Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Vetrotech Saint-Gobain is giving away souvenir photo samples of their new polished fire-rated glass ceramic product, Keralite Select. The photo souvenir format demonstrates the product’s distortion-free surface, sharper viewing, truer color, and high light transmission, according to company officials.Attendees of GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, Sept. 9-11, can receive a complimentary souvenir...
  • CRL-U.S. Aluminum will present an Express Learning session at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo on how contract glaziers can boost profit margins by taking advantage of the labor savings associated with unit-glazed systems. The session, “Bridging the Gap Between Unitized Curtain Walls and Traditional Window Walls,” will take place Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m. in the Express...
  • Twenty-five years after its founding in British Columbia, Canada, the National Fenestration Rating Council will be returning for the 2014 Fall Membership Meeting on September 22-25. Meeting registration is open now.In addition to the usual NFRC meeting proceedings, NFRC will be celebrating its 25 year anniversary, highlighting the milestones that NFRC has reached, and resolving 10 ballots that...
  • John Bush, vice president of operations for GGI, will address the unique characteristics and challenges of oversize glass fabrication during the Express Learning session “Trending Now: Oversize Glass” at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. Designed specifically for fabricators, the free, 20-minute session will tackle all aspects of oversize glass fabrication, including edge...
  • On Wednesday, July 30, the National Fenestration Rating Council will host a free webinar on meeting commercial fenestration code compliance. The hour-long webinar will begin at 2 p.m. (ET). Attendees can earn one AIA continuing education credit.According to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the energy lost through windows represents 4 to 5 percent of total annual U.S. energy...
  • As part of a commitment to help customers make their businesses better, Quanex is proud to present an Express Learning session on lead generation as part of a new, value-add educational series offered to attendees of GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo.Quanex team member Noel Lavezzi will lead an Express Learning session on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 2:30 p.m., in the Express Learning...
  • At the Fiera Milano Exhibition center in Milan, Vitrum 2015, scheduled for Oct. 6-9, 2015, will feature cutting-edge glass products and machinery from around the world for commercial and retail applications. Vitrum, the international event, has recently attracted more than 20,000 visitors. The 2015 event will put a special focus on leading Made in Italy glass technology, which took up about 70...
  • The Façade Design & Engineering Summit UAE, to be held September 7-9 in Dubai, features leaders from the property design and development sector, discussing some of the key trends, innovations and material requirements in the field, with a focus on the UAE market. The event is open for all industry professionals looking to supply products and grow their business in the Middle East. The summit...
  • 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...
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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...