Top Glass 2018 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, 2017.

Chris Fronsoe

Chris Fronsoe

Global Sales Manager, ICD High Performance Coatings

Chris Fronsoe is the Global Sales Manager of ICD High Performance Coatings and has held that role since early 2016. Fronsoe joined ICD in February of 2015 in a sales and marketing position.
Al Jaugelis

Al Jaugelis

Senior Fenestration Specialist, RDH Building Science Inc.

Al Jaugelis is a senior fenestration specialist with RDH Building Science Inc., and contributes to research, new construction and renewals projects, as well as assisting fenestration manufacturers with product performance and regulatory compliance issues.
Dr. Charles Black

Dr. Charles Black

Senior Scientist and Director of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Black is a Senior Scientist and Director of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, a national scientific user facility operated at Brookhaven National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy. Each year, the CFN supports the science of more than 550 researchers from universities, industry, and national laboratories worldwide.
Cody Thomas

Cody Thomas

President, GlassRenu

Glass Restoration- Providing Clarity without DistortionScratched glass is a major issue, especially on high value, heavy fabricated or hard-to-acquire materials. Jobsite damage from other trades can also be a major issue for the glazier. The thought of being able to salvage the glass is one that has been worked on for several years but understanding has been limited. Major advancements have been made in this field to repair glass and return it to a form that does not leave any optical evidence of rework. In this presentation, Cody Thomas, president of GlassRenu, a California glass restoration company, will go over…
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