Vetrotech launches London academy for architects

Vetrotech UK has announced the launch of Vetrotech Academy’s ‘Architect Days’ at the Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre, Great Portland Street, London.

Launching on Monday February 27, and running monthly thereafter, the event is free to attend and will offer architects and specifiers a preview of product innovation and development, plus an insight into the full range of Vetrotech’s products.

At the end of each session – which will start with coffee and pastries at 9am and end with lunch at 12.30pm – delegates will have a deeper understanding of classifications, certification, fire-rated glass, applications and specification options for the full range of products available through Vetrotech UK.

For those delegates who wish to discuss their specific projects, and understand if their desired design features can be incorporated into the specifications, Vetrotech is running afternoon surgery slots at 30-minute intervals to discuss these on a 1:1 basis. Delegates need to book these in advance as they’ll be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Surgery slots will run from 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

“We’re delighted to announce the launch of the Vetrotech Academy’s ‘Architect Days’ at the fantastic Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre facility in 2017,” Vetrotech UK general manager Andrew Lake said.

“The events have been set up in response to a growing need among architects for a better understanding of fire resistant glazing solutions. This will also deliver a competitive edge to those practices that pride themselves on being the first to deliver product development and innovation.”

Pictured, Forbury Place Estate offers 600,000ft2 of prime office space across three buildings in Reading town centre. When work commenced on the ambitious development, the vision was to create a scheme that was architecturally stunning at the same time as being compliant and efficient. No.1 Forbury Place features 114 tons of glass and includes a seven storey, four-sided glass walled atrium area. The building contains the largest butt-jointed, fire-rated glazing installation – including corner-to-corner joints – in Europe.