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VITRUM™ Glass Group is pleased to announce Glass Talks 2024 will be held on Thursday, June 6th, 2024.  This is an annual half-day architectural event hosted by VITRUM™ Glass Group, Canada’s leading glass fabricator. This year’s event will consist of four educational presentations, a total offering of four AIBC Core LUs.

Along with the four informative presentations, you will have the opportunity to interact with primary glass suppliers and other key players from within the architectural design industry. This free event is being offered exclusively to professionals in the building design industry – Architects, Spec Writers, Engineers, Glaziers, Builders and Developers.  The event will be concluded with a Cocktail Hour.

Date:             June 6th, 2024 (Thursday)
Time:            1:00pm – 5:30pm (Registration opens at 12nn)
Location:    Vitrum Glass Group Facility – 9785 201 St., Langley, BC


 

 

 

FIRST 100 ATTENDEES – will receive a $5 gift card from Starbucks as gifted by our Gold Sponsor Vitro Architectural Glass. 

DURING GLASS TALKS – our Gold Sponsor Guardian Glass will be giving away 2 Notch8 Restaurant & Bar Gift Cards, valued at $250 each.


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  • Description

    VITRUM™ Glass Group would like to extend a personal invitation to you and your co-workers to attend Glass Talks 2024. Glass Talks is an annual educational conference hosted by Canada’s leading glass fabricator, VITRUM™ Glass Group.

    This half-day, highly informative conference will offer in-depth discussions on some of the most topical issues in the industry today. Led by a team of experts, each session will guide us through some of the most prevalent issues, challenges, and opportunities facing design professionals, builders, and developers.

    Along with the 4 illuminating presentations, you will have the opportunity to hear from primary glass suppliers and others key players from within the architectural design industry.

    This free event is being offered exclusively to professionals in the building design industry – Architects, Spec Writers, Engineers, Glaziers, Builders and Developers.

    Space is limited – REGISTER TODAY and guarantee your seat at this year’s conference.

    For more information, please contact Maria Manning – mmanning@lorvalcapital.ca – 604-882-3513.

    ATTENTION AIBC MEMBERS:
    Glass Talks 2024 is eligible for up to 4 AIBC Core LU’s

  • Schedule
    12:00nnRegistration, Tabletop Exhibits Open
    1:00pm – 2:00pmSession 1: How to Effectively Integrate Acid-Etched Glass in Exterior Glazing Systems
    2:00pm – 3:00pmSession 2: Panel Discussion – BC Energy Step Code
    3:00pm – 3:30pmCoffee Break, Tabletop Exhibits Open
    3:30pm – 4:30pmSession 3: New IGU Technologies for Carbon Reduction and Zero Net Energy
    4:30pm – 5:30pmSession 4: Vitrum Plant Tour, Tabletop Exhibits Open
    5:30pm-6:30pmCocktail Hour, Tabletop Exhibits Open

     

  • Sessions

    Engaging Educational sessions

    Attend four AIBC accredited sessions led by industry experts. Featuring focused educational content that is highly relevant for the architectural, building, and glazing community. You must be in attendance for the full event to receive the four AIBC Core LU credits.

    S1 – HOW TO EFFECTIVELY INTEGRATE ACID-ETCHED GLASS IN EXTERIOR GLAZING SYSTEMS

    Presenter: Matthew Christie, Walker Glass Company

    This presentation provides an in-depth knowledge of the use of acid-etched glass in exterior applications. This includes a discussion of the most up to date and detailed information to help understand how design, functional, performance and sustainable objectives can be achieved with this type of product.

     

    Matthew Christie is the Canadian Sales and Architectural Manager at Walker and has worked within the glass and glazing industry for the past 12 + years.

     


    S2 – PANEL DISCUSSION: bC ENERGY STEP CODE

    Presenters: Mohammad Fakoor PhD, P.Eng., CEA, CPHD, CEM, LEED, AP BC+C, RJC Engineers – Kreg Hatfield, Guardian Glass – Nadia Said, Chris Dikeakos Architects Inc.

    The new regulations in the BC Energy Step Code brings with it new challenges in architectural planning and design. This panel discussion will examine how the built environment can contribute to more sustainability in response to these changes.

    Mohammad Fakoor is an Associate at RJC Engineers and leads the energy modelling team.  Graduating as a mechanical engineer and working alongside building enclosure engineers, Mohammad has a unique approach for each project – bridging mechanical and enclosure strategies to meet energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. He has completed energy modelling and airtightness testing for hundreds of existing buildings and new construction. He has extensive experience in designing high-performance building enclosure systems aligned with the BC Energy Step code, NECB, and Toronto Green Building Standard.

     

     

    Kreg Hatfield is the Regional Architectural Manager for the Western US and Canada for Guardian Glass. His team works with architects, commercial glazing subcontractors, facades consultants, and fabricators to help design the skin of the building to meet aesthetic and performance criterion, ultimately developing business pipeline for the organization.  Kreg has been in architectural sales for more than 15 years.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications from Bowling Green State University.  During his free time, Kreg is an avid runner, family man and sports enthusiast.

     

     

     

     

    Nadia Said is a Principal Architect at Chris Dikeakos Architects Inc and has over twenty years of experience as an architect. She has a Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture from the University of British Columbia and has extensive experience in residential hi-rise and mixed-use projects. She led many complex projects from the early design stages through construction, many of which have received awards and recognitions.  Her main passion is innovation in building forms, and balancing functionality with creative architectural concepts.


    S3 – NEW IGU TECHNOLOGIES FOR CARBON REDUCTION AND ZERO NET ENERGY

    Presenter:  Chris Fronsoe, Vitro Architectural Glass

    The use of IGUs help achieve optimal performance when energy conservation and comfort are part of the design.  This presentation will tackle the different IGU technologies available for Carbon Reduction.

    Chris Fronsoe is the National Architectural Team Manager for Western USA & Western Canada at Vitro Architectural Glass. Chris has years of experience working with general contractors, glaziers, architects and glass fabricators. For the commercial glass market, he brings design knowledge for both vertical and sloped glazing projects.  He also worked with top executive and scientific research teams for the solar, automotive and appliance glass market segments. In previous roles, he has been active working with glass fabricators worldwide and setting up global distribution networks.

    Formerly a manager and sommelier for a restaurant selected four times as a Top 100 Wine Restaurant by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Chris now also conducts the popular Vino with Vitro, AIA credited educational series.


    S4 – VITRUM PLANT TOUR

    Presenters: Vitrum Glass Group

    An in-depth behind the scenes tour of one of Western Canada’s largest glass fabricator. Participants will have the opportunity to see the products they specify being created right in front of them. Tour highlights include: Insulated Glass Units, Tempering, Lamination, Custom Glass Fabrication, Silk-Screened and Spandrel Glass.

     

    Vitrum Glass Group has been supplying clients with top-quality glass products since 1997 from our facility in Vancouver, British Columbia.

     

  • Prizes

    prize sponsor

    Our Gold Sponsor, Vitro Architectural Glass is generously giving away $5 Starbucks gift cards to the first 100 attendees! These gift cards will be distributed upon registration during the event.

    Guardian Glass, our Gold Sponsor is also graciously giving away 2 Notch8 Restaurant & Bar Gift Cards during Glass Talks valued at $250 each.  Winners must be present to claim the prize.

    A 4-pack of Vancouver Whitecaps FC game tickets in BC Place is also up for grabs from Vitrum Glass Group.  Winner must be present to claim the prize.

  • FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: My colleague didn’t receive an invitation, can they come?
    A: Yes, if your colleague is an architect, spec writer, interior designer, engineer, glazier, builder or developer, they are welcome to attend this event. Kindly have them RSVP to expedite their registration to Maria Manning – mmanning@lorvalcapital.ca – 604-882-3513

    Q: Do I need to be an AIBC member to attend this event?
    A: No, you do not. This event is open to all members of the design industry. The AIBC Continuing Education credits are an additional bonus for those members that need them, but in no way is this event limited to those members.

    Q: I am a member of AIA, can I still receive credits?
    A: Unfortunately, the Glass Talks is only accredited through AIBC and is not eligible for credits through any other organization.  Vitrum Glass is happy to provide a proof of attendance which can be self-submitted.

    Q: How do I receive AIBC credits?
    A: Attendees will have to register upon arrival at the event. This list will be submitted to AIBC as a record of attendees. You must be in attendance for the entire event to receive the 4 AIBC credits.

    Q: When will the credits be applied to my AIBC account?
    A: VITRUM™ Glass Group will submit our records to AIBC no later than 1 week after the event.

    Q: How & when will I receive a Starbucks gift card?
    A: The first 100 attendees to register during the event day will receive a Starbucks gift card courtesy of Vitro Architectural Glass. This will be distributed at the registration table.

    Q: How do I win the $250 Notch8 Restaurant & Bar Gift Cards from Guardian Glass?
    A: There will be 2 prize draws during the event.  Winners must be present to claim the prize.  

    Q: How do I win the 4-pack of tickets to the Vancouver Whitecaps game in BC Place?
    A: There will be 1 prize draw during the event.  Winner must be present to claim the prize.  

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