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Gearing up for Glass Connections

March 10, 2011  By administrator


Gearing up for Glass Connections
The Canadian Glass Association's Glass Connections
Conference & Trade Show will be on May 3, 2011, at the Delta Chelsea
Hotel & Conference Centre in Toronto.

March 10, 2011 – The Canadian Glass Association's Glass Connections Conference & Trade Show will be on May 3, 2011 at the Delta Chelsea Hotel & Conference Centre in Toronto.

Glass Connections – Toronto 2011 is a one-day session that will present the latest technologies for the glass and metal industry used to improve the productivity of glazing building envelopes. The
program informationdelegate registration form are attached here for your review.

The line-up of speakers and topics are:
1.    Raise Your Window Performance to Meet Tomorrow’s New Levels


Christopher Barry – Director Technical Services, Pilkington NA Inc.


2.    Harvesting Sunlight – AIA Credits – Using Photovoltaics and Advanced Thermal Glazing Units to meet new Federal, Provincial and Municipal GREEN sustainable design initiatives.


John Carpenter – President, Clearstream International Products / Schott Okalux Architectural Glass

3.    Silicone Sealants in Construction – AIA Credits – Learn about the differences in sealant technologies available in the market and why the trend over the past decade is toward the use of more use of silicone sealants.  Scott will also speak about proper building joint design details as well as the proper procedures for installing building joint sealants.  Additional topics to be covered include sealants and LEEDs, sealant staining, sealant compatibility, low dirt pick up sealants.


Scott Waechter, Dow Corning

4.    Glacier Discovery Walk – Design and detailing of an exterior structural glass floor and balustrade for a tourist attraction in a northern climate


Brock Schroeder, Read Jones Christoffersen

5.    Canada’s Two Defining Influences over the next Decade – Commodities and Construction – Commodities play a huge role in the construction industry. First, as the base material for all building products, commodities determine costs.  Second, the demand for and price of commodities drive resource project investment plans.

Alex Carrick, Chief Economist, Reed Construction Data

Glass Connections Toronto 2011 is a highly focused educational and networking event for glaziers, architects, engineers, designers, spec writers, commercial construction contractors and building owners. Seminars will cover a wide range of industry specific topics including photovoltaic technology for the glass industry, heat treatment of glass, silicone sealants, design insights and construction forecasts.

Sponsorship packages
that include Table Top Displays are also available for your review.

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