Glass Showcase Offers Numerous Learning Opportunities
With seminars ranging from the latest in codes to fire-rated glazing,
along with a full trade show, the Americas Glass Association (AGA)
held its annual Americas Glass Showcase last week in Las Vegas at
the Cashman Convention Center. The event ran May 2-3.
|Frank Forgione (left) and Donn Harter (right)
spoke about topless glass railings on Friday, May 2.
On Friday afternoon, Frank Forgione of Forgione Sales, took on
the topic of "Can You Go Topless? Glass Railings." Forgione
focused on interlayer and glass options for "topless"
glass railings-and particularly on their increase.
"As we've seen in all these buildings we're doing, there's
more glass, less metal," Forgione said.
He focused on three particular types of interlayers available for
laminated glass used in topless glass railings, including PVB, RainEdge
and Dupont's SentryGlass® Plus.
"If you're doing an all-glass-type handrail, then retention
is what it's all about," he said. "I think the engineering
part is most important."
Donn Harter, AGA president, provided an update on the latest code
cycle for safety glazing, while Tom Grandy of
|Palmer was one of the many exhibitors on-hand
at Americas Glass Showcase.
Grandy & Associates provided a presentation on profitable labor
Sherilyn Hobkins of Momentive Performance Products and Bryce Roughton
of Sunshine Supply also took on the topic of
"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Sealant Installation,"
with an explanation on how to use the correct sealant and proper
application to fulfill the manufacturer's requirements.
On Saturday, May 3, a forum tackled the latest in fire-rated glazing.
Bill Braun of Braun & Melucci LLP also provided information
on "Effective Avoidance and Defense of Construction Defects."
|Bill Braun of Braun & Melucci LLP provided
a presentation called "Effective Avoidance and Defense
of Construction Defects."
In addition to providing a lengthy handout including tips and suggestions,
Brown also provided some general tips to attendees.
For example, he provided a quick lesson terms and conditions and
how they relate to contracts at large.
"Once the customer signs those terms and conditions, it becomes
part of that contract," Braun said.
He also provided a lesson on oral contracts.
"An oral contract is just as enforceable as a written contract,"
he said, though he noted that often it's harder for an attorney
to prove what was in an oral contract.
Greg Ketter of Ketter Development ended the two-day event with
presentations on "Mastering Emotional Intelligence" and
"Cultivating a High-Performance Team."
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