Agenda

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.

  • Wednesday January 24, 2024
  • Thursday January 25, 2024
  • Friday January 26, 2024
  • All Locations
  • Grand Ballroom AB Registration Desk (Foyer)
  • Grand Ballroom
02:00 PM - 05:00 PMRegistration Open
02:00 PM - 05:00 PMExhibitor Move-In
02:00 PM - 05:00 PMRegistration Open
02:00 PM - 05:00 PMExhibitor Move-In
  • All Locations
  • Grand Ballroom AB Registration Desk (Foyer)
  • Grand Ballroom
  • Salon 5/6
07:00 AM - 06:00 PMRegistration Open
08:00 AM - 01:00 PMExhibitor Move-in
08:00 AM - 08:15 AMEducational Session: Welcome and Overview By Debra Levy, publisher of USGlass magazine
08:15 AM - 09:00 AMEducational Session: Glass & Glazing Industry Outlook for the SoutheastNick St. Denis, director of research for Key Media & Research (KMR)

This session provides recent industry-specific research and up-to-date information on the region’s economic standing. Nick will provide a forecast of what the Southeast regional commercial and residential glass and metal industries can expect and what to anticipate as a result of market shifts. Understand what these shifts can mean for current and future business moves.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AMEducational Session: Protecting People & Property: Fortifying Building Safety with Ballistic, Blast, Storm Impact and Forced Entry Solutions (1.0 LU/HSW) By Wade Arnold, director of commercial sales for Specialty Fenestration Group, encompassing U.S. Bullet Proofing & Quikserv

As the number and volatility of threats to facility security and safety continue to escalate, protection is becoming paramount in the scope of today’s facility design. Whether it’s high-level  protection from ballistics, blast, storm impact or forced entry, this course reviews the various protection levels, testing standards, best practices and the fundamental fenestration solutions which will fortify your building to protect people and property. Following this course, attendees will be able to identify key fenestration design criteria which will fortify buildings from ballistic, blast, forced entry and environmental threats.

10:15 AM - 11:15 AMEducational Session: Connections – Best Practices and Ugly Details By Stewart Jeske, P.E., founder and president of JEI Structural Engineering

Proper connections of glazing systems to the building are critical for the whole system to function in the way that it should. Contract drawings are often vague in the areas where glazing systems are needing to be supported. Learn about the best practices to minimize connection requirements and what to do with those ugly details sometimes encountered in the contract drawings.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PMEducational Session: Understanding the Liability Issues in Shop Drawings By Marcus Dreher, owner of MP Drafting & Design and co-owner of LearnGlazing.com

Even the most detailed shop drawings can come back to hurt glazing contractors, if they don’t understand the liability they carry. This seminar explains the steps involved in developing drawings and the areas of exposure and liability contract glaziers must protect against. It also details items to watch for whether creating such drawings in-house or when sub-contracting estimates. Managing the process will also be discussed.

12:15 PM - 01:15 PMEducation Session: Bird Friendly Glazing Using Laminated Glass By Alberto Alarcon, marketing specialist for Kuraray Trosifol® interlayers

The death of birds from flying into glass remains a serious problem that is often in the news. This session will discuss technology available using interlayers for laminated glass which reduce the threat to birds. You will learn the challenges that modern building design poses for birds and the potential harm glass poses to them. You will explore bird-friendly solutions using laminated glass and understand the additional benefits it offers.

01:15 PM - 02:00 PMEducational Session: 5 Secrets for Healthier Cash Flow By Claire Wilson, head of construction solutions at Siteline

Enhance your cash flow management by discovering five proven strategies to expedite payments and optimize project finances. Claire, drawing from her experience and insights, will unveil valuable tips for faster payments and improved cash flow, empowering subcontractors to thrive.

02:00 PM - 06:00 PMGlass Expo Southeast™ Show Floor Open
04:00 PM - 05:30 PMWelcoming Cocktail Party on Trade Show Floor
07:00 AM - 06:00 PMRegistration Open
08:00 AM - 01:00 PMExhibitor Move-in
02:00 PM - 06:00 PMGlass Expo Southeast™ Show Floor Open
04:00 PM - 05:30 PMWelcoming Cocktail Party on Trade Show Floor
08:00 AM - 08:15 AMEducational Session: Welcome and Overview By Debra Levy, publisher of USGlass magazine
08:15 AM - 09:00 AMEducational Session: Glass & Glazing Industry Outlook for the SoutheastNick St. Denis, director of research for Key Media & Research (KMR)

This session provides recent industry-specific research and up-to-date information on the region’s economic standing. Nick will provide a forecast of what the Southeast regional commercial and residential glass and metal industries can expect and what to anticipate as a result of market shifts. Understand what these shifts can mean for current and future business moves.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AMEducational Session: Protecting People & Property: Fortifying Building Safety with Ballistic, Blast, Storm Impact and Forced Entry Solutions (1.0 LU/HSW) By Wade Arnold, director of commercial sales for Specialty Fenestration Group, encompassing U.S. Bullet Proofing & Quikserv

As the number and volatility of threats to facility security and safety continue to escalate, protection is becoming paramount in the scope of today’s facility design. Whether it’s high-level  protection from ballistics, blast, storm impact or forced entry, this course reviews the various protection levels, testing standards, best practices and the fundamental fenestration solutions which will fortify your building to protect people and property. Following this course, attendees will be able to identify key fenestration design criteria which will fortify buildings from ballistic, blast, forced entry and environmental threats.

10:15 AM - 11:15 AMEducational Session: Connections – Best Practices and Ugly Details By Stewart Jeske, P.E., founder and president of JEI Structural Engineering

Proper connections of glazing systems to the building are critical for the whole system to function in the way that it should. Contract drawings are often vague in the areas where glazing systems are needing to be supported. Learn about the best practices to minimize connection requirements and what to do with those ugly details sometimes encountered in the contract drawings.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PMEducational Session: Understanding the Liability Issues in Shop Drawings By Marcus Dreher, owner of MP Drafting & Design and co-owner of LearnGlazing.com

Even the most detailed shop drawings can come back to hurt glazing contractors, if they don’t understand the liability they carry. This seminar explains the steps involved in developing drawings and the areas of exposure and liability contract glaziers must protect against. It also details items to watch for whether creating such drawings in-house or when sub-contracting estimates. Managing the process will also be discussed.

12:15 PM - 01:15 PMEducation Session: Bird Friendly Glazing Using Laminated Glass By Alberto Alarcon, marketing specialist for Kuraray Trosifol® interlayers

The death of birds from flying into glass remains a serious problem that is often in the news. This session will discuss technology available using interlayers for laminated glass which reduce the threat to birds. You will learn the challenges that modern building design poses for birds and the potential harm glass poses to them. You will explore bird-friendly solutions using laminated glass and understand the additional benefits it offers.

01:15 PM - 02:00 PMEducational Session: 5 Secrets for Healthier Cash Flow By Claire Wilson, head of construction solutions at Siteline

Enhance your cash flow management by discovering five proven strategies to expedite payments and optimize project finances. Claire, drawing from her experience and insights, will unveil valuable tips for faster payments and improved cash flow, empowering subcontractors to thrive.

  • All Locations
  • Grand Ballroom AB Registration Desk (Foyer)
  • Grand Ballroom
  • Salon 5/6
07:00 AM - 02:00 PMRegistration Open
08:00 AM - 09:00 AMEducation Session: What’s all this about $26,000 an Employee? The Real Story Behind the ERTC By Debra Levy is publisher of USGlass magazine

Business owners have been bombarded with offers from firms that will help them recoup up to $26,000 per employee under the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) Act. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. But is this one? You’ll learn what how to figure out if your eligible to apply and how to assess if it’s worth it. There are some things the ads don’t tell you that you will want to know. And you will get to hear from some in the industry who have gotten the ERTC. The financial ramifications will also be discussed. Is the ERTC good for your business? It depends. Come and find out.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AMEducational Session: Understanding Heavy Glass Handrail or Guardrail Systems (1 LU/HSW) By Paul M. Daniels – AIA,CSI,CDT, chief brand ambassador of architectural business

Join us as we take a deep dive into heavy glass handrail or guardrail systems including glass sizing, thicknesses and when laminated glass must be used. Gain a more in-depth knowledge of post systems, standoffs, dry and wet set systems. You’ll learn about updated building codes, safety factors governing heavy glass handrail systems, authority having jurisdiction, understanding the International Code Council ESR number, and other industry code entities (ADA, IBC, Local building code exceptions).

10:00 AM - 11:00 AMThe Empathetic Glazier: Crafting Success in Sales Negotiations with a Strategic Touch By Keith Daubmann, glass entrepreneur and empathetic sales maestro with MY Shower Door

Dive into the art of sales negotiations and the power of empathy in the glass industry. Discover firsthand how strategic empathy can transform your approach, foster stronger client relationships, and elevate your success in the competitive world of sales. Gain insights from a seasoned professional who has mastered the delicate balance of empathy and strategy in the world of glass sales.

10:00 AM - 02:00 PMGlass Expo Southeast™ Show Floor Open
02:00 PM - 06:00 PMExhibitor Move-out
07:00 AM - 02:00 PMRegistration Open
10:00 AM - 02:00 PMGlass Expo Southeast™ Show Floor Open
02:00 PM - 06:00 PMExhibitor Move-out
08:00 AM - 09:00 AMEducation Session: What’s all this about $26,000 an Employee? The Real Story Behind the ERTC By Debra Levy is publisher of USGlass magazine

Business owners have been bombarded with offers from firms that will help them recoup up to $26,000 per employee under the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) Act. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. But is this one? You’ll learn what how to figure out if your eligible to apply and how to assess if it’s worth it. There are some things the ads don’t tell you that you will want to know. And you will get to hear from some in the industry who have gotten the ERTC. The financial ramifications will also be discussed. Is the ERTC good for your business? It depends. Come and find out.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AMEducational Session: Understanding Heavy Glass Handrail or Guardrail Systems (1 LU/HSW) By Paul M. Daniels – AIA,CSI,CDT, chief brand ambassador of architectural business

Join us as we take a deep dive into heavy glass handrail or guardrail systems including glass sizing, thicknesses and when laminated glass must be used. Gain a more in-depth knowledge of post systems, standoffs, dry and wet set systems. You’ll learn about updated building codes, safety factors governing heavy glass handrail systems, authority having jurisdiction, understanding the International Code Council ESR number, and other industry code entities (ADA, IBC, Local building code exceptions).

10:00 AM - 11:00 AMThe Empathetic Glazier: Crafting Success in Sales Negotiations with a Strategic Touch By Keith Daubmann, glass entrepreneur and empathetic sales maestro with MY Shower Door

Dive into the art of sales negotiations and the power of empathy in the glass industry. Discover firsthand how strategic empathy can transform your approach, foster stronger client relationships, and elevate your success in the competitive world of sales. Gain insights from a seasoned professional who has mastered the delicate balance of empathy and strategy in the world of glass sales.