Express Learning: Live on the Trade Show Floor!

Building on the success of its inaugural year, Express Learning returns to the GlassBuild America trade show floor in 2015.

Last year, the “TED Talk”-inspired, 20-minute educational sessions drew standing-room-only crowds.  This year, the content experts at the National Glass Association and Window & Door Dealers Alliance are producing a new series of FREE Express Learning sessions, aimed at providing attendees with specific product- and business-related information they can use to build more profitable companies.

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As of August 8; content subject to change

Wednesday, September 16

Smart PR: Getting your Company in the Trade Media

Presented by Glass Magazine

Being featured in Glass Magazine and on is not only exciting, it’s also smart business. Learn how to get your company in front of subscribers.

10:30 am

On the Cutting Edge: Best Practices for Glass Fabrication

Presented by Ashley Price and Steve Brown, Salem Flat Glass & Mirror

Learn how to ensure the best glass edge quality through the use of diamond tools, cerium impregnated wheels, cerium, felt wheels, and other glass fabrication technology.

11:00 am

Entering the Commercial Window Market as a Residential Fabricator

Presented by Matthew Matlak, VEKA

Learn a methodology to determine if you, the residential window fabricator, are positioned to enter the commercial market segment. This session will include discussions about market opportunity; how to talk to architects, contractors and owners; margin analysis, marketing; and much more.

1:30 pm

Exploring New Possibilities with Decorative Glass

Presented by GGI

Learn about new decorative glass trends and capabilities.

2:00 pm

The Evolving Global Supply Chain for Value-Added Products

Presented by Birgit Horn, glasstec

An examination of the changing global supply chain; supplier challenges; new product development on a global scale; and branding glass.

2:30 pm

Thursday, September 17

Selling Across the Generations

Presented by speaker, author and generational expert Cam Marston and sponsored by NGAWDDA

Learn the different ways to sell to each of the four generations who are making buying decisions in the marketplace today: the Matures, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials.

10:30 am

How to Use Design-Assist to Help Grow Your Business

Presented by YKK AP America

Learn how to leverage your architectural aluminum system supplier’s resources to make your company indispensable to the architect and general contractor. Examples illustrated by case histories. Find and apply existing, non-standard solutions. Be the first to understand complex code changes. Use application engineering support to the fullest. Work as a team to take time and cost out of the schedule.

11:00 am

The Evolving Shower Enclosure Market

Presented by Tom Whitaker, Mr. ShowerDoor

Learn about new trends, product options and more.

11:30 am

A Guide to “Pane” Free Installation of Dynamic Glass

Presented by Lou Podbelski and Helen Sanders, SAGE

Learn how easy it is to install dynamic glass into your new construction projects as well as retrofits. This presentation will provide an overview of how to install dynamic glass and examine new technological advances for dynamic glass installation.

1:00 pm

Fire-rated Glass and Sustainability

Presented by Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

Understand the sustainability aspects of fire-rated glass and how it can help achieve LEED v4 credit points.

1:30 pm

Field Testing and Forensic Evaluation: A FenestrationMasters Course

Presented by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association

Codes and standards help to lay the foundation for field testing, but there are common trouble spots that test engineers will encounter during their testing. As detailed in FenestrationMasters curriculum, AAMA water and air field testing documents outline the common problems typically encountered, and address appropriate procedures for forensic testing.

2:00 pm

Problem Solving to Boost Your Bottom Line

Presented by Carl Tompkins, Sika Corp.

This presentation will identify the root causes of problems that occur in all departments, within all positions, within all glass companies. Sika’s Carl Tompkins will address how much common problems cost companies, remedies for those problems, and how solving them can boost your bottom line.

2:30 pm

The Increased Popularity of Unitized Curtain Wall Systems

Presented by Kawneer Co.

Explore the evolution from stick curtain-wall systems to unitized curtain-wall systems; the technology, equipment and mind-set required for the glazing sub-contractor to move from stick field erected to unitized solutions; and thoughts on the benefits to the glazing contractor, building owner/developer and design team.

3:00 pm

Glass Chef: Recipes to Improve Glass Performance for New Construction and Retrofits

Presented by J.E. Berkowitz

Learn how to leverage advancements in technology and products to achieve energy, aesthetic and value performance.

3:30 pm

How to Recruit the Best Members for Your Team

Presented by Glass Doctor

Explore strategies for finding new employees that meet your company’s goals and needs.

4:00 pm

Friday, September 18

Smart PR: Getting your Company in the Trade Media

Presented by Glass Magazine

Being featured in Glass Magazine and on is not only exciting, it’s also smart business. Learn how to get your company in front of subscribers.

10:30 am
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