Volume 43, Issue 6 - June 2008

Reviews & Previews

PGC Announces Annual Symposium

The 2008 Annual Symposium of the Protective Glazing Council (PGC) International will take place November 11-13th at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va.  Titled “Protective Glazing in a Green World: Sustainability and Protection,” the symposium will feature a variety of presentations and speakers addressing the convergence of protective glazing technologies with the ongoing “green” movement of environmentally friendly buildings.

“The green movement is gaining momentum around the globe,” says Bill Yanek, executive director of PGC International. “With many projects in need of protective glazing to protect future occupants, our focus with the symposium is to educate the architectural, government and building owner communities on methods to achieve a solution that protects both people and the environment.”

The keynote speaker of the event will be Harvey Bernstein of McGraw-Hill. Bernstein, who is vice president of Industry Analytics, Alliances and Strategic Initiatives and McGraw-Hill Construction, specializes in green building initiatives and was part of the team that launched the new GreenSource magazine. Bernstein will discuss the future of the green movement in construction.

Other speakers will discuss a variety of topics, including “green” protection from the building owner’s perspective, as well as other protective glazing technologies.  Admission to the event is free for architects, government officials, building owners and glazing contractors. www.protectiveglazing.org  

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