Friends and Colleagues,

Summer is in full swing! As we dive into the third quarter of 2021, we would like to share some of the developments we are seeing in the construction marketplace.

Over the past 3 months, we have seen signs of a strong recovery and signs of a positive demand trajectory in several construction market sectors. Bid activity and project releases have sped up in the healthcare, institutional and high-tech construction sectors during the second quarter, fueling increased demand for high-end façades; we also observed signs of commercial construction recovery in pockets across the US. We expect this trend to continue into the fall, and are optimistic that with continued re-openings and post-pandemic return-to-work policies across the US, 2021 will be a year of growth and will set the path for full recovery in our industry by early 2022.

Although we project market segment growth, we also realize that our world has changed forever. Global markets have transitioned to a new normal which is still unfolding, employers are in the process of adapting to the transition away from a shut-down economy, raw materials have become increasingly scarce as supply chains have been impacted, and globalization has been affected by exponential increases in freight and transportation costs. Sentech continues to adapt to these realities as we strive to surpass our client's expectations and maintain our drive for excellence.

Q2 Highlights

Finally, we are pleased to announce that Sentech's staff returned back to the office full-time on July 1st. We are thrilled to be back in-house, and hope you have had a safe and healthy start to summer 2021. We look forward to working with you and seeing you- our friends, colleagues, partners and clients- in-person in the very near future!

And don't forget to scroll all the way to the end to check out new CEU course offerings in the Continuing Education section!

- The Sentech Team
Blog: Structural Glass x Sentech

In our latest article, we discuss the need for close engineering collaboration between structural glass system providers and the architectural community, the internal and external benefits of parametric design technology, and ensuring you are reaping all the benefits of working with a highly skilled in-house design and engineering team.

For 51 years, Earth day has been observed as a day to bring awareness to environmental protection and preservation, and in our industry, that means building sustainable and energy efficient structures to enhance the built environment and make communities more green, healthy, and equitable. This includes an emphasis on circular design principles, and doing our part to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials during the building’s life cycle- from construction to operations to end-of-life. Learn more about how structural glass applications intersect with sustainability.

Glass fins as a decorative element in façade design have gained traction in the architectural community over the past decade. They are used for both for functional and aesthetic applications in façade design. The aesthetic result of these decorative fin applications can create the appearance of the façade as a sculptural element through elegant geometry, rhythm, and proportional spacing, and are stunning to behold. Learn more in the link above.
Sentech in the News

Glazing Evolution & New Opportunities in Structural Glass

Dive into the latest June Issue of USGlass Magazine­­®, and check out "Glass, Re-Imagined", featuring an interview with Sentech's Director of Business Development, David Dunham. Complete with fascinating insights on how glazing evolution is creating new opportunities and challenges in structural glass and iconic shots of the jumbo structural glass façade at Fountain Place, this article is well worth a read.

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Denver Museum of Art's Sie Welcome Center Opening

Denver Art Museum's new Sie Welcome Center is set to open in October 2021! The new building is an unprecedented feat of engineering, and leverages the most innovative, state-of-the-art technology in the field of structural glass. Designed by Machado Silvetti and Fentress Architects, this one-of-a-kind structural glass façade serves as a testament to the value of collaboration, communication, teamwork and the innovative power that a collegial environment of respect and achieving common goal can create. Sentech is proud to be part of this project and team-driven effort to make this innovative structural glass façade a reality.
Continuing Education Opportunities

Our tailored AIA webinars (1 AIA HSW CEU credit) are designed to be an interactive, firm-specific deep-dive into the most current advances and trends in structural glass technology and applications, complete with project case studies to give architects, glaziers and building professionals an overview of what the possibilities are when it comes to structural glass.

We currently have the following 2 courses registered- click the title for seminar descriptions:

If you are interested in scheduling a session, please reach out to Gloriann Lopez (, or use the link below.

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