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NGA Glass Conference: Chicago 2022

| Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel - Northbrook, IL
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Event Information

Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel
933 Skokie Blvd
Northbrook, IL 60062

Event Registration

Early Bird *

Spouse registration rate: $275

* Early-bird rates ended June 2. 

Schedule (Subject to Change)

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Welcome Lunch

Use this opportunity to reacquaint yourself with your NGA peers! Short programming will take place to welcome newcomers and outline what to expect for the week.

Sponsored by Dow

1:00pm - 4:30pm
Fabricating Committee Meeting

Technical segments meeting include:

  • Overall Committee Business update
    • Glazing Manual update
    • NGA Glossary of Architectural Glass & Glazing
    • NGA Glass Conference Planning task group
  • Tempering
    • ASTM C14 Update
    • Best Practices for Heat Soaking GTP update
    • New Technology for Glass Stress (alternate to center punch test method)
    • Ceramic Enamel update
    • Presentation: Edge Grinding
  • Fire-Rated Glazing
    • Challenges Faced by Fire-Rated Glazing GTP
    • New Idea Brainstorm: butt-glazed systems; windstorm; security; decorative; limitations in design of deluge sprinkler systems and building code implications
  • Mirror
    • Mirror Design Guide
  • Installing Committee Update
    • Specifications task group
    • Frameless Shower Enclosures Installation task group
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Happy Hour

Enjoy a light happy hour immediately following the conclusion of the Fabricating Committee meeting.

Sponsored by Walker Glass Co., Ltd.

7:45am - 8:45am
Breakfast + Presentation

Presentation: Industry Trends + Top 50 Glazier Highlights, presented by Katy Devlin, Glass Magazine associate publisher

9:00am - 12:00pm
Fabricating Committee Meeting

Technical Segments meeting include:

  • Energy
    • EPDs and ASHRAE 189.1 GWP task group activity
    • PCR updates
    • Daylighting AIA presentation development
    • Thermal Bridging Considerations at Interface Conditions AIA presentation development
    • Health and Wellness Benefits webpage resources review
  • Industry Collaboration Updates
      • IGCC/SGCC
      • ANSI Z97.1
      • FGIA
      • NFRC
      • ASA
      • NCCER
      • IWCA
        • Guide to Architectural Glass for Professional Window Cleaners
      • NIBS
    • Insulating
      • ASTM Frost Point Testing update
      • Secondary Sealants in IGUs
      • Compatibility Testing...Related to the Performance of PIB in IGUs (with FGIA)
      • Guidelines for User of Capillary Tubes (with FGIA)
      • Large Glass (with FGIA)
      • Bent IGUs
      • Guidelines for the Appearance of IGU Edges GTP update
      • Performance Improvements in IGUs GTP update
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Lunch + Presentation

    Presentation: Backstops Explained

    What exactly are backstops and why do you need to know about them? Hear from a panel of industry experts and consultants as they take a deep dive on the types of building envelope backstops, where they're being used and why; and, the positive elements and challenges they bring to the glass and glazing industry.

    1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Facility Tours

    Join your peers for off-site tours of the labs and testing facilities at Wiss, Janney, Elstner (WJE) and UL.

    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    "Taste of Chicago" Beer Sampling + Reception

    Join for a Taste of Chicago reception featuring Chicago dogs, pizza and a special beer tasting from local Ravinia Brewing Co.

    This activity is open for sponsorship! Learn more about sponsoring the reception.

    7:45am - 8:45am
    Breakfast + Presentation

    Presenation: Technical & Codes Update, by the NGA advocacy and technical staff

    9:00am - 10:30am
    Advocacy Committee Meeting

    Agenda items include:

    • Discussion Recap: Physiological Impacts of Light on Human Health & the Implications of Glazing
    • Legislative Bill Tracking / Build Back Better Program update
    • Planning for future Glass & Glazing Advocacy Days, potential new advocacy initiatives and legislator outreach
    • The EPA and the the future of architectural glass recycling
    • School safety legislation
    10:45am - 11:45am
    Forming Committee Meeting

    Agenda items include:

    • Buy Clean CA Act update
    • Health Product Declarations
    • Coated Glass AIA presentation update
    • Presentation: EC3 (embodied carbon in construction calculator) tool update
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Lunch + Presentation

    Presentation: The Glazing Industry's Impact on Active Shooter Standards

    1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Fabricating Committee Meeting, cont.

    Technical Segments meeting include:

    • Protective Glazing
      • School Security Update
      • Proper Cleaning Procedures for Protective Glazing
      • Bird Friendly AIA presentation development
      • School Security AIA presentation development
    • Laminating
      • Laminated Deflection Tables
      • Emergency Egress Through Laminated Glazing Materials GTP update
      • Use of Laminated Glass in Glass Railing Systems GTP update
      • Laminated Glazing Reference Manual
    • Decorative
      • Decorative Glazing Manual (target publication in 2023)
      • Benefits of Decorative Glass in Daylighting Applications GTP - seeking volunteers
      • Defining an Industry Acceptable Color Variance GTP update
      • LEED White Paper - Decorative update
    8:00am - 12:00pm
    GICC Meeting

    A meeting of the Glazing Industry Code Committee will take place; open to GICC members only.

    Includes breakfast beginning at 7:30 am.

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    Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel
    Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel

    NGA Group Rate: $154/night + tax
    Group rate no longer guaranteed after June 27

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