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How contractor certification works in the architectural glass industry

December 15, 2016  By Glass Canada

The North American Contractor Certification program has been created with the input of glazing and construction industry experts from across North America to create a baseline of competency, business practice and adherence to industry standards. Through it, our industry sees a hope of raising the bar of performance and profitability to maintain our position as world-leaders in building envelope construction. Join Jeff Dalaba, NACC program manager at Administrative Management Systems (AMS), Peter Neudorf, director of field operations at Ferguson-Neudorf, and Patrick Flannery, editor of Glass Canada, for an interactive webinar discussing the benefits of contractor certification, who should look at certification, how the NACC works, what it costs and why architects and specifiers need to pay attention.

c7d56ede0e45443cdc3211f68f6c6b3fJeff Dalaba is the Program Manager for the North American Contractor Certification Program with Administrative Management Systems (AMS, Inc.) in Sackets Harbor, N.Y.. He has provided coordination with the NACC Program Certification Board, as well as other glazing industry experts, since the inception of the NACC Program to compile the industry provided best practices into the certification program. Since joining AMS in 2010 Jeff has worked with glass industry certification programs including WDMA Hallmark, NFRC, IGCC, SGCC, and Florida Building Commission to develop enhanced efficiencies in the operations of these programs for AMS. Prior to joining AMS he worked in the Nuclear Power and Insurance Industry including roles in Quality Assurance and Reactor Operations. Jeff also served on a Navy Fast Attack Submarine and completed four deployments under the polar ice cap.

c7d56ede0e45443cdc3211f68f6c7430Peter Neudorf Jr. has worked in the glass industry for over 40 years and brings all of his expertise into his role as director of field operations at Ferguson-Neudorf Glass. He has volunteered on numerous committees for the betterment of the glazing industry including Red Seal Canada and National Occupational Analysis (Glazing Industry). In addition, he has served as chair of the Provincial Advisory Committee for Glazing Contractors. Peter currently sits on the board of directors for the Architectural Glass and Metal Contractors Association of Ontario as well as being the chair of the AGCMA for the Finishing Contractors Association. Most recently, Peter has become a founding member and board member of the North American Contractor Certification Program. He has also recently joined the International Glazier Certification Board of the Green Advantage Certification Organization.

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