Date: 2 September 2020
There is something for all glass and fenestration industry segments, and something for every company role and position. GlassBuild Connect is the result of collaborations between NGA, 330+ industry suppliers, and 16 other leading associations and organizations to bring you the best of what our industry has to offer.
Check out highlights from this week's schedule below and register at GlassBuild.com to access all GlassBuild Connect content. Registration is FREE for all attendees.
GlassBuild Connect Kickoff Roundtable at 1 p.m. ET
Hear NGA leaders discuss the state of the industry and headwinds facing glass and fenestration companies, and learn about opportunities for connection and education at GlassBuild Connect.
The New Normal of Design & Construction at 2:30 p.m. ET
(1 AIA LU/HSW)
What is the current state of building design and construction, and what are the opportunities for glass and glazing companies? Hear from a panel of industry representatives as they discuss the pre-pandemic versus current state of design and how the trajectory has changed, along with challenges, market drivers, building segments to watch, trends in building design and jobsite considerations.
Silicone Coatings: An Alternative to Ceramic Frit for Spandrel Glass at 1 p.m. ET
Sponsored by ICD High Performance Coatings
(1 AIA LU/HSW)
Learn about silicone coatings for spandrel glass, with information on sustainability, thermal stress breakage mitigation, facade visual harmonization, color matching and more.
Field Testing of Newly Installed Fenestration at 2:30 p.m. ET
Learn about the use of AAMA 502 and 503 as part of an overall quality program to ensure that fenestration and glazing products are correctly integrated into the building envelope.
Technical and Code Update at 4 p.m. ET
(1 AIA LU/HSW)
Hear from the National Glass Association’s technical and advocacy team on the need-to-know updates to energy and safety codes, as well as updates on what's happening at other standard-setting bodies including ASTM and ASHRAE.
Prompt Payment Clauses, What to Watch Out for and How to Negotiate Them at 1 p.m.
This session takes a deep dive into construction contracts. Find out which prompt payment clauses can help your firm get paid, in full, on time. And learn how to negotiate for prompt payment clauses.
PLUS: Inside the Install, from the Shower Door Pros, Available On Demand
Check out a demonstration from shower door professionals every #InstallationThursday at GlassBuild Connect, GlassBuild.com, as they tackle challenging and exciting glass bath enclosure projects.
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GlassBuild on Trends: Architectural Glass and Glazing
Architectural glass continues to expand in size, and since the pandemic, in applications. Industry leaders see continued relevance for the aesthetic, and protective, qualities of glass in architectural building. “We know how people respond to light and interaction, and that’s the real value of glass,” says Tim Nass, vice president of national sales, Safti First. Glass allows people “to have a level of privacy and security from a spatial standpoint, but the transparency allows people to feel a level of connection.”
The top trends in architectural glass and glazing, according to GlassBuild Connect exhibitors:
- Large sizes
- Virus protection
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