Event Postponed to September 29, 2020

Speakers

Top Glass 2020 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..

Guidelines:
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 NOVEMBER 4, 2020.

Peter Dushenski

Peter Dushenski

Peter Dushenski is the managing director of GlasCurtain, a 100-per cent Canadian-owned and operated curtain wall manufacturer that specializes in fibreglass-framed systems. Peter joined the company in 2013 just before the commercial product launch at Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia. Since then he's lead the company to several industry firsts including the highest thermally performing curtain wall in the world based on Passive House (PHI) certification - rated to R9.5. Peter has been invited to speak at the Canada-EU Green Building Forum in Brussels, Belgium, at Ecobuild in London, U.K., at CaGBC's Building Lasting Change conference, and at BUILDEX Vancouver. In…
Mike Bruno

Mike Bruno

Mike Bruno is the second-generation president of Alumitex Window and Doors, a Toronto-based commercial fenestration fabricator serving the GTA and southern Ontario for over 50 years. Mike started in the business playing with his toys on the floor of his father’s shop and his passion for the business has only grown over the years. Today, he is the vice-president of Fenestration Canada and has expanded into residential vinyl and hybrid vinyl/aluminum windows and luxury wood doors, shipping product across the country and opening a second location in Thunder Bay.
Andrew Dolphin

Andrew Dolphin

Andrew Dolphin is general manager of glass operations at BV Glazing, where he manages glass quoting, production and purchasing of all glass product. He brings a wealth of operations and manufacturing knowledge from his 17 years in the business at Trulite and Sherwood before that. Andrew is one of the industry’s “team players,” having served on the Ontario Glass and Metal Association board for the last five years and as president in 2019.
Ryan Spurgeon

Ryan Spurgeon

Ryan is president of ANTAMEX, a 50-year-old unitized custom curtainwall company with a rich turnkey history (design, engineer, manufacture and install) of notable project operations across the globe. Prior to ANTAMEX, Ryan started his career as an estimator and worked through various roles such as project manager, projects executive, director of contract operations, general manager and vice-president. His entire professional career has been in contract glazing operations, working on more than 60 projects of varying scope, size and scale. He has a passion for managing complex contracts and scopes of work across an array of project delivery models. Ryan has…
Frank Zechner

Frank Zechner

Frank Zechner, an engineer by training and head of the Canadian National Window Wall Association since its inception in 2014 and one senior technical expert from one of the five CNWWA members (State Window Corporation, BV Glazing Systems, Toro Aluminum, Quest Window Systems, Inc. or Sky-Window Technologies Inc.)
Mark S. Jacobson

Mark S. Jacobson

Mark is the Market Manager in North America for Trosifol® interlayers. He has been involved in the laminated glass industry for over 10 years in architectural and photovoltaic applications. Mark provides training for architects, designers, engineers, and contractors on laminated glass and is a member of CSI. He worked for DuPont for over 35 years prior to his 5 years with Kuraray and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
Tim Nass

Tim Nass

VP of Sales

Tim Nass has over 27 years of experience in the architectural glazing industry. As the Vice President of National Sales at SAFTI FIRST, he brings his extensive knowledge and expertise when working closely with architects and contract glaziers.
Exhibitors:
adfast: AKR Consulting: Alcurv Canada: Ameri-can: Assa Abloy: Bottero: CSC: Dow Corning: Erdman: Ergo Robotics: Fenestration Canada: Fenzi: GlasCurtain: Glasscan: Glassopolis: Gridline Design Drafting: HILTI: Imagicglass: INT Machinery Inc.: Kawneer: Klaes: Litezone: Lothars Industrial Sales Ltd.: OGMA: OldCastle: Prevost Architectural Aluminum: Rimac Metal Curving: Salem: Screenco: Smart Film Glass: SPIL: Swaving: TAG Hardware: technoform: Tri-Temp: Ultisol: Vicone: Windspec Inc.:
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