The CES 2017 convention, a massive four-day consumer electronics show, kicks off Thursday in Las Vegas. There’s something for everyone at the event, and that includes those in the glass and construction industries.

The Glass Age

Corning will show how glass is “at the center” of everyday life, and why “the ancient material” has “boundless potential to keep transforming the modern world,” according to information from the company.

Among many examples in its “Glass Age” exhibition, the company will demonstrate how glass can revolutionize the fitness experience with its Fitness Mirror prototype.

“With amazing applications like augmented reality, the mirror can interact with your moves, acting as your own personal trainer and transforming the workout experience,” the company stated in a release. The mirror can also sync to wearable devices for real-time biometric updates.

Corning will demonstrate how glass can be used to improve collaboration in the workplace.

“[W]hen powered by the near-limitless bandwidth of optical fiber, the mirror can become a workout partner, a training coach, a teacher and a vital statistics monitor,” the release reads.

The company will also show how glass can bolster productivity at work and collaboration among colleagues with two “collaboration hubs.” “It’s all about smart surfaces, fast connections, and brilliant images,” according to Corning. “Booth visitors can transform an everyday surface into an easy-to-use, personalized smart device, getting things done at a faster-than-ever pace.”

Tools of Construction

Some designers and builders in the architecture and construction industries have recently started using virtual reality to view and improve their building models.

As this technology improves, these practices could become more common in the industry, and companies at CES are pushing to help make that happen. Virtual reality and augmented reality technologies will be on display throughout the show floor.

One company, Altia Systems, will feature its 3D virtual reality kit which “enables natural depth perception with a responsive system which mimics the human field of view,” according to information from the company. Additionally, Altia Systems vice president of software engineering Naveed Alam says the “fully-stitched” 3D content, in real time and high resolution, could be used in industrial and commercial applications such as structural inspections using drones.

Drones, which are a newly adopted technology in construction, are also expected to be a popular feature at CES. Companies across the world are showcasing their products in this category, including France-based Drone Volt, which markets its drones to the construction industry.

Another industry-focused company at the event is Pillar Technologies, which develops smart sensor networks and predictive analytics solutions to prevent damages and accidents on construction sites.

Building Smart

Smart homes and home automation are a major focus at the show.

Bosch, for example will demonstrate the many capabilities in smart home technology, noting that energy savings is a key driver in this category worldwide. This includes features such as a heating system switching off automatically as soon as a window is open.

Autoslide, which manufactures automatic door systems for sliding doors and windows in the home and office, is exhibiting as well. According to the company, its systems can be integrated into existing automation systems.

On the Road

The automotive glass segment won’t be left behind at CES, as Tellus Power will showcase its solar glass auto roofs. The curved solar glass panels are custom designed for auto manufacturers for direct integration into a car roof or used as a solar glass sun roof, according to the company.

The solar sunroof comes in various models and features dual-laminated tempered safety glass that is “strong enough to stand on, yet flexible enough to conform to the car roof shape,” a release from the company reads.