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The ABCs of glass esthetics at Top Glass

January 20, 2023  By Patrick Flannery

Heather Sakai

On April 19 at Top Glass, Canada’s trade event for the architectural glass industry , Heather Sakai of Guardian Glass will take us back to basics with a discussion of the esthetics of glass and how façade designers can achieve the look and visual performance they want with today’s glazing technology. But this isn’t your dad’s glass colour discussion – innovations like large format glazing, advanced low-E coatings and PVB lamination translate to cost efficiency, energy savings, safety and noise reduction, making things possible we wouldn’t have contemplated before. Class is in session with Guardian’s architectural design manager for the Toronto area, Heather Sakai. Heather will go over the science around glass visual performance and offer some inspiring studies of great looks achieved.

Heather Sakai is the Ontario Territory Sales Manager and Architectural Design Manager for Guardian Glass. In her current roles she works directly with a network of Guardian SunGuard-certified fabricators providing sales and technical support. She also works directly with design professionals to assist with project review and provide guidance on glass and glazing selections for commercial project work to ensure building envelope enclosures meet all esthetic and performance requirements. She has worked with Guardian Glass for seven years and is passionate about all things glass.

Top Glass returns April 19 to the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont.

  • Four exclusive education sessions for glazing contractors, glass fabricators, architects and building engineers
  • The Ontario Glass and Metal Association Awards of Excellence
  • Displays from dozens of Canada’s top industry suppliers

Registration and parking are free. SEE YOU AT TOP GLASS!


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