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Top Glass 2019 Call for Papers

Top Glass is inviting submissions for educational presentations. To be considered for the Top Glass program, please submit a proposal for a one-hour seminar discussion to Patrick Flannery, Editor, Top Glass at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

1. Presenters should be an acknowledged expert in the topic area, able to elaborate on the presentation in response to questions from attendees.
2. Presentations must be generic and educational, free of promotions of any particular company or product. The presenter’s company may be mentioned briefly as background information.
3. The topic material must be of interest to professionals in the commercial glass building industry, including architects, building engineers, glazing contractors, glass fabricators and/or glaziers/installers.
4. All material must be the original intellectual property of the presenter or used with permission of the original source.
5. Use of video in support materials is acceptable, but should be restricted to a small portion of the overall presentation time.
6. Exclusive presentations not previously offered elsewhere are strongly preferred. At least some of the material should be new.
7. Presentations must adhere to a high level of technical sophistication and accuracy.
8. Presentations qualifying attendees for continuing education credits from a recognized industry authority (eg. AIA, OAA) are strongly preferred.
9. Presentation support materials must be shared in advance with Top Glass organizers for review.

Submission deadline is Oct. 31, 2018.

Ben Beeler

co-developer, Architectural Glass and Metal Technician Certification program

Ben Beeler is co-developer of the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician (AGMT) Certification program and the director of development for the physical based portion of the program’s exam.
Jeff Dalaba

Jeff Dalaba

Program manager, North American Contractor Certification Program

Jeff Dalaba is program manager for the North American Contractor Certification Program (NACC) and program developer for the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician Certification Program (AGMT) with Administrative Management Systems (AMS, Inc.) in Sackets Harbor, N.Y.
Louis Moreau

Louis Moreau

Task Group Chair, ASTM

With over 25 years of experience in the glass industry, Louis brings an eclectic mix of international experience from float manufacturing, high performance vacuum coatings, large building glazing, and high-end glass fabrication.
Elie Alkhoury

Elie Alkhoury

P.Eng., M.Eng.,founder, president and CEO of Can-Best

Elie Alkhoury, P.Eng., M.Eng., has been involved on the technical side of the window industry since 1983. He is the founder, president and CEO of Can-Best, but prefers to be known as director of research and testing services for its laboratories. Elie has been actively serving on the CSA A440 Technical Committee for more than 27 years.
Hamid Vossoughi

Hamid Vossoughi

M.Sc.Eng., P.E., P.Eng. Project Principal

Hamid Vossoughi, P.Eng., is a project principal at WSP Canada. Hamid is driven by delivering unique solutions to complex and challenging problems. He is the leader of WSP Canada’s Facade Centre of Excellence.
AGC: AGMCA: AGNORA: AKR Consulting: Alcurv Canada: Alumicor: Ameri-can: Artistic Skylight Domes Ltd.: Big Foot Door: Can-Best: CCE: Clearstream Architectural Ltd.: Clearview Industries: CMS: Commdoor: CRL: Dow Corning: Elton Manufacturing: Erdman: Ergo Robotics: Everlast: Exova: Fenestration Canada: Fenzi: GlasCurtain: Glasscan: Glassopolis: GPT: Gridline Design Drafting: Halio Glass: Imagicglass: Inline Fiberglass Ltd.: INT Machinery Inc.: Kawneer: Kear Fabrication Inc.: Klaes: Kuraray: Laser Template inc.: Litezone: Lothars Industrial Sales Ltd.: NACC: Rega Lead: Rimac Metal Curving: RPM: SBMS: Sika: Smart Film Glass: Swaving: TAG Hardware: Tri-Temp: Trulite: UL: Ultisol: VEKA: VELUX Skylights: Ventex: Vicone: Windowmaker Software: Windspec Inc.:
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