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GlassTalk is Canada’s discussion channel for the architectural glass industry. If it has to do with glass building facades, you’ll find expert commentary and industry insight right here. Join Glass Canada editor Patrick Flannery for in-depth conversations with influential executives, top experts and entertaining opinion leaders.


Last Episode Date: 3 May 2024

Total Episodes: 63

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3 May 2024
Glass Talk Episode #60: Reflections in Glass – Andrew Haring, Frameless Hardware Company

When Andrew Haring announced he was leaving his role as business development director for the National Glass Association, it set off a mini-storm on social media. Why? Because in his time with the NGA Haring became one of the better known and respected personalities on the N...

61 min
11 March 2024
Glass Talk Episode #59: No Gain, No Pain – Geoff Shellard, Guardian Glass

It’s happened – a Canadian jurisdiction has mandated a maximum allowable temperature inside a dwelling space. The Vancouver rule is related to health and safety rather than energy efficiency, but it seems likely that requirements for cooling homes will soon put pressure ...

41 min
10 February 2024
Glass Talk Episode #58: The Innovators – James Satterwhite and Doug Milburn, Advanced Glazings

Our fast-changing world of tightening energy standards and embodied carbon is challenging us all to look at different design approaches and different materials. Enter a true Canadian glass innovator – Advanced Glazings in Sydney, N.S., and their Solera and SoleraWall produ...

83 min
15 January 2024
Glass Talk Episode #57: The World According to Rich – Rich Porayko, Fenestration Canada Commercial business development director

Storm clouds are gathering over the architectural glass industry as 2024 starts. FenCan Commercial business development director and Glass Canada columnist Rich Porayko joins GlassTalk for a New Year episode looking back at the top stories from 2023 and ahead to what they mi...

59 min
18 December 2023
Glass Talk Episode #56: 2023 in Review – Marvin Cruz and Christina Santini, CFIB

Another year has gone by and it’s time for a high-level view of our business conditions and results in 2023. Marvin Cruz, research director, and Christina Santini, national affairs director, for the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses join Glass Talk to tell us w...

53 min
17 November 2023
Glass Talk Episode #55: Your Sword and Shield – Jeff Dalaba, NACC/AGMT

Jeff Dalaba, program director for North American Contractor Certification and Architectural Glass and Metal Technician, joins Glass Talk to update us on recent developments with these important certification organizations. Interest and participation in these certification pr...

41 min
20 October 2023
Glass Talk Episode #54: It’s Value Time – Geoff Shellard, Guardian Glass

It’s everyone’s least favourite part of the project – the value engineering phase. When general contractors and project owners turn to finding ways to save cost while preserving specs, we often feel the squeeze. But there’s a difference between the way it is supposed...

58 min
22 September 2023
Glass Talk Episode #53: Throw Rocks In These Glass Houses – Brian Hanson, Specialty Fenestration Group

Specialty Fenestration Group makes commercial fenestration for two of the toughest applications there are: security glazing and drive-through windows. Marketing director Brian Hanson joins GlassTalk to tell us all about ballistic and blast-resistant glass – what it is; wha...

57 min
25 August 2023
Glass Talk Episode #52: What’s Next – Dawn Bloomer, Productive Pressure

When you look at the big picture for yourself and your business, what do you see? Dawn Bloomer is a business consultant who helps small business owners get out from under the day-to-day grind of putting out fires and fixing leaks to take a look at their goals and find ways t...

67 min
1 August 2023
Glass Talk Episode #51: Whole Carbon – Kelly Doran, Ha/f Research Studio

It’s safe to say Kelly Doran is one of the people driving Canada’s approach to limiting the carbon dioxide emissions in our built environment. He’s an architect by training who has counseled Toronto on embodied carbon standards for its Green Building Standard, worked w...

62 min
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