Event reports
Attendees at the Insulating Glass Manufacturing Alliance's Summer Conference, July 30 to Aug. 2 in Vancouver, have the option to attend an additional architectural-glass-focused educational event hosted in the same hotel right before the conference starts. This is the first year for Facade Tectonics Forum, an educational event organized by the not-for-profit Facade Tectonics Institute.
June 26, 2018 - Register for GlassBuild America by June 30th and save with special early-bird rates.
June 26, 2018 - IGMA has announced a new half-day industry workshop titled the IG Fabricator Forensic Investigations Workshop, which takes place Thursday, August 2nd at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver on the waters in this beautiful city in British Columbia. This event features a hands-on tool kit to determine failure modes starting from the basic visual inspection to destructive analysis of the unit. Participants will rotate through 6 workstations with specific failure modes and learn how to detect and remediate them. This event is facilitated by Jim Blamble, SIKA Corporation and Bill Lingnell, PE, Lingnell Consulting Services.
June 6, 2018 - Vitro Architectural Glass has announced that it is a Platinum Sponsor of Greenbuild Mexico 2018, reported to be the world’s largest conference for the green building community. The event will be held June 19-21 at the Camino Real Polanco Mexico, Mexico City.
June 1, 2018 - According to many industry representatives, the glass industry and construction markets are anticipating continued growth throughout 2018. This growth makes it even more vital for companies to keep up with new trends and technologies coming down the line and to adapt to market conditions. For more than 15 years, industry professionals have been attending GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo to achieve just that.
May 17, 2018 - It’s safe to say that Glass Day, presented by Burnaby B.C.’s Garibaldi Glass, is the most successful and informative educational fenestration event in western Canada and beyond. It’s a bold statement. The Mobius brothers (introductions not required, everyone knows them) and their team welcomed over 400 glazing contractors, architects, designers and glass professionals from across Canada, the US and even Europe to this year’s event. Attendees were treated to a fabulous Cinco De Mayo lunch complete with icy cold Coronas in between plant tours, networking and a variety of rotating AIA/AIBC accredited seminars that were being held in Garibaldi’s top notch conference rooms, training room and full size theatre.
It was a great day of spirited conversations among all levels of the Canadian architectural glass industry at Top Glass on April 17 in Mississauga, Ont. Despite the truly unbelievable bad weather in southern Ontario, 315 attendees managed to get to the International Centre, tour 61 exhibitors and sit in four cutting-edge educational sessions. Attendees were about evenly split between architects/specifiers and glazing contractors. 
Apr. 9, 2018 - Glass Day is the commercial glass and glazing industry's learning and networking event of the year. Hosted by Garibaldi Glass, an award-winning glass fabricator with over 50 years of experience, Glass Day is an annual event hosted at Garibaldi's Headquarters in Burnaby, B.C. located at 8183 Wiggins Street. This year the event will take place on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 1:00PM – 7:00PM.
With 12 days left to go until Canada's architectural glass event, Top Glass organizers are announcing the show floor is sold out with 65 exhibitors in 17,000 square feet. Top Glass takes off April 17 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. Find show details and register for free at topglasscanada.com.
Mar. 22, 2018 - The Ontario Glass & Metal Association will hold its 2018 Two-Topic Spring Seminar on April 12 at the Richmond Hill Country Club in Richmond Hill, Ont.
Mar. 21, 2018 - Cutting-edge industry trends can pose challenges and opportunities for organizations, but only if they know how to take advantage of them.
Alumicor will show off its new Integra 6000 integral rain screen window system.
If everything always stayed the same there would be no need to come out to trade shows. Instead, we are inundated with change. Tightening energy efficiency standards are entering the market unevenly across the country, challenging contractors and fabricators to maintain esthetics and margins as designs adjust.
Feb. 22, 2018 - Dr. Chuck Black of the U.S. Brookhaven National Laboratory will discuss his groundbreaking method for etching glass at molecular scales to make surfaces non-reflective, water-repellent and condensation-resistant. It’s science fiction that is entering the real world. Join us at Top Glass April 17 at the International Centre in Mississauga.
Thin glass – as thin as a razor blade or a human hair – has new applications in protecting smartphone touchscreens, sensitive filters and sensors. Yet despite its extreme thinness, recent advances have rendered it also highly resilient and scratch-proof. The flexibility and bending properties of the new thin-glass products may permit totally new applications in architecture, mobility and other industries.

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CSC Building Expo
February 27, 2019
Top Glass
April 17, 2019
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September 17-19, 2019

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