Architects’ Forum 2013 Schedule Offers Learning Opportunities

Architects’ Forum™ 2013, taking place March 7 in Hauppauge (Long Island), N.Y., will provide a day-long program of glass and glazing educational sessions, all designed specifically with the architect in mind. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Long Island at Wind Watch Hotel & Golf Club and is sponsored by the Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal™ magazine.

A number of companies have already signed on as presenting sponsors. These include J.E. Berkowitz L.P., YKK AP, Guardian Industries and Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®. In addition to the learning sessions, which will provide architects with a number of AIA learning units, attendees can also attend the Glass Expo Northeast trade show, which will be taking place concurrently.

Architects’ Forum 2013 Schedule at a Glance

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome

8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Educational Sessions

8:45-9:45 a.m.: Glass Fabrication and Design Issues, presented and sponsored by J.E. Berkowitz L.P. This program is designed to provide an in-depth analysis of architectural glass fabrication and how it relates to efficient design, offering strategies for LEED and energy considerations and addressing safety codes. 1 Learning unit

9:45-10:45 a.m.: Ensuring Compliance of Fenestration with Today’s Energy Codes and Green Standards, presented and sponsored by YKK AP. Participants will learn about the energy code changes as they relate to performance of aluminum commercial fenestration systems, specifically thermal characteristics of an elevation and code compliance avenues as well as maximizing the use of fenestration in green strategies. 1 Learning unit

10:45-11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: The Evolution of Architectural Glass and High Performance Coatings, presented and sponsored by Guardian Industries. New technologies and fabrication techniques focus on energy issues to either keep heat in or deflect it out of conditioned spaces. Further, advances in coating glass in a variety of ways have produced high performance glass that takes energy control to a new level. This presentation will review some of the history and current trends in glass commonly available and will look at the features, attributes and characteristics of these choices from both a visual and performance standpoint. 1 Learning unit

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch provided by Architects’ Forum

1:45 p.m.: Educational Sessions Resume

1:45-2:45 p.m.: Session TBA presented and sponsored by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®

2:45-3:45 p.m.: Session TBA

3:45-4:00 p.m. Coffee Break

4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Town Hall: An Open Panel Discussion

4:45 – 9:00 p.m. Glass Expo Northeast™

6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Welcoming Cocktail Party

(Schedule is tentative and subject to change.)

To learn more about Architects’ Forum 2013 visit the event website at For information on sponsoring and/or presenting contact Ellen Rogers at or call 540/720-5584 ext. 118.