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Glass Talks 2018 — EVENT FULL —

Glass Talks is an annual educational conference, hosted by Canada’s leading glass fabricators Vitrum Glass Group. The event focuses on topical in-depth discussions on issues currently facing architects, specification writers, engineers, glaziers, builders and developers.


EventGlass Talks 2018
DateTuesday, June 12, 2018
Time7:30am ~ Breakfast, Registration, Table Top Exhibits, and Networking
8:30am ~ Sessions Commence (AIBC Accredited Earn 3 Core LUs)
12:00pm ~ Session Completion, Table Top Exhibits Remain Open until 12:30 pm
LocationRosewood Hotel Georgia
801 W Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7
Registervia the link below or call 778.800.5487


Glass Talks 2018 — EVENT FULL —

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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 2018. 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.

    • Specifying Commercial Aluminum Finishes
    • The Acoustic Performance of the Building Envelope
    • Can Windows and Passive House Amicably Co-Exist? – Glazing for the Future

    A complimentary breakfast and table top exhibits will open the conference and provide guests with the opportunity to network with primary glass suppliers and others from 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 Katheleen Dixon – or call  778.800.5487

    Glass Talks 2018 is eligible for 3 Core LU’s

  • Schedule
    7:30am – 8:30amBreakfast and Registration. Table Top Exhibits also open – Arrive early to network & learn more about several top products and services.
    8:30am – 8:45amWelcome & Opening Remarks
    8:45am – 9:45amBen Mitchell on Architectural Coatings – Lustre that Lasts, Powder vs. Wet Paint
    9:45am – 10:00amDigitally Printed Glass – A Statement for Beauty in Every Context
    10:00am – 10:15amCoffee Break & Table Top Exhibits Open
    10:15am – 11:00amBrizi Coetzer on Acoustics – Noise Solutions for Densification
    11:00am – 11:15amBent Glass – Architectural Elements that Flow
    11:15am – 12:00pmMonte Paulsen on Passive House – Can Windows and Passive House Amicably Co-Exist?
    12:00pm – 12:30pmSession Completion; Table Top Exhibits Open through 12:30 pm


  • Sessions

    Engaging Educational sessions

    Attend three AIBC accredited sessions led by industry experts. Featuring focused educational content that is highly topical for the architectural, building, and glazing community. The session will run subsequently from 8:30am – 12:00pm. Space is limited – please register early to ensure you get a seat at this year’s Glass Talks conference.

    S1 – LUSTRE THAT LASTS, Power vs. Wet Paint

    Presenter: Ben Mitchell, Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc.  on  Architectural Coatings
    Commercial aluminum wall, window and roof systems have undergone improvements in recent decades, making them technologically sufficient to meet contemporary standards of durability. Paint chemistry has kept up with this evolution. As such it is important to understand the difference between powder and liquid coating application methods. Learn how to select the optimal coating for your next project.

    Ben Mitchell, MBA, has more than three decades of manufacturing, product development, marketing and management experience in the coatings industry. Mitchell studied coatings chemistry at the University of Louisville and at the University of Southern Mississippi and completed his MBA at Urbana University. Ben joined Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc. in 1990 as a lab technician. He was promoted to a senior chemist where he formulated high performance coatings for the fenestration industry before he assumed the position of Global Technical Service Manager, Extrusion Coatings. He currently serves as the manager of Architectural Aluminum Coatings Americas. In this role, he manages the fenestration coatings business for residential and commercial building products including R&D, sales and marketing for the Americas as well as some oversight for the Middle East & Asia Pacific markets.


    Presenter: Brizi Coetzer, RWDI Consulting Engineers and Scientists  on  Acoustics
    Meet municipal jurisdictions interior sound level limits from road and railway noise sources. Understand how window construction affects the interior noise level. The various parameters affecting the acoustic performance of windows will be detailed with reference to single number ratings such as STC/OITC, the significance of mass, thickness and airspaces as well as the composite acoustic performance of the exterior wall and window combined.

    Brizi Coetzer, P.Eng., a registered Professional Engineer within the province of British Columbia, has been working in the acoustical field for over 6 years. Her qualifications include a B.Sc. (Engineering) with a focus on Mechatronics and a Master’s degree in Music Technology. Brizi is uniquely qualified, being a specialist in both architectural acoustics and environmental noise. She is able to provide value to her clients by combining her experience of sound control both within the interior as well as the exterior limits of the building envelope. Her expertise covers a wide range of buildings and facilities for many sectors including education, sports and entertainment, municipalities, transportation, health services, and others.


    Presenter: Monte Paulsen, RDH Building Science – on Passive House
    Windows of the future: Why Passive House designers need exceptional glazing in extraordinary frames, what high-performance products are on the market now, and how the demand for high-performance windows will transform the glazing business.

    Monte Paulsen, EA, CPHC, Phi Building Certifier, is one of Canada’s most experienced Passive House professionals with nearly a decade of experience in Passive House design. Monte leads the Passive House team at RDH Building Science and is a PHI-accredited Building Certifier, Trainer and Consultant. He has trained more than 100 CPHC, and consulted to more than 1,000 units of Passive House homes, rowhouses, dormitories, apartment buildings, and high-rise towers. Together with colleagues at RDH, he is researching next-generation glazing technologies in order to enable larger windows in buildings being designed to meet Step Four, Net Zero, or Passive House criteria.

  • Exhibitors




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  • FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Is the event accessible by Public Transit?
    A: Yes, there are 6 bus stops located within a block of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Visit for schedules and maps.  The Vancouver City Center SkyTrain Station is also located a few minutes walk from the Hotel’s entrance.

    Q: Is parking available?
    A: Yes, the nearest two lots are located at 777 Hornby Street and 777 Dunsmuir Street.

    Q: Which boardroom is the event being held in at the Rosewood Georgia Hotel?
    A: Glass Talks 2018 will be hosted in the Spanish Ballroom at the Rosewood Georgia Hotel. Signs will be posted at the hotel to direct you. 

    Q: Do I need to print my registration and bring it with me on June 12th.
    A: No, to be as environmentally friendly as possible we have opted to forgo tickets and use an electronic registration system. When you arrive make your way to registration to sign-in.

    Q: My colleague didn’t receive an invitation, can he/she 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 on the day of the event to Katheleen Dixon – or 778.800.5487.

    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.