Glass Expo Midwest™ (GEMS) ’18, the two-day architectural glass industry event, has expanded its educational seminar line-up. The event will be held November 8-9, 2018 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis hotel in beautiful downtown Indianapolis, and is co-sponsored by USGlass magazine, Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal and USGNN.com™.

If you missed the story covering the seminar line-up commencing on Thursday, November 8, at 8:30 a.m., click here. Read on to see in detail what Friday has to offer.

Over the course of two days, learn about such topics as current trends in the industry, hiring and retaining millennials and cleaning and maintaining glass surfaces, to name a few. There are also seminars scheduled that will fulfill American Institute of Architects (AIA) Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) Learning Unit (LU) requirements.

A complete rundown of Friday’s educational line-up can be found below. These will all be taking place in meeting room 202. Please click here to view the full list of seminars and speakers for both days, as well as detailed descriptions. Schedule is subject to change. Visit the website for the latest updates. Visit our faculty page to learn more about each speaker.

Friday, November 9, 2018

7:30 – 8 a.m.
Coffee with Dustin: Finding Quality Workers

The skills gap has been a topic on the table for a few years now, but there are quality workers available. Come hear from someone who has felt your pain points, and is even willing to do so in front of millions of viewers. Let Dustin Anderson walk you through some tips and share his insight on places to look, ways to entice and how to bring those top-notch individuals to your jobsites.

Faculty: Dustin Anderson, owner of Anderson Glass in Waco, Texas.

8 – 9 a.m.
Designing Safer Glass Railings with Laminated Glass (I AIA HSW LU)

Incidents of falling glass from exterior balcony railings in high-rise condominiums have resulted in new standards and building code requirements that address post-breakage performance of glass. While tempered glass is an approved safety glazing material, it does not provide glass retention after breakage. As a result, many railing specifications are calling for laminated glass to provide safety from falling glass. This presentation will examine the safety concerns around glass in railing systems and the new building code requirements that address the use of these systems. The results of impact testing will be presented. In addition, the need to verify the compatibility of sealants and grouts, and lamination quality will be discussed.

Faculty: Mark Jacobson, market manager – North America of Kuraray America Inc.

9 – 10:30 a.m.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JANINE DRIVER – You Say More Than You Think

Do you want to be bulletproof at work, secure in your relationship and content in your own skin? If so, you do not want to miss this prime opportunity to learn strategic and quality skills in the workplace and beyond.

Janine Driver is a popular media guest, with appearances on shows including Dr. Oz Show, Anderson Cooper, NBC’s TODAY and NBC’s Weekend TODAY, FOX News and CNN’s Larry King Live. Sit in on this award-winning keynote seminar, You Say More Than You Think, as body language expert and best-selling author, Driver, teaches you essential methodologies on reading and using body language for your advantage.

Whether you are looking to influence others, seize opportunity, establish rapport, negotiate business deals or detect deception, these helpful guidelines from Driver are designed to be used as tools to improve your business bottom line.

About Janine Driver: Janine Driver is a New York Times best-selling author of “You Say More Than You Think,” and an international trainer and keynote speaker providing salespeople, professionals and executives with cutting-edge, scientifically based communication tools on how to win new business, increase sales, improve selection of salespeople and staff, and generate a significant return on investment.

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