BEC Conference
March 27-29, 2011

Who attends:
Glazing Contractors, Suppliers, Architects, Industry Consultants


Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 16, 2011

Conference Cancellation Policy
cancellation fee of $150 will be deducted from refunds. After March 7, 2011, no refunds will be issued.

Tickets for your functions will be included in your registration packets and are non-refundable or exchangeable. There are no refunds for non-attendance at any of the activities included in your registration fee. Contact GANA Headquarters for individual function prices for children. If you wish for a person to attend a Glass Week / BEC Conference/IGMA function, you must register them for Glass Week / BEC Conference/IGMA. No individual function registrations will be allowed.

Choose the Right Experience for You.
Choose from the various registration packages to select what best matches your interests. Maximize your time by choosing the package that is right for you, your expertise, and your position in the glass and glazing industry. You may also register for the entire event or select to register for all events to provide maximum benefit to your company. Browse the packages below and choose the right one for you.

Registration Fees:
GANA Members $    400
Non-GANA Members $    800
Spouse $    150

Register for the complete three-day event that comprises the BEC Conference 2011. Take part in the Sunday Technical Committee Meeting, annual golf tournament, Monday and Tuesday’s General Sessions, along with Sunday and Monday’s networking receptions.

Combined Fees:
Glass Week & BEC Conference (member)2 $1,000
Glass Week & BEC Conference (non-member)2 $2,150

Register for the complete four-day event that comprises Glass Week 2011 and the two-day event that comprises the BEC Conference 2011. Take part in the Glass Week Divisional activities, including technical meetings, Thursday and Friday networking receptions and the joint Glass Week/BEC Sunday reception. Followed-up by two days of General Session at the BEC Conference and a Networking Reception on Monday.

Glass Week, IGMA & BEC Conference (member)1 $1,450
Glass Week, IGMA & BEC Conference (non-member)1 $3,400

Register for the complete eight day event that comprises the IGMA Annual General Meeting, Glass Week 2011 and the BEC Conference 2011. You will have the ability to attend all scheduled events for these three important industry events.

Ala Carte Fees:
Thursday Reception3 $      75
Friday Reception3 $      75

1  GANA or IGMA Member
2  GANA Member
3  To select one of these options, you must be also registered for IGMA and/or BEC

Tentative Program:
Sunday, March 27, 2011
7:00 am - 9:00 pm Registration Desk
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Task Group Room
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm BEC Technical Committee Meeting
(Refreshments Sponsored by Sapa Extrusions LLC)
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Structural Silicone Guidelines
  • Key Elements of Fenestration Systems
  • Commercial Fenestration Glazing Manual
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Glass Week/BEC Conference Joint Reception
(Sponsored by Kawneer Company, Inc.)

Monday, March 28, 2011
7:00 am - 8:00 pm Registration Desk
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Task Group Room
7:00 am - 8:15 am Breakfast/BEC Conference Trade Show Open
8:30 am - 3:30 pm BEC Conference General Session
       8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome
Henry Taylor, Kawneer Company, Inc.
BEC Division Chair
       8:45 am - 9:15 am State of the Aluminum Industry
Diana Perreiah, Kawneer Company, Inc.
       9:15 am - 9:20 am Take 5: LinEL Signature
       9:20 am - 9:50 am Glass: If Some is Good, is More Better?
       9:50 am - 9:55 am Take 5: Guardian Industries Corp.
       9:55 am - 10:45 am Morning Communications Break
(Sponsored by Saflex)
       10:45 am - 11:15 am The Case for the NFRC CMA Program: Code Compliance and Above-Code Benefits
John Lewis, National Fenestration Rating Council
Fenestration industry veteran and NFRC's Director, New Business Programs, John, Lewis, will explain why the Component Modeling Approach (CMA) Program, NFRC's new commercial and fenestration rating and certification program provides the most cost effective solution for achieving compliance and discuss the programs many additional benefits for building owners, architects, and glazing contractors.
       11:15 am - 11:20 am Take 5: Vitro America, Inc.
       11:20 am - 11:50 am Future Energy and Green Codes: “Survivor” or “Dancing with the Stars”?
Dr. Tom Culp, GANA Energy Consultant
BirchPoint Consulting, LLC

A look at the most recent changes in commercial energy codes, new green construction codes, when they will be implemented, and the impact they will have on your business.
       11:50 am - 11:55 am Take 5: Sapa Extrusions, LLC
11:55 am - 1:45 pm Lunch/BEC Conference Trade Show
       1:45 pm - 2:15 pm State of the Glass Industry
Serge Martin, AGC
       2:15 pm - 2:20 pm Take 5: General Glass International
       2:20 pm - 2:45 pm Afternoon Coffee/Beer Break
(Sponsored by W&W Glass)
       2:45 pm - 3:30 pm More Common Causes of Curtainwall Failures
Ron Stokes, CDC, Inc.
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm BEC Conference Trade Show Open
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Networking Reception
(Sponsored by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope™)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
7:00 am - 11:00 am Registration Desk
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Task Group Room
7:00 am - 8:15 am Breakfast/BEC Conference Trade Show Open
8:30 am - 11:30 pm BEC General Session
       8:30 am - 9:10 am Spring Training: Why It Is Critical in the major Leagues (and Major Contract Glazing Firms)
John Rovi, CDC
       9:10 am - 9:15 am Take 5: Saint-Gobain Glass
       9:15 am - 9:55 am Good Business Practices: Knowing the Cost of Doing Business
Courtney Little, Ace Glass
       9:55 am - 10:00 am Take 5: Solutia Inc.
       10:00 am - 10:15 am Morning Coffee Break
       10:15 am - 11:00 am Issues in Anchoring Curtainwalls
Patrick Schmidt, Halfen
       11:00 am - 11:05 am Take 5: Momentive Performance Materials
       11:05 am - 11:45 am A New Way to Design Point-Supported Glass
Charles Clift, CDC
1200 pm - 6:00 pm Golf Tournament
Transportation Departs at Noon

Additional Sponsors:
3M - USB Drives
Guardian Industries Corp. - Attendee Bags
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope™ - Attendee Lanyards
Pilkington North America, Inc. - Event Advertising
PPG Certified Fabricator Program - Virtual Trade Show
Vitro America, Inc. - Directional Signage

To register for this event, please go here.

Please note: Individuals not registered by March 8, 2011 will not be listed on the pre-registration list.


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