Glass Construction: “Engineered Transparency” conference at glasstec 2012

Experts discuss glass, glass construction, façade technology and solar energyAfter its successful debut in 2010, there will be a new edition of the professional conference for glass construction, “engineered transparency”, held in conjunction with glasstec 2012.

The conference with a scientific theme takes place on 25 and 26 October all day at the Congress Center East/Ost at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Center. It offers a unique opportunity to experience top-quality presentations on the current developments in glass construction and façade and solar technology in connection with the leading international trade fair on glass production, processing and products.

“engineered transparency” is directed particularly at an audience from the areas of research and development as well as construction and implementation. The target audience includes scientists, structural engineers, planners/architects/designers, construction experts and employees of construction authorities. The conference is being organised jointly by Messe Düsseldorf and the technical universities of Dresden and Darmstadt. The topic areas at “engineered transparency” include the latest developments and research findings in glass construction and the latest developments and innovations in façade technology as well as in solar technology for building shells.

Main points in the area “glass constructions” are stress and stability, laminates and composites as well as concave and bent glass. As far as façades are concerned, the specific topics discussed will be the building shell and its structure, as well as energy and sustainability. Projects and case studies will be introduced. In addition, the integration of solar technologies in buildings will be focused on. More than 80 renowned presenters, whose presentations were reviewed and selected by a scientific committee before the conference, will impart their knowledge in three parallel sessions. Keynote speakers of the conference are Prof. Michael Bell/Columbia University, Till Schneider/schneider+schumacher Architects, Dr. Schiel/schlaich, bergermann and partners as well as Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lothar Wondraczek/Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Institute of Glass and Ceramics at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Tickets for “engineered transparency” are € 290 and include admission to glasstec/solarpeq on both conference days as well as catering and the proceedings containing about 80 professional papers. The conference is offered bilingually in German/English with simultaneous interpretation. It is also accredited with the German chambers of architects and engineers. Online registration for “engineered transparency” is available at und The glasstec homepage offers architects and engineers all information on specific professional content at glasstec, for example the special exhibition “glass technology live” or the “facades center” after a click on the corresponding icon. glasstec is held from 23 to 26 October 2012 in Düsseldorf.

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