Press Release: Vetrotech Launches London Academy for Architects

03/02/2017
Vetrotech UK, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fire resistant glass, has announced the launch of Vetrotech Academy’s ‘Architect Days’ at the Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre, Great Portland Street, London.

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

At the end of each session - which will start with coffee & pastries at 9.00am 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 1st come, 1st served basis. Surgery slots will run from 1.30 – 3.00pm.

Part of the Saint-Gobain group, Vetrotech is renowned for delivering high-performance and dynamic glass products for the building and marine sectors that combine security, functionality, comfort and design. The company, which possesses over 30 years’ experience, is the UK’s sole manufacturer of insulated fire glass.

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

As a leading manufacturer of high-performance safety glass, Vetrotech is committed to working with our peers across the industry to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible products with seamless building integration."

The events have been set up in response to a growing need amongst 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."

The Academy will not only provide delegates with a deeper insight into the glass ranges available with Vetrotech, but will allow them to see the scale and scope for these products across a range of applications. We’ve worked on a number of high profile projects across the capital, from The Gherkin through to Orbital Tower, Tower Bridge and Wembley Stadium, and we’re excited to show delegates the scope and scale of projects that Vetrotech can deliver."

We look forward to meeting delegates at our inaugural Architect Day in February and throughout 2017.

N.B The Vetrotech Architect Academy will take place each month from Monday 27th February at the Saint-Gobain Innovation Centre, 95 Great Portland St, Marylebone, London from 9.00am to 12.30pm. Please check the dates and register for this free event online. For more informations about VA-Academy please click here.

Dates:

Monday - 27th February

Tuesday - 28th March

Tuesday - 25th April

Tuesday - 30th May

Tuesday - 27th June

Tuesday - 25th July

Tuesday - 29th August

Tuesday - 26th September

Tuesday - 31st October