Glass TEXpo™ ’21 in San Antonio, Texas, will deliver quality education on various topics affecting the glass and glazing industry. Attendees will develop new connections and discover the latest new products and techniques in the industry. The event will take place May 20-21, 2021. It is co-sponsored by the Texas Glass Association, USGlass magazine, USGNN™, and Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal.
Day 2 Educational Program Highlights
08:00 AM – 09:00 AM
Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Update
Start your day with an overview of the Texas Department of Insurance’s (TDI) new Windstorm Program requirements for fenestration products. You will learn relevant building code requirements; the requirements for fenestration products; submitted protocols; what companies need to do to submit an evaluation report request in accordance with those requirements; and common issues associated with submittals and evaluation. The Windstorm Program is voluntary and operates in 14 Texas counties along the Gulf Coast in a designated catastrophe area. The program exists to provide insurance coverage for those who want to operate a commercial space or buy a home in this area of Texas.
Speaker: Dr. Paul Bove, Engineer, Texas Department of Insurance (TDI)
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Glazing System Delegated Design
Delegated design of glazing systems requires understanding of architectural intent, building structural movement, manufactured system limitations, design loads and methods. Architects, engineers and contractors should be aware of essential key design requirements to know what to look for and approve in delegated design submittals for curtainwall, storefront and other glazing systems.
Speaker: Stewart Jeske, P.E., Founder and President of JEI Structural Engineering
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Trends in Commercial Construction That are Going to Affect You
Topics for discussion will include special emphasis on exterior building envelope and interior space; trends in architecture (glass, architectural aluminum products, etc.); trends in new and remodel construction; major industry challenges; and the importance of change.
Speaker: Richard Voreis, Chief Executive Officer, Consulting Collaborative
Health and safety protocols will be in place. The Henry B. González Convention Center has been awarded the GBAC STAR™, an award given to facilities that maintain a high standard of cleaning and disinfecting procedures. To learn more about the convention center’s safety and cleaning protocols, click here.