BEC Conference Opens in Las Vegas
March 28, 2011

The Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference officially kicked off last night in Las Vegas with a joint reception with Glass Week attendees—as Glass Week ended and BEC got underway.

This morning, BEC division chair Henry Taylor of Kawneer Co. Inc. opened the session and introduced Kawneer general manager Diana Perreiah, who spoke about the state of the aluminum industry.

John Lewis of the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) addressed the NFRC’s component modeling approach (CMA) program, as it relates to code compliance and the above-code benefits it could provide for glazing contractors.

GANA energy consultant Tom Culp of BirchPoint Consulting LLC led the group in a discussion of the newest commercial energy codes and green construction codes.

Serge Martin, vice president of marketing for AGC, took a look at the state of the glass industry, and Ron Stokes of CDC Inc. took on the controversial topic of curtainwall failures—and what often causes them.

The BEC trade show was scheduled to take place this afternoon. Click on the following links for full coverage of the week’s events.

- Diana Perreiah Offers Aluminum Insight at BEC Conference
- Cerium Oxide Shortage Prompts Task Group Formation
- Singing the LOGICal Song
- Something Old, Something New, Something's Splitting Into Two

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