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Industry veteran named chair of GANA committee

Post Time:Mar 03,2011Classify:Industry NewsView:99

The Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., named Chuck Knickerbocker of Technical Glass Products, Snoqualmie, Wash.,as the new chair of the BEC Division Technical Committee, according to a March 2 release.He will lead the committee at the upcoming BEC Conference and Trade Show,March 27-29, at the Paris Resort and Casinoin Las Vegas.

“The building envelope is receiving more scrutiny than ever, especially with the push for energy efficiency,” Knickerbocker said in the release.“Glazing is always going to be a key part of the envelope, and our industry has a lot of good things to say about new systems and technologies. I’m looking forward to working with the BEC Technical Committee members and others in GANA to help educate contractors on the latest code developments, testing standards, materials and installation practices.”

Knickerbocker is the curtain wall manager for Technical Glass Products, a supplier of fire-rated glass and framing systems, along with specialty architectural glazing products.With 30 years of curtain wall experience, he has successfully worked with numerous architects, building owners and subcontractors from development of schematic design through installation.

Prior to joining TGP, Knickerbocker was a senior consultant at Curtain Wall Design Consulting, Dallas. His accomplishments include leading the design, engineering and shop and fabrication drawings for eight custom wall systems in the Clinton Presidential Library, along with work on condos, office buildings, and multiple other domestic and international projects.He also led numerous curtain wall projects, while working for Harmon Ltd., Ingleside, Ill., Wausau Metals Corp., and others.

Knickerbocker is an active member of GANA and currently serves on the Building Information Modeling Committee.His past work includes contributions to the preparation of the GANA Sealant Manual and Blueprint Reading and Labor Estimating Course study guide.

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