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But How Does It Look?: Principles of colour, reflectivity and transmittance in architectural glass

Presenter: Heather Sakai, Guardian Glass

Time to get back to basics with a discussion of the esthetics of glass and how façade designers can achieve the look and visual performance they want with today’s glazing technology. But this isn’t your dad’s glass colour discussion – innovations like large format glazing, advanced low-E coatings and PVB lamination translate to cost efficiency, energy savings, safety and noise reduction, making things possible we wouldn’t have contemplated before. Class is in session with Guardian’s architectural design manager for the Toronto area, Heather Sakai. Heather will go over the science around glass visual performance and offer some inspiring studies of great looks achieved.


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OGMA Awards of Excellence


Skylight Geek Out: A deep dive into refurbishing the Eaton Centre’s Galleria glass roof

  • Andrew Crosby, RJC
  • David Collins, Zeidler Architecture
The galleria skylight roof at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre is on of the most iconic and familiar pieces of structural glazing in Canada. Built in 1977, it now requires a complete replacement to address 50 years of wear-and-tear and bring it up to modern standards for energy performance and maintenance. The design and operational challenges of executing this high-profile project over an operating retail space are daunting, but Zeidler Architecture and RJC Engineers have tackled them with a number of truly remarkable technical innovations. Perhaps more remarkable is the level of detail and expertise our presenters, Andrew Crosby and David Collins, bring to this comprehensive study of every aspect of the skylight's design and installation. Big panels to reduce the number of cross-members? Check. Thermally broken patch fittings? Check. New pressure caps to avoid wet glazing? Check. Invisible button system? Check. Heat sinks to prevent condensation? Check. Glass nerds, get ready for a level of glazing engineering discussion that will have you on the edge of your seats.



The Priority Blender: The impact on embodied carbon on how we think about climate-friendly glazing

Presenter: Claudio Sacilotto, Sunview Patio Doors

THE PRIORITY BLENDER: The impact of embodied carbon standards on how we think about climate-friendly glazing

For at least 20 years, the emphasis for environmentally conscious building envelope designers has been reduction in operational carbon emissions by making facades airtight and more insulating. After years of investment in R&D, the glass industry has the technical capability to meet government goals for net zero construction. But now focus is shifting to the impact of carbon emissions created by the manufacture, fabrication, installation, maintenance and disposal of building components, and soon government codes will call for measures of these “embodied carbon” contributors to climate change. Novatech engineer and Glass Canada columnist, Claudio Sacilotto, will explain how embodied carbon changes the calculation for what constitutes “climate-friendly” glazing, and the trade-offs designers will need to balance when specifying the high-performance designs of the future.



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Andrew Crosby
principal at RJC Engineers

Andrew has approached facade engineering with a passion. He has been involved with numerous projects engineering glass, steel, cable and aluminum structures throughout Canada and the U.S. With a speciality in structural glass design, Andrew strives to push the structural glass industry further. He has worked on a wide range of complex glass structures including glass bridges, skylights, stairs, fin walls, cable net wall and innovative feature elements. His portfolio includes the glass observation boxes (the Ledge) at the Sears Tower in Chicago; Calgary Eaton Centre’s barrel vault skylight and glass bridge; and Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park.

Session: Skylight Geek Out: A deep dive into refurbishing the Eaton Centre’s Galleria glass roof

Claudio Sacilotto

Claudio Sacilotto is a professional engineer with over 16 years’ experience working in testing, design, R&D and fabrication of commercial glazing components at Intertek and Sunview Patio Doors (now part of Novatech). He runs Sunview’s R&D facility and gets to play with 3D printers and build test apparatus all day. He’s a member of the CSA A119 Technical Committee on Performance Standards for Windows, a CSA group  representative in the Joint Document Management Group and sits on Fenestration Canada’s Technical Services Committee.In a moment of weakness he recently agreed to write Glass Canada’s technical column, The Engineer.

Session: The Priority Blender: The impact on embodied carbon on how we think about climate-friendly glazing

David Collins
partner at Zeidler Architecture

David is one of the firm’s leading architects and project managers. With nearly 20 years of experience, David is skilled at all phases of project execution and is particularly adept at client and team management. His work in commercial, residential, and mixed-use developments extends across Canada, Asia, and the Middle East. David is recognized for his ability to lead complex projects in challenging conditions, exemplified by his asset renewal work such as the CF Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge and the Galleria Revitalization, the Allan Gardens historic Palm House Restoration, and Sherbourne Estates, a complete overclad and repositioning of two aging concrete rental towers.

Session: Skylight Geek Out: A deep dive into refurbishing the Eaton Centre’s Galleria glass roof

Heather Sakai
Ontario Territory Sales Manager & Architectural Design Manager for Guardian Glass

Heather Sakai is the Ontario Territory Sales Manager & Architectural Design Manager for Guardian Glass. In her current roles she works directly with a network of Guardian SunGuard certified fabricators providing sales and technical support. She also works directly with design professionals to assist with project review and provide guidance on glass and glazing selections for commercial project work to ensure building envelope enclosures meet all aesthetic and performance requirements. She has worked with Guardian Glass for 7 years and is passionate about all things glass.


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