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  • Designing buildings and building products that are accessible to the entire population requires considerations well beyond those outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act building standards, according to Elizabeth Watson, director of the Center for Students with Disabilities at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Watson delivered the keynote, “Moving from ADA to Universal Design” during...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council will host a free webinar, Friday, May 30, on meeting commercial fenestration code compliance. The hour-long webinar will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET, and attendees can earn one American Institute of Architects education credit.During the webinar, attendees will learn how to:Quickly and easily determine fenestration code compliance for commercial...
  • The largest glass, window and door show in the Americas is launching a new education program during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, 2014.The content experts at Glass Magazine and Window & Door, official publications of the National Glass Association, are producing a series of 20-minute glass and fenestration business and product sessions free...
  • The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association held its annual Glass Expo April 30, drawing 76 vendors and 823 total participants to Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. Attendance numbers were slightly down from the 2013 Glass Expo, which organizers attributed to rain storms.“Despite the rain and weather the atmosphere had a positive feel to it and most everyone seemed excited about the turnout and the...
  • Fenestration Canada's 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference will be held June 12-14 at the Fort Gerry hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The advance hotel reservation deadline—to secure a single or double room at the reduced rate of $149/night—is Monday May 12th. Registration information, program content, forms and link to a room reservations portal are all available on the Association's website...
  • Registration is now open for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Summer Conference. Those interested can register by Wednesday, May 14, to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate of $875. 
  • Exhibitor registration numbers for glasstec 2014 are comparable to the 2012 event, despite an uncertain economic situation in the flat glass sector, tradeshow officials report. In 2012, 1,175 companies representing glass engineering, glass manufacturing and glass crafts participated, with 66 percent attending from outside Germany.For further information on attending or exhibiting at glasstec...
  • The 27th annual Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo will be held Wednesday, April 30, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md.The event, hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Glass Association, will feature tabletop displays highlighting: architectural glass and glazing products, automotive glass and repair products, curtain wall and storefront systems, equipment and machinery, tools, mirrors,...
  • Registration is now open for Canada’s national commercial glazing conference, the 2014 Glass Connections Conference and Trade Show. The event, hosted by the Canadian Glass Association, is set to take place June 4-5 at the Holiday Inn Halifax Harbourview & Conference Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.Glass Connections Conference & Trade Show is a highly focused educational and networking...
  • The glass industry is entering a time of major change that will present challenges and opportunities, and drive innovation, according to speakers during the Building Envelope Contractors Conference, March 16-18, in Las Vegas.“The only way to get from where we are now to where we need to be in the future is through innovation,” said Mic Patterson, vice president of strategic development at the...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...