Windows of Opportunity: How operable glass leads to sustainability, well-being and “the cool factor”

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Western Window Systems
Presented by Eric Blanc and Angie Furminger

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the general principles of designing with multi-slide and bi-fold types of operable glass wall systems.
  2. Explain how multi-slide door systems can contribute to a water-resistant system for the building envelope when used with a zero-type track.
  3. Discuss the basic technical issues as well as ratings and applicable codes that govern the use of multi-slide/fold fenestration systems.
  4. Describe the benefits of reducing water intrusion and increasing aesthetic appeal by specifying tracks buried in the floor for large operable glass doors.
  5. List certain features and options in these fenestration systems, such as hardware and glass type, that help address facility life-cycle and maintenance concerns.


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This webinar will present the options available in large glass expanses and operable glass wall systems to help improve aesthetics and reduce water intrusion. The course will cover the different segments of the marketplace where these units can be used, the uses and benefits of each product, what to look for when specifying these types of products. In addition, this webinar will explore how specifying multi-slide operable doors railing systems can reduce water intrusion and the ROI for specifying and using them.

Windows of Opportunity

Photo courtesy of Western Windows


Originally from Inglewood, California, Eric Blanc boasts over a decade of experience as a representative in the window and door industry. In addition, he worked as a project manager for a residential and commercial contractor. Eric enjoys traveling, playing basketball, and watching his three favorite sports teams: the Los Angeles Lakers, San Francisco 49ers, and Los Angeles Dodgers. His sales area includes San Diego, Orange County, and Palm Desert.


Prior to joining Western Window Systems in 2021, Angie Furminger held a similar role working with Fleetwood Windows and Doors. Sales has been her passion since her early days working in the interior design field for companies like Drapery Showcase and CDI. She has also spent time within the financial sector (investments) as well as assisting families with arrangements working for Oak Hill Cemetery.

Angie is a native of Portland, Oregon, but spent her childhood growing up in San Jose, CA, before attending San Jose State University and ultimately securing a BA in Art and Graphic Design. She lives with her husband Mike in the East Bay (Danville) and they have 3 children. Angie enjoys watching her kids play sports, working out, traveling to new places, and spending time with her family.


Western Window Systems Western Window Systems designs and manufactures moving glass walls and windows that bring indoor and outdoor spaces together. Inspired by contemporary living, our high-quality products are available in custom sizes, standardized sets, and massive dimensions for unlimited design possibilities in residential, multi-family, and commercial projects. From superior craftsmanship and timeless design to exceptional customer service, Western Window Systems is a preferred choice of architects, builders, and homeowners throughout North America. For additional information, visit


Originally published in October 2021