GCG2020 VE

GlassCon Global VE-Glass Expo VE a Success!

GlassCon Global VE-Glass Expo VE was held Sept. 9-10, and proved to be the next best thing when you can’t hold a physical conference. Attendees from all over the world logged on to take part in the all new virtual experience that digitally recreated the in-person conference experience. See below for presentations from the event!  


Plenary Presentations

“Climate Impacts and Paris LIFE Style” by Dr. Franz Prettenthaler (Director of LIFE Institute for Climate, Energy and Society at Joanneum Research)

2020 Transatlantic Debate moderated by Bill Nichols (Head of Global Design, Merck Window Technologies B.V. Netherlands) and featuring panelists Dr. Franz Prettenthaler (Director of LIFE Institute for Climate, Energy and Society at Joanneum Research), Aulikki Sonntag (Chief Business Development Officer at Staticus), Dirk Schulte (Pre Construction Executive, Roschmann Steel & Glass Construction), Kevin Hydes (CEO, Integral), and Graham Dodd (Fellow/Director, OVE Arup and Partners)

Track Presentations

“Vacuum Insulated Glazing – Design, Current Uses, and Future” by Kyle Sword and Dr. Kayla Natividad (NSG Pilkington)

“Closers for Glass Doors – Recent Developments” by Michael Chusid (Building Product Consultant)

“Artificial Intelligence for Glass Industry and Structural Glass Engineering – Status Quo, Applications and Perspectives” by Dr. Michael Kraus and Michael Drass (M&M Networking-ING)

“Reducing Structural Expression in Large Format Glass Façades – Museum of Modern Art, New York” by Michelle Neary (Gensler), Chris Andreacola (Diller Scofido + Renfro) and Justin Holdahl (Heintges)

“The Evolution of Automating Protective Coatings” by Syndi Sim (Diamond-Fusion International)

“The Visual Quality of Glass in Building Anisotropies in Heat Treated Flat Glass” by Michael Elstner (AGC Interpane) and Stefan Goeddertz (Herzog & de Muero)

“Determination of Interlayer Mechanical Properties for Use in Laminated Glass Design” by Michael Härth (Kuraray Europe), Stephen Bennison (Kuraray America) and Steven Sauerbrunn (University of Delaware)

“SemiProbalistic Design of Silicone Adhesive Joints: Eurocode-compliant and Mesh-independent Approach using Finite Elements by Dr. Michael Kraus and Michael Drass (M&M Networking-ING)

“Making Bird-Safe Buildings: Scientific Fundamentals, Methods, and Regulatory Trends” by Daniel Klem, Jr. (Muhlenberg College)

“Durability of Structural Sealant in Cold Bent Glazing Design” by Jon Kimberlain (Dow Silicones)

“Innovative Design Applications Using Advanced Fire-Rated Glazing Technology” by Tim Nass (SAFTI First)

“Material Model and FE-Simulations for innovative Lightweight Glass-Plastic-Composite Panels” by Julian Hänig (Technische Universität Dresden, Institute of Building Construction)

“How to Design Structures Made with Thin Glass” by Jürgen Neugebauer (FH Joanneum-University of Applied Sciences)

“Structural-Acoustic Glazing Using New Interlayer Technology” by Stephen Bennison (Kuraray America), Michael Haerth (Kuraray Europe), and Steven Sauerbrunn (University of Delaware)

“Analysis of Load Sharing Phenomena for 2-Side Supported IGUs” by Chiara Bedon (University of Trieste, Department of Engineering and Architecture)

“Counting of Fragments in Tempered Glass Fragmentation Test” by Juho Ruusunen (Glaston Finland Oy)

“Evolution of Cantilevering, Free Standing Balustrades” by Geralt Sibert (Bundeswehr University Munich)

“Glass Week Architectural Glass Curriculum” by Doug Noble and Karen Kensek (USC School of Architecture)

“Worldwide Glass Trends” by Jorma Vitkala