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  • Industry ‘Old Guard’ offers technical insights on iridescence, distortion and more during Fall Conference
    Several of the glass industry’s foremost technical experts gathered at the National Glass Association Fall Conference to discuss top fabrication issues and challenges. Longtime technical leaders and members of the glass industry “old guard,” Chris Barry, Stan Joehlin and Bill Lingnell tackled technical insights on everything from iridescence to optical distortion to glass strength during the...
  • Architectural perspectives on potential of glass, possibilities for the industry
    A key takeaway from the 2019 AIA Expo, held in Las Vegas, June 6-8, was the improving and growing connection points between the architecture community and the glass and glazing industry. While this industry is aware of and responsive to specifications and code requirements, an architect’s need for design and function is a big part of determining how to best use glass to satisfy all parties....
  • Construction sector faces rate increases alongside new tariffs and rising material costs
    On Sept. 26, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), part of the Federal Reserve System, federalreserve.gov, raised federal interest rates from 2 percent to 2.25 percent. In a release, FOMC officials cited healthy expected labor market conditions and inflation rates as reasons for the increase, the third such rise in 2018. The Fed increased rates by a quarter point in both March and June of...
  • The United States announced a new round of trade tariffs in September, which follow previously instituted duties of 10 percent on aluminum and 25 percent on steel imports.On Sept. 17, the Office of the United States Trade Representative released a list of approximately $200 billion worth of Chinese imports that will be subject to additional tariffs, at the direction of President Donald Trump. The...
  • Tariff Quick Facts Imposed on March 810 percent aluminum tariff25 percent steel tariff In March, President Trump signed an order that imposed a 25 percent steel tariff and a 10 percent aluminum tariff on imports from most U.S. trading partners. As of June 1, that list of affected trading partners includes Mexico, the European Union and Canada. (Canada represented almost half of the United States...
  • A newer home suffered extensive windborne debris impacts during Hurricane Irma due to the widespread structural failure of an adjacent, older home.Editor’s Notes: This article is based on a presentation Dean Ruark delivered at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2017 Fall Conference in Greenville, South Carolina. For more information, visit aamanet.org. More photos of post-Irma...
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America continue to move forward in combining the two associations into one, strong and unified voice for the glass and glazing industry. The boards of directors for each association unanimously approved the combination in September 2017, and the membership voting process started in December. Leaders from both organizations...
  • Commercial construction poised for moderate expansion in midst of continued labor and cost challenges
    2018 will be a year of moderate growth for U.S. construction, according to forecasts from economists across the building industry. According to an average of top industry forecasts (see table at right), total construction spending is expected to increase about 4 percent, steady with growth projections for 2017. Forecasters expect growth in 2018 to be led by increased spending in residential...
  • Nicole Harris (at podium), president and CEO of the National Glass Association and members of the boards of directors for the NGA and Glass Association of North America during the Opening Session of GlassBuild America in September. Visit GlassMagazine.com/December2017 for previous releases covering news of the combination. During the Opening Session of GlassBuild America in September,...
  • On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order. With respect to Buy American, the executive order calls on federal agencies to “scrupulously monitor, enforce, and comply with [existing] Buy American laws, to the extent they apply, and minimize the use of waivers, consistent with applicable law.” To aid in this, the executive order requires: The...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
  • Read about the winners
    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...

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