Facade Tectonics Forum Vancouver – 2018
Benson Industries Jeff Heymann Vice President, Business Development will be speaking at the Facades Tectonics Forum in Vancouver.
Date:8:15 AM – 9:30 AM
THE GOOD AND THE BAD:
Evolving Considerations and Practices of Building Facade Glazing
The trend of ever larger lites of glass in the building envelope extends back to the Roman Empire and the first use of window glass in architecture. Increasing complexity accompanies this trend: larger glazing units are more challenging to produce, handle, transport, support and install. This ongoing amplification of complexity is itself a trend in architectural glass development, which now involves extensive post-processing of raw flat glass by heat treating, coating, laminating, and printing, and the use of glass in an increasing array of complex assemblies including insulating, laminated, photovoltaic, electrochromic, spectrally-selective and decorative products. Where are these trajectories headed? What are the considerations that practitioners must account for in using “big glass?” Join Louis Moreau of Agnora , Jeff Heymann of Benson Industries , Yvon Chiasson of Morrison and Herschfield , and Roland Rossman of Garibaldi Glass as they explore these issues.