Heather Sakai

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.

Andrew Crosby

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

David Collins

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

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