Volume 48, Issue 3- March 2013


Glass Expo Midwest ’13™ Offers
Two Days of Learning Opportunities

Glass education, networking and more returns to the Chicagoland area in 2013 when Glass Expo Midwest, the leading provider of regional glass education, takes place at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill. The two-day event is scheduled for October 31 - November 1, 2013.

Dedicated to providing educational seminars regarding architectural glass general business management to the glass industry in the midwest, the event includes educational sessions, a trade show floor of industry suppliers and networking opportunities. The event is co-sponsored by a number of state associations, the Association of Glazing Contractors, and USGlass, DWM and Window Film magazines.

In addition, the fourth annual Fenestration Day™, hosted by DWM magazine, will be co-located with the event and held October 31.

For more information, visit the show’s official website www.usglassmag.com/gems. For information about booth opportunities, contact events manager Tina Czar at 540/602-3261 or tczar@glass.com.

ASTM to Hold Symposium on Building Walls
ASTM International will hold a symposium on “Building Walls Subject to Water Intrusion and Accumulation: Lessons from the Past and Recommendations for the Future” April 14-15 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis. The symposium will be sponsored by ASTM Subcommittee E06.55 on Exterior Building Wall Systems, part of Committee E06 on Performance of Buildings, and held in conjunction with the April standards development meetings.

According to information from ASTM, the objective of the symposium is to document both the industry’s and ASTM’s efforts in addressing water intrusion and accumulation in building walls through standard development.

Plan Now to Attend the 2013 AIA Convention
Registration is now open for the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention scheduled for June 20-22 in Denver, Colo.

This year’s event will feature approximately 200 educational sessions and tours, more than 50 networking events and more than 700 exhibitors.

Keynote speakers will include former Secretary of State General Colin Powell; Blake Mycoskie, TOMS founder and chief shoe giver; and Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity.

China Glass 2013 Approaches
The Chinese Ceramic Society currently is gearing up for China Glass 2013, scheduled for May 24-27 in Beijing.

“China Glass [serves] as a good platform for exhibitors to demonstrate their innovation achievements and [conduct] trade and technical exchanges,” according to event organizers.

More than 190 international companies have signed up to attend the event, coming from 27 countries, including Germany, Italy, the United States, Belgium, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan, Korea, Canada, Russia and India. In addition, for the first time the show will welcome attendees from Brazil, Latvia, Spain, Mexico, Singapore and United Arab Emirates.

The North American pavilion currently has nearly 20 companies signed up to exhibit. The total exhibition area is expected to cover 80,000 square meters and attract about 800 exhibitors and more than 30,000 visitors.

The show also will include a number of technical seminars and workshops.

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