Tag: Glass Performance Days

  • GPD Takeaways

    I’m writing this on a train from Tampere, Finland that’s bound for Helsinki, ready to be back in the USA. Attending Glass Performance Days (GPD) is an exhausting, yet exhilarating experience. Really … if you’re serious about the glass industry and you’ve not been it should be on your bucket list. The caliber of knowledge…

  • The Big Shake Up

    Disruption is all around us, and I’m not talking about the street noise outside your windows or the non-stop talkers standing outside your office door. Whether you’ve recognized it yet or not, the glass industry is in the midst of a major disruption and we need to step up and take action. If you’re not…

  • You Don’t Wanna Miss This

    As I write this, it’s Saturday, July 1 and I’m sitting in my Helsinki, Finland, hotel room in anticipation of my flight home in the morning. By the time I’m there tomorrow night I will have been gone a week. It’s a long trip, to what may seem like a faraway place—less than 2,000 miles…

  • GPD 2017 Sessions Focus on Facade Trends and Developments

    Keith Boswell with Skidmore Owings and Merrill presented on building facade concepts. Every other year the glass industry descends upon Tampere, Finland, for Glass Performance Days (GPD). The conference offers a program of knowledge sharing and networking, with many sessions offering perspectives on the future of architectural glass. The event is taking place this week,…

  • GPD: James Carpenter to Look Back, Ahead at Glass Technologies

    GPD: James Carpenter to Look Back, Ahead at Glass Technologies

    Glass Performance Days (GPD) will heavily focus on innovation when it kicks off in late-June in Finland, making keynote speaker architect James Carpenter the ideal fit to get the ball rolling. Carpenter, founder of James Carpenter Design Associates, will make a presentation at the event’s 25th anniversary with an overview of key technological developments in…

  • GPD to Debut Step Change

    Glass Performance Days (GPD), to be held June 28-30, will introduce its Step Change program. Involving tech-savvy startup companies worldwide, the program is an initiative to “propel the development of the industry and make a step change for the future of glass processing,” according to a release from GPD. “Our aim is to find the…

  • Are You Prepared to Fail? GPD Presenter Says Failure is Good

    Are You Prepared to Fail? GPD Presenter Says Failure is Good

    In Silicon Valley, the culture is to fail. With rapidly evolving technology and innovations, perhaps this is a mindset that the glass industry, too, should consider. “Let’s fail together,” suggested architect Kai-Uwe Bergman, partner with the firm BIG, today during Glass Performance Days (GPD).” It’s in failing that you move forward.” Bergman provided one of…