Tag: GPD

  • 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…

  • 2017’s Defining Moments

    What a year. That’s what comes to mind as I sit here and think about 2017. What a year. There has been so much negativity and disturbing news, particularly of late with account after account of sexual harassment cases. I mean, if you’ve ever had aspirations of making it big in Hollywood, now may be…

  • 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 Addresses Architectural Designs and Details

    GPD exhibitors and participants network during the morning break. Sessions taking place this week during Glass Performance Days (GPD) in Tampere, Finland, cover a number of new developments and innovations in many different areas of architectural glass. The program also includes a unique program focused on architectural designs and trends. Daniel Vos with Heintges &…

  • 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…