BUILD up YOUR EXPERTISE.
The 2017 GANA Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference will provide a forum for more than 400 contract glaziers, industry suppliers and technical experts to connect and discuss critical issues and important trends for building with glass in today's modern world.
GANA's 2017 BEC Conference will feature its own mobile app this year! Use it to view the schedule, select your sessions, determine where you're going and interact with other attendees! Be sure to download the app early in order to familiarize yourself with it prior to your arrival.
2017 program overview
february 6, 2017
Registration Desk Open
FLASH DRIVE & CHARGING STATION SPONSOR: VITRO ARCHITECTURAL GLAZING
BAG SPONSOR: OLDCASTLE BUILDINGENVELOPE
LANYARD SPONSOR: KAWNEER NORTH AMERICA
GANA BEC Division Meeting
INCLUDING "LESSONS FROM THE FIELD" ROUNDTABLE FEATURING:
CDC, Inc.; HEITMANN & ASSOCIATES; INTERTEK; and, WISS, JANNEY, ELSTNER ASSOCIATES, INC.
Join the conversation on lessons from the field, from mockups to on-site activities.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SPONSORED BY AGC GLASS COMPANY
FEBRUARY 7, 2017
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
Breakfast & Trade Show
Gus Trupiano, AGC Glass Company, GANA BEC Division Chair
State of the Industry
Julia Schimmelpenningh, Eastman Chemical Company
Schimmelpenningh has 29 years of experience in lamination and laminated glass applications and has provided technical product support to glass fabricators, Architects, Designers, Engineers and Specifiers. Focusing primarily on commercial and industrial facilities, her work includes new product development, qualification and commercialization of laminated glazing solutions and the development and delivery of laminated glass industry training modules. She specializes in Safety, Sound, Security and Color/Optics performance of laminated glass. Schimmelpenningh is a respected leader internationally for her active role in the development and updating of standards related to glazing and serves as an officer of organizations including ASTM, ANSI and ISO. She is a past president of the Glass Association of North America and the Glazing Industry Code Committee. She currently serves as the Secretary to ASC Z97, ISO Technical Committee 160 for Glass in Building and Chair of ASTM Committee F12 on Security Products.
Take 5 Presentation: Eastman Chemical Company
3D Documentation & Virtual Construction:
An integrated team approach from concept to completion
Shaun Patchell, L.F. Driscoll
Christopher Zmijewski, Haag 3D Solutions
This presentation is not a “sales pitch” of software or hardware. It is a detailed and organized presentation on 3D Laser Scanning Technology and how it is a useful resource and tool for the glazing industry. The panel is comprised of Professionals who are actively involved in the projects demonstrated in the presentation, from concept to design to installation. The discussion by each panelist will cover the use of 3D Technology on their respective projects, including the success, challenges and obstacles experienced along the way. The entire presentation is comprised of real projects with real 3D Documentation imagery in its many formats.
Take 5 Presentation: Vitro
Break & Trade Show
SPONSORED BY TRISTAR GLASS
Inevitable Energy: Legal Contract Considerations Regarding Energy Performance
Matthew A. Johnson, The Gary Law Group
Johnson devotes his practice to representing product manufacturers in the areas of claims and corporate governance. With a primary industry focus, Matt has practice experience with a variety of issues affecting installers and manufacturers of fenestration and glazing products; including claims, lawsuits, warranties, and compliance. He is a regular contributor to Glass Magazine where he has recently addressed topic areas such as certification, antitrust, drones in construction and spontaneous glass breakage.
Paul R. Gary, The Gary Law Group
Gary focuses on the management of legal issues in the window and door industry and the related defense of construction defect and product litigation. He has been involved in the defense of several hundred window and door related product claims, including class action litigation. From this, the firm has also developed an expertise in the creation of legal defense strategies, documentation, and "best practices" systems to protect manufacturers and re-sellers of fenestration products, as well as insurance coverage matters related to fenestration product claims. He has been a repeated speaker and contributing author for the fenestration and related products industry, including Window and Door, AAMA, GANA and NW Builder Magazine. He is currently working with the AAMA Forensic Task Group on liability-related matters.
Take 5 Presentation: JE Berkowitz, LP
Lunch & Trade Show
Take 5 Presentation: Consolidated Glass Holdings, Inc.
Glass Compliance and Durability:
The Technical and Commercial Imperatives
Israel Berger, FAIA, Vidaris, Inc.
Berger will discuss the contracts glazing contractors must commit to: one with the client and the other with the glass supplier. The fidelity of the two is key to commercial success, without which financial disputes and losses are likely. The contractors obligations to the client are constrained by three major criteria: contractual, regulatory and “good practice” standards. Berger will expand on these issues and illustrate common non-compliances and failures to watch for. He will also recount the mitigation of some incognito cases.
Berger has been a specialist in the design and construction of building envelopes for over 35 years. He has directed the consulting, testing and inspection of curtain walls, windows, metal cladding, pre-cast, masonry walls, roofing and composite assemblies world-wide. In addition, he has directed the façade restoration and re-cladding on many significant projects, including listed landmark buildings. Through Berger's synergetic approach, technical guidance and expertise, many architects and developers achieve success in creating building envelopes noted for their architectural expression, quality, functionality and durability, with emphasis on energy efficiency and value.
Take 5 Presentation: Kawneer North America
The Intersection of Architecture, Art, Design, and Engineering
James Carpenter, James Carpenter Design Associates
James Carpenter has worked at the intersection of art, architecture and engineering for nearly 50 years, advancing a distinctive vision based on the use of natural light and glass as the foundational elements of the built environment. Carpenter founded the cross-disciplinary design firm James Carpenter Design Associates in 1979 to support the application of these aesthetic principles to large-scale architectural projects. In 2012 Architecture Operations D.P.C. was established to provide clients with a comprehensive architectural service portfolio.
Carpenter has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. He holds a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and was a Loeb Fellow of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.
Take 5 Presentation: Tremco
Beer Break & Trade Show
SPONSORED BY W&W GLASS, LLC
Cut Through the Noise:
Get the Rundown on Energy Code Development
Tom Culp, GANA Energy Consultant/Birch Point Consulting, LLC
Sustainability, climate resistance, green building and many more energy related topics are the constant buzz around building in today's modern world. Tom Culp, industry veteran and building code expert, will help you cut through the noise to understand exactly what you need to know. Get the rundown on current energy code development activity and learn what's on the horizon for the future.
GANA Snapshot: A Guide to GANA Tech Advocacy
Urmilla Sowell, Technical Director, GANA
GANA represents your voice in code advocacy. Our members work together to develop tools for educating glazing professionals and industry stakeholders such as specifiers, architects, students and more. In this compact presentation Sowell will provide a snapshot of the technical activity GANA has tackled in the previous year and a glimpse at the agenda for the year ahead.
Take 5 Presentation: Guardian Glass
The Four Commitments of a Winning Team
Mark Eaton, Former NBA All-Star, Utah Jazz
Mark is a team building expert who shares with organizations and audiences nationwide, how he went from a 7’4″ twenty-one year old mechanic who couldn’t play basketball to a twelve year career as an NBA All Star with the Utah Jazz. He reveals the secrets that skyrocketed him to fame as the Two-Time Defensive Player of the Year, enabled him to break the NBA record for the most blocked shots in a single season and be selected to play in the 1989 All-Star Game. Today Mark travels the country employing principles and coaching techniques from his twelve years playing pro basketball to teach industry leaders, teams and individuals how to outsmart, outlast and outperform their competition and achieve record breaking success.
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
February 8, 2017
cONTRACT gLAZIER dEEP dIVE
This final day of the conference will offer a deep dive into pressing topics. The morning will provide two unique panel discussions addressing the challenges and opportunities in design trends as well as the day-to-day operations affecting glaziers. Each panel discussion offers Q&A sessions so that participants can engage in the discussion and offer their own experiences and challenges. This interactive deep dive session is something you won't want to miss!
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Registration Desk Open
7:00 am - 7:45 am
Breakfast & Trade Show
Take 5 Presentation: C.R. Laurence Co., Inc.
Complex Glass Fabrication & Installation:
Best Practices & Lessons Learned
Fabricator Panelists: Agnora, Sedak and Viracon
Contractor Glazier Panelists: Pioneer Glazing, Steel Encounters, Walters & Wolf Glass
Equipment Manufacturer Panelists: Ergo Robotics, Heavydrive and
Woods Power Grip
Moderator: Jeff Haber, W&W Glass
Join this expert panel to discuss all aspects of oversized and complex glass fabrication and installation. This session will offer real-world experience on tackling challenging projects from the ordering process, product handling, transportation and installation. Panelists will share their personal experiences and field questions from the audience.
Take 5 Presentation: Kuraray America, Inc.
Communications Break & Trade Show
Take 5 Presentation: Kawneer North America
Contract Glazier Challenges
Joe Clabbers, National Glass & Metal
Ted Derby, LCG Facades
Stephanie Lamb, Giroux Glass
Bill Sullivan, Brin Glass Co.
Moderator: Max Perilstein, Sole Source Consultants
Each panelist has been tasked with addressing a topic most pressing to their current operations. Topics being considered include staffing needs, design assist processes, performance testing, contract issues, estimating and more. More details will be provided on this 'soup to nuts' discussion as we get closer to BEC 2017. This is a can't-miss session!
Closing Remarks & Adjournment
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Contract Glazier $600
Contract Glazier $1,000
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