Technical Glass Products (TGP) of Snoqualmie, Wash., will serve as a Silver Sponsor for the upcoming Architects’ Forum™ 2016, taking place June 2 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash. (suburban Seattle). The event is sponsored and organized by the Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal magazine.

As part of its sponsorship, Zach Passman, TGP territory account manager, will present the AIA-accredited program titled “Fire-Rated Glass & Framing 101”, which qualifies for 1 LU/HSW hour. Topics in the presentation will include new trends in fire-rated glazing; fire-rated glazing system testing, including fire, impact and hose tests; code changes affecting fire-rated products; different types of fire-rated products; what to look for when specifying fire-rated glass; and using fire-resistive assemblies to meet codes without compromising aesthetics.

Passman represents TGP in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. He has been with the company for five years and has successfully worked with many architects, building owners and subcontractors from development of schematic design through installation.

In addition to the presentations, Architects’ Forum™ 2016 will provide attendees with a number of other educational and networking opportunities. These include free admission into the Glass Expo Northwest™ trade show, as well as lunch, coffee breaks and informative tabletop displays provided by event sponsors.

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To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact Ellen Rogers at or call 540/720-5584 ext. 118.