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My dad has famously said – long before Bruno Mars coined the phrase, “If you show up, you better show out!” Well, that’s exactly what FGIA member companies have done this month through education sessions at GlassBuild Connect.

Preventing Scratches and Edge Damage

Industry safety expert and just all-around nice guy, Mike Burk with Sparklike covered how to prevent costly scratches and edge damage on glass on September 14. Attendees learned about the common causes of scratches and edge damage and heard best practices on how to avoid them.

VEKA Academy Spotlight

On September 15, VEKA held a plant tour and town hall as part of its VEKA Academy spotlight. The session provided an inside look at the factory, followed by live Q&A on the current state of the industry from its executive team.

How to Achieve More Efficiency and Durability in Window Construction

Continental explored Total Solar Reflection (TSR) and how to achieve low heat buildup of window profiles on September 16 and also demonstrated the outdoor performance of its skai Cool Color Plus exterior laminates.

A Glimpse Behind Roto’s Manufacturing Curtain

Roto North America will present its extensive manufacturing capabilities on September 21 during GlassBuildConnect’s Manufacturing Monday series. With two manufacturing plants in North America, Roto has the ability to consistent and reliable delivery service to customers.

Preventing Glazing Surprises in Appearance Properties

Also on September 21, Guardian will focus on the appearance properties of glass and glazing to mitigate unanticipated outcomes of various treatments, noting how to properly view architectural glass, how heat-treatment can affect glass aesthetics, how to evaluate coating edge deletion in structural glazing applications and how to summarize the scope of prudent material compatibility verification.

Monumental Window Applications

If you’re seeking AIA credits, join YKK AP on September 23 to learn about selecting the best windows and balcony doors for a new or remodeled commercial building. The session will cover aligning desired building aesthetics with performance characteristics, including structural integrity and thermal advancements to optimizes comfort and cost.

Historically Accurate Windows: Respectful Restoration

Through historic preservation case studies across the U.S., EFCO will look at true divided lite muntin grids and the cost and energy impacts of window replacement on September 24. You’ll also learn about preservation tax credits and the roles of the National Park Service and State Historic Preservation Offices in historic restoration projects.

Beyond the Codes: How Smart Glass Fuels the Next Generation of Buildings

AGC Glass will also be offering continuing education credits as part of its session on September 29. Experts will explore the convergence of trends in tighter performance specifications and design for well-being, including how this will drive the need for, and adoption of, new Smart technologies in glass.

If you missed one of the sessions from earlier this month, don’t worry! Visit to view the recordings. Registration is free to all in the industry. And, don’t forget to use the event hashtag - #GlassBuildConnect – to share your favorite sessions from FGIA members who really showed out!