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On-demand Education at GlassBuild Connect

Glassbuild Connect hosts more than 70 education sessions, many of which are geared toward the residential fenestration industry

GlassBuild Connect, which will be live through the end of 2020, is populated with more than 70 education sessions, some of which were created in partnership with association supporters and sponsors, including FGIA, Fenestration Canada, WDMA and NGA. Sessions cover codes, technical information, manufacturing innovations, advocacy updates, business strategy and more. 

GlassBuild Connect is free to access, though registration and site log in is required to access these on-demand education sessions.

Check out these five sessions specific to the fenestration industry:

What's Going on With Fenestration in Canada?

Fenestration Canada’s technical director Al Jaugelis addresses the current realities for Canadian manufacturers and suppliers.

Preparing a Test Plan for Certification

In this WDMA presentation, Rhonda Schotz, UL, will summarize the various building codes and industry standards that apply to fenestration, the required testing need to certify the product and assist manufacturers in creating test plans that maximize the ability to certify non-tested products. At the completion of this presentation, manufacturers should be able to create a fenestration product test plan for submission and approval to agency of their choice. 

The State of Home Improvement: Current Realities for Contractors

The Farnsworth Group and Home Improvement Research Institute partnered to provide manufacturers and retailers with consistent updates specifically on COVID-19’s impact on the home improvement industry. Grant Farnsworth presents the findings of its monthly surveys of hundreds of contractors to get a consistent pulse on project behaviors and implications caused by COVID-19. Plus, key takeaways of what this data means for manufacturers.

Veka Academy Spotlight: Plant Tour & Town Hall

Join Veka for this inside look at the factory, followed by insights and discussion, including live Q&A, on the current state of industry from its executive team.

How to Achieve More Efficiency and Durability in Window Construction

This session, presented by Continental, explores Total Solar Reflection (TSR) and how to achieve low heat buildup of window profiles and will also demonstrate the outdoor performance of Continental’s skai Cool Color Plus exterior laminates.