11:00 am

Registration and Buffet Lunch


11:50 am

Welcome Remarks


12:00 noon

Code Considerations in Fire Rated Glass
(1 AIA LU/HSW Credit)

Presented by Tim Nass, SAFTI FIRST

The advent of advanced fire rated glass that outperform wired glass in many ways has certainly given architects the ability to incorporate glass in their design like never before.  This presentation empowers architects and specifiers to choose the correct, code compliant glazing product for every fire rated application.  This presentation will help participants distinguish between fire protective and fire resistive glass and glazing systems, interpret IBC fire code and fire test requirements, recognize fire rating listing limitations and determine the best product value for their budget.

Tim Nass has over 15 years of experience in the architectural glazing industry.  As the National Sales Manager, he brings his extensive knowledge and expertise when working closely with architects and contract glaziers.  Tim also oversees SAFTI FIRST’s national network of architectural sales representatives.

SAFTI FIRST is a leading USA-manufacturer of fire rated glazing and framing systems and has been proudly serving the architectural community for over 25 years.  As the first company to offer advanced fire resistive glazing technology to the US market, SAFTI FIRST continues to introduce innovative products to the market place.  From fire rated doors and openings to custom-engineered wall systems, you can count on SAFTI FIRST to deliver high quality products with fast lead times and competitive pricing. (www.safti.com)


1:00 pm

Innovations in Structural Glass (1 AIA LU)

Presented by Jeff Haber, W&W Glass LLC

Upon completion of this program, participants will have a better understanding of the importance of stress and deflection when engineering structural glazing and the various types of back-up structures, including glass fins, steel and tension cables, and how structural glazing systems can used to create glass skylights and canopies.  New developments will also be discussed, including triple insulated bolted glass, bomb-blast resistant glazing, hurricane impact resistant façades, dual skin climate walls and direct print to glass technology.

Jeff Haber is a Managing Partner at W&W Glass, LLC and has been working with structural glass systems for almost 20 years.  He is directly responsible for sales, marketing, and estimating for the Pilkington Planar System throughout North America. 

W&W Glass is one of the largest glass and glazing companies in the U.S.A. and the exclusive North American representative of the Pilkington Planar System, the leading structural glass system in the world. (www.wwglass.com)   


2:00 pm

Afternoon Break
Snacks and Refreshments will be served


2:30 pm

Window Selection for Sustainability and Long-Term Performance (1 AIA LU/HSW/SD)

Presented by Steve Fronek, Wausau Window and Wall Systems

This presentation covers the importance of “balanced design,” with particular emphasis on those criteria most appropriate for selecting fenestration used in commercial, institutional, and high-rise residential occupancies.  Criteria include weather-ability, structural integrity, energy efficiency, condensation resistance, and sound control.  Recommendations for specifications and application are also given, along with an in-depth look at industry standards and test methods, from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC), and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), as well as the US Green Building Council LEED® Green Building Rating SystemTM.

Steve Fronek, P.E., LEED® Green Associate, leads new product development, marketing, technical support and general research as Vice Presidents of Technical Services for Wausau Window and Wall Systems. He works closely with all channels of distribution, as well as Wausau’s internal departments and regional teams.  A mechanical engineering graduate of Michigan Technological University, Steve is a registered professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), and chairs its Regulatory Affairs Committee, North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) Committee, and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Task Group. He has served as vice chairman of the North Central Technical College Board of Trustees and is a member of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s High Performance Building Façade Solutions public advisory committee.

Nationally recognized for its innovative expertise, Wausau Window and Wall Systems is an industry leader in engineering window and curtainwall systems for commercial and institutional construction operations.  For more than 50 years, Wausau has worked closely with architects, building owners and contractors to realize their vision for aesthetic beauty, sustainability and lasting value, while striving to maintain the highest level of customer service, communication and overall satisfaction.  (www.wausauwindows.com)


3:30 pm Designing Metal Wall Panel Systems (1 AIA LU/HSW)

Presented by Rick Sharp, Firestone Metal Products/UNA-CLAD

This program will discuss the features and benefits of different materials as it relates to size limitations, costs and performance and cover different types of cladding systems such as barrier systems and rain screen systems.  At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to select and specify the appropriate wall panel system for the project, as well as have a clear understanding behind his/her selection.

Rick Sharp is the Regional Sales Manager for Firestone Metal Products/UNA-CLAD.  He has over 27 years of experience in the metal roofing and siding industry, and has conducted over 100 training and AIA presentations in New York, Washington DC, Boston, and Chicago.  Rick is also a former board member of the Washington DC CSI chapter.

Since 1973, Firestone Metal Products has been an industry leader in wall panels and other architectural metal products. In 1981 we began producing the UNA-CLAD line of coated steel and aluminum, providing a high quality solution for architectural metal. Since then, we have developed into one of the leading architectural metal service centers to the construction industry. From simple applications to high performance requirements, from small to monumental projects, Firestone Metal Products offers a single source solution for your metal building product needs. We continually strive to produce quality products along with the service that is second to none for its customers.  (www.unaclad.com)