Dow Corning – a global leader in the development of silicon-based innovation for the high-performance building industry – is presenting its views on collaboration for sustainable building design at The Glass Supper 2013, a key industry event to be held November 20 at the Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel in London, England.
The central theme for The Glass Supper 2013 is “High Performance Façades: What Does This Mean?”
Dow Corning’s Mikkel Kragh, Ph.D., will be among the event’s featured speakers, leading off a slate of presentations about cutting-edge issues that are impacting today’s quest for sustainable building solutions. Drawing on his industry-recognized expertise in façade engineering and what is required for building design teams of the future, Kragh will discuss important perspectives on “The Value of Design.” With building façades accounting for 15 to 25 percent of the total construction costs – and representing a substantial part of the technical and commercial risk on any given project – collaborative design can help reduce costs and mitigate risks, possibly employing high-performance insulation for next-generation curtainwalls; crystal-clear glass bonding materials; and proven, effective structural glazing solutions.
The high-profile event brings together world-class architects and key decision-making glass industry executives, and it provides a unique platform for openly discussing critical issues that influence the future of architectural glass technologies, systems and solutions for high-performance buildings
During the event, Dow Corning’s High Performance Building Solutions business, with its expertise and materials giving rise to many of the world’s most iconic architectural achievements, will actively engage in the face-to-face, energizing discussions about advancements in high-performance building solutions.
Information about Dow Corning’s full range of silicon-based materials for high-performance building is available at dowcorning.com/construction.
About Dr. Mikkel Kragh
Mikkel Kragh, Ph.D., holds a Master of Science degree in civil and structural engineering and a doctorate in building physics. As a member of Dow Corning’s High Performance Building Solutions business, Kragh links the company’s R&D activities with the architectural and building design community, as well as façade systems manufacturers and specialty contractors. He also actively promotes façade engineering as a design discipline in his role as vice chairman of the Society of Façade Engineering (SFE).
About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® brands. Dow Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated. More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States.
About High Performance Building Solutions
Dow Corning is collaborating with industry professionals around the world to develop solutions to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, reduce the eco-footprint of construction materials, and improve the health and safety of building occupants. Taking a holistic approach, Dow Corning brings together expertise from across the company to help customers find solutions to a wide range of high performance building challenges. Dow Corning High Performance Building Solutions include proven materials for structural and protective glazing, weatherproofing, insulating glass, window and door fabrication, and building materials protection, as well as innovations for high-efficiency insulation, LED lighting, thermal management systems, and the incorporation of photovoltaic cells and solar panels into building design.
About The Glass Supper
Now in its third year, The Glass Supper in London is designed to bring together architects of distinction and ultimate decision-makers from inside the glass industry to participate in an open forum that allows direct access to the future of architectural technologies, systems and solutions. Activities include an afternoon of thought-provoking presentations made by “accelerators of change” from these two inextricably linked sectors, followed by a champagne reception, namesake dinner and SFE awards ceremony. The Glass Supper is presented by Intelligent Glass Solutions.
For more information, please visit www.dowcorning.com