Contractors Prepare BECause BEC is Coming
Glazing contractors around the country are preparing for the Building
Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, February 17-19, 2008, at
the Rio in Las Vegas.
The conference, sponsored by the Glass Association of North America
(GANA), has become a major event for the glazing industry. In addition
to numerous opportunities for networking, the conference provides
an educational program full of subjects that affect the glazing
industry every day. Plus, this year's BEC Conference will be held
in conjunction with the GANA-sponsored Glass Week (CLICK
HERE for information about this event).
On February 18, following the welcome speech from BEC Division
chairperson Max Perilstein of Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc., Shep
Hyken, CSP, will present the keynote address. "Creating 'Moments
of Magic' for Your Customers" will focus on how important service
is in today's world. Topics will include parallels between selling
and service, meeting and exceeding expectations, handling confrontations,
building relationships and more.
Joseph Solinski of Stone & Glazing Consulting dives into the meat
of the seminar schedule with his talk on structural glazing survey
and repair. Raj Goyal of Graham Architectural Products Corp., will
offers tips on designing for blast resistance during a discussion
of the new UFC-DOD standard. Mike Burk of Edgetech IG will provide
several options of applied protective coatings for protecting exterior
fenestration and glazing surfaces often damaged during construction
and post-construction cleanup. Richard D. Kalson, Esq., of Thorp
Reed & Armstrong LLP is scheduled to present a two-part series on
developments and new trends in construction law in 2007. Ted Derby
of Pohl Inc. of America will introduce the rainscreen principle
and its practical applications in the current construction market.
Since there are so many systems to chose from, including Six Sigma,
Lean Manufacturing and Theory of Constraints, Jim Fairley of Colonial
Glass Solutions will share descriptions of personal system experiences
and anecdotes gained through 32 years in the glass industry.
The following day, Mike Eruzione will present the keynote address
on "Teamwork: The Winner's Goal." 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.
Following Eruzione, Patrick Muessig of Azon USA will present information
on energy modeling. Bruce Werner of Curtain Wall Design & Consulting
Inc. and Peter Poirier of Tremco Inc. will then discuss four-sided
structural silicone glazing.
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