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Integrating Glass Technology into Residential Design
As a key element of design, glass is relied upon to deliver both beauty and functionality in commercial and residential architecture. Advancements in technology are allowing glass to play an even greater role in this space. Architectural glass products are now available that can help birds traveling through the area to do so more safely. This has the potential to drastically cut the tremendous negative impact buildings are having on bird populations.

Today’s architectural glass can also collect solar energy - with visual transparency. While operating as part of the connected smart home wireless Internet of Things (iOT) infrastructure. “Hey Google, if it starts to rain, close the windows”.

In this presentation, you will learn about the benefits of integrating some of these new glass technologies into your next project. Hosted by Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®).

Learning objectives:
1. Gain a better understanding of how to recognize issues affecting the bird population while learning about best practices and design fundamentals for smarter, safer buildings.
2. Learn the ways a wireless solar-powered solar window can integrate IoT components (security, comfort, mechanization, feedback, etc.) to make home windows part of a connected smart home infrastructure.

3. Learn how new panelized materials like bird safety glass, solar glass and mesh panels can add both beauty, and functionality to custom railing systems.

Nov 17, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Michelle Hottel, AIA
Owner, Principal @Michele Grace Hottel, Architect
Michele is a Commissioner and Subject Matter Expert for the California Architects Board, a City of La Mesa Planning Commissioner in her third term, the Chair of the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Custom Residential Architecture Network (CRAN®) for the AIA San Diego and Palomar Chapters. She also served as the Chair of the Committee for AIA California's Inaugural Housing Forum for attainable housing. In addition, Michele served on the Board and Past President of the La Mesa Arts Alliance, served as a La Mesa Parks and Recreation Board Member, a La Mesa Centennial Planning Committee member and lead the Centennial Legacy Project Subcommittee.
Tuan Tran
Architectural Design Manager @Guardian Glass
Tuan began his career in the glass & glazing industry in 1995 as a project engineer and product designer for YKK AP and Kawneer architectural aluminum products and has been with Guardian Glass since 2008 working in technical sales. With over 26 years of experience in product development and project work, he hopes his knowledge and experience will be helpful to you and your firm. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, classical music, and travel.
David Maikowski
Director, Channel Development @Ubiquitous Energy
David Maikowski is the Director of Channel Development for Ubiquitous Energy. Ubiquitous Energy is a Silicon Valley technology company spun out of MIT leading the development of transparent photovoltaics with its award-winning UE Power™ technology—the world’s only truly transparent solar technology. Ubiquitous Energy is implementing its UE Power technology into a wide range of products as an invisible, onboard source of electricity. UE Power™ technology serves as an invisible, power-producing coating for windows to offset energy consumption in buildings or autonomously power electronic smart window functionality. In his role, David is responsible for developing and leading the company’s downstream channel partnership approach including strategy development, setting targets and iterations to reduce adoption chain risks, and hitting the company’s strategic goals. He has over 20 years experience leading the development and commercialization of high-value innovative coated glass produc
Kevin Harris, Assoc. AIA
Director, Sales & Marketing, @AGS Stainless, Inc.
Kevin Harris is the Director of Sales & Marketing at AGS Stainless, Inc. (AGS) a railing manufacturer specializing in 100% offsite fabrication of custom railing systems. Prior to his position with AGS, Kevin founded 4 industry-leading firms including 2 information technology firms, one specializing in the creation of web-based process management tools for Fortune 100 corporations and one that specialized in building predictive modeling applications for federal agencies. He also founded a real estate development firm that spearheaded the restoration and redevelopment of a historic seaport communities’ downtown waterfront, as well as a state-chartered community bank. Two of these four companies he sold to publicly traded corporations. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®), & a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Leading Supplier's Council Board of Trustees.