Schedule is tentative and subject to change.

  • Tuesday March 19, 2024
  • Wednesday March 20, 2024
  • Thursday March 21, 2024
  • All Locations
  • Trade Show Floors
  • Event Hub Area
02:00 PM - 05:00 PMRegistration Open
02:00 PM - 05:00 PMExhibitor Move-In
02:00 PM - 05:00 PMExhibitor Move-In
02:00 PM - 05:00 PMRegistration Open
  • All Locations
  • Trade Show Floors
  • Event Hub Area
07:30 AM - 07:30 PMRegistration Open
08:00 AM - 02:00 PMExhibitor Move-In
09:00 AM - 09:15 AMSeminar: Welcome and Overview By Debra Levy, publisher of USGlass magazine
09:15 AM - 10:00 AMSeminar: Glass & Glazing Industry Outlook for the Northeast By Nick 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 Northeast 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.

10:00 AM - 11:00 AMSeminar: Protecting People & Property: Fortifying Building Safety with Ballistic, Blast, Storm Impact and Forced Entry Solutions (1 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.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PMSeminar: 5 Secrets for Healthier Cash Flow By Modupe Akinnawonu, senior product manager at Siteline

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

12:15 PM - 01:00 PMSeminar: Workers’ Compensation Insurance Savings with NYSIF Safety Group for New York Glass Association By Sandra Porpora, commercial lines manager and P&C licensed broker for Aebly & Associates Insurance Services, Inc.

Insurance costs, particularly Worker’s Comp Insurance expenses, are rising higher than national inflation averages. You can save money and decrease your liability by being part of the Long Island Glass Association safety group. Come learn about this highly successful, cost savings group and how you can benefit from it.

01:00 PM - 02:00 PMSeminar: 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.

02:00 PM - 03:00 PMSeminar: Understanding Heavy Glass Handrail or Guardrail Systems (1 LU/HSW) By Doug DeRusha, vice president of sales for Frameless Hardware Company LLC

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 ESRnumber, and other industry code entities (ADA, IBC, Local building code exceptions).

03:00 PM - 07:30 PMTrade Show Floor Open
05:00 PM - 07:00 PMWelcoming Cocktail Party on Trade Show Floors
08:00 AM - 02:00 PMExhibitor Move-In
03:00 PM - 07:30 PMTrade Show Floor Open
05:00 PM - 07:00 PMWelcoming Cocktail Party on Trade Show Floors
07:30 AM - 07:30 PMRegistration Open
  • All Locations
  • Trade Show Floors
  • Event Hub Area
07:00 AM - 02:00 PMRegistration Open
08:30 AM - 09:00 AMSeminar: What’s All This About $26,000 an Employee? The Real Story Behind the ERTC By Debra Levy, 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 how to figure out if you’re 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 AMSeminar: Hurricane Glazing By Julia Schimmelpenningh, architectural technical engagement manager at Eastman Chemical Company

The New York area has seen an increased number of hurricanes, super storms and weather events that have led to updated codes and new glazing applications. This session will explain what these new hurricane glazing codes mean and how they will affect your work.

10:00 AM - 02:00 PMTrade Show Floor Open
02:00 PM - 06:00 PMExhibitor Move-Out
10:00 AM - 02:00 PMTrade Show Floor Open
02:00 PM - 06:00 PMExhibitor Move-Out
07:00 AM - 02:00 PMRegistration Open
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