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GANA Fall Conference
The GANA Fall Conference is scheduled for October 13-16, 2015, in San Antonio, TX. All seven Divisions of GANA have meetings planned at this event, along with the non-Division Committees including Marketing, New Professionals Committee, and Protective Glazing.

Sponsorship Opportunities
The GANA Fall Conference is a great opportunity to share your brand with conference attendees. Click here to review the sponsorship brochure (contains information for Fall Conference & Glass Leaders Conference) and contact Ashley Charest today!

Conference fees are due when registering.

Registration Fees (Members)  
Full Conference (3 days) $575
Fall Conference (1 day only) $250
Fall Conference (2 days) $450


Registration Fees (Non-Members*)  
Full Conference (3 days) $995
Fall Conference (1 day only) $450
Fall Conference (2 days) $850

*Non-member companies attending a GANA meeting for the first time can attend the conference at the member rate. Please contact the office first to confirm first time attendance before registering. Non-members not eligible to receive the discount that join GANA prior to 60 days after the meeting will receive a credit for its registration fees on membership dues.

Cancellation Policy
Meeting Cancellation: The registration fee is refundable (minus a cancellation fee of $150) if notice of cancellation is received by September 13, 2015. After this date, no refund will be issued.

Fire and Impact Testing Tour
GANA's Protective Glazing Council is hosting a fire and impact testing tour at Intertek. The tour is on Tuesday, October 13, and is open to the first 47 GANA registrants. In addition to GANA members, the tour is being opened to architects and general contractors. The invitations will be going through AIA San Antonio and AGC San Antonio. AIA credits are available. To attend the tour, add the $25 tour fee to your overall registration fee.

Pre-Registered Attendees
Registrations will be accepted until the day of the Conference. However, if you would like to review a list of to-date pre-registered attendees, click here. In order to be included in the printed registration list, your registration must be received by September 30, 2015.

Hyatt Regency Downtown San Antonio
The GANA Fall Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Downtown San Antonio. Hotel rooms are available at $185 plus 16.75% tax.

Cutoff Date

The hotel cutoff date of September 22, 2015.

Check-In: 3:00 pm Check-Out: 12:00 pm

Hotel Registration Options
Hotel reservations will not be made through GANA, but instead through the hotel directly. Use the below reservation link to secure your hotel room.

Please click on the following link to make hotel reservations: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/GANA2015FallConference
If you need technical assistance, please call: 1-888-421-1442



Tuesday, October 13, 2015

7:30 am – 6:00 pm Registration Desk
8:00 am – 11:30 am Testing Demonstration Tour
  GANA's Protective Glazing Council is hosting a fire and impact testing demonstration at the Intertek facility. Limited to 47 GANA Fall Conference participants, architects and general contractors are also invited to participate via AIA San Antonio and AGC San Antonio.
     8:00 am – 8:30 am      Drive to Intertek Testing Facility
     8:30 am – 9:00 am      Introductions by Protective Glazing Council and Intertek
    9:00 am – 10:00 am      Tour of Intertek Facility
    10:00 am – 11:00 am – 11:00 am      Fire and Impact Testing Demonstrations
     11:00 am – 11:30 am      Drive to Hotel
11:30 am – 2:00 pm Laminating Division (with working lunch)
       Panel Discussion :: Industry Hot Topics on Laminated Glass Applications
  • Laminated Glazing Reference Manual
  • Compression of Interlayers
  • Design Considerations for Laminated Glazing Applications
  • Glass Railings GIB Update
  • Glass Railings in the IBC Codes
  • Hurricane Product Substitution
  • Laminated Glass Deflection Table
  • Sealant and Setting Blocks GIB
  • Tornado GIB
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Standard A500 Building Guards
2:15 pm – 4:15 pm Energy Division
       Benefits of Interior Installed High Performance Insulating Glass for Commercial 
     Retrofit Applications - A Case Study
Tracy Rogers, Quanex Building Products
  • Building Enclosure Commissioning GIB
  • Energy Performance GIB Update
  • Benefits of Daylighting Subcommittee
4:30 pm – 6:15 pm New Professionals Committee
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GANA Welcome Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration Desk
8:30 am – 9:30 am Flat Glass Manufacturing Division
  • Product Category Rule for Flat Glass
  • Edge Deletion
  • Flat Glass Industry Standards
  • LEED Recycled Content GIB Update
9:45 am – 12:15 pm Insulating Division
       Durability of Cold Bent Insulating Glass Units
     Jon Kimberlain, Dow Corning Corporation
  • AIA Multi-Cavity Glazing Presentation
  • Bent IGUs
  • Describing Architectural Glass Constructions GIB
  • Guidelines for the Appearance of IGU Edges in Commercial Applications GIB
  • Performance Improvements in Insulating Glass Units: Coatings, Surfaces, Cavity Gap and Gas
  • PIB Migration (jointly with IGMA)
  • Secondary Sealant Bite in IGUs
  • Setting Blocks for Two-sided Supported IGUs
  • Solar Reflectivity GIB
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
Sponsored by Mappi North America
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Overview of the Changes to ANSI Z97.1-15 As They Affect the Glass Industry
Julia Schimmelpenningh,
Eastman Chemical Company
2:00 pm - 4:15 pm Tempering Division
       Discoveries Made While Researching
Dr. Joseph Minor, PE, Consulting Engineer
  • Engineering Standards Manual
  • Heavy Glass Door Design Guide
  • Distortion (Optical Properties)
  • Guidelines for the Production of Heat-Treated Glass
  • Heat-Soaking GIB
  • Heat-Treated Glass Surfaces are Different
  • Proper Procedures for Cleaning Architectural Glass
  • Quench Patterns in Heat-Treated Architectural Glass
  • Thermal Stresses in Spandrel Glass
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Wild West Reception @ Buckhorn Saloon

Thursday, October 15, 2015

7:30 am – 6:00 pm Registration Desk/Networking Lounge
8:00 am – 10:00 am GANA Membership Meeting
  • Industry Overview
  • Division Chair Reports
  • Technical Report
  • General Counsel Report
  • Marketing Report
  • Consultant Report
  • NFRC
10:15 am - 11:45 am BEC Division Technical Committee
       Large Format Porcelain Panels for Building Facades
Piergiorgio Mazzetta, Laminam S.p.A.
  • Building Information Modeling GIB Task Group
  • Commercial Fenestration Systems Manual
  • Blueprint Reading and Labor Estimating Course
  • Project Manager’s Reference Manual
11:45 am – 12:30 pm Lunch
Sponsored by Goldray Industries, Ltd.
12:45 pm – 3:15 pm Decorative Division
  • Measuring Optical Performance of Decorative Glass
  • Guidelines for Handling & Cleaning for Decorative Glass
  • Decorative Glazing Manual
  • LEED V4 Decorative White Paper
  • Benefits of Decorative Glass in Daylighting Applications
  • Decorative Glazing for Spandrel Applications

     Mirror Technical Committee

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Marketing Committee

Friday, October 16, 2015

8:00 am – 12:00 pm GANA Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting)
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm GANA Foundation Board of Directors Meeting (Closed Meeting)

Our GANA Fall Conference sponsors help us provide a unique conference experience to our members. Below are current sponsors for our event. If you are interested in sponsoring, contact Ashley Charest.

PGC Tour Curbell Plastics
PGC Tour Eastman Chemical Company
Gold Fusion Cermics
Wireless Internet Access Glass Coatings and Concepts
Thursday Lunch Goldray Industries, Ltd.
PGC Tour Kuraray America
Wednesday Lunch Mappi North America
Gold Quanex Building Products
Silver Schilling Graphics

Internet Access
Stay connected at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Downtown with internet access in both the sleeping rooms and meeting space. Meeting rooms will have complimentary internet access, sponsored by Glass Coatings and Concepts.

With a spectacular location directly on the River Walk that overlooks the historic Alamo mission, Hyatt Regency San Antonio offers luxurious accommodations and a full range of modern services and amenities for your comfort and convenience. Step into our soaring 16-story atrium lobby and enjoy a warm welcome from Hyatt’s exceptional staff, setting the stage for an exceptional San Antonio experience. Surrounded by a large variety of restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and tourist attractions, our excellent location raises us above all other San Antonio River Walk hotels.

Hotel Restaurants

Q Kitchen
Q Kitchen, one of the most innovative restaurants on the River Walk. We've spent quite a bit of time searching out the globe's best BBQ and brought their recipes back to our San Antonio barbeque restaurant. We've added a dash of excitement and fun to the mix, by creating an "interactive kitchen" in the dining area that lets you see how we make our barbeque. Tempted by European style rotisserie barbeque? Go for it. And as for smoked meats...well...one glance at the menu will tell you how serious we are about that. By the way, feel free to talk to our chefs while they cook. You just might get them to divulge some of our secrets.

Q Bar
Kick back, stay awhile. Q Bar is a one-of-a-kind experience. Belly up to the spectacular 55 foot granite bar or relax in the lounge and watch one of six flat screen TVs showing your favorite sporting events. Sample some of Q’s signature dishes while you work your way through the more than 100 beers available including beer on tap from breweries all across Texas. With one of the best San Antonio River Walk bars for beer selection and style, Q Bar offers a unique and relaxing bar experience that everyone can enjoy.

Poolside Dining
Admire a 360° view of the city and historic Alamo while soaking up the sun in our temperature controlled, rooftop pool and sundeck. Savor a delicious meal or a cocktail where the view is breathtaking, the service is Four Diamond and the gentle breezes blow – up on the roof of Hyatt Regency San Antonio.

Einstein Bros Bagels and More
Enjoy an on-the-go breakfast or quick lunch at the hotel’s brand new Einstein’s Bagels, the only one in downtown San Antonio. The shop offers 12 varieties of bagels and eight flavors of cream cheese daily, as well as an array of specialty sandwiches can be enjoyed on the run or in the lobby. Sit back and relax with the morning paper, chat with colleagues before the afternoon’s meetings, or simply pick up and head out to explore the town. The choices are yours. The pleasure is all ours.

The hotel is located 40 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport. Taxi from the airport to the hotel is $24/one way.

The Hyatt Regency San Antonio Downtown has on-site self parking for $29 per night and $39 per night for valet parking.

Click here to register online.

NOTE: The registration system will automatically default to the non-member price. To receive the member rate, you must click onto the upper right hand corner of the registration page (Login for access to special items and pricing) and enter your email address (user name) and password. If you do not have your password, email Ashley Charest for your information.