Glass TEXpo™ Seminar Program Features Timely Topics; Event Pre-Registration Closes in Two Weeks
March 8, 2010

Glass TEXpo 2010 is set to take place April 15 - 16, 2010, at the El Tropicano Holiday Inn Riverwalk in San Antonio. This year's event will include a top-notch seminar program that will cover a number of pertinent industry topics, such as hurricane glazing and energy codes and LEED ratings.

Included in the seminar lineup will be a presentation on hurricane-resistant glazing systems that will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 15. Presented by Greg Taylor, Dallas-based regional manager for YKK AP, this session will review how the International Building Code interprets hurricane-prone regions and considerations for fenestration product selection, with a focus on Gulf Coast requirements. Participants will learn how hurricane-approved products are designed, tested and installed, as well as the difference between large and small missile impact requirements and where those zones occur on a building. Taylor also will discuss how the ASCE-7 wind load structural requirements affect the selection of a building's components and cladding.

From 12:20- 1:20 p.m. on April 15, Tom Minnon, CSI, CDT, LEED AP, and Derry, N.H.-based regional manager for YKK AP, will present Complying with Energy Codes and LEED. With an increasing number of city, state and federal agencies establishing and administering guidelines for energy use in buildings, this seminar will review how these 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 will also discuss how glazing systems can contribute to LEED credits.

Pre-registration for Glass TEXpo is open until March 19.

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