Event reports
The Ontario Glass & Metal Association invites you to attend its 2018 Two-Topic Fall Seminar, Demystifying the Bonding Process and Certificate of Recognition (COR), Thursday, November 15 at the Richmond Hill Country Club in Richmond Hill, Ont.
Oct. 3, 2018 - Registration for IGMA's IG Fabricator Workshop has been strong and each of our two planned sessions during the week are beginning to fill up.
Sept. 28, 2018 - As Manufacturing Day, October 5, 2018, approaches, the International Society of Automation (ISA) and its affiliate association, the Automation Federation, celebrate the importance of manufacturing to the world’s economic health and future.
Your company. Your industry. Your community. Now in its 16th year, GlassBuild America, the largest annual gathering of the glass, window and door industries in North America, returned to Vegas from Sept. 12 through 14.
Six years since we launched Top Glass, it now seems apparent that a lot of other people in other places were noting the same need for industry education and networking events.
WinDoor, Fenestration Canada's trade show taking place Dec. 5 - 7 at the Quebec City Convention Centre, will encourage architectural glass contractors and fabricators to attend with exhibitors and education sessions focused on the aluminum side of the industry in addition to the traditional lineup of residential window and door suppliers and educators. Working in partnership with the Quebec fenestration association, AVFQ, which serves both sides of the industry, Fenestration Canada will offer bilingual education sessions on such topics as fire-resistant glazing, new non-reflective glass treatments and other subjects of interest to those involved with storefront, curtainwall and commercial windows and doors.
Sept. 20, 2018 - If you were on the show floor, you know that it felt like the entire glass, window and door industries were in Las Vegas last week for GlassBuild America.  With a final registration count of just over 8,600 and an expanded exhibit floor footprint of 175,000-square-feet, GlassBuild was indeed the place to be.
Sept. 14, 2018 - Vitro S.A.B. de C.V. will highlight its full range of architectural, automotive, and container glass products and technologies at glasstec 2018, the international trade fair for glass, in Düsseldorf, Germany, Oct. 23-26. For the architectural glass market, Vitro will present Solarban 90 glass, the industry’s first quad-silver-coated solar control low-emissivity (low-e) glass. Visitors also will be able to view samples of advanced vision glass products such as Starphire Ultra-Clear glass, Sungate passive low-e glass and other select brands in the Solarban glass line.
Sept. 5, 2018 - FeneTech is pleased to announce they are welcoming the National Glass Association (NGA) as an official partner of GPAD 2019 to be held in San Antonio, TX on March 26-28, 2019.
The Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors Association (AGMCA) is hosting an informational COR breakfast seminar for its member companies. COR, or Certificate Of Recognition, is a growing requirement to bid on projects with certain organizations in the GTA and beyond. The program is administered by the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) and recognized nationally by the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA). It audits companies' health and safety management systems to certify their compliance to provincial law and standards. 
Aug. 16, 2018 - GlassBuild America attendees will benefit from three special presentations just added to the program for Thursday, September 13. These sessions are free to GlassBuild registrants and conveniently held in the Express Learning Theater, booth 913, on the trade show floor.
Facade Tectonics held its first-ever Forum event in Vancouver on July 30, welcoming around 100 glass industry professionals to the glitzy new Marriot Parq downtown for a day of high-level discussion and education. The crammed schedule included six presentations by multiple presenters with ample time for questions after, attracting lots of input from the audience. Talk around the room during breaks suggested a great deal of satisfaction with the quality of the speakers and the content. The event was held in conjunction with the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Summer Conference, which started the following day.
July 27, 2018 - Now in its 16th year, GlassBuild America will hold the highly anticipated glass, window and door industry tradeshow in Las Vegas, NV September 12-14, 2018. As leaders in glass and window fabrication systems and software solutions, GED Integrated Solutions (GED) is proud to be exhibiting several new products within the 7,000 square feet of booth space.
Facade Tectonics Forum will present "Enough Glazing: Balancing benefits with liabilities of facade glazing" on July 30 at the JW Marriot Parq in Vancouver. Facade Tectonics is a curated speaker program that includes diverse voices in the creation of advanced building facade systems, showcasing new perspectives on the opportunities for innovation in the design and delivery of the building skin.
The insulating glass industry is a fantastic industry to give the world outside views without allowing outside weather or temperatures to enter the building envelope. But sometimes, things can go completely wrong that ruins that experience for customers.
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