Seminars

Tentative and subject to change.

Friday, April 8, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Economic Overview
Start Glass TEXpo™ ’16 off with an overview of the event, a look into what the economic future holds and a kick-off to all the quality education, business building tips and supplier networking that is to come over the next two days.

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Update on the New ANSI Z97.1 Standard
Modifications have been made to this standard, which establishes the specifications and methods of testing safety properties of safety glazing materials. It’s important to know how these apply to your business to protect your employees. Learn how to use glazing materials designed to promote safety and reduce the likelihood of cutting and piercing injuries when working in all building and architectural applications.

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
How to Better Your Bottom Line by Being Tech Savvy
A strong web presence is an integral portion of successful business branding. This session will provide tangible takeaways to implement, once back in the home office, to ensure your SEO is optimized and the site is being seen by your market.

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Understanding U-Factors
(AIA/CES Course #A4442E)
The requirement for LEED and zero energy buildings places an increasing importance on the U-Factor (thermal transmittance) of window systems. Come learn how to identify, differentiate and recognize these attributes and factors.

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Glass TEXpo ’16 Opening Keynote Presentation
RichardVoreisJoin us for our keynote presentation of what the building and construction industries hold for your future bottom line. Come learn what steps you can take to be proactive in growing your business, as development is currently trending in the commercial market, with these opportunities and more. This keynote will discuss architecture trends, building materials, new and retrofit construction, challenges to be aware of and what to anticipate for the future.
Keynote Speaker: Richard Voreis, chief executive officer, Consulting Collaborative

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Glass TEXpo ’16 Show Floor Open

Saturday, April 9, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Energy Code Update
Join your peers as the latest in energy codes is covered. We all know how important it is to stay on top of the code updates to ensure the correct glass is utilized to keep things on the up-and-up for the glazing contractor. Hear the latest and what you need to do to be prepared for these all-encompassing codes.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Roundtable Sessions
Oftentimes your questions are the same as your colleagues. Join your peers in a roundtable session, where each topic will have a table devoted to brainstorming solutions and sharing concepts and previous ideas that have seen both negative and positive results. Devote this time to learning new successful solutions to your everyday concerns.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
TGA Awards Brunch in Honor of Jerry Wright
The Texas Glass Association will be holding the inaugural TGA Awards Brunch in Honor of Jerry Wright. Come join the membership in honoring one of our own and remembering an industry legend whose joix de vivre is paralleled by few.
Please note: Brunch open to all TEXpo attendees. Sign-up for brunch can be done at www.usglassmag.com/texpo/register.php for $39.75.

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Glass TEXpo ’16 Show Floor Open