Join glass and glazing industry leaders at North America’s premier technical conference and acquire insight on critical topics including:
Opportunities for Change in the Market – Learn about glass industry developments and trends including
energy efficient solutions through advanced glazing system design
Architectural Glass Applications and Case Studies – Learn the four key steps in realizing complex building enclosures: form, analyze, optimize and document.Recent Trends in Insulating Glass – Understand differences in the thermal stress behavior of monolithic and insulating glass.Safety of Glass – Review advanced glazing solutions that protect vulnerable points of entry at public buildings as well as applicable standards and specifications.
Engineering with Structural Glass – Explore design options for glass enclosures including function and performance metrics and understand loads of structural glass systems.
Adhesives – Investigate various adhesives, such as silicone polyurethane, epoxy, 2P-acrylic and UV-acrylic for load-bearing CFS-glass connections.
Designing with Glass – Learn the common parameters used to determine the flatness of glass relative to the manufacturing method and scrutinize the determinants of specifying flatness.
Energy Performance of Buildings Influenced by Glass – Learn how the building envelope can be thermally analyzed with increasing detail as the design evolves.
Glass Testing – Understand the glass failure prediction model developed at Texas Tech University.
Specialties in Structural Glass – Investigate two safety concepts currently being studied – “reinforced” and “post-tensioned” glass beams.
You can expect thought provoking discussion among global leaders and educational tracks geared specifically to address issues affecting all members of a project team.
Key Note Speakers
Every GlassCon Global educational track opens with a focused key note presentation from a recognized expert in the field.
Young Researchers – Jurgen Neugebauer, University of Applied Science, FH Joanneum and Christian Louter, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Architectural Glass Applications – Winfried Heusler, Schuco International
Recent Trends in Insulating Glass – Jack Tang, Synergy
Glass Coatings – Hartmut Hillmer, University of Kassel, Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics
Safety of Glass – Helmut Hohenstein, Dr. Hohenstein Consultancy
Engineering with Structural Glass – Geralt Siebert, Bundeswehr University Munich
Energy Performance of Buildings Influenced by Glass – Stephan Selkowitz, Berkley Physics
Designing with Glass – Jens Schneider, Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt
The opportunity to learn from, and network with, the industry’s brightest minds is what makes GlassCon Global North America’s premier technical conference.