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2021 Webinars

Understanding the Tech Tables: NGA's Engineering Standards Manual and Heavy Glass Door Design Guide

Understanding the Tech Tables: NGA's Engineering Standards Manual and Heavy Glass Door Design Guide
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.

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Glass Options for a Healthy Built Environment

Glass Options for a Healthy Built Environment
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.

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Webinars On Demand

Thirsty Thursday Webinars

 

Bird-Friendly Glazing 

Presented by Sylvain Denis, Walker Glass Co. 

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Energy

Presented by Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting

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Presented by Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting

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Presented by Helen Sanders, Technoform North America

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Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) 

Presented by Vik Ahuja, thinkstep

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Presented by Urmilla Sowell, NGA and Stanley Yee, Dow

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Presented by Vik Ahuja, thinkstep

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Fire-Rated Glazing  

Presented by Thom Zaremba, Roetzel & Andress

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Glass & Glazing Design  

Presented by Julia Schimmelpenningh, Eastman Chemical Company

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Presented by Joe Erb, Quanex Building Products

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Presented by Urmilla Sowell, NGA and Bill Lingnell, Lingnell Consulting

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Presented by Eric Stein, Viracon

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Presented by Florian Doebbel, Sika

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Presented by Aldo Mackay, Protection Engineering Consultants

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Presented by Stephen Morse (2018)

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Presented by Melissa Szotkowski, Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

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Download Glass Technical Paper

Presented by Steve Thomas, Guardian Glass, LLC

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Presented by Urmilla Sowell, NGA

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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.

Download the handouts

Review and purchase the manuals:

Presented by Sophie Pennetier, Enclos Design Studio

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Glass Inspection, Fabrication & Installation  

Presented by Jeff Haberer, Trulite Glass and Aluminum

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Presented by Jose Colon, Intertek

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Presented by Joe Erb, Quanex Building Products

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Presented by Urmilla Sowell, NGA and Bill Lingnell, Lingnell Consulting

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Presented by Chris Barry, consultant

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Presented by Steve Thomas, Guardian Glass, LLC

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Presented by Mike Burk, Sparklike

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Presented by Mark Schmidt, Wiss, Janey, Elstner Associates, Inc. and Stephen Morse, Michigan Tech University

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Presented by John Kent and Mitch Majewski, SGCC

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Glazing for Human Health & Wellness 

Presented by Eric Stein, Viracon

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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 the handouts | Take the quiz for AIA credit

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Presented by Helen Sanders, Technoform North America

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Presented by Courtney Little, ACE Glass

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Glazing Industry 

Presented by Nicole Harris, NGA

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Safety Glazing 

Presented by Julia Schimmelpenningh, Eastman Chemical Co.

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Presented by Urmilla Sowell, NGA and Bill Lingnell, Lingnell Consulting

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Presented by Vicente Montes, Curtain Wall Design and Consulting Inc.

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Presented by Vicente Montes, CDC, Inc.

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Presented by John Kent and Mitch Majewski, SGCC

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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. 

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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. 

 

Management 

Presented by the Façade Tectonics Institute

Breaking Down Communication Barriers Between Project Team Players on High-Performance Projects.

Presenters:

  • Mic Patterson, PhD
    Ambassador of Innovation & Collaboration
    Facade Tectonics Institute
  • Ned S. Kirschbaum, FAIA
    Principal & Technical Design Director
    Fentress Architects
     
  • Peter Koukos
    Director of Strategic Process
    Harmon Inc.
     
  • Alfonso Lopez, PE
    CEO
    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. 

 

Technical 

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. 

Trends 

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.

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Workforce Development 

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?

Presenters:

  • 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