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Windows and light

Light and shade are as fundamental to design as straight lines and curves. Here we focus on the glass structures that deliver that raw material. Many seminars are now available online. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
A Strong Case for Specifying Exterior Steel Windows and Doors
Examines the evolution of the steel window and the flexibility of steel windows and doors in terms of their performance and application, from historic replacement to modern new build projects. Also includes guidance on how to specify the correct systems to meet specific criteria, including fire ratings.

Crittall Windows is a market leader and founding father of the steel window industry. Operating continuously since 1849, the Crittall name has become synonymous with the steel window. Today, the company continues to evolve and develop new manufacturing and performance technologies.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Cost Plan Development of Structural Glazing
Seminar, by OAG Limited
Outlines the key factors to consider when cost planning structural glazing, especially where the design demands a non-standard or bespoke engineered glazing solution. Includes a basic overview of glass manufacturing and processing, choosing the right glass for different applications, common installation issues and costs, and case studies.

OAG is a design-led structural glazing specialist contractor. It provides engineered solutions to meet some of the most demanding and complex architectural glazing designs. Working closely with some of the UK’s top architectural practices, main contractors and cost consultants, OAG offers a proactive, solution-led approach and a genuine desire to achieve the optimal design for both internal and external structural glass applications.

With a proven track record, working across virtually every market sector on large and small projects, OAG prides itself on its strong client relationships and strives to be the specialist contractor of choice for technical glass.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Glass as a Construction Material
Seminar, by Cantifix Ltd
Introduction to the use of glass in construction. Includes a brief description of structural glazing and its application in contemporary architecture, the general parameters of glass and two specific case studies, details of new technologies and the changes they make to design and detailing, and an overview of the future of transparent architecture.

From stylish renovations to cutting-edge glazing contracts, structural glazing expert Cantifix has been leading the way in all things glass for 26 years. Its passion for innovation and dedication to new technologies, combined with its personal approach, is why architects, contractors and private customers choose Cantifix again and again.

Duration: TBA, plus Q&A
Let There be Light Air and Access: A Specifiers Guide
Seminar, by Sunsquare Ltd
Examines the key factors to consider when specifying contemporary glass rooflights, including the different types of rooflight and their benefits, glass types, and regulations and standards.

Since 2004 Sunsquare has been a pioneer in skylight design, always aiming for the highest possible specification. Sunsquare sets the benchmark for the performance and safety of flat roof windows.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Point Fixed Structural Glazing Systems
An overview of point fixed glazing, including what it is and how it's made. Also examines the main design principles of point fixed glazing, key performance criteria to consider, and case study examples showing point fixed glazing in situ.

Founded in 1826, Pilkington UK is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products. It produces a wide range of float, coated, laminated, fire-resistant and toughened glass products, including high-performance IGUs and structural glazing.

Highly focused on quality and service, Pilkington works continuously to improve its product offering – passing on the benefits of its technical ability and innovation to you.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A