Volume 49, Issue 6 - June 2014


GlassCon Global Debuts This July

The inaugural GlassCon Global is set to take place July 7-9, 2014 at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia. Organized by the Finishing Contractors Association and the Glass Association of North America, the new technical conference will focus on glass and glazing innovation in North America. Topics to be discussed at the event include architectural challenges and solutions, new technologies and innovations, structural engineering case studies, energy performance in buildings, coating technology and applications, and business economic outlooks.

According to event organizers, GlassCon Global will offer more than 20 hours of programming designed to provide a variety of usable content relevant to all facets of the design and construction industry. Attendees can expect thought-provoking discussion among global designers and three concurrent educational tracks geared specifically to address issues affecting all members of a project team.

Keith Boswell, technical architectural director for SOM’s San Francisco office, is a panel member in GlassCon Global’s Transatlantic Debate to take place on July 8. In this plenary session, panelists will discuss standards, products, design aesthetics and more. Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter will serve as guest speaker at the opening event on July 8. He vows to continue to implement the nationally recognized GreenWorks Philadelphia initiative that is helping to make the City of Philadelphia become the greenest city in America.

Visit the event website for additional program details and registration information. www.glassconglobal.com

USGlass Editor to Moderate Two Sessions
Ellen Rogers, editor of USGlass magazine, will moderate two important panel discussions during the event. The first is a panel discussion of façade consultants who will discuss unique products and innovative applications for our industry, as well as what they want to see from designers and glazing contractors for such innovations. The second is a panel of recognized worldwide industry leaders who will offer their views on a variety of industry topics. Rogers will moderate this free- flowing discussion which will draw from attendee questions and concerns.

For more information on panelists as they are confirmed go to www.glassconglobal.com.

Greenbuild Expo Relocates to Los Angeles in 2016
The 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will be held in Los Angeles. The event previously had been scheduled for San Diego.

“Los Angeles is a green building hub,” says Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair of the U.S. Green Building Council. “Home to 268 LEED-certified commercial buildings, 1,431 LEED-certified residential units, and more municipal LEED-certified square footage than any other city, Los Angeles is the perfect place to convene the world’s leading green building conference and expo.”

This year’s Greenbuild will be held in New Orleans, October 22-24, and in 2015 it will take place in Washington, D.C.

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