The biennial two-day conference provided lectures about glass as building component. More than 70 specialists’ lectures formed the core of the conference, which is organized by TU Dresden and TU Darmstadt.
Numerous presentations got leaded by renowned keynote speakers such as Dr.-Ing. Winfried Heusler, Senior Vice President of SCHÜCO, Bielefeld/Germany, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Knippers, Partner of »Knippers Helbig« and Head of the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design at University of Stuttgart/Germany, John Kooymans, Group Leader at RJC, Toronto/Canada and Christoph Timm, Associate of SOM, New York/USA.
More than 200 participants from 26 different states, including delegates from 30 international universities and academies, attended lectures about latest innovations from structural design, facade technology and solar technology.
Numerous of the presented innovations were shown contemporaneously at the special show »glass technology live«, where in addition the first conference day concluded in a communicative »get together«. This special show was part of the very successful trade fair »glasstec« that attracted approximately 43.000 trade visitors and about 1.200 exhibitors in this year. In the area of »glass technology live« latest innovations from research and development were exhibited. A selection of new trend-setting exhibits is a 9,0 m spanning glass bridge as well as timber-glass composite elements and fall protecting glass balustrades combined with adhesive fixings.
The next »engineered transparency« will take place on 20 – 21 September 2016.