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Top Glass technical seminars set


January 17, 2014
By Patrick Flannery


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topglasslogoJan. 17, 2014 – Canada's new event for the commercial glazing industry,
Top Glass, has announced its lineup of AIA- and OAA-accredited learning
sessions, available free to attendees on May 28 at the International
Centre in Mississauga, Ont. Three technical sessions will take place
over the course of the day-long event, plus a keynote address that will
start the day. The Top Glass keynote speaker will be announced at a
later date.

Jan. 17, 2014 – Canada's new event for the commercial glazing industry, Top Glass, has announced its lineup of AIA- and OAA-accredited learning sessions, available free to attendees on May 28 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ont. Three technical sessions will take place over the course of the day-long event, plus a keynote address that will start the day. The Top Glass keynote speaker will be announced at a later date.

chackeryKicking off the technical sessions will be Paul Chackery of Fenzi North America with is AIA-accredited talk, "Trends in adhesives and sealants." The
session will provide an overview of the characteristics insulating glass
sealants must provide to ensure long-term thermal performance,
structural durability and longevity in insulating glass units. Learning outcomes include identifying the components of an IG unit and discussing how they contribute
to the function of the unit as a whole in energy performance and safety
glazing applications; identifying and comparing IG sealant types and determining key differences between primary and secondary seals, and assessing the durability and mechanical properties of an IG sealant and
selecting an appropriate product for specific applications to ensure thermal performance does not diminish over the life-span
of the building.

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Chackery started working at Fenzi North America
as a quality control technician after graduating from Seneca college and
continues to serve the company in such capacities as quality control, research and development, regulatory affairs and sales
support. He is also the project manager overseeing the commercial and
technical delivery of Fenzi's latest chemistry in the North American
market.

carpenterNext up will be "Daylighting and thermal controls for the green building specialist," by John Carpenter, president of Clearstream Architectural Products. Carpenter will discuss architectural glass techniques available to reduce illuminating, heating and cooling costs, referencing case studies illustrating the new HVAC advancements including a look
at View's Humber Hospital project, the largest dynamic glass
installation in North America. He will also look at occupant well-being improvements that provide productivity enhancements for building users. The presentation introduces the audience to eight to 10 new glass
developments never thought possible with architectural glass, including IGU’s with advanced interlayers, including advanced sustainable interlayers, wood, metals, acrylics and gels. Carpenter will also discuss programable electrochromic glas, including glass with dynamic and static visible light control and advanced glass façade developments with media glass.

Carpenter is president of Clearstream Architectural Products which represents
several sustainable design high tech architectural glass companies
across Canada, such as Schott Architectural Glass, View Dynamic Glass,
Ornilux Bird Safe Design, AGC Fire Glass, Sentech Structural Glass and
Accura Bent Glass. He has visited over 500 OAA member architectural
firms, providing the most up-to-date architectural glass sustainable
design techniques as part of the OAA Continuing Education program for
structured learning. John has written sustainable design trade articles
and is a frequent glass technologies speaker at numerous national and
regional forums plus educational institutions. He provides new green
building solutions which cover an array of custom glass products for
curved, tempered, specialty and programmable applications.

richardFinally, Richard Brightling of Stella Architectural Hardware will wrap up the day's sessions with "Beyond the hardware: Counting the whole cost of point-supported building envelope design." In
his role as a sales representative architects often ask Brightling about the cost of
point-supported hardware. As it turns out, they are not really
interested in the cost of hardware, but rather the cost of the overall
job. This includes four key aspects including hardware, glass
engineering, primary glass and installation labour. Brightling has
learned from glazing contractors the approximate cost of glass and
labour and is therefore able to use this industry knowledge to provide
pricing guidelines for the various types of structural glazing projects
which people not familiar with this niche market find useful. He
will illustrate the five primary ways to build a structural glass wall
and the attendant ballpark costs associated with the various
methodologies. Also included will be approaches to constructing  other
structural glass projects such as canopies, guards and balustrades etc.
 
Brightling was born and raised in the UK. He graduated from London
College and following two years of experience with a major advertising
practice, emigrated to Canada in the late sixties where he worked for a
number of international firms before starting his own marketing and
advertising practice in 1980.During his career in advertising, he was
responsible for many clients involved in marketing  architectural
building and construction materials, including several new products at a
time where branding was gaining respect and importance with architects
and specifiers. As president of Poirier and Brightling, a firm that
specialized in the marketing and advertising condominiums in the GTA, he
marked over $2 billion dollars of real estate over a 10-year period.
Most recently Richard has been involved with his own company, Jigsaw Architectural, which provides marketing and sales support for specialized
architectural products, most of which are specified by architects for
use by the glazing industry. For the past three years, Richard has been
representing Stella Glass Hardware, a leading North American designer
and marketer of point-supported-glass hardware which provides a wide
range of high quality, innovative stainless steel hardware used to
create statement architectural facades and canopies.

Top Glass is brought to you by Gold Sponsor Tremco, Silver Sponsor Alumicor and our association partners, the Canadian Glass Association and the Ontario Glass and Metal Association.

For more information
topglasscanada.com


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