Volume 42, Issue 11 - November 2007

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When Glass Week and BEC Combine, 
Great Things Happen 

One week. All glass. Can it get any better than that? 

Not according to the Glass Association of North America (GANA). GANA is revving up for Glass Week 2008, to be held February 13-17, 2008, at the Rio in Las Vegas—and the Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, February 17-19, 2008. Dubbed “the Super Conference” by GANA president Andrew Gum, this year joins Glass Week and the BEC Conference into one event, bringing together manufacturers, fabricators and the industry’s leading glazing contractors. 

Nearly 1,000 industry leaders are expected to attend the week-long event. 

“As the commercial glass and glazing industry continues to progress with significant technological and management enhancements emerging in the industry, we can value an opportunity to meet with our peers and assess future momentum,” says Stan Smith, executive vice president of GANA. 

“No other venue provides the perfect opportunity for us to do this than the combined Glass Week/BEC event.”

For more than 20 years Glass Week has been geared toward top manufacturers and fabricators in the glass and metal industry, while BEC has become a major event for the contract glazing industry. 

“BEC is really the ultimate industry gathering,” says Max Perilstein, chairperson of GANA’s BEC division and vice president of marketing for Arch Aluminum and Glass. “There is no other event that brings every avenue of our industry together in one place, from glaziers to primary manufacturers and everything in between—such as fabricators, sealant and spacer suppliers and so on. Plus, in addition to the great networking setup, you also have a top-notch educational program with subjects that affect our industry every day being addressed.”  

Both events have traditionally provided networking and educational opportunities, but the occasions to meet colleagues and learn the latest have doubled with this combined event. “The bottom line is if you have any interest in staying in tune with your industry, then this is an event not to be missed,” Perilstein says. 

Enjoy Your Stay
The host hotel for this year’s combined Glass Week and BEC Conference is The Rio All-Suites Resort and Casino. Every room is a suite at the Rio, with spectacular views of Las Vegas. For more fantastic views of the towering Spring Mountains and the Las Vegas skyline, lots of fun and a terrific opportunity for networking, make plans to take part in the golf tournament. 

The tournament will be held at the Siena Golf Club in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 17. The shotgun start is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

The entry fee of $170 will include setup, driving range, scoring, prizes, box lunch and cart rental. All entries will be processed on a first-come, first served basis, and you must be a registrant to play, so make plans to attend now. The entry deadline is January 10, 2008. For more information on these events, visit www.glassweek.com

Program for Glass Week and BEC Conference
Program subject to change

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration Open 
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. GANA Board of Directors Meetings 
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ASC Shareholder Meeting 
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ASC Board of Directors Meetings 
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Board of Directors Dinner 

Thursday, February 14, 2008
6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration Open 
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Task Group Room 
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Insulating Division Meetings 
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Marketing Committee Meeting 
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Technical Committee Meeting Performance of IGU’s - Field Correlation Study Over 25 Years Speaker: Bill        Lingnell, Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Division Meeting
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tempering Division Meetings Lunch sponsored by Guardian Industries Corp. 
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Membership Committee Meeting 
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Marketing Committee Meeting 
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Subcommittee and Task Group Meetings
  • Construction Subcommittee
  • Optical Distortion Subcommittee
  • Engineering Standards Manual Task Group 
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Standards and Engineering Committee Meeting
  • Side One Design Options Speaker: Joseph Ryan, Ferro Corporation 
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Division Meeting
2:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Laminating Division Meetings 
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Protective Glazing Committee Update 
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Membership Committee Meeting 
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Marketing Committee Meeting 
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Task Group Meetings
  • Laminated Glazing Reference Manual Task Group
  • Ball Drop Task Group 
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Technical Committee Meeting 
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Division Meeting
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Reception 

Friday, February 15, 2008
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration Open 
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Task Group Room 
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Decorative Division Meetings Breakfast sponsored by ICD High Performance Coatings
7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Membership Committee Meeting 
7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Marketing Committee Meeting 
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Technical Committee Meeting 
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Division Meeting
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mirror Division Meetings 
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Promotions Committee Meeting 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Technical Committee Meeting 
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Division Meeting
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Flat Glass Manufacturing Division Meeting 
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Fire Rated Glazing Council Meeting 
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cocktails (Cash Bar) 
8:00 p.m. Formal Dinner Dress Code: Suit and Tie for men, complimentary dress for women. Seating arrangements are made
    through the GANA office. 

Saturday, February 16, 2008
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration Open 
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Task Group Room 
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. General Session 
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. GANA Membership Breakfast Meeting 
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Countdown to Teamwork Speaker: Mike Mullane, Keynote Speaker Using gripping and sometimes
     hilarious real-life experiences from his Air Force and NASA careers, and with captivating NASA video, Colonel Mullane motivates
     his audience on the practice of responsibility and accountability, on leadership and trust building, on setting lofty goals and
     overcoming obstacles to achieve those goals. His success comes from the fact that he uses real and very memorable events
     from the space program to drive home hard-hitting lessons on teamwork and leadership. 
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Development of New Glass Technology for a 300,000-Square-Foot Point-Supported Glass Wall (The
      New Bangkok International Airport) Speaker: Richard Green, P.E., and Stanley Yee, The Façade Group, LLC Traditionally
      point-fixed glass has been fully tempered. There is a growing reluctance to use tempered glass in high level glazing due to
      nickel sulphide. This is particularly true for point-fixed glass where a panel is less likely to remain in place after shattering.
      Systems that provide secondary retention, such as laminated glass, are becoming favored. There has been little documented
      work on the capacity of heat-strengthened laminated glass in point-fixed applications. As part of the design background, for
      the new Bangkok International Airport, research, computer modeling and physical testing were carried out. This presentation
      outlines the process taken to validate the use of heat-strengthened laminated glass for this project.

Sunday, February 17, 2008
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Task Group Room 
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Glass Week Breakfast 
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. BEC Division Technical Committee Meeting Sponsored by J.E. Berkowitz, LP 
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. General Session 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Your Money, Your World, Your Family … The Future Speaker: Jeff Thredgold, CSP, Keynote Speaker
    Take an entertaining, informative and humorous tour of the United States economy, financial markets, education,
    employment, competition, government, the global economy, technology and the future. Critical issues facing the industry 
    will also be addressed. 
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Innovative New Applications for High Transmission, Low-Iron Glass Speaker: Chris Barry, Pilkington North 
    America, Inc. Placing solar/optical control coatings on high visible transmission, low-iron content glass can give unique added 
    performance values to existing glazing products. Unique, new examples will be given for enhancement of visual/optical 
    properties and for improvement of solar control and thermal properties.
12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Golf Tournament 
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. BEC Welcome and Golf Awards Reception Sponsored by ACH Glass Operations and Kawneer Company, Inc. 

Monday, February 18, 2008
6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open 
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. General Session 
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Welcome  Speaker: Max Perilstein, BEC Division chairperson, Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc. 
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Creating “Moments of Magic” for Your Customers Speaker: Shep Hyken, Keynote Speaker Sponsored by 
    Wausau Window and Wall Systems This presentation focuses on how important service is in today’s world. Topics include 
    parallels between selling and service, meeting and exceeding expectations, handling confrontations, building relationships and 
    more. Shep Hyken, Certified Speaking Professional, is a speaker and author who works with companies and organizations who 
    want to build loyal relationships with their customers and employees. His articles have been read in hundreds of publications, 
    and he is the author of “Moments of Magic” and “The Loyal Customer.” He is also the creator of “The Customer Focus” 
    program which helps clients develop a customer service culture and loyalty mindset. 
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Communication Break 
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Structural Glazing Survey & Repair  Speaker: Joseph Solinski, Stone & Glazing Consulting 
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Designing for Blast, New UFC-DOD Standard Speaker: Raj Goyal, Graham Architectural Products 
    Corporation Goyal will explain the UFC4-010-01 UFC-DOD requirements for October 2003, January 2007 and GSA/DOD test 
    requirements and certification programs and overall requirements of blast buildings. He will also discuss the importance of 
    details, such as the glass design, frame design, anchors and anchor calculations, threat level protection and the relationships of 
    charge and weight distance to pressures and impulses. The presentation will also include before and after videos of protected 
    and unprotected windows and an explanation of why glass and glazing companies cannot afford short cuts.
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon 
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Protecting Exterior Fenestration & Glazing Surfaces with Applied Protective Coatings Speaker: Mike Burk, 
    Edgetech IG Exterior surfaces of fenestration and glazing are often damaged during construction and post-construction 
    cleanup. This presentation will review the reasons for the damage including excessive construction dirt and debris, glass surface 
    conditions and inappropriate cleaning techniques. Several options for protecting these surfaces will be discussed. 
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Construction Law Developments in 2007 That Will Allow You to Be More Profitable in 2008 – PART I 
     Speaker: Richard D. Kalson, Esq., Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP The presentation will focus on developments and new trends 
     in construction law in 2007 that will place GANA members in a position to be more profitable in 2008. Selected topics will 
     include key contractual provisions, including contractual clauses, to avoid unenforceable contractual provisions; failure to reach 
     a valid contractual agreement; claims for unforeseen conditions; lien claims; payment bond claims; Prompt Payment Act claims; 
     claims against design professionals; prevailing wage issues; and licensing issues.  
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Design, Development and Implementation of a 300,000-Square-Foot Point-Supported Glass Wall (The New Bangkok International Airport) Speakers: Richard Green, P.E., and Stanley Yee, The Façade Group
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Communication Break 
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Application of the Rainscreen Principle with Current Construction Practices Speaker: Ted Derby, Pohl 
     Inc. of America The presentation introduces the rainscreen principle and the practical applications in the current construction 
     market. Derby will show projects using this system with all types of metal panel and glass. Beer Break Sponsored by W&W 
     Glass, LLC 
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Systems and Glass … Which System Fits Your Business Speaker: Jim Fairley, Colonial Glass Solutions There 
     are many systems out there to chose from. Each has its own unique feature. The “buzz” systems are Six Sigma, Lean 
     Manufacturing and Theory of Constraints. Hear descriptions of personal system experiences and anecdotes gained through 32 
     years in the glass industry.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Closing Reception Sponsored by Viracon 

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration Open 
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. General Session 
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Teamwork: The Winner’s Goal Speaker: Mike Eruzione, Keynote Speaker Sponsored by Guardian Industries 
     Corp. and Tubelite Inc. Mike Eruzione served as the captain that led the 1980 United States Olympic Hockey Team to its gold 
     medal victory in Lake Placid, N.Y. The highlight of the games for Eruzione was scoring the game-winning goal against the 
     Soviet Union. The victory against the Soviets advanced the U.S. hockey team to the gold medal game where they beat 
     Finland to win the gold medal. 
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Communication Break Sponsored by Dow Corning Corporation 
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Energy Modeling Speaker: Patrick Muessig, Azon USA 
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Four-Sided Structural Silicone Glazing Panel: Bruce Werner, Curtain Wall Design & Consulting, Inc., Peter 
     Poirier, Tremco Inc.
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Construction Law Developments in 2007 That Will Allow You to Be More Profitable in 2008 – PART II 
     Speaker: Richard D. Kalson, Esq., Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP Presentation will focus on developments and new trends in 
     construction law in 2007 that will place GANA members in a position to be more profitable in 2008. 

Upcoming GANA Events
Glass Week
February 13-17, 2008
The Rio All-Suites Resort and Casino
Las Vegas

BEC Conference
February 17-19, 2008
The Rio All-Suites Resort and Casino
Las Vegas

Glass Fabrication & Glazing Educational Conference
April 21-23, 2008
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
Las Vegas

GANA Fall Conference
September 8-10, 2008
Wyndham DFW Airport North
Dallas, Texas

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