GLASS HALF FULL, OR HALF EMPTY? A panel discussion on glass technology for exterior facades

May 13, 2020
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM

University of Massachusetts Club
One Beacon Street, 32nd Floor
Boston, MA

Associate Principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
KELSEY MCMENAMY, Senior Project Engineer at Gale Associates, Inc.
JASON DER ANANIAN, Senior Project Manager, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
BOB PERSECHINI, Vice President/Group Leader, NV5

DESCRIPTION: Glass technologies used in exterior facades continue to be a prominent feature in Boston buildings. Come hear a panel of industry professionals discuss the current state of glass technologies inclusive of exterior shading and performance metrics. The panel will address influences of the National Fenestration Rating Council on commercial and residential windows and the importance of frames for the windows. Investigations of shadow box designs and failures will be addressed along with recommendations on best practices to achieve success. Finally, a case study of a building with glass facades will be discussed with the pros and cons of using the current version of ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC adopted by Massachusetts to achieve code compliance.

Location: University of Massachusetts Club • One Beacon Street, Boston MA, 32nd floor
Board Meeting: 4:15 – 5:15 PM (open to everyone)
Networking and Tabletops 5:15 – 6:00 PM
Dinner and Presentation 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost: CSI Boston Chapter Members: no charge.  Nonmembers and guests: $30 for networking and dinner, no charge for program only
Tabletop costs vary based on membership and sponsorship of the CSI Boston Chapter.

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$0.00 Member Ticket - no charge

$30.00 Non-Member/Guest Networking, Dinner and Presentation

$50.00 Tabletop - CSI Boston Chapter Sponsor

$100.00 Tabletop - CSI Boston Chapter Member

$180.00 Tabletop - Non-Member

$0.00 Presentation Only at 6:30pm

$0.00 CSI Boston Corporate Sponsor (1 per sponsor per meeting)