Extended Ancillary Program at glasstec 2010
April 12, 2010
The ancillary program at glasstec 2010, International Trade Fair
for Glass Production - Processing - Products, will feature several
new events. In addition to the established "glass technology
live" special show, the Architects' Conference and the "glass
art" exhibition, the upcoming trade fair for the glass industry
will feature the "FaçadesCentre," the "engineered
transparency" Congress and a diverse program for craftsmen.
The trade fair will take place at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf,
Germany, from September 28-October 1, 2010.
The topic of the new "FaçadesCentre" will be energy-efficient
building façades. The event is geared towards façade
planners, civil engineers and the processing skilled trades. It
will be a platform for the associations, scientific institutions
and companies in this sector to offer a comprehensive overview of
the latest developments and trends in façade technology.
The focus will be on multifunctional glass façades that generate
electricity with building integrated thin film photovoltaics (PV).
The "FaçadesCentre" will be located adjacent to
the "glass technology live" special show in Hall 11, where
innovative façade parts with integrated PV systems will be
The "glass technology live" special show and symposium
will again be organized by the team of Professor Stefan Behling,
Senior Partner at Foster and Partners architects' office, and Professor
at the Institute of Building Construction at the University of Stuttgart.
With the motto "Energy Efficiency with Glass," the special
show will provide insights into the future of creative and sustainable
The new technically orientated "engineered transparency"
conference will deal with the themes of glass, façades and
solar energy and specifically address research and development staff,
engineers, civil engineers, planners and architects as well as civil
engineering experts and personnel from construction authorities.
It will be organized in cooperation with the following universities
of applied science: TU (Technical University) Delft, TU Dresden
and TU Darmstadt. The Conference will be overseen by Professor Weller
(TU Dresden) and Professor Schneider (TU Darmstadt), both internationally
renowned for their research on the material glass. The "Engineering
Session" will be held in the afternoon of September 29 through
September 30 at the Congress Center East at the fairgrounds.
For the third time, architects, structural designers, air-conditioning
engineers and façade planners will come together at glasstec
2010 for the Architects' Conference. With the motto "Glass
is Energy," the conference will be organized by the North Rhine-Westphalian
Chamber of Architects along with Prof. Knaack from the Delft University
of Technology and the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences.
Themes covered by top international speakers will include "Transparency
and Sustainability," "Glass and Climate Design,"
"Organically-inspired Architecture" and "Simplicity
and Quality of Architecture."
In addition to these seminars, glass professionals can take part
in several special events. On the evening of September 30, the "Glazier
of the Year" will be chosen and the "Glass Finishers'
Award" presented. The official craftsmen's day at glasstec
2010 will be October 1 and the Federal Association of Glazier Trades
(BIV) will offer seminars and advance training courses in co-operation
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