The GANA Annual Conference is a gathering of the industry’s top minds. More than 100 dedicated professionals gather to discuss code updates, explore pressing issues in a multitude of areas (laminating, energy, tempering, building envelope contracting, decorative glass and more). The Annual Conference is also a great opportunity to recognize dedicated GANA members and celebrate the accomplishments of Association. For the Annual Conference, we have crafted specific sponsorship packages to help you share your brand and services with attendees. Please take a moment to review the 2017 Sponsorship Prospectus and contact Sara Neiswanger, GANA Account Executive to pledge your commitment to supporting the Annual Conference.
February 6-8, 2017 | Caesars Palace Las Vegas
The 2017 BEC Conference “Building the Modern World” offers an agenda bursting with expert presentations and opportunities for participants to engage in the conversation. Our presenters offer insights on industry trends and real-world operational expertise. Below is a highlighted session for the GANA BEC 2017 Conference. View the complete program here.
3D Documentation & Virtual Construction: An integrated team approach from concept to completion
Presenters: Shaun Patchell, L.F. Driscoll and 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.
GANA has several openings for various Division Chair and Officer positions. Please consider submitting a colleague or yourself to fulfill the open positions listed below. Divisions Chairs lead their Divisions and serve on the GANA Board of Directors. Serving in these roles is a great way to connect to your colleagues and lend your talents to a great Association!
The following positions are currently open:
Submit nominations or nominate yourself online.
BEC 2017: Building the Modern World
February 6-8, 2017 | Caesars Palace Las Vegas
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. BEC Conference attendees receive expert insights and real-world case studies from industry leaders and thought leaders. Below are just a couple of those industry experts, attendees can expect to hear from. Review a complete overview of presentations here.
Sate 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. Specializing in Safety, Sound, Security and Color/Optics performance of laminated glass. She is active in the development and updating of standards related to glazing and serves as an officer of national and international organizations including ASTM, ANSI and ISO. Read more.
Building Synergy, FAIA, Vidaris, Inc.
Mr. Berger has been a specialist in the design and construction of building envelopes for over 35 years. Through Mr. 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. Read more.
Register by December 31st before prices increase by $200 per registration!
GANA would like to welcome the following new members who have joined in the last month! Please take a moment to review their websites. If you have a connection to any of these new members, please send them a welcome note and invite them to our upcoming events, the BEC Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada (Feb. 6-8, 2017) and the Annual Conference in Hilton Head, South Carolina (March 14-17, 2017).
IGE Glass Technologies, Inc. – Tempering Division
VIG Technologies, LLC – Energy Division
Wilson Engineering Associates – Affiliate Member