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ICYMI: Design Trend Forecast, Code Update, Installer Demo and More

In its first week of programming, GlassBuild Connect presented more than 15 educational webinars and demos. Top items included the New Normal of Design and Construction panel, the Glass & Glazing Technical and Codes Update, and the opening day roundtable.

Check out the highlights:

The New Normal of Design and Construction

The coronavirus “irreversibly changed how building occupants will enter, navigate and occupy building interiors,” said panelist Domenic Cristofaro, HED Design, during this AIA-accredited session. Looking forward, preventing disease transmission will be foremost in the mindset of design professionals, building owners and regulatory agencies. Glass will be used more frequently as barriers not only at points of service, but within office spaces themselves. Gone are the days of the over-densification of commercial office buildings, he says.

Glass & Glazing Technical and Codes Update

Hear from the National Glass Association’s technical and advocacy team on the need-to-know updates to energy and safety codes, as well as updates on what's happening at other standard-setting bodies including ASTM and ASHRAE, plus a summary of the technical work that's been accomplished by NGA's members volunteers over the past six months. Watch the webinar.

Inside the Install: Solo Hinged Tub Screen Installation

Every week at GlassBuild Connect, installers from the Shower Door Professionals group, led by Showcase Shower Door and Glass Gadget's Chris Phillips, will offer installation tips, helpful how-tos and in-the-field demonstrations from a range of projects. In this week's Inside the Install, Phillips demonstrates a solo hinged tub screen installation.

GlassBuild Connect Kickoff Roundtable

NGA President & CEO, Nicole Harris, welcomes you to GlassBuild Connect. Join us throughout the month at for industry-focused programming and product exploration, presentations, demonstrations, roundtables, Q&As and more. There is something for all glass and fenestration industry segments, and something for every company role and position. GlassBuild Connect is the result of collaborations between NGA, 330+ industry suppliers, and 16 other leading associations and organizations to bring you the best of what our industry has to offer. 

Silicone Coatings for Spandrel Glass

Session sponsor ICD High Performance Coatings provided an AIA-accredited course looking at how silicone-based coating technologies can be specified, fabricated and installed for spandrel glass applications. The presentation looks at aesthetics, functionality, sustainability, thermal stress breakage mitigation and more.

Field Testing of Newly Installed Fenestration

Learn about the use of AAMA 502 and 503 as part of an overall quality program to ensure that fenestration products are correctly integrated into the building envelope.

These sessions and others are available on demand