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  • BAU 2013, a trade fair for architecture, materials and systems, drew more than 235,000 visitors to Munich last week, matching the record figures of 2011, according to a release from the organizer. This year's trade show was more international, more professional and more innovative than prior showings, according to the release. The event began Jan. 14 and ran through Jan. 19. The next BAU show...
  • Glass industry representatives are gathering this week in San Diego for the 2013 Glass Association of North America Annual Conference. The conference kicked off Monday morning with the Decorative Division Technical Committee, covering a range of items including a new Glazing Informational Bulletin on the "Recyclability of Architectural Glass Products," to task group discussions on product color,...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance will feature a variety of technical presentations at its 2013 Annual Conference, February 5-8, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Astor in New Orleans. “The presentations this year keep attendees on the leading edge of our industry,” said Margaret Webb, IGMA executive director, in a release. “Especially important is the presentation by Chris Barry of...
  • Members of the glass and window industry gathered in Washington, D.C., Jan. 7, for the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council Symposium, Fenestration: A World of Change. The event, hosted by the National Institute of Building Sciences, is part of the 2013 Building Innovations Conference & Expo that runs through Jan. 11.Several discussions centered around daylighting and the...
  • The deadline for submitting an abstract for GPD Finland 2013 is December 17. To submit a paper for consideration, click here. More information about the event, scheduled for June 11-15 in Tampere, Finland, is available here.
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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.  
  • 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,...
  • 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...
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  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • 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...