:00am
Top Glass Show Floor Opens
The Top Glass show floor will be open between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Browse the latest trends and technology. Meet Canada's top commercial glazing contractors and their suppliers. 
10:30am
SaftiFirst - Fire Rated Glazing Solutions
SAFTIFIRST is North America’s only vertically integrated manufacturer of fire resistive glass, framing and entrance systems. This 1-hour, unaccredited program provides an overview of their organization’s products, services and capabilities. The presentation covers basic performance requirements, background on the testing and listing process and product specific applications related to the NBC. This interactive program contains videos and photographs of products in the field that have allowed architects to push the limits relative to performance and design in one of fenestration’s most rapidly evolving market segement.

Speaker: Tim Nass – VP of Sales

Tim Nass has over 27 years of experience in the architectural glazing industry. As the Vice President of National Sales at SAFTI FIRST, he brings his extensive knowledge and expertise when working closely with architects and contract glaziers. Tim also oversees SAFTI FIRST’s national network of architectural sales representatives in the US and Canada and has been delivering our AIA-registered presentation for over 5 years to various architecture firms, AIA local chapters, CSI local chapters, at the CSI National Convention and other glazing industry events throughout US and Canada.
12:15pm
Achieving Clarity: Separating fact from myth about window wall
Window wall systems have evolved for more than three decades to become one of the most efficient and effective fenestration systems for mid- and high-rise residential buildings across Canada and the United States. This presentation will help to dispel some of the myths about fenestration systems and help architects and developers make clearly informed decisions about window wall system designs and specifications. The seminar will include insights into the features, advantages and disadvantages of window walls as compared to other fenestration systems. The presentation will include comparisons between window wall and curtainwall systems in terms of thermal performance, water penetration, air leakage and moisture control as well as constructability, cost and maintenance issues.

Speaker: Frank Zechner, an engineer by training and head of the Canadian National Window Wall Association since its inception in 2014 and one senior technical expert from one of the five CNWWA members (State Window Corporation, BV Glazing Systems, Toro Aluminum, Quest Window Systems, Inc. or Sky-Window Technologies Inc.)
2:00pm
OGMA Awards for Excellence Presentation
The Ontario Glass and Metal Association will once again recognize outstanding achievement in commercial glazing, presenting awards for excellence in glass facade design and excellence in project execution to two Ontario companies.

To nominate an award winner, contact Angelo Cairo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
2:45pm
What You Need to Know About Laminated Glass
In this accredited AIA presentation, an expert from Kuraray will introduce attendees to the important concepts around laminated glass and its applications in architecture. Laminated glass has been used in a variety of architectural applications, ranging from office buildings and schools to institutional and high security buildings. A variety of clear and tinted interlayers are available, providing post-breakage glass retention, UV filtration, acoustic dampening and impact resistance. This course presents the history and development of laminated glass from its inception as an automotive product to more advanced structural glass applications. In addition to the course material, an additional aspect of the presentation will be a “how to” segment on selecting the appropriate interlayer for a particular application. This will include going through a decision tree based on the application to come up with the best choice of interlayer.

Speaker: Mark Jacobson is the Market Manager in North America for Trosifol® interlayers. He has been involved in the laminated glass industry for over 10 years in architectural and photovoltaic applications. Mark provides training for architects, designers, engineers, and contractors on laminated glass and is a member of CSI. He worked for DuPont for over 35 years prior to his 5 years with Kuraray and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
4:30pm
Session
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Networking Hour
Join us for coffee/tea and a conversation as we wrap up Top Glass.
6:00pm
Exhibits Close
Exhibitors:
AGC: Alcurv Canada: Ameri-can: Artistic Skylight Domes Ltd.: Dow Corning: Ergo Robotics: Fenestration Canada: Fenzi: Fine Openings: Glassopolis: Gridline Design Drafting: INT Machinery Inc.: Klaes: Lothars Industrial Sales Ltd.: Rimac Metal Curving: Swaving: Tri-Temp: Windspec Inc.:
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