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FGIA webinar: Security glazing for storefront and fenestration

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July 14, 2020

Join us for an interactive presentation on the glass and glazing that is available for security concerns for storefronts and fenestration. The presenter, Bill Lingnell, will provide an overview of the subject and lead a discussion with three Subject Matter Experts, along with addressing questions from the audience. Specifically, this presentation will include:

  • Industry standards and documents
  • Types of glazing used for security purposes including burglary and forced entry resistance, bullet resistance, hurricane resistance and blast resistance
  • Other pertinent topics related to the subject matter


Bill Lingnell, Technical Consultant – FGIA

Bill serves as the technical consultant to the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (formerly Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance). He has been involved in engineering, technical management and construction of major building projects throughout the United States, Canada, and other countries. He has consulted as a technical authority and specialist for general contractors, manufacturers, fabricators, owners, developers, architects, and individuals relating to the many facets of glass and wall systems used on architectural construction projects.

As a consultant, he has also served engineers, testing agencies, insurance companies, building managers, window producers, curtain wall consultants and the legal profession on many projects and assignments requiring specialization in glass and wall system technology. Bill has over 55 years of experience in the technical field of glass and architectural products and is considered one of the world’s foremost experts in the field.

Subject Matter Experts

Julia Schimmelpenningh, Architectural Industry Technical Manager – Advanced Material Interlayers Business of the Eastman Chemical Company

With 30+ years’ experience in lamination and laminated glass applications support, Julia provides technical product support to glass fabricators, Architects, Designers, Engineers and Specifiers. Her work includes new product development, qualification and commercialization of laminated glazing solutions, regulatory development and industry education and association support. Julia also manages the America’s Customer Applications and Support Laboratory in Springfield, MA.

Vaughn Schauss, Manager, Technical Consultancy Americas – Kuraray

Vaughn works with architects and specifiers, structural engineers, façade consultants and glass fabricators on the specification, design, and use of laminated glass in buildings. He began his career working directly with glass laminators providing expertise on the lamination process. Now, he concentrates his efforts on structural, security, acoustical, and hurricane applications for laminated glass.

Ivan Zuniga, Product Manager for Storefronts, Entrances and Framing – Kawneer

Ivan holds a B.S. in Engineering from Virginia Tech, an MBA for Georgia State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer. With over 20 years of experience in the fenestration industry, he is an active member of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) where he Co-Chairs the Sustainability Steering Committee and the Acoustical Substitution Task Group. He is a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Atlanta Chapter and holds a Construction Documents Technology (CDT®) certification.

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