Do you ever wonder what your GANA staff are up to? You’ll be happy to know we are literally “in action” every day, working on products and services that benefit you and developing creative new ideas that benefit our members. Below are a few highlights of our efforts from the last week.
President’s Visit & Strategic Discussion
GANA President Stanley Yee was gracious enough to visit GANA Headquarters in Topeka, Kansas last week. His visit prompted great discussion on strategies and tactics for advocacy, collaboration with industry partners, event planning and employee professional development. (Special thanks to Stanley for his leadership and spending time with us!)
Efforts are underway on a number of technical documents and resources. Below are just five documents we touched upon last week with the help of our committee members and chairs:
- Concepts in Analyzing Glass Tempering Problems: A four-volume video series and companion learning materials which include a textbook, workbook and answer key.
- Project Managers Reference Manual: after two years of work by task group members, we are so close to issuing this new resource.
- Interested in the use of decorative glazing in daylight applications? Look for a new GIB on this topic to be released in early 2017.
- Introduction to Insulating Glass – soon to be GANA’s newest addition to its AIA-accredited presentation arsenal.
- Compression testing on laminated and monolithic tempered doors is complete. This data will be a featured update to GANA’s Heavy Glass Door Design Guide manual.
Event Attendance: ASHRAE Annual Conference
Last weekend the GANA technical trio was out in force at the ASHRAE Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO. Urmilla Sowell, GANA Technical Director, and GANA code consultants Tom Culp and Thom Zaremba attended the Technical Program designed to inform, discuss and advance technology and practices.
Event Planning: Fall Conference
We’re busy planning and promoting the GANA Fall Conference. As always, the event will offer a great opportunity to connect and discuss critical topics. A recently-added highlight will include a brunch presentation from Amy Huff, a St. Louis-based architect with Trivers Associates, who will discuss a current project that’s underway for the iconic St. Louis courthouse. To learn more about the Fall Conference visit glasswebsite.com.
Volunteers: An Extension of the GANA Team
GANA staff work hard for you, our members, and we’re proud of it. But we don’t work alone. Our Board members, Committee Chairs and volunteers help create the resources and ideas that bring GANA to life. If you’d like to get involved, just reach out to Sara Neiswanger, GANA Account Executive today: firstname.lastname@example.org