Express Learning Topics and Schedule Announced for GBA

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The National Glass Association and the Window & Door Dealers Alliance are pleased to announce the Express Learning topics for its upcoming GlassBuild America.

 

Express Learning Topics and Schedule

All events take place on the tradeshow floor in the Express Learning Theatre, booth # 314.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

 

11:00 am

Get Your Products Market Ready
Presented by Intertek
Product testing and certification are inherently tied to the building commissioning process. Learn the ins and outs of the testing and certification process, from what is required, to how to prepare, to how to use certification to get your products to market, and ultimately, into buildings.

  •  FOR FABRICATORS; WINDOW AND DOOR MANUFACTURERS; MANUFACTURERS

 

11:30 am

Expand Your Color Palette with New Vinyl Window Options
Presented by VEKA
New vinyl color options are changing today’s home and building exteriors. Learn about the latest color technologies, custom‐color and color‐matching possibilities, as well as the feasibility of darker colors in regards to energy transfer in residential and commercial vinyl windows.

  •  FOR WINDOW AND DOOR MANUFACTURERS

 

1:30 pm

Five Simple Steps to Identifying a Quality IG
Presented by GED
Learn to spot the key characteristics of a high quality IG unit, in a way that everybody in your facility can understand.

  •  FOR FABRICATORS

 

2:00 pm

Window Safety is Everyone's Responsibility
Presented by American Architectural Manufacturers Association
Falls from a window can result in serious injury or death, especially for children. Learn what you can do as a manufacturer or dealer to spread awareness about this important safety issue.

  •  FOR WINDOW AND DOOR MANUFACTURERS

 

2:30 pm

Bird‐Friendly Glass and Your Bottom Line
Presented by Arnold Glas and Ornilux
The market for bird‐friendly glass has reached a tipping point here in the U.S., with LEED and other regulatory bodies advocating its use. Learn how and where the market is growing, and why incorporating this glass in your product line can differentiate your company as an innovator and solutions provider.

  •  FOR FABRICATORS

 

3:00 pm

Cybersecurity on the Manufacturing Floor
Presented by The Rovisys Co.; Sponsored by Glass Magazine
If you are like most manufacturers, you are probably grappling with an increasing growth of smart devices on your manufacturing floor. This emerging connectivity comes with unseen danger – the threat of cyber‐attack to extort money, steal customer information, or disrupt production. This session focuses on helping you understand the cyber vulnerably that is associated with your dynamic manufacturing IT environment and discusses what you can do to mitigate the risks.

  •  FOR FABRICATORS; WINDOW AND DOOR MANUFACTURERS; MANUFACTURERS

 

3:30 pm

The Internet (Glazing) of Things
Presented by Glass Association of North America

  •  FOR CONTRACT GLAZIERS; MANUFACTURERS

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

 

10:30 am

IG Fabrication for the Next Generation
Presented by Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance
As experienced plant personnel reach retirement age, they take with them a wealth of industry knowledge. This IGMA‐sponsored session relies on adult education principles developed for Gen X, Gen Y and Millennials to ensure that this expertise gets passed onto the next generation of IG fabrication personnel.

  •  FOR FABRICATORS

 

11:00 am

Warranties as Contracts
Presented by The Gary Law Group; Sponsored by Glass Magazine
Warranties are more than marketing tools; they are legal contracts that tie companies to their products or work into the future. In this session, learn about the long‐term legal obligations of product and project warranties and how they affect everyone from contract glaziers to fabricators to product manufacturers.

  •  FOR CONTRACT GLAZIERS; FABRICATORS; WINDOW AND DOOR MANUFACTURERS; MANUFACTURERS

 

11:30 am

Window Walls vs. Unitized Curtain Walls: An Evolution
Presented by Kawneer Co.
Since 2000, window wall applications have gained momentum in the mid‐rise multifamily and commercial markets. Learn about distinct market opportunities on the horizon for window walls and unitized curtain walls as urban and near‐urban cityscapes continue to command modern architectural trends.

  •  FOR CONTRACT GLAZIERS

 

1:15 pm

Better, Faster, Safer Shower Installations
Presented by Mr. Shower Door; Sponsored by NGA
Rapid‐fire tips and techniques for solving shower enclosure issues, from working with new builders to speeding up installation times to reducing reorders. Hear from Mr. Shower Door’s Tom Whitaker how to get the job done better, faster and safer.

  •  FOR FULL SERVICE GLASS COMPANIES

 

1:45 pm

HGTV and Me
Presented by Anderson Glass; Sponsored by NGA
A regular on the HGTV show "Fixer Upper," learn from Dustin Anderson about his television experience, how it fits into his overall marketing plan, and what other marketing strategies he has found to be successful.

  •  FOR FULL SERVICE GLASS COMPANIES; WINDOW AND DOOR DEALERS

 

2:15 pm

To Employ or Contract?
Presented by WindowJim; Sponsored by WDDA
The construction industry as a whole largely subcontracts installers, especially on projects requiring several trades. But what about window and door dealers: Is it best to contract or employ installers?

  •  FOR WINDOW AND DOOR DEALERS

 

2:45 pm

Three Keys to Increase Lead Conversion…Tenfold!
Presented by MarketSharp
Ok, you've generated some leads, but you still have to convert that “spark of interest” to a “raging fire of desire” to proceed to the next step in your sales process. Often, this requires processes and skills that many companies overlook. In this session, discover some staggering statistics and how‐to strategies to maximize your lead conversions and increase sales.

  •  FOR WINDOW AND DOOR DEALERS

 

In addition to Express Learning, GlassBuild America also features the 11th annual Glazing Executives Forum, the 2nd annual Window & Door Dealer Days and The Dream Showroom.

More than 400 exhibiting companies are expected to showcase their most innovative glass and fenestration products and services.

Advance registration rates are in effect until September 30, with NGA and WDDA members receiving special member rates. Rates increase on October 1.

Registration information is available at http://www.glassbuildamerica.com/register.html.

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