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March 5, 2019
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BEC Conference Looks to 'The Next Level' of Glass Industry Evolution

Nearly 600 glass and glazing industry professionals have gathered in Las Vegas this week for the BEC Conference. The event agenda tackled a range of “next-level” issues, from next-level performance requirements to next-level education and training requirements.

The Green Building Maze
High-performance, sustainable construction continues to make impressive gains worldwide. According to the World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report from Dodge Data and Analytics, green construction is expected to see “dramatic increases” between now and 2021.

 
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Industry News
Kensington Glass Expands into Laminated Glass
 
AGMT Program Goes Live, Accepts Applications
 
International Code Council Enters US Trade and Investment Strategic Partnership
 
 
Event News
NGA Announces New Glazier Training Options at BEC
 
AAMA National Conference Covers Proposed IGMA Merger, Important Business Topics and Committee Work
 
GPD Organizers Publish 2019 Abstracts Online
 
 
People News
Mark Rayfield Appointed CEO of Saint-Gobain North America
 
Vitrum Glass Group Appoints Mark Spoorenberg as Chief Operating Officer
 
Saand Welcomes New Territory Sales Manager for New York, New Jersey
 
Product Spotlight
Safti First SuperClear 45-HS Fire-rated Glass
The SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI, Safti First’s new monolithic, fire-protective glasses, are rated for 45 minutes, with a clarity that enhances the product’s aesthetics, says Tim Nass, vice president of sales, Safti First. SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI, the latter being the low-iron version, meet all the fire, hose stream and safety requirements without the use of wires, films or laminates, says Nass. In addition to their durability, SuperClear 45-HS and SuperClear 45-HS-LI have a 37 STC/35 OITC rating in standard hollow metal framing. 
 
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The Professional Services Perspective: Delegated Design and Engineering
By John Wheaton
Delegated design is the process where the design professional defers some detailed design and engineering responsibilities to a constructor or subcontractor. But, while delegated design requirements and responsibilities are increasing, the quality of documentation in contract documents is decreasing.   
From the Fabricator: BEC Week 2019
By Max Perilstein

It’s finally BEC week and I, along with 600 others, will be learning the latest details in the contract glazing world, while networking all the way through. Events like this are so crucial for our industry and our future.

Great Glazing
Ryan Fieldhouse at Northwestern University

Contract glazier: Novum Structures LLC
Glass fabricator: GnT

Northwestern University’s Wildcats have a new sports facility, the Ryan Fieldhouse, featuring a glass façade and situated on Lake Michigan. The facility houses a full-sized indoor athletic field that allows the University’s student athletes to practice during inclement weather. Other amenities include new locker rooms for multiple Wildcats varsity programs and Wilson Field. The transparent wall system provides unobstructed views of Lake Michigan. Read more...
 
 

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