From the Fabricator: Must Attend Panel

Last month there was an incredible webinar that talked about design and glass and glazing. I talked about it here and now I get to attempt to recreate that magic at the Glazing Executives Forum at GlassBuild. I am moderating an all-star panel that’s going to cover the following issues and more:Green New Deal; NYC/DeBlasio issue; codes and regulatory push; trends in glass design and the challenges with those trends; daylighting/natural light needs; best projects; and a lot more.

My panel is incredible with these folks

  • Nick Bagatelos, Bagatelos Architectural Glass Inc.
  • Roberto Bicchiarelli, Permasteelisa North America
  • Paul Bush, Vitro Architectural Glass
  • Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting
  • Steven Rainville, Olson Kundig—incredible architecture firm

We have all bases covered—leading glazing contractors, a primary glass manufacturer, code and regulatory consultants, and design. While we are missing a traditional fabricator, I think my past can play a role. This is going to be strong, so if you are coming to GlassBuild but have not signed up for the Glazing Executives Forum, do it now. Worth it for this and the rest of the fabulous content all day long. Any questions please feel free to reach out to me.


  • Big news from Canada this week with Ross Christie retiring from his day to day position at Walker Glass and Charles Alexander moving up and taking over that role. Both guys are fabulous people. I have known Ross for years and he’s an all-time favorite of mine—great guy and I am happy for him that he can escape the daily grind. Charles has been a tremendous addition to the glass industry after joining Walker a few years ago—I love the insight and energy he brings and I expect that only to continue. Walker is a constant supporter of the glass industry and I am thankful to them for always stepping up. I wish them only the best with this transition.
  • The crazy story of the sinking San Francisco Millennium Building continues. Now it looks like there is a fix … and it’ll only cost 100 million.
  • Once again we are back at it with hurricane season. After a very quiet start we are now heavy into it. Thoughts and prayers out to everyone in the seemingly always changing paths of these storms.
  • I often get asked, “How can we get more involved in the industry?” Well, here’s a way: call for presentations are out for Annual Conference in 2020. Click here for more.
  • There was a typo in the “Project News” piece in e-Glass Weekly last week so I wanted to bring extra positive attention to it.  The piece featured an incredible job in Australia using dynamic glass from Suntuitive. The dynamic space is just bursting at the seams with breakthrough projects all over. This building is absolutely gorgeous. Will be interesting to watch this process continue.
  • Last this week—please check out my video of the week. It’s a little different than you expect from me. It is about the whale shark and how we can help to save this magnificent fish. The video is only five minutes but it’s stunning and beautiful to watch—props to Justin Dalaba for an amazing job—so please check it out.

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Max Perilstein is founder of Sole Source Consultants, a consulting firm for the building products industry that specializes in marketing, branding, communication strategy and overall reputation management, as well as website and social media, and codes and specifications. 

E-mail him at The opinions expressed here are those of the individual author and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Glass Association, Glass Magazine editors, or other glassblog contributors. 


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