Glass TEXpo™ ’21 Brings Industry Education to San Antonio

Well, someone’s got to go first and Texas isn’t shy! Glass TEXpo, to be held May 20-21, will be the glass industry’s first live event since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. This two-day event features seminars, demonstrations and a full exhibition of products and services for the glass and metal industry. Health and safety protocols will be in place. The event is free to members of the Texas Glass Association and subscribers of USGlass or Door & Window Market [DWM] magazine or Weekly Planner readers (fee for non-exhibiting suppliers).

Day 1 Educational Program Highlights

8:30 – 9 a.m.
Economic Update

Led by Nick St. Denis, director of research, Key Media & Research, this session provides recent industry-specific research and up-to-date information on the region’s economic standing. St. Denis will provide a forecast of what the region can expect in commercial and residential glass and metal industries and what to anticipate.

9 – 10 a.m.
Make Hardware Your Next Easy Profit

Mary Hester, director, Banner Solutions, will discuss various types of hardware and how contract glaziers can expand the potential profit margins on both jobs and their businesses as a whole.

9 – 10 a.m.
Update on Current Texas Employment and Labor Laws

Hear from Kelly Stamy, associate attorney, the Cromeens Law Firm PLLC, who will focus on employment law, an  area in the construction industry that is increasingly important and commonly misunderstood.

10 – 11 a.m.
Effects of Hurricanes on Insulating Glass Unit Performance

Bill Lingnell, industry consultant, Lingnell Consulting Service, will review impact factors, including the effects of window pressure, water and moisture in the glazing system, windblown debris and structural damage, barometric pressure and/or temperature changes.

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Understanding Glass Railing Codes, Specs and Materials (1 HSW CEU)

Vaughn Schauss, Americas technical consultancy manager, Kuraray’s Trosifol, will examine the safety concerns around glass in railing systems and the new building code requirements that address the use of these systems.

1 – 2:15 p.m.
Keynote Session: They Are Saying More Than You Think – How to Hire, Retain and Lead the Best

Sit in on this award-winning keynote seminar as body language expert and best-selling author, Janine 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 hire, retain and lead the best.

Day 2 Educational Program Highlights

8:00 – 9 a.m.
Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Update

Dr. Paul Bove, engineer with the TDI, will discuss his organization’s new Windstorm Program requirements for fenestration products.

9 – 10 a.m.
Glazing System Delegated Design

Delegated design of glazing systems requires understanding of architectural intent, building structural movement, manufactured system limitations, design loads and methods. Stewart Jeske, P.E., founder and president of JEI Structural Engineering, will discuss essential key design requirements and what to look for and approve in these submittals for curtainwall, storefront and other glazing systems.

10 – 11 a.m.
Trends in Commercial Construction That are Going to Affect You

Richard Voreis, CEO, Consulting Collaborative, will discuss exterior building envelope and interior spaces; trends in architecture; trends in new and remodel construction; major industry challenges; and more.

Glass TEXpo will take place at the Henry B. González Convention Center, where health and safety protocols will be in place. USGlass magazine subscribers and Texas Glass Association members receive a free full registration.

Visit glasstexpo.com for more info, or to register.

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