Event reports
The reviews are in for last week’s Top Glass conference and the response is very positive. Over 80 per cent of respondents to the post-show survey rated the seminars and award presentation good or excellent. On the show floor, 93 per cent gave top marks.
May 26, 2017 - With luck comparable to that of the 2017 Blue Jays, the Ontario Glass and Metal Association's scheduled day for its spring golf tournament landed on a day of continuous driving rain, forcing the first cancellation of the golf round in living memory. Instead, staff at Piper's Heath Golf Club in Milton, Ont., moved with impressive flexibility to start the steak dinner early at 2 p.m. and give the approximately 50 members in attendance an enjoyable afternoon of discussion and laughter. Attendees received a rain check.
Glass Connections in Burnaby, B.C. will feature a talk by Mikhala Way of Vitrum on bird-friendly glazing and its applications in today's architecture. Glass Connections takes place June 7 and 8 and is presented by the Canadian Glass Association.
Glass Connections in Burnaby, B.C., – taking place June 7 and 8 – will feature a presentation by Sergei Mihhailenko and Les Szczepanski explaining the new CSA A500 standard for building guards and its implications for glass balustrade construction in Canada. This standard will soon be referenced by the NBC and provincial building codes. Glass Connections is presented by the Canadian Glass Association.
In addition to the Opening Night Reception, there are great entertainment options surrounding the Detla Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre.
CODE CONSIDERATIONS IN FIRE-RATED GLASSTIM NASS, SAFTI FIRSTTim Nass of Safti First will present "Code Considerations of Fire Rated Glass" at Glass Connections, the Canadian Glass Association's annual conference taking place June 7 and 8 in Burnaby, B.C.
Glass Connections, the Canadian Glass Association's annual education and networking event, will feature an examination of restoration best practices for windows and curtainwall. The event takes place June 7 and 8 in Burnaby, B.C.
The reviews are in for last week's Top Glass conference and the response is very positive. Over 80 per cent of respondants to the post-show survey rated the seminars and award presentation good or excellent. On the show floor, 93 per cent gave top marks. In the comments, attendees noted the growth in the size of the show (58 exhibitors, up from 30 in Top Glass' first year) and the quality of the networking opportunities.
April 19, 2017 - Glass Connections is a highly-focused educational and networking event for glaziers, architects, engineers, designers, spec writers, commercial construction contractors and building owners.
April 6, 2017 - The National Glass Association (NGA) and Window & Door Dealers Alliance (WDDA) have just announced author and generational expert Cam Marston will return to GlassBuild America as keynote speaker at the Opening Session.
Mar. 23, 2017 -  If the National Glass Association’s GlassBuild America could be described as the best buffet in Vegas, a smorgasbord of delights for every glass nerd in the industry, the Glass Association of North America’s Building Enclosure Contractors (BEC) Conference is more like the Foundation Room on the 63rd floor of Mandalay Bay: an intimate, information-intensive experience for 403 of the biggest names in the business.
The latest in architectural glazing technology will be on display at Top Glass. Here’s an advance look.
The ground is shifting in international commerce. It is a time of great uncertainty, but potentially also great opportunity. Join Glass Canada editor Patrick Flannery and a panel of experts to discuss the recently signed Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and what it might mean for Canadian architectural glass fabricators and contractors looking for business in Europe. Topics will include changes to trade and tariff regimes, differences between North American and European glazing standards and a review of the construction industry prospects overseas.As doubts swirl about the future of trade with the U.S., barriers are coming down across the Atlantic.
Helen Sanders of Technoform Group will discuss new Product Category Rules (PCR) developed by the industry that define the rules for doing a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and creating an Environmental Product Declaration for fabricated glass and windows. EPDs in combination with ingredient transparency labels such as Health Product Declarations and Declare are forming the cornerstone of a new green building paradigm that seeks to track the environmental impact of building materials from resource extraction right through fabrication, use, reuse and disposal and human health considerations of the materials used to manufacture such products. Sanders will describe how process and material transparency have become important parts of such common green building standards as LEED version 4, and how designers and fabricators can use these tools to achieve compliance with these standards.
Tracy Rogers, vice-president of sales and marketing for Keystone Certifications, presents the results of a one-year study he performed at Quanex on the effects of adding a retrofit insulating glass layer to the existing single-pane windows in an older commercial building in Philadelphia.

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