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USGNN Original StoryGlazing 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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