Event reports
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.
July 19, 2018 - Ferro, and its subsidiary Dip-Tech, will be exhibiting together at GlassBuild America 2018 in a joint booth #1833, September 12-14, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
RCI’s Canadian Building Envelope Technology Symposium is a two-day educational program happening Sept. 13 and 14 in Misssauga, Ont., offering cutting-edge information regarding design and repair of modern and/or older building envelopes. Among the many topics being addressed, several will be relevant to glass building envelope fabricators and glazing contractors. The event’s inclusive environment encourages attendees to ask questions and get answers to questions. Speakers offer relevant solutions by referencing real-world examples and case histories.
July 17, 2018 - Intermac America and Canada will showcase its industry-leading machines and software solutions September 12-14 at GlassBuild 2018 in Booth #2727 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Intermac’s Master 33.5 5-Axis CNC will join the Genius CT-Red and Genius RS-A cutting tables on the show floor and all of these cutting-edge solutions will be under power and ready to demo!
The Facade Tectonics Forum will present "Healthy and Sustainable Glazing: Designing for people and the planet" July 30 in Vancouver in conjunction with the IGMA Summer Conference. The Facade Tectonics Forum: Vancouver will include speaker presentations as well as panel and interactive discussions addressing the theme The Good and The Bad: Evolving considerations and practices of building facade glazing. Four panels and two special presentations are planned over a full day’s programming, including more than 15 speakers. The Good and The Bad will combine the art, science and technology of the building skin with an unparalleled networking opportunity from the building community.
Facade Tectonics Forum, a glass-industry eduction seminar offered in conjunction with the IGMA Summer Conference, will present "An Icon Renewed - the renovation of Seattle's space needle," July 30 in Vancouver. After over half a century Seattle’s aging 605-foot-tall Space Needle, built in 1962, was in need of a major overhaul. The structure is a visual icon of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, but the experience of the user is all about view. The capabilities of architectural glass have improved significantly overthe decades since the structure’s original construction, providing significant opportunity for thedesign team. The new incarnation of the Needle is a celebration of contemporary architectural glazing. Join  Blair Payson of OKA and Richard Green ofFront Inc.  as they explore the renovation of Seattle's Space Needle.
The Facade Tectonics Forum will explore the challenges and opportunities inherent in the ongoing trend toward big glass in Vancouver on July 30. The forum is being hosted by the IGMA Summer Conference the day before the association's regular committee meetings and educational events start. Separate registration is required.
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.

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