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Thank you for an successful and engaging 24th annual Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, held March 1-3 in Nashville, TN. The theme of this year's event was Glazing 2020: Advanced. Innovative. Complex. View coverage of the event linked below, which drew nearly 700 registrants - the highest in over a decade.

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2:00 pm: Registration Desk Open  |  Tabletop Setup Begins - Griffin Ballroom/Foyer

6:30 - 8:30 pm: Welcome Reception, sponsored by AGC Glass Company - Griffin Ballroom/Foyer

NGA Installing Committee Breakfast & Meeting - Griffin Ballroom

Continental breakfast included, available beginning at 8:00 am

Join us for a meeting of the NGA Installing Committee, beginning at 8:30 am. Discuss issues timely to the glazier community and have hands-on time to work on specific Installing Committee task group activities. View the agenda.

JW Marriott unitized glazing systems case study, provided and sponsored by YKK AP - Griffin Ballroom

BEC Conference Welcome & Introductions - Symphony Ballroom

State of the Industry, Joe Puishys

As the head of Apogee Enterprises—parent company of businesses including Viracon, Harmon and EFCO, among others—Joe Puishys provides a unique perspective on the glass and glazing market, offering his insights on the opportunities, economics and challenges companies across the supply chain face today.

Take 5 Presentation - Messe Dusseldorf

Navigating the Technology Landscape

Along with the growth in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and delegated design come a variety of issues for contract glaziers. In this panel discussion, learn why these technologies are increasingly important, what misunderstandings surround them, and how to address the challenges they present.

Nick Bagatelos, Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems
David Bailey, Hastings Architects
Jim Smith, JE Berkowitz
Max Perilstein, Sole Source Consultants

Take 5 Presentation - Erdman Automation

Understanding the Mind of the Architect

Ever wondered ‘what was the architect thinking’ when looking at the specifications? Here’s your chance to find out. Learn about what architects expect from the glazing community in this candid discussion addressing some of our industry’s most common questions.

George Feathers, Terracon
Jacob Johnson, Harmon, Inc.
Cameron Scripture, Viracon

Communications & Beer Break, sponsored by Vitro Architectural Glass

Take 5 Presentation - Guardian Glass

Remembering Who You Are, Jim "The Rookie" Morris, keynote presentation sponsored by Guardian Glass

Tabletop Reception, co-sponsored by Dow

Registration Desk Open

Breakfast  |  Tabletop Display Open

NGA Association Update

Take 5 Presentation - Glass & Metal Craft

With Every Risk Comes Reward, Vic McConnell

Learn about the risks associated with delegated design, how to protect yourself against unfavorable contract terms, how to manage insurance risks, and other legal concerns in a panel discussion with top legal experts in the glass industry.

Vic McConnell, Smith Cashion & Orr

Take 5 Presentation - ArmorGuard - Symphony Ballroom

Navigating the New World of Delegated Design

Hear from contract glaziers on their experiences using delegated design when working with different size architect firms, on different size projects, with different scopes of delegation. How did delegated design present an opportunity to grow their business? How can a subcontractor best approach delegated design? Get these answers and more.

Roberto Bicchiarelli, Permasteelisa
Jake Gaddis, United Architectural Metals
Steve Siciliani, Woodbridge Glass
Jeff Haber, W&W Glass

Take 5 Presentation - Viprotron - Symphony Ballroom

Why Bird-Friendly Glazing Matters Now More Than Ever

From the Nascar Hall of Fame building to NYC’s recent legislative efforts, bird-friendly glazing continues to make headlines. What are the drivers for this glass technology? What are the voluntary codes and standards in play? How is it showing up in municipalities, and in lawsuits? Learn more about where and why bird-friendly glazing matters now more than ever.

Dr. Christine Sheppard, American Bird Conservancy
Dan Piselli, FXCollaborative Architects LLP

Take 5 Presentation - Vitro Architectural Glass

Glass in Architecture

A global perspective on design trends.

Alex Bachrach, Publisher, Architectural Record
George Feathers, Terracon
Chuck Gannaway, Hastings Architecture
Dan Piselli, FXCollaborative Architects LLP

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm: Conference Closing Remarks


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Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors 

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