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Saint-Gobain Announces 8th Annual Saint-Gobain Virtual Architectural Symposium


Virtual Event Will Feature Sessions Highlighting New Innovations in Sustainable Building Practices

Mississauga, ON – October 20, 2021 – Saint-Gobain, through its building products subsidiary CertainTeed Canada Inc., today announced its annual Canadian Architectural Symposium will take place this year from November 16-17. The Architectural Symposium is an exclusive, by invitation only annual event offering continuing education opportunities, industry knowledge and a showcase of new products and innovations, in a safe, virtual environment, for architects, developers, and designers. The event is an opportunity for the building materials manufacturer to connect with and learn from its architect partners, and this year’s theme will follow Saint-Gobain’s mission of making the world a better home.

“Making the world a better home speaks to the heart of Saint-Gobain and this journey that we’re on, which is rooted in innovation, challenges the status quo, and unlocks new value for our customers and the communities we live and work in,” said Richard Juggery, Chief Executive Officer, Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed Canada Inc. “As historical market leaders, we have the responsibility, and the power, to better inhabit the planet, and the architects we partner with are the ones dreaming this world of tomorrow. I’m looking forward to this time together to help shape a better world.”

This year’s key pillars include a focus on North American sustainability initiatives, community programs, and innovation. Speakers will share on the advances made over the past year to achieve these goals, including renewable energy initiatives, building innovations such as horizontal membrane systems and open plenum solutions, fire-rated glazing and design innovations, and Saint-Gobain’s recently launched community project Sustaining Futures, Raising Communities.

Below is a snapshot of the 2021 lineup with many more to come:

  • Richard Juggery, CEO Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed Canada
  • Emmanuel Normant, VP Saint-Gobain Sustainability
  • Bob Marshall, Senior Technical Manager, CertainTeed Architectural Products
  • Julia DiCorleto , VP Innovation North America and Managing Director, Saint-Gobain Solar Solutions

By holding ourselves accountable and staying committed, we can work together to make the world a better home. The 2021 Architectural Symposium will share the full breadth of Saint-Gobain’s and CertainTeed’s approach to imagining solutions that enhance people’s individual quality of life and address the social, societal, and environmental challenges facing the planet. For more details on Saint-Gobain, visit


About CertainTeed

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 115 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm’s slogan “Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed,” inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, solar, fence, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

About Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions for the construction, mobility, healthcare and other industrial application markets. Developed through a continuous innovation process, they can be found everywhere in our living places and daily life, providing wellbeing, performance and safety, while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and the fight against climate change.

This strategy of responsible growth is guided by the Saint-Gobain purpose, “MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER HOME,” which responds to the shared ambition of all the women and men in the Group to act every day to make the world a more beautiful and sustainable place to live in.

€38.1 billion in sales in 2020
More than 167,000 employees, located in 70 countries
Committed to achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2050



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