The Glazing Industry's Impact on the Active Shooter Standard
Presented by Tino Amodei, ArmouredOne and Julia Schimmelpenningh, Eastman Chemical Co.
Learn the latest developments within the legislature, and building codes and standards bodies. Gain a background on what constitutes an active shooter situation and information on building safety and security as safety glazing regulations have evolved. Then, hear an overview on the current draft active shooter standard, what other codes and regulations are undergoing similar revisions, and how the glazing and glass building products industry can make an impact.
- School Security Glazing GTP
- Security Glazing GTP
- School Security: Windows Respond First One-Pager, as posted on NGA's Advocacy webpage
Impacts and Opportunities of the Inflation Reduction Act
Presented by Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting and NGA code consultant; and, Urmilla Sowell, NGA Advocacy and Technical Services Director
A break down the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and highlights of interest for glazing and glass building products companies.
Highlights of the Bill
Embodied Carbon in Glazing and Fenestration: EC3 Demo
Presented by Phil Northcott, CEO of C-Change Labs with Mikaela DeRousseau of Building Transparency
Learn the full capabilities of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3), including an introduction to the tool, project background, scope and workflows and an overview of the tool's functionality as it pertains to glazing and fenestration. Hosted by NGA and the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA).
Counting Carb(on)s: Embodied versus Operational
New IGU Technologies for Carbon Reduction and Zero Net Energy
Presented by Stephen Selkowitz, Principal, Stephen Selkowitz Consultants | Affiliate, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
Learn about the latest IGU technologies, and the research and development still in progress, that will aid in the reduction of a building's carbon footprint and bring us closer to the goal of a zero net energy building.
Note: this webinar features a recording of a live presentation given at the NGA Glass Conference: Long Beach in January 2022.
Webinars On Demand
Thirsty Thursday Webinars
- Bird-Friendly Glazing
- Building Codes
- Fire-Rated Glazing
- Glass & Glazing Design
- Glass Inspection, Fabrication & Installation
- Glazing for Human Health & Wellness
- Glazing Industry
- Safety Glazing
GlassBuild Connect Webinars
Thirsty Thursday Webinars
Presented by Thom Zaremba, partner at Roetzel & Andress and NGA code consultant
This session discusses how recent tragedies and the consequences of climate change tend to propel changes to building codes, what this means for post-occupancy inspections as they relate to window condition and energy loss,and the importance of the codes of existing buildings.
Presented by Helen Sanders, PhD, Technoform North America
This 60-minute session is accredited for 1.0 AIA LU and will address strategies for minimizing embodied carbon in buildings, with the aim of providing a framework for making sound carbon-based decisions when designing and constructing with glass.
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
Presented by Urmilla Sowell, advocacy and technical services director, NGA
This session will address the most current discussions and requirements surrounding the CA AB262.
Glass & Glazing Design
An exploration of how glass can impact modern architecture in a way that distinguishes it from other building materials, resulting in high-performing facades and unique experiences for its occupants.
- Kai-Uwe Bergmann, BIG
- Sophie Pennetier, Enclos Design Studio
- Robert Garlipp, Gensler
- Urmilla Sowell, NGA advocacy and technical services director
Presented by Melissa Szotkowski, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
This 30-minute session will discuss key technical tables within two of NGA's best selling manuals, how the content has been updated in the newest editions and how to interpret the information.
Review and purchase the manuals:
Glass Inspection, Fabrication & Installation
Presented by Louis Moreau, AGNORA
This 45-minute session is accredited for 0.5 AIA LU and will address the most current research and technical updates surrounding anisotropy, including a review of a new ASTM Test Method for Measuring Optical Retardation in Flat Architectural Glass.
- Iridescence Patterns in Heat-Treated Architectural Glass Glass Technical Paper
Glazing for Human Health & Wellness
Presented by Kayla Natividad, PhD, Pilkington North America | NSG
This 60-minute session is accredited for 1.0 AIA LU|HSW and will discuss the relationship between the built environment and human health, and glass options that address current occupant health considerations.
Download applicable Glass Technical Papers
- Tom Culp, owner of Birch Point Consulting
- Lisa Heschong, architect and author
- Steve Selkowitz, principal at Stephen Selkowitz Consultants
- Urmilla Sowell, advocacy and technical services director of NGA
The presentation introduces the concept of biophilic design, discusses how biophilic design can benefit occupants, and describes how glazing can be used to connect occupants with the natural world while meeting security, energy efficiency, and acoustic comfort goals.
- Daylighting Glass Technical Paper
GlassBuild Connect Webinars
Commercial and Residential Installation
Fenestration Canada takes over education at GlassBuild Connect with a check in from President Stephane Labelle, followed by a curated playlist of the most popular Tech Talks from the year. Hear about cold climate window installation research, the market for triple-glazed windows and more.
With two manufacturing plants in North America, located in Chester, CT, and Mississauga, Canada, Roto North America has the unique ability to build quality into the design of our hardware and bring consistent and reliable delivery service to our customers. Roto will share and discuss our vast manufacturing capabilities, consisting of zinc die-casting, customized kitting, powder-coat painting, 5-axis lasers, operator pallet lines, and injection molding. All of these manufacturing competencies enable Roto to produce products that offer our customers high quality window and door hardware. Visit Roto North America at GlassBuild Connect.
Washington, D.C. continues to experience record levels of gridlock and the upcoming November election will further challenge the ability for meaningful action. The COVID-19 pandemic is also having a significant impact on federal and state OSHA regulations which are evolving in response. The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) remains highly engaged in the legislative and regulatory arena on behalf of the window, door and skylight industry. In this session, WDMA’s advocacy staff will provide an in-depth look at key issues facing Washington and the industry as a whole and where they’re headed. Topics include:
- COVID-19 relief legislation,
- Energy tax credits,
- Employer liability,
- Other important legislative issues
In addition, WDMA will cover lobbying efforts at the state level, ranging from HFC regulation to state regulations on infectious disease safety compliance.
In this WDMA presentation, Rhonda Schotz, UL, will summarize the various building codes and industry standards that apply to fenestration, the required testing need to certify the product and assist manufacturers in creating test plans that maximize the ability to certify non-tested products. At the completion of this presentation, manufacturers should be able to create a fenestration product test plan for submission and approval to agency of their choice.
The Farnsworth Group and Home Improvement Research Institute partnered to provide manufacturers and retailers with consistent updates specifically on COVID-19’s impact on the home improvement industry. Grant Farnsworth presents the findings of its monthly surveys of hundreds of contractors to get a consistent pulse on project behaviors and implications caused by COVID-19. Plus, key takeaways of what this data means for manufacturers.
Join Veka for this inside look at the factory, followed by insights and discussion, including live Q&A, on the current state of industry from its executive team.
Fenestration Canada’s technical director Al Jaugelis addresses the current realities for Canadian manufacturers and suppliers.
Chris Phillips, Showcase Shower Door and Glass Gadget, demonstrates the installation of a Cambridge style shower door.
Chris Phillips, Showcase Shower Door and Glass Gadget, demonstrates the installation of a frameless in-line enclosure with a notched panel. Glass gadgets to watch include a whitlock clip, air wedges and Phillips' new "secret weapon," a 6-inch tile bit.
Showcase Shower Door’s Chris Phillips addresses FAQs from installers.
Chris Phillips, Showcase Shower Door and Glass Gadget, demonstrates a solo hinged tub screen installation.
Presented by the Façade Tectonics Institute
Breaking Down Communication Barriers Between Project Team Players on High-Performance Projects.
- Mic Patterson, PhD
Ambassador of Innovation & Collaboration
Facade Tectonics Institute
- Ned S. Kirschbaum, FAIA
Principal & Technical Design Director
- Peter Koukos
Director of Strategic Process
- Alfonso Lopez, PE
Sentech Architectural Systems LLC
Installation issues can be costly for glazing contractors, in terms of time and money. In this presentation from the North American Contractor Certification (NACC) group, learn how quality management systems help glazing firms develop and implement the procedures that reduce errors, improve efficiency and create better outcomes.
ANSI recently approved the 2020 NGBS, the third version to date, with an expanded scope that applies to mixed-use buildings, assisted living facilities, hotels, dormitories, lodging houses, and even monasteries. The 2020 NGBS includes a certification path for the commercial space of mixed-use buildings; greater flexibility for existing buildings being renovated or converted; a new performance path for water efficiency; and new practices designed to promote resiliency, universal design, wellness.
Learn about the new and improved 2020 NGBS, how it helps architects and builders design and construct greener, more sustainable buildings, and the role windows, skylights, and doors play in helping buildings earn certification.
Hear from the NGA Technical and Advocacy team about key market developments and how they might impact glass and glazing industry companies. From New York City’s Green New Deal to new bird-glazing requirements, the NGA Advocacy Committee is working to keep companies informed about topics that will affect their business. Learn more during this session.
In the white space on the map beyond the northern border of the United States, a few hardy souls scrape out a meager existence in an unforgiving wasteland of ice and snow. Little is known about this strange land, but rumor has it that they have mastered the arcane arts of window manufacturing and commercial glazing to a degree not seen anywhere else in the world.
Join Glass Canada editor Patrick Flannery and four leaders of the Canadian glass industry for an interactive discussion of the Canadian glass and fenestration industry: what's the same, what's different, what works, what doesn't and why.
In this panel discussion presented by GPAD, join representatives from leading residential and commercial glass fabricators and suppliers as they discuss trends in the industry, top challenges, Industry 4.0 and more.
What does the construction industry look like moving forward? If the industry wants to grow to meet the ever-changing infrastructure and growing population demands, we need to find ways to recruit and train new craft professionals. This presentation from the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) shows where the industry is headed and provides ideas to grow the number of craft professionals to meet the current and upcoming demands.
The skilled labor shortage continues to challenge the glass and glazing industry, with experienced workers retiring faster than we can replace them. In 2019, the last of the Baby Boomers turned 55, and by 2024, the tail end of this generation will begin retiring. According to the National Construction Center for Education and Research (NCCER), 41 percent of the current construction workforce will retire in 2031. Without a veteran glazier pool to choose from, contract glaziers need to look to the younger generation. Learn about the recruiting resources available through the NCCER Build Your Future program in this special webinar presented by the American Subcontractors Association (ASA).
In this joint session from NGA and NAWIC, hear from a panel of women executives in the construction industry, including the new president of the National Association of Women in Construction. In the midst of an ongoing labor shortage, how can companies recruit more women into the construction field? NAWIC has been in existence since 1955. How has the state of WIC changed over the decades?
- Anne Pfleger, CIT, NAWIC National President, Charles Construction Services
- Lauline Mitchell, NAWIC Vice President, BBI Construction
- Doreen Bartoldus, NAWIC President Elect, Jacobs Engineering
- Nataline Lomedico, CEO, Giroux Glass
- Diana San Diego, VP of marketing, SAFTI First
- Moderator: Katy Devlin, associate publisher and editor-in-chief, Glass Magazine