Tag: BEC

  • Back in Nashville

    Back in Nashville

    After a two-year absence, the Building Envelope Contractors Conference is back in Nashville. In today’s newscast, we’re talking to several companies about how they’ve navigated the past two years, and what they’re excited to see in the future.

  • What’s New with the Codes?

    The glass and glazing industry continues its battle to maintain—and expand—its presence on the wall through the various national and international building codes and standards. Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting is at the forefront of the industry’s efforts, and earlier this month at the Glass Association of North America’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference…

  • CRL Hosts Building Enclosure Council

    CRL-U.S. Aluminum recently gave the Los Angeles chapter of the Building Enclosure Council (BEC) a tour of its ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing facilities. According to the company, the focus of the tour was to discuss building envelope best practices and product solutions in a collaborative environment. The BEC was established in 2004 to promote and…

  • Tall Tales: BEC Panelists Open Up About Big Glass

    The industry has been hearing an increasing amount of discussion about over-sized glass. James Cole with AGNORA, Jeff Haber with W&W Glass and Kelly Schuller with Viracon participated in a panel discussion this week that addressed this growing trend. The session was part of the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) recent Building Envelope Contractors…

  • BEC Keynote Addresses the Question: Is a Glass Shortage on the Way?

    What’s in store for the glass industry? That was a question Serge Martin, vice president of marketing, building and industrial products with AGC Glass Co. North America, addressed during his keynote presentation last month. Martin spoke during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, which took place in Las Vegas.

  • Glass Talk

    If BIG architect Kai-Uwe Bergmann’s BEC Conference presentation shows anything, it’s that a lot can change in five years–the Danish firm’s work in particular. The first time I heard Kai-Uwe speak was in 2011. At the time, he said only about 10 percent of the projects they’d designed actually got built. Based on the presentation…