Tons of educational and technical topics lead off the blog this week. First off if you missed the webinar from the National Glass Association and Architectural Record Magazine you missed an incredible event. The “Professional Roundtable: Perspectives on Glass and Glazing in Design” featured five brilliant minds all bringing up great point after great point with regards to energy codes, standards, performances and the glass and glazing products that can be utilized to satisfy all and advance our world. It truly was something to take in and I especially enjoyed seeing the pictures of the projects that the panelists pointed to showing great glass and glazing in action. The biggest takeaway for me was that we as an industry could do amazing things and reach incredible performances- all we have to do is actually do it. Welcome the change, welcome the new and push forward. There are many people and companies who take this tact but there are still many that don’t and that includes architects unwilling to try the “new” as well. In any case I think panels like this are only scratching the surface… which brings me to….
The final schedule for Express Learning at GlassBuild is now published and there’s a ton of incredible content but one of the big keys is the “live podcast” that the guys from Edify Studios will be doing which will be focused on disruptive change in the glass industry. Basically what is going to be our “Uber” or other breakthrough? It’s a huge and important subject and one that will be “must attend” at the show. The rest of the schedule is fantastic too- lots of very interesting subjects and engaging speakers.
-- On GlassBuild, seriously- if you haven’t registered yet- please make a note and do it soon. And even bigger- get your hotel room taken care of… just go to www.glassbuild.com and it’ll take you 5 minutes. Thank you.
-- The latest NGA Tech and Advocacy bulletin was released this week and its astonishing how much work is being done by Urmilla Sowell and the folks at NGA. Here’s a quick smattering of what was covered and you’ll see there is a TON going on…
Laminated Glazing Reference Manual
Products for Energy Applications
Coastal Glazing and the Turtle Codes
Assessing the Durability of Decorative Glass
Glass Properties Pertaining to Photovoltaic Applications
Glossary of Terms for Color and Appearance
Proper Procedures for Cleaning Flat Glass Mirrors
Proper Procedures for Receiving, Storage and Transportation of Flat Glass Mirrors
70 Glass Information Bulletins (GIBs) available
Glass Floors and Stairs Task Group
Measuring Color of Decorative Material in the Field
Design Considerations for Use of Sealants/Adhesives with Coated Glass and Adhesives Compatibility
Understanding Reflected Solar Energy of Glazing Systems in Buildings
Updated Coated Glass AIA presentation
Engineering Standards Manual, 2019 edition
This work matters as it advances our industry… if you are interested join NGA and GET INVOLVED in the process!
-- Last this week a fun one… so I was way behind the times TV wise- just recently finished “Breaking Bad” (AWESOME TV) and now I’m catching up on “Better Call Saul” which is also fabulous. This week as I watched an episode in season three I was excited to see a familiar glass industry product… I am pretty sure that Wood’s Powr-Grip vacuum cups were utilized… it wasn’t for glazing unfortunately but still to see a product that we in our industry use quite a bit I still enjoyed it. You know me I watch everything for a connection back to the industry. Not sure anyone from Wood’s still reads this blog (I miss Joe Landsverk of Wood’s- he used to read, but he passed on a few years ago, but I’m guessing he would’ve loved this story) but if you do, let me know if that was yours…
LINKS of the WEEK
Creative way that Japan is creating the medals for the next Olympics…
Comical story involving dating, sisters, and a stolen car
This is a great son doing super for his mom. I could absolutely see my brother doing the same for our Mom when she was with us…
VIDEO of the WEEK
Couldn't get this to post... so skipping the video for the this week... sorry!