Come Learn in San Antonio: TEXpo Seminars
are Hard-Hitting and Hot!
February 26, 2010
The upcoming Glass TEXpo in San Antonio, Texas, will feature
a seminar schedule filled with hard-hitting topics designed to hit
issues specific to glass shops and to help businesses grow.
Dr. Bill Crawford will provide the keynote address, "Moving
from Surviving to Thriving: How to Bring More Clarity, Confidence
and Creative to Your Business and Your Life." In this session,
to be held on April 15, Crawford will offer a step-by-step system
for accessing the clarity, confidence and creativity necessary for
success in today's world. Crawford, a licensed psychologist, is
the author of four books and an organizational consultant and has
been called the "Steve Martin" of corporate America.
Other seminars include one about hurricane-resistant glazing systems,
provided by Greg Taylor of YKK AP America. Taylor will review how
the International Building Code (IBC) interprets hurricane-prone
regions and what must be considered in fenestration product selection,
with a focus on Gulf Coast requirements, and more.
Photovoltaics, of course, are a hot topic in the industry right
now, and Russ Huffer of Apogee Enterprises will take on this exciting
topic, with a no-nonsense look at building-integrated photovoltaics
(BIPV) as it relates to the contract glazing industry.
In addition, Tom Minnon of YKK AP America, will take on "Complying
with Energy Codes and LEED," and will discuss how the latest
energy codes affect the type of glass and glazing systems that are
specified and installed. Participants will learn about ASHRAE energy
guidelines and NFRC Certificates of Compliance to determine overall
U-values for a system based on glass type. Minnon also will address
how glazing systems can contribute to LEED credits.
In a presentation provided by the Texas Construction Association,
attendees will learn about the latest laws affecting the Texas glass
business, issues coming in the November 2010 election, and expected
construction industry issues for the next legislative session.
Investment banker Michael Collins of Jordan Knauff and Co. will
address the economy and will offer ideas for how to manage the economic
changes effectively. He also will take a look at the region's economy
and will provide a forecast for the future of the industry in the
Whether or not you've before had to handle a workers' compensation
claim, you won't want to miss a presentation by Gina O'Hara of the
Texas Construction Association WC Purchasing Group, who will explain
what companies can do to keep costs down and losses under control
in the event of a workers' comp claim.
Matt Docis of C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. will offer a technical seminar.
He'll talk about the proper application of shower doors, mirrors
and more, and will provide some tricks of the trade for these applications.
Glass TEXpo will be held April 14-16 at the El Tropicano Holiday
Pre-registration is open through March 19.
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