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Acknowledging expertise in glazing

March 23, 2016  By OGMA

The Ontario Glass and Metal Association will once again honour outstanding achievement in the glass construction industry with its Awards of Excellence at Top Glass. Awards are presented in two categories: Excellence in Architectural Glass and Metal Design and Excellence in Architectural Glass and Metal Execution. The awards recognize an OGMA member company’s performance on an outstanding glazing project. Nominations are judged by an OGMA director and a panel of two architects.

Award criteria

  • The project must be located within the province of Ontario
  • The project architect must be registered with the OAA
  • The glazing contractor must be registered as a business in Ontario
  • The project must have been completed within the last five years
  • Nominations must be made by a member in good standing of the Ontario Glass and Metal Association, however, the glazing contractor and the architectural/design firm need not be
  • Members are not restricted in the number of nominations submitted
  • The project must incorporate glazing systems from North American manufacturers
  • Projects nominated need not be large; nominations can be made for portions of a project

Judging criteria

  • Unique, pleasing or complex design or features
  • Level of difficulty in design
  • Level of difficulty in execution and the quality of fabrication and installation, as indicated in the photos provided
  • Incorporation of elements of sustainable design


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