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BEC Conference Kicks Off in Nashville

Industry disruption, glass for solar panel production, top the agenda on the first day of BEC Conference in Nashville. 

Preparing for Growth: Why Glass Fabricators Should Automate the Coating Process

As the single-family market is poised to return in 2024, glass fabricators will find themselves at the forefront of meeting the growing demand for high-quality, innovative solutions in the shower door market. From glass cutting and edge polishing to glass tempering and protective glass coatings,…

Five Ways to Address Generational and Mentorship Gaps

How do you make time to train and mentor new employees? How do you incentivize workers to stay? Is the next generation ready to take the reins?  

BEC Conference 2023 Targets Business Challenges and Workforce Issues

Glass industry professionals came together in Las Vegas to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the BEC Conference this month. With a look back at the remarkable advancements in glass during the previous 25 years, more than 680 attendees brought an amazing amount of energy to discussions on complex…

BEC Conference 2023: Reflection on the Industry with a Focus on the Future

The 25th anniversary edition of BEC Conference kicked off this week, featuring educational panels on take-home strategies for glass businesses, updates on new facade trends, explanation of code changes and much more.

An Unbelievable 25 Years

At the 25th anniversary of the BEC Conference in Las Vegas this month, we celebrate the remarkable advancements in glass during the previous 25 years, and we look ahead at what the next 25 might hold.

Future Focus at BEC Conference: Market Trends, Next-Level Performance, Potential Disruptors

During the 25th anniversary of BEC Conference next month in Las Vegas, glazing industry leaders will come together for two days of networking, education and a celebration of the previous 25 years in glass. Programming for the event focuses on the incredible evolution in glass during recent decades…

BEC and GPAD Bridge the Supply Chain

The Building Envelope Contractors Conference and Glass Performance Automation Days event for glass fabricators joined together last week for a special Bridging the Supply Chain crossover educational and networking event.

The Massive BEC Recap

Wow. What a week in Nashville. Unreal in so many ways. Get ready, for a happening this big, and two-plus years in the making, it takes an extra-long blog with plenty of name drops is coming your way.

Tackling Glazier Challenges in BEC’s Return to Nashville

The National Glass Association’s Building Envelope Contractors Conference returned to Nashville this week with an at-capacity crowd of nearly 650. Glass industry leaders from 40 states, four Canadian provinces as well as Europe have gathered for two days of glazier-focused education during the…

Back at the BEC

It’s big week in our industry with BEC and GPAD finally here. By the time some of you read this, most of the events will be done. I am just so happy it is here, it’s been a long time since the last time we held this event live in March of 2020. Great to get everyone back together!

BEC Presents Episodes Now Available at

Watch these episodes on demand: Construction Industry After COVID-19, Changes in Commercial Real Estate and the Glazing Industry, Key Glazing Codes & Standards, State of the Industry.

Glass-clad BEC Host Hotel, JW Marriott Nashville, Features High-Performance Window Wall System

The 24th annual Building Envelope Contractors Conference will be held March 1-3 at the JW Marriott Nashville. The 33-story building’s bold appearance and high performance was achieved with YKK AP America’s YWW 50T Window Wall MegaTherm aluminum framing system featuring Technoform’s polyamide…

From the Fabricator: BEC 2020 is Here

It is BEC week! Each year, there are two events for me that are above all others. The Building Envelope Contractors Conference in the spring, and GlassBuild America in the Fall. I live for these events because of the ability to grow business, and myself.