Want an update on tempered glass? – check out GANA’s next meeting this February

GANA Annual Conference
The GANA Annual Conference is scheduled for February 20-24, 2012 in Sarasota, Florida. Seven Divisions of GANA have meetings planned at this event, along with the non-Division Committees including Fire-Rated Glazing, Glazing Industry Code Committee, Marketing, and Protective Glazing.

Conference fees are due when registering.

Registration Fees
Members $  675 (Full Conference)
*Non-Members $1400 (Full Conference)
Spouses $  400


Energy Session
New this year is a separate Energy Session.  This session runs all day Tuesday and the first half of Wednesday, and features a table top trade show to highlight products and services available in the energy industry.  The Energy Session is included in Full Conference registration, and those wishing to attend only the Energy Session may do so at a special price.  If you are interested in purchasing a table top in the trade show,click here to view our brochure.


Energy Session Registration Fees
Members $  299 (Energy Session)
*Non-Members $  600 (Energy Session)


*Non-member companies attending a GANA meeting for the first time will receive a $725 discount (Full Conference only.) Non-members not eligible to receive the discount that join GANA prior to 60 days after the meeting will receive a $725 credit for its registration fees on membership dues.


Cutoff Date
All registrations must be submitted by January 26, 2012.


Cancellation Policy
Meeting Cancellation: The registration fee is refundable (minus a cancellation fee of $150) if notice of cancellation is received by January 20, 2012. After this date, no refund will be issued.


The Hyatt Regency Sarasota, the only AAA Four Diamond hotel in Sarasota, had a stunning $22 million head-to-toe renovation which has enhanced the perfect blend of bayside location and pampering amenities. Hyatt Regency Sarasota has reduced its carbon footprint too, earning a Palm One designation from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Green Lodging program and our 32-slip private marina has also been awarded a Clean Marina designation from the Florida DEP.  Delight in the beautiful Gulf Coast weather as you swim through waterfalls gently splashing into the pool, or sip a glass of wine as you watch the sun set over our marina. Stroll leisurely to town for the theater, shops and sightseeing, spend a day at the beach, or head to St. Armand’s Circle or Long Boat Key – all just minutes from the hotel set in the heart of the Cultural District.


iPod docking station
Flat Screen TVs
All rooms have water view

Hotel Restaurant and Bars
Currents Restaurant
Currents Restaurant, a chic Sarasota restaurant overlooking the bay, offers a gorgeous view, and innovative menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Currents Bar
Discover everyone’s favorite meeting place for cocktails and conversation in the contemporary, recently updated Sarasota waterfront lounge

Hurricane Hut
Savor a tropical cocktail as you relax beside the luxurious lagoon-style pool, surrounded by cascading waterfalls, lush tropical plants and Palm trees.


Room Rates
Single or Double: $159 plus tax
Check-In: 4:00 pm Check-Out: 11:00 am


The hotel is located 10 minutes from the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport.  The Tampa International and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airports are 75 minutes away.


Area Places of Interest
• Asolo Center for the Performing Arts (4 miles)
• Florida Studio Theatre (1/2 mile)
• John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art (4 miles)
• Mote Marine Aquarium (4 miles)
• Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary (4 miles)
• Salvador Dali Museum (60 miles)
• Sarasota Jungle Gardens (3 miles)
• Selby Botanical Gardens (1 mile)
• Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (1 mile)


     • Prime Outlets Ellenton (22 miles)
• St. Armand’s Circle (1 mile)
• Towles Court Artist Colony (2 miles)
• Westfield Shoppingtown Sarasota (3 miles)


Upscale Dining
     • 5 One 6 Burns (Continental) (941) 906-1884
• Café Baci (Italian) (941) 921-4848
• Columbia Restaurant (Spanish) (941) 388-3987
• The Colony Dining Room (Café) (941) 383-5558
• Dry Dock Waterfront Grill (Seafood) (941) 383-0102
• Golden Apple Dinner Theatre (941) 366-5454
• Mediterraneo (Italian) (941) 365-4122
• Mi Pueblo (Mexican) (941) 359-9303
• Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Steak) (941) 924-9442
• Siesta Key Oyster Bar (Seafood) (941) 346-5443


Annual Conference 2012 Program
Monday, February 20, 2012

8:00 am – 9:00 am GANA Foundation Board of Directors (Closed)
9:00 am – 10:30 am Centric Board of Directors (Closed)
10:30 am – 2:00 pm GANA Board of Directors (Closed)
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm Glazing Industry Code Committee (Closed)  (Download Agenda)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Board of Director’s Dinner (Invitation Only)


Tuesday, February 21, 2012 (Energy Session)


7:00 am – 11:00 am
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Registration Desk
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Task Group Room
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Energy TableTop Show
7:00 am – 9:00 am Energy Division General Session
     7:00 am – 8:15 am
Requirements & Potential for Windows and Concentrating Solar Power Mirrors
Timothy Snow and Robert Tenent
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
     8:15 am – 9:00 am
Future of the Solar Industry
Patrick Sargent, President
Corona Solar Group, LLC
9:00 am – 11:00 am Laminating Division Task Groups/Subcommittees/Committee MeetingsLaminated Glazing Reference Manual  (Download Agenda)

Glass Use in Furniture

Ball Drop Specification and Test Method

Use of Laminated Glass in Railings Systems

Effects of Moisture on Edges of Laminated Glass

Glass Floors and Stairs

Suggested Procedures for Dealing with Broken Glass

Sealant & Setting Block (Material) Compatibility w/Laminated Glazing Materials  (Download Agenda)

Technical Committee  (Download Agenda)
  11:00 am – 12:00 pmProtective Glazing Committee Meeting  (Download Agenda)  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Luncheon Speaker: Effects of ASCE 7 Wind Map Changes
Speaker: Lucas A. Turner, PE
  1:30 pm – 2:30 pmEnergy Division Meeting  (Download Agenda)  2:30 pm – 3:30 pmLaminating Division Meeting  (Download Agenda)  3:30 pm – 5:30 pmNew Professionals Committee (Download Agenda)  6:00 pm – 7:30 pmWelcome Trivia Night Reception
Don’t worry about gathering up your team, because you’ll become well acquainted with all members during a night of networking and trivia. Start brushing up on your ASTM knowledge, as well as your pop culture expertise and help your team win bragging rights for the year.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012 (Energy Session)


7:00 am – 11:00 am
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Registration Desk
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Task Group Room
7:00 am – 12:00 pm Energy TableTop Show
7:00 am – 9:00 am
Mirror Division Task Groups/Subcommittees/Committee MeetingsDivision Technical Committee  (Download Agenda)

Enhanced Daylighting: Taking Mirrors To A New Level
     Marc Deschamps
Walker Glass
9:00 am – 11:00 am Decorative Division Task Groups/Subcommittees/Committee MeetingsRecyclability Task Group  (Download Agenda)

Product Color and Durability Subcommittee  (Download Agenda)

Decorative Glass Standards Subcommittee  (Download Agenda)

Technical Committee  (Download Agenda)  11:00 am – 12:00 pmFire-Rated Glazing Council Meeting  (Download Agenda)  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Luncheon Speaker: Use of Glass in Solar Energy Applications Now and in the Future
Patrick Sargent, President
Corona Solar Group, LLC
  1:30 pm – 2:30 pmMirror Division Meeting  (Download Agenda)  2:30 pm – 3:30 pmDecorative Division Meeting  (Download Agenda)  3:30 pm – 5:30 pmMarketing Committee  (Download Agenda)  6:00 pm – 8:00 pmLuau Reception
Walk into our Luau paradise surrounded by steel drums, leis and freshly roasted pork. Enjoy a game of boche ball and savor the warm Florida weather, poolside.


Thursday, February 23, 2012


7:00 am – 11:00 am Registration Desk
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Task Group Room
7:00 am – 9:00 am Insulating Division Task Groups/Subcommittees/Committee MeetingsGas Content GIB Task Group   (Download Agenda)

Describing Constructions GIB Task Group  (Download Agenda)

Technical Committee  (Download Agenda)

     Triple IG: Applications, Trends and Challenges 
     Chuck Anderson
Guardian Industries Corp.
  9:00 am – 12:00 pmTempering Division Task Groups/Subcommittees/Committee MeetingsDistortion Task Group

Guidelines for the Fabrication of Heat-Treated Architectural Flat Glass

IWCA Communications

Heavy Glass Door Design Guide

Recommended Applications for Heat-Treated Glass

Engineering Standards Manual Subcommittee (Download Agenda)

Importance of Fabrication Prior to Heat Treatment

Proper Procedures for Cleaning Architectural Glass

Glass Breakage in Balconies

Construction Subcommittee  (Download Agenda)

Technical Committee  (Download Agenda)
  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Luncheon Speaker: Understanding LEED and the IgCC Code – What will be Mandated by the Code?
Saulo Rozendo
Dow Corning Corporation
  1:30 pm – 2:30 pmInsulating Division Meeting  (Download Agenda)  2:30 pm – 3:30 pmTempering Division Meeting  (Download Agenda)  3:30 pm – 5:30 pmFlat Glass Manufacturing Division Meeting  (Download Agenda)     PCR-LCA-EPD Update
     Mike Turnbull
Guardian Industries Corp.
  6:00 pm – 7:00 pmReception
Join members for a final night at our come-and-go reception at the Boat House. Located on stilts in the bay, enjoy cocktails and light appetizers before preparing for the final day of Annual Conference.


Friday, February 24, 2012


8:00 am – 11:00 am GANA Membership Breakfast Meeting/General Session
     8:00 am – 9:00 am GANA Membership Breakfast Meeting
Join fellow GANA members with a final networking breakfast that will include updates on GANA activities, as well as updates on ASTM, ANSI, and more.
     9:00 am – 10:00 am GANA Towne Hall Meeting
GANA has been listening to all of your input from the past two member surveys. Now help us take those comments and form the future for GANA. Board members will lead discussions on what is important to members, what the Association needs to focus its time on and other new initiatives that need to be considered.
     10:00 am – 11:00 am
Overview and Outlook for the Commercial and Residential Glass Industry
Michael E. Collins, Managing Director
Jordan, Knauff & Company