Ron Hull

This year’s educational program offers top subject matters designed and executed by experts in the glass industry. Learn how to advance your business, in more ways than one, at Glass Expo Rocky Mountain™ (GERM) ’19 on January 24-25, 2019.

This seminar from our outstanding line-up will take place Thursday, January 24 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Join our subject-matter expert Ron Hull, as he discusses the need for “Designing Safer Glass Railings with Laminated Glass.”

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.

Ron Hull is the marketing manager for Kuraray Trosifol® PVB Marketing for the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Hull joined Kuraray in 2016 after working four years as the North American sales director for Axalta Coating Systems. Hull began his career as an engineer with Conoco oil company and then worked for DuPont for more than 15 years in many different positions and locations. Hull has more than 12 years of experience in the architectural construction market and is a licensed professional engineer in Tennessee. Hull has an engineering degree from Michigan Tech University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.

Stay tuned to usglassmag.com/germ for more seminar spotlights and information on this premier event.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from the key players in the industry. Register today to take part in the two-day event at a reduced cost.

GERM is co-sponsored by the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association (CGCA), USGlass magazine, USGNN.com™ and Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal.

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