October 30, 2012
The mood among many of the 43,000 attendees at glasstec 2012 was positive, despite uncertainties surrounding the global economy and glass market. While the European and Chinese segments show signs of softening, many exhibitors reported increasing confidence and strength in the long-stagnant North American market.Paul Witherby, business development manager for Klein USA Inc., said...
October 16, 2012
The glass and glazing industry took one step closer to developing product category rules for windows during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association National Fall Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., yesterday.Product category rules (PCR) serve as the basis for environmental product declarations—also known as eco-labels—that disclose the life cycle environmental performance of a product....
October 12, 2012
The deadline to submit abstracts for presentations at GPD Finland 2013 is this Saturday, October 15. The event will take place June 13-15, 2013, in Tampere, and will focus on glass technology, design and sustainability, according to Glass Performance Days officials.For more information on submitting a paper for consideration, click here. Additional event details are available here.
September 27, 2012
Glass Performance Days will host the China edition of the event in Beijing, May 22-23, 2013, and organizers have announced a call for papers.GPD China 2013 will address energy management in buildings, particularly as it affects the future of glass technology in developing countries. Speakers interested in submitting papers can do so here. The deadline for submitting an abstract is December 31,...
September 18, 2012
GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo came to a close, Sept. 14, after three days of networking, business deals, new product introductions and education at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Nearly 6,700 attendees walked the show floor and visited more than 330 exhibitors.“We are all very pleased with the industry support; the show far exceeded our expectations,” said Denise Sheehan...
September 14, 2012
Economist Jeff Dietrich advised attendees at the 2012 Glazing Executives Forum to "make your move." Dietrich, senior analyst for the Institute for Trend Research, was the keynote speaker for the 7th annual forum, held Sept. 13 as part of GlassBuild America in Las Vegas. More than 200 glazing industry representatives attended the meeting, sponsored by the National Glass Association.Dietrich...
September 11, 2012
The energy code environment of the last two years witnessed two major trends: significant increases in code stringency and energy efficiency, as well as code adoption and enforcement, said Tom Culp, owner of Birch Point Consulting, during his energy code update at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance educational seminar, Sept. 11, in Las Vegas."Important things have happened in the...
August 29, 2012
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance will hold its annual Performance and Innovation in Insulating Glass Educational Seminar, September 11 and 12, in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, September 12-14, in Las Vegas."Our program has had great attendance over the years, but we wanted to make it a no-brainer to attend," says Margaret Webb, IGMA executive...
August 20, 2012
Officials of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association announced registration is now open for the AAMA National Fall Conference, to be held October 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Santa Ana Pueblo in Albuquerque, N.M. Attendees who register by September 21 will receive the early bird registration rate. Click here for more information.
August 13, 2012
The National Glass Association announced the addition of a Solar Power Symposium to the GlassBuild America educational agenda. The high-level session will feature expert speakers from the photovoltaics and building construction industries, and will take place Friday, Sept. 14.