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Q&A With Structural Glass Engineer James O’Callaghan

James O'Callaghan of Eckersley O'Callaghan talks to attendees at GANA's BEC Conference last week about structural glazing.

James O’Callaghan and his firm Eckersley O’Callaghan have been pushing the (building) envelope with glass for years, and the engineer hopes the growing momentum of structural glass applications continues to drive innovation in the building community. O’Callaghan discussed the evolution of … Continue reading

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Apogee CEO Encourages Industry to Get Retrofitted

Out with the old, or in with the new? How about a little of both. Apogee Enterprises CEO Joseph Puishys gave attendees at the Glass Association of North America (GANA) Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference an industry update Monday. His … Continue reading

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BEC Attendees Get Crash Course in Codes

Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting gave BEC Conference attendees an update on construction codes relating to fenestration.

Building code changes and increased stringency require the glass and glazing industry to stay informed, and code expert Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting did just that at GANA’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference earlier this week. Monday, Culp gave … Continue reading

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Condo, BIM Talk Closes out BEC Conference

Courtney Little of ACE Glass gives BEC attendees an update Tuesday on legal issues surround the fenestration industry.

After two and a half days of extensive networking and industry discussion, the Glass Association of North America’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) conference came to a close Tuesday. On the final day, Courtney Little of ACE Glass gave an update … Continue reading

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Watch: BEC Hits its Stride on Second Day

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Day two of the BEC Conference in Las Vegas hit on a number of topics, including the state of structural glazing and implications of current codes. Check out today’s newscast, as USGNN.com™ has it all covered.

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Industry Workforce a Focal Point at BEC Conference

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Former pro baseball player Jim Abbott delivered the keynote address at the conclusion of the BEC Conference’s second day, but Abbott wasn’t the only presenter at the event talking about teams. A theme stressed throughout the day was the building … Continue reading

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Technical Committee, Project Study Get Things Started at BEC Conference

Building envelope consultant and engineer Dr. Dudley McFarquhar presents a case study of a large-scale hospital project in Dallas during the opening session of the BEC Conference Sunday.

The BEC Conference kicked off Sunday afternoon following the conclusion of the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Annual Conference. Perhaps the joint networking session in the evening was the highlight of the day, though some important topics were covered … Continue reading

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Watch Monday’s Newscast for Opening Coverage of the BEC Conference

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Nearly 400 industry members are in attendance for this year’s BEC Conference, which kicked off Sunday at the conclusion of the Glass Association of North America (GANA) Annual Conference. Check out today’s newscast to hear what attendees are most looking … Continue reading

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GANA Annual Conference Opens with Thermal Stress Discussions

Thermal stress conditions in heat-strengthened spandrel glass was the opening discussion topic during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Tempering Division meeting. The group met today as part of GANA’s 2015 Annual Conference, taking place at the Paris Las … Continue reading

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GSA Assesses Retrofit Technology for Energy Savings

Along with the private sector, the federal government continues its efforts to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings. In at least one study, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has keyed in on a potential solution regarding fenestration. Twenty-eight percent … Continue reading

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