Glazing Council Symposium Approaches
The Protective Glazing Council (PGC) will be holding its annual
symposium November 28-29 at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan
National Airport in Arlington, Va. The registration deadline for
the event is quickly approaching.
Scott Haddock, president of PGC, says that the upcoming symposium
will provide a platform for new directions for the council.
"One of the main things we can look forward is we're going to have
an opportunity to talk about the different directions PGC is going
to be taking on," says Haddock. "We're going to be getting more
heavily into the technical side of things. We're in the process
of putting a tech committee together to address a number of issues
in the PGC industry."
The council is also working on an outreach program to work more
closely with other industry organizations.
In addition to networking opportunities and a small exhibit area
- featuring fabricators, consultants, testing facilities and more
- the symposium will feature a number of programs on the latest
information for security and safety glazing.
Hurricane glazing will be an important topic at the event. David
Hattis of Building Technology will address hurricane and windstorm
building technology. Jeffrey Gould of Factory Mutual Insurance will
offer insight into the insurance industry's view of hurricane glazing.
Jaime Gascon of the Miami-Dade County Building Code Compliance Department
will present a review of the 2007 hurricane code cycle.
New trends in protective glazing will also be discussed. Dr. Tara
Hutchinson of the University of Southern California at San Diego
will share the latest research on protective glazing in seismic
Several speakers from outside of the glass industry will offer
their unique perspectives on security. A presentation by Lt. Patrick
Devlin of the NYPD's counterterrorism division will focus on "Threat
and Risk Assessment." William Holley, chief engineer of the General
Services Administration (GSA), will update listeners on GSA's building
security technology programs.
Ed Conrath of U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers will provide a United
Facilities Criteria update. "He will be discussing the new model
for the United Facilities Criteria for the Department of Defense
(DOD), which is going to be pretty important because they've made
a couple of changes within that criteria," Haddock says. "He's going
to have an opportunity … to clarify some [of the criteria]. That's
going to have a pretty big impact on all DOD not only owned but
rented, leased facilities as well."
Registration forms for the event must be submitted by Monday, October
22. October 22 is also the cut-off date for the hotel.
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