Volume 29, Issue 1 - Spring 2015

Create a Connection

Architects’ Forum™ 2015
Returns to Long Island

by Ellen Rogers


Architects’ Forum 2015 Schedule-at-a-Glance (tentative)

Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel, Hauppauge, N.Y.

8-8:45 a.m.
: Registration and sponsor tabletop set-up

8:45-9 a.m.: Welcome to Architects’ Forum 2015

9-10 a.m.: Understanding Thermal Break and High Performing Insulating Glass for the Fenestration Industry; presented by
Technoform Group – Diamond Level Sponsor

10-11 a.m.
: Principles of Glass Selection for Facades: From Rendering to Reality; presented by Guardian Industries – Platinum
Level Sponsor

11-11:30 a.m.: Coffee break and networking

11:30 a.m.- Glass Fabrication and Design Issues;

12:30 p.m.: presented by J.E. Berkowitz L.P.

12:30-2 p.m.
: Lunch and networking

2-3 p.m.: Selecting Insulating Glass Sealants for Durability and Energy Efficiency; presented by Fenzi North America – Gold Level Sponsor

3-4 p.m.
: Form, Function & Fire Safety: A Clearer View of Fire-Rated Glass and Framing; presented by Technical Glass Products – Silver Level Sponsor

4 p.m.: Glass Expo Northeast trade show, and welcoming cocktail
party at 6 p.m.



From the natural light that windows allow inside to views of the outside, people love glass. Studies have shown that natural light can improve a person’s overall mood, wellbeing and productivity, among many other benefits. And now it’s time to learn even more about how glass can enhance building projects and designs.

Sponsored by the Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal magazine, Architects’ Forum™ 2015 takes place April 23 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel on Long Island (Hauppauge), N.Y. The daylong event is free for architects and includes sessions focused extensively on the changes and developments in architectural glass. Attendees can earn up to five continuing education credits.

In addition, the event features several networking opportunities including coffee breaks, lunch, table-top displays of glazing industry products and admission into the Glass Expo Northeast ’15 trade show and welcoming cocktail party taking place concurrently.

The Architects’ Forum brings education and resources to the architectural community, and has seen tremendous growth since the first event was held in 2008 in Grand Rapids, Mich. In fact, the program has doubled in terms of the number of presentations and learning opportunities. In 2013 the event saw record attendance when it took place for the first time in Hauppauge.

The Program

Covering a range of topics, from insulating glass to fire-rated, the program is packed with informative sessions, all designed specifically for architects. Scheduled presentations include:

The Future of High Performing Fenestration
Presented by Technoform Group – Diamond Level Sponsor
Credits: 1 LU/HSW Hour


This course is designed to help participants state the economic and environmental needs for increased performance in fenestration. Other objectives include: explaining the impact of fenestration on LEED and the benefits of daylighting; discussing codes and standards related to fenestration; defining how polyamide thermal break solutions affect the structural and thermal performance of fenestration; and more.

Principles of Glass Selection for Façades: From Rendering to Reality
Presented by Guardian Industries – Platinum Level Sponsor
Credits: 1 LU/HSW Hour


This program will discuss foundations of the glass selection process and explore aesthetic options available to meet project design and performance requirements. In addition, there is a special focus on understanding the variety of performance coatings and customized glass fabrication options.

Glass Fabrication and Design Issues
Presented by J.E. Berkowitz L.P. – Gold Level Sponsor
Credits: 1 LU/HSW Hour


This course will teach participants to recognize certain values in glass design to make successful specifications and drawings for bid. It will also cover considerations for the proper architectural glass choice and upgrading the quality of architectural glass specifications. Participants will learn how to design architectural glass to create the best cost efficiency.

Selecting Insulating Glass Sealants for Durability and Energy Efficiency
Presented by Fenzi North America – Gold Level Sponsor
Credits: 1 LU/HSW Hour


This course will provide an overview of the characteristics insulating glass (IG) sealants must provide to ensure long-term thermal performance, structural durability and longevity of insulating glass units (IGUs).

Form, Function & Fire Safety: A Clearer View of Fire-Rated Glass and Framing
Presented by Technical Glass Products – Silver Level Sponsor
Credits: 1 LU/HSW Hour


This course discusses new trends in fire-rated glazing, and what to look for when specifying fire-rated glass. Active vs. passive fire protection systems will be explored, as well as fire-rated glazing system testing, including the fire, impact and hose stream tests. How to meet codes without compromising aesthetics and fire-rated glazing systems and sustainable design will also be addressed.

Register Today!

To learn more about the event or to register visit www.glassguides.com/forum.

AGG

Ellen Rogers is the editorial director of the Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal magazine. Follow her on Twitter @USGlass and like USGlass on Facebook to receive updates.

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