Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Standards dominated discussion at the Energy Committee meeting March 27 during Glass Week, hosted by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. The 2010 version of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers 90.1, the Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, limits the window to wall ratio to 30 percent, down from 40 percent...
  • Energy and climate change dominated the conversation on the third day of Glass Week at the Paris Las Vegas, hosted by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. The conference runs through March 30. During the GANA membership meeting March 27, Keith McCoy, vice president, energy and resources policy, National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, D.C., provided an update on...
  • Some important industry code and standard changes are underway, according to presenters during a joint meeting for the Insulating Division of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., and the Technical Services Committee of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario. The meeting was held March 26 at the IGMA Annual Conference and GANA Glass Week conference. The...
  • “With the health care bill mostly behind us, cap and trade is coming back to the forefront,” said Bill Yanek, executive vice president of the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan, during the Flat Glass Manufacturing Division meeting, March 25, at the Paris Las Vegas Resort. The meeting kicked off GANA’s Glass Week conference that runs through March 30.Nationally,...
  • The Thermal Stress Committee of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, is soliciting information about thermal stress breaks in the field. The committee created a thermal stress field service inspection form that industry representatives can submit, providing information about thermal breaks in the field. All submissions remain anonymous and will be used to create a library...
  • Technical presentations occupied the second day of the Annual Conference for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario. The conference, held at Paris Las Vegas, began March 23 and runs through March 26. Helen Sanders, vice president, technical business development, Sage Electrochromics Inc., Faribault, Minn., presented a snapshot of the overall glazing market, a look at...
  • A week of glass industry conferences kicked off March 23 at the Paris Las Vegas with the start of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario, Annual Conference. The IGMA conference runs through March 26, coinciding with the Topeka, Kan.-based Glass Association of North America’s Glass Week meeting, running March 25-30, and BEC Conference, March 27-29. Visit GlassMagazine....
  • A two-day building envelope educational symposium and design challenge "test-off" is being hosted by Architectural Testing Inc., York, Pa., at its New England Regional Laboratory, Chelmsford, Mass, May 21-22, according to a March 16 release. Participants must register by April; there's no fee to attend.On May 21, ATI will present an educational symposium and open house at the...
  • With so much focus on U-factor and solar heat gain coefficient in the fenestration industry, little attention has been paid to the third thermal performance parameter: condensation resistance. According to Tracy Rogers, technical director for Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, condensation can lead to health concerns and affect the integrity and long-term performance of building components. Rogers...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association [Schaumburg, Ill.] concluded its 73rd Annual Conference [at the JW Marriott, Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif.,] last week looking at changes expected in the next edition of the North American Fenestration Standard.  Also on the agenda was a review of pending code changes and discussions on which matters AAMA should take a position.Ray...
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  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
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