GPD South America: final programme released

Use of architectural glass in advanced building structures and the finer points of security glass processing form the base of the first ever Glass Performance Days Conference in So Paulo, Brazil 6-7 M…

Use of architectural glass in advanced building structures and the finer points of security glass processing form the base of the first ever Glass Performance Days Conference in So Paulo, Brazil 6-7 May 2010. The final programme of the Conference has been released and is available in pdf-format at www.gpd.fi Registration for the Conference is now in progress. The two-day GPD event is part of the Glass South America Trade Fair arranged by Abravidro and Nrnberg Messe who are in charge of local arrangements and registration. The Glass Performance Days Conference Programme is organized and coordinated by the GPD Organizing Committee. “The two-day event has parallel sessions on both days to allow for flexible participation planning, says Jorma Vitkala,” chairman of the Organizing Committee. The first day features an architectural session on Design and Glass in Architecture and a Glass Technology session focusing on how the processing and handling of advanced security glass can be made as efficient as possible. On the second day the Architectural Module focuses on Solar Solutions and Energy Efficiency while the Glass Technology session follows up key items from the first day technology part. “We have managed to engage some outstanding speakers who represent expertise in structural designs using glass and aim to focus on the criteria for successful glass solutions,““ Vitkala continues. ““Past GPD experiences have shown that innovative architectural designs can gain even more benefits from added know-how of the characteristics and properties of glass while glass specialists are eager to obtain more insights into the requirements of structural designers,““ Vitkala says. ““In this way we look forward to an effective and highly productive Conference. Participants learning from the experts and from networking with colleagues are likely to learn more about advanced design solutions and increased processing efficiency which will no doubt reflect on the performance of their own operations.““