Forums

Separate registrations required for each forum.

All registrations include 3-day access to the GlassBuild America trade show floor. Window & Door Dealers Forum and Glazing Executives Forum also include full day of education, presentations, speakers, materials and lunch.

GlassBuild America Welcome Reception and Seminar tickets sold separately.

Registrations available at Main Registration B308-309.


4th Annual Window & Door Dealers Forum

Monday, September 9
8:00am - 5:00pm
Room B311-314
Presented by Windows & Door Dealers Alliance

The Window & Door Dealers Forum is the only place where you can join industry leaders and peers for a full day of topics that will cover crucial strategies and best practices for success. This program will include the annual State of the Industry keynote and participants will also be able to network with peers and participate in structure roundtable discussions.

Details and Agenda

Gold Sponsor


8th Annual Glazing Executives Forum

Tuesday, September 10
8:30am - 5:00pm
Room B311 - 314
Presented by National Glass Association

At the Glazing Executives Forum, join industry leaders for a full day program featuring Dr. Jeffrey Dietrich’s annual economic forecast and other hot topics that cover crucial strategies and best practices for success. Learn the latest trends in decision making that will shape the future of our industry and most importantly your business!

Details and Agenda

Gold Sponsor


Seminars

A ticket is required for each seminar. Tickets available in advance at Main Registration B308-309.

Wednesday, September 11

Window & Door Manufacturers: Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)

9:30am - 10:30am
(Ticket required  – purchase at main registration ~ B308/309)

Presenter: Janice Yglesias, American Architectural Manufacturers Association
Room B315

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Description: Quantitative and verified information on the environmental and health impacts of consumer products is increasingly being sought in both the U.S. and international markets. A system for identifying, evaluating and fairly comparing the cradle-to-gate life cycle of commercial and residential window and skylight products is currently being finalized by a joint group of associations and fenestration manufacturers.

This Product Category Rules guidance document will be the definitive, approved resource for fenestration manufacturers to utilize in developing comprehensive and effective Environmental Product Declarations. Janice Yglesias will discuss the ongoing development of this industry document and explain how this information can be used to develop Environmental Product Declarations that best showcase your company’s products.

Safety Glass Process and Training

11:00am – 12:00pm
(Ticket required  – purchase at main registration ~ B308/309)

Presenter: Paco Bono,  Safety Glass Experts (SGE)
Room B316

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Description: This is a technical seminar and not a sales promotion, so high quality is guaranteed. SGE will share with participants its renowned training program and will answer the technical questions related to the challenges presented by the participants related to the program of the seminar.

SGE trainers are leading glass-manufacturing experts with over 100 years of combined experience working with safety glass processing. Program contains topics from safety glass key processes: lamination, tempering, bending, mold tooling, printing and heated glazing design.

The Glass Processing Technical Seminar is highly appreciated by glass professionals at every level including commercial fabricators and window and door manufacturers. The goal is to provide participants the latest information and trends, in practical and hands on format.

Guerilla Marketing for the Glass & Metal Industry

1:00pm – 2:00pm
(Ticket required  – purchase at main registration ~ B308/309)

Presenter: Rich Porayko,  Construction Creative
Room B315

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Description:  Marketing is crucial if you want your business to get and stay ahead of the competition.  This event is perfect for all segments of the glass, window and door industry, including those in the window-manufacturing world.  There’s so many paths to successful marketing in the new age and in this session, participants will learn about all of the different approaches that will help them grow their business with the latest and most effective marketing practices on the market today.

Decoration and Printing on Glass: The New Frontier

2:00 – 3:00pm
(Ticket required  – purchase at main registration ~ B308/309)
Presenters: John Bush and Sarah Jacobson, Dip-Tech

Room B316

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Description: The world of Decorative Glass is growing and new technology continues to be introduced giving designers and installers more choices than ever before.  The ability to print directly to glass with high definition images has become one of fastest growing areas of decorative glass and in this informative panel session participants will get firsthand insights from design to production to installation on how this product is used, what its range and capability are and what the next steps in the area of printing directly on glass will be. 

Thursday, September 12

Industry Legal News and Views

9:00am – 10:00am
(Ticket required  – purchase at main registration ~ B308/309)
Presenter: Richard Kalson, Attorney and Chairman of Construction Services Group, Babst & Calland
Room B315

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Description: Mr. Kalson provides counsel to contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and project owners in litigation and business consultation matters, including many glazing contractors, glass shops, window and door manufacturers and more, on all phases of the construction process on projects throughout the United States. Mr. Kalson’s course will cover several of the legal and contract issues that play a role in the day-to-day business of glass and glazing companies.  Items expected to be covered include:  how to win the payment battle through the proper use of lien, payment bonds, state prompt payment acts, contract terms and conditions, key judicial decisions and finding other legal remedies available to secure payment. 

Design Strength of Silicone Sealants and the Advancement of Curtain Wall

10:30am – 11:30am
(Ticket required  – purchase at main registration ~ B308/309)
Presenter: Jon Kimberlain, Dow Corning
Room B316

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Description: Today’s curtain wall systems owe their origin to 1970’s when aluminum was adopted due to its lightweight and flexible design for mullion shapes due to extrudability.  The use of the material introduced advancement in a practice dating back to the turn of the 20th century.

The 70’s saw the advent of other important cultural advancements with the development of microprocessors, which was the basis for putting significant computing power in the hands of the masses.

This session will present two case studies of how the art and science of curtain wall glazing can be advanced using sophisticated software and computer modeling today.  The first study will focus on using different insulating materials and modeling to understand how potential improvements to curtain wall thermal performance can be predicted.  In the second study, we will focus on finite element modeling software to engineer and predict performance of curtain wall designs such as cold bent glass and seismic performance.