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Allied Glass 

         Experts, LLC










Monte K. Engelkemier, Engineer

Henry H. Chamberlain, President


Chairman and President, Allied Glass Experts, LLC

January 1, 2003 to Present

A research, consulting, and testing design practice limited to glass and glazing issues.

Chairman and President, Allied Glass Enterprises, Inc.

January 1, 1990 to December 31, 2002

A consulting, testing, and manufacturer?s representative firm.

General Manager, NW Missouri Division, Harmon Glass Company (Apogee Industries, Inc.),

May, 1989 through December, 1989

Managing sold businesses during the transition period.

Consultant to glass manufacturers and fabricators,

March, 1986 to present

Vice President, Cameron Glass Corporation,

June, 1984 to May, 1989

This corporation owned two contract glazing companies.

Member of Board of Directors, Mobile Automotive Services, Inc. d.b.a. Mobile Auto Glass Installation Centers (MAGIC),

January, 1983 to December, 1988

MAGIC was the first national franchise group of automotive glass firms.

Executive Vice President, Osage Glass Corporation,

November, 1967 to May, 1989

This business owned and operated a chain of automotive glass warehouses and installation shops, fabricated specialty vehicle glass, and did commercial glazing.

Service to Industry:

Automotive Glass Replacement

Safety Standards Committee

(ANSI/AGRSS 001-2000)

Chairman, 2000

Vice Chairman, 1999


President and Chairman, 2000-2001

National Glass Association

Active for over twenty years.

Society of Automotive Engineers

Active in areas involving glazing.

National Fenestration Rating Council

Chairman of Task Group on Laminated &Composite Glazings 1991-92

Glass Association of North America


Construction Specifications Institute


Advisory Council, College of Engineering

University of Missouri, Kansas City

Chairman, 1992-1995.





Areas of Specialization:

Computational modeling for structural and thermal design optimization of glazing systems.

Mr.Chamberlain was one of the first group of ten people certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council to serve as the "Individual-in-Responsible-Charge" of a laboratory accredited by NFRC to issue product ratings.

Design, quality control, and testing of glass parts and glazing systems for demanding architectural and industrial applications.

Forensic services, including analysis of inclusions and defects, fractographic analysis, stress analysis, and expert opinion regarding glazing system design and glazing methods.

Development of angle specific spectral models for optimization of the optical properties of fenestration systems.

Process control and quality control in the manufacture and fabrication of glass, with emphasis on insulating and laminating technology and the measurement and control of stress during annealing, toughening or bending processes.

Research relating to the fracture mechanics of glass.

Design and development of specialized spectroradiometers, instrumentation used to monitor stress or detect and analyze defects in glass products, and other optical instruments.

Selected Projects:

Conducted fragmentation test of a tempered glass automobile sunroof, demonstrating the formation of numerous spline shards up to seven inches (7?) in length under loading conditions more representative of accident events than is the ANSI Z26.1 fragmentation test.

Identified tempered glass defects including transmission distortion (optic) and nickel sulfide (NiS) inclusions for Baron Automotive Group.

Conducted a 59 mph roll-over crash test of a Chevrolet Suburban vehicle (with full remote control and remote data acquisition) to test the quarter glass retention capability of that vehicle.

Designed glass domes for Rader Railcar, Inc. passenger cars, meeting the most demanding performance specifications in any civilian insulating glass application.  Design criteria included safety, solar heat gain, UV shielding, visible color transmittance, optical distortion, glass deflection, thermally induced stress, shock loading (from coupling cars), ballistic resistance, impact resistance, water leakage, acoustic attenuation, thermal resistance, abrasion resistance, durability, serviceability, aesthetics (color match and reflected image quality), and weight.

Redesigned agricultural tractor cab glazing for Caterpillar, Inc. to greatly reduce cooling load, reduce acoustic transmittance, and enhance occupant safety.

Investigated, determined, and documented the cause of failures of glass-clad polycarbonate laminates for Bechtel Corporation at the U.S. Department of Energy INEEL (Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory).

Replicated an aggregate concrete projectile, then used the replica to duplicate the impact of that projectile on the windshield of a moving vehicle.

Designed ballistic resistant laminated transparencies for military and civilian applications.

Invented an efficient technology for ballistic resistant opaque panel construction.

Designed and built an instrument and a computer code to measure residual edge stress in glass products that includes innovations to significantly enhance precision, improve ease-of-use, and detect operator error.

Served as Consultant to glass manufacturers and architects on glazing design for curtain wall projects on several continents.

Designed the parametrically optimized glazing system for the Skybox Suites in Neyland Stadium at the University of Tennessee.

Redesigned insulating glass units in washing machines for high temperature and chemical sterilization of hospital surgical and laboratory equipment. The glazing required adequate resistance to severe abrasion, high cavity gas pressure, prolonged moisture contact, and chemical solutions corrosive to glass.

Designed and built a glass insulating factory to produce pressure adjusted, inert gas filled, bent insulating glass units for transportation applications.

Conducted research to support development of a computational model of the fracture mechanics of thermally toughened glasses.

Career-related Skills:

Trade Certification:  Journeyman Glazier

Languages:  English and Spanish

Graphics:  Advanced Photography & Photomicrography

FAA License:  Private Pilot, Airplane Single Engine Land (VFR, 3000+ hr.)

Computational Proficiency:  Finite Element Analysis, Spec.TRA (glazing optics), SunSpec, SunPath, MS Office Suite, MS Project, MS Access, various lab data acquisition and analysis programs, Monitress (pressure, stress, and deflection tolerance control for insulating glass manufacturing), BEX (ballistics), Window 4.1 (glazing thermal performance), some CAD, and some Visual Basic programming.

Selected Lectures:

Computational Simulation of Glazing Performance, presented to the Kansas City Chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Overland Park, KS, 1998

Terms & Concepts of Blast Resistant Glazing, presented to the Protective Glazing Council 2nd Annual Educational Seminar, Washington, DC, 2000

Optimization of Glazing Design, presented to the 1999 Annual Convention of the National Glass Association, Atlanta, GA

Achieving Security Without Sacrificing Energy Efficiency, presented to the Building Environment and Thermal Envelope Council Symposium on Security Glazing Systems, Washington, DC, 1998

Glazing Design for Solar Heat Gain Control, presented to the College of Architects, Mexico City, Mexico, 1997

Selected Publications:

Getting Specific - Site Specific Solar Heat Gain Simulation for Curtain Wall Systems, published in the September, 1998 issue of Glass Magazine

Curtain Wall Design, presented at the 1996 All-India Glass and Glazing Conference in New Delhi, India, and published in the proceedings.

For More Information Contact:
5000 State Avenue, Suite 200
Kansas City, KS 66102
Tel: (913) 287-9200
FAX: (913) 287-2302
Email: info@alliedglassexperts.com



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