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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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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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Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

Courtesy of Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting.





When Glass Association of North America (GANA) divisions and committees met in Toronto last week for the group’s Fall Conference, members had plenty to discuss. Those in attendance covered topics ranging from ongoing interest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to … Continue reading




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Solar Reflectivity Issues Open GANA Fall Conference






“When Buildings Attack their Neighbors,” was the title of a presentation today during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Fall Conference, underway this week in Toronto. “It’s a scary title, but it’s true,” said Vicente Montes-Amoros of Curtainwall Design … Continue reading




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Consultant and Fabricator Panelists Take on Tough Questions from BEC Attendees

Consultants (from left to right) Stephane Hoffman, John Wheaton and Tony Childress, answered questions during a BEC panel discussion.





When Jon Kimberlain of Dow Corning Corp., welcomed attendees during Monday’s opening address, the chair of the BEC Conference told the crowd that this year’s event was designed to be interactive. And several panel discussions, covering topics such as different … Continue reading




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