GANA Announces BEC Conference Panel Session on the Role of the Consultant

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has announced that its eighth annual Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, February 20-22, 2005, will feature a panel session on The Role of the Consultant in the Building Envelope Industry. The session will take place on Monday, February 21, 2005, and will feature the following participants: Charles Clift, president and senior principal of Curtain Wall Design and Consulting Inc.; Glenn Heitmann, president and chief executive officer of Heitmann and Associates Inc.; Gordon H. Smith of exterior wall consultants Gordon H. Smith Corp.; and Jon Weir, principal and senior design consultant for JA Weir Associates.

According to a GANA news release, the influence of consultants on construction products has increased over the years due to an ever-growing need for specialized knowledge, including enhanced code requirements, the rise in necessity for protective glazing applications in various products and the popularity of new technologies such as point-supported glass facades.

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