BEC Conference Brings Networking and
Education for Contract Glaziers to Las Vegas
Next, James Carpenter, with James Carpenter Design Asso-
Following the keynote, the day ends with a networking
ciates, will present “The Intersection of Architecture,Art, De- reception.
sign, and Engineering.”Carpenter has worked in architecture
and design for nearly 50 years, advancing a distinctive vision Deep Dive
based on the use of natural light and glass as the foundational
The ﬁnal day of the conference will delve into some of the
elements of the built environment. He founded the cross-dis- biggest topics for the contract glazing industry. The morning
ciplinary design ﬁrm James Carpenter Design Associates in will include two unique panel discussions addressing the
to large-scale architectural projects. day-to-day operations affecting glaziers. Each discussion of-
979 to support the application of these aesthetic principles challenges and opportunities in design trends as well as the
Later in the afternoon, sessions dig a little deeper into fers a time for Q-and-A, allowing participants to engage with
topics that are driving future developments in the indus- panelists and offer their own experiences and challenges.
try. These include a building codes update from Tom Culp,
The ﬁrst session will cover complex glass fabrication and
GANA’s energy consultant. His will focus on helping attend- installation, offering best practices and lessons learned. Pre-
ees understand exactly what they need to know when it senters will offer real-world experiences on tackling challeng-
comes to changing building codes, and will cover current ing projects from the ordering process, product handling,
development activity as well as what to expect in the future. transportation and installation.
Urmilla Sowell, GANA technical director, will follow with an
overview of the group’s technical activities.
For the final discussion, panelists—each tasked with
addressing a topic most pressing to their current opera-
The BEC conference wouldn’t be complete without a key- tions—talk about common challenges for contract glaziers.
note address from a sports superstar. This year that ses- Topics may include staffing needs, design-assist processes,
sion comes from Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star from performance testing, contract issues, estimating and more.
the Utah Jazz. He will discuss “The Four Commitments of AdditionalinformationabouttheBECConferenceisavailableon-
a Winning Team.”
line at glasswebsite.com.
The Intersection of Architecture, Art, Design,
and Engineering, James Carpenter, James
Carpenter Design Associates
Take 5 Presentation, Tremco
Beer break and trade show
Cut Through the Noise: Get the Rundown on
Energy Code Development, Tom Culp, GANA
energy consultant/Birch Point Consulting LLC
GANA Snapshot: A Guide to GANA Tech
Advocacy, Urmilla Sowell, technical director,
Take 5 Presentation: Guardian Glass
The Four Commitments of a Winning Team,
Mark Eaton, Former NBA All-Star, Utah Jazz
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
- 11 am: Registration desk open
- 7:45 am: Breakfast and trade show
Take 5 Presentation, C.R. Laurence Co. Inc.
Complex Glass Fabrication and Installation: Best
Practices and Lessons Learned, Panelists TBD
Take 5 Presentation, Kuraray America Inc.
Communications break and trade show
Take 5 Presentation, Kawneer North America
10:05 am: Contract Glazier Challenges, panelists: Joe
Clabbers, National Glass & Metal; Ted Derby,
LCG Facades; Stephanie Lamb, Giroux Glass;
Bill Sullivan, Brin Glass Co.; moderator: Max
Perilstein, Sole Source Consultants
5- 6:30 pm: Networking reception
11:30 am: Closing remarks and adjournment s
January 2017 | USGlass, Metal & Glazing