GlassCon Global 2016 Educational Tracks Announced

GlassCon Global, taking place July 6-9, 2016 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, has announced an extensive 2016 program agenda, including a top-notch line-up of exceptional speakers from all areas of the architectural glass and glazing industry. Attendees will be presented with in-depth knowledge from industry experts, world renowned designers and international researchers who drive product innovation, design optimization and cutting edge research, and push the limits of glass in the built environment. A sampling of this years’ track presentations include:

A New Design Approach for Structural Bonded Silicone Joints

– Iris Maniatis, Universität der Bundeswehr München

Application of Digital Image Correlation in Linear Structural Adhesive Glass-metal Connection Testing

– Bert Van Lancker, Ghent University

Enameled Glass – New Research Studies

– Michael Elstner, Interpane Glasgesellschaft mbH

High Performance Acoustic Interlayers

– Julia Schimmelpenningh, Eastman Chemical Company

Jumbo-size Glazing – Recent Projects in New York City

– Will Laufs, Laufs Engineering Design PLLC

Lateral Torsional Buckling of Suspended Glass Fins with Different Supports

– Vlad Silvestru, Graz University of Technology

Numerical Research On the Mechanical Behaviour of Adhesive Point-fixings Under Multi-axial Load

– Jonas Dispersyn, Ghent University

Post Breakage Strength Testing for Overhead Laminated Glass

– Ingo Stelzer, Kuraray Europe GmbH

Review of the Lamination Process and Potential Cause of Blemishes

– Vaughn Schauss, Kuraray America

Sealants, Testing and Laminated Glass

– Julia Schimmelpenningh, Eastman Chemical Company

Shear Modulus Measurement of PVB Interlayers and prEN 16613

– Pu Zhang, Eastman Chemical Company

What is Thin Glass?

– Jürgen Neugebauer, University of Applied Sciences FH-Joanneum

Online registration is open at Attendees can also make and manage hotel reservations for their stay at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel by or calling 1-877-901-6632 and asking for the GlassCon Global room block. A discounted room rate of $209 per night (plus tax) for GlassCon Global 2016 attendees will be available through Wednesday, June 15, on a first-come, first-served basis.

GlassCon Global was designed to provide researchers with the opportunity to share ideas, visions and new technologies with glass and building/design chain industry professionals. The event, organized by FCA International and partners, will feature technical presentations and plenary sessions and will provide CES credits for AIA members. For more information and opportunities to support the event,