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  • The Glass Advocate | Education, Advocacy and Technical Content from the NGA
    2018 Old Guard Reunion attendees, who tout more than 800 years of collective glass industry experienceNewcomers to glass fabrication can access quality education in many ways—seminars on best practices, hands-on training or online learning, need-to-know information in trade publications, or networking on trade show floors. One stand-out source of glass industry education, however, is one-on-one...
  • Need-to-know information from the NGA
    Crowds at the 2018 GlassBuild America GlassBuild? GlassBuild. What is GlassBuild America? Is it a products show? Is it an educational conference? Is it a networking event? Is it a tourism ploy from the Atlanta Visitor Bureau? Perceptions are many in terms of what the event is and who it’s for. My answer: It’s all that...and more (maybe minus the tourism ploy).I’ve seen it as an...
  • Need-to-know information from the NGA
    The 2019 BEC drew nearly 600 attendees, making it the largest in a decade. BEC Conference Looks to ‘The Next Level’ of Glass Industry EvolutionNearly 600 glass and glazing industry professionals gathered in Las Vegas, March 3-5, for the National Glass Association’s BEC Conference, where presentations and discussions addressed the theme, The Next Level.  Read more of GM's coverage of BEC...
  • The Glass Advocate | Education, Advocacy and Technical Content from the NGA
    Clockwise from top left: The NGA’s MyGlassClass.com Introduction to Glazing Practices course; Stephanie Oakley, associate director of education and training for the NGA, wearing a “glazier” hat from Anderson Glass; the “I Love Steel Encounters” promotional video. Ask a room full of people what a glazier does and you’ll be met with blank stares … and maybe a couple of guesses. Someone who...
  • The Glass Advocate | Education, Advocacy and Technical Content from the NGA
    There was a frenzied rush at the ASHRAE meeting in January to finalize proposals for the 2019 edition of ASHRAE 90.1. For the glass and glazing industry, final proposals include items that industry code advocates have been diligently working on for multiple years, as well as some last-minute items of interest. Items to track 1. More stringent performance requirements First and foremost, the...
  • The Glass Advocate | Education, Advocacy and Technical Content from the NGA
    The Fabricating Committee, during the NGA Annual Conference.During the 2019 NGA Annual Conference held in January, members addressed critical glass industry topics, from increased code stringency to glass safety concerns, and discussed need-to-know issues such as product transparency requirements and the industry’s role in promoting occupant health. This article presents key committee updates...
  • Need-to-know information from the NGA
    NGA Considers Development of Industry-wide Processed Glass EPDThe NGA's Fabricating Committee is considering developing an industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration for processed glass. An EPD is used to disclose the life cycle performance of a product, derived from a set of product category rules, called a PCR. The proposed EPD would be based on a previously published PCR for...
  • Need-to-know information from the NGA
    Pictured left: Volunteers participated in a strategic planning session last November to set the vision and goals for the association.New Technical Resources Now AvailableThe National Glass Association's Technical Services Division has published “Understanding Reflected Solar Energy of Glazing Systems in Buildings,” a glass informational bulletin, GIB, that provides education on design...
  • The Glass Advocate | Education, Advocacy and Technical Content from the NGA
    New classes now available: Intro to Glass & GlazingBasics of StorefrontBasics of CurtainwallGlass Fabrication Tools & TechniquesStorefront InstallationCurtainwall InstallationShower Enclosure Design & InstallationSafe Glass HandlingAnd 50+ more! The industry is hiring a new type of glazier, focusing more on candidates’ training potential than their experience. “Longevity and...
  • Increased stringency on the horizon; thermal bridge and trade-off proposals on hold
    The glass and glazing industry came away with several positive takeaways following the recent ASHRAE 90.1 committee meeting held in October. During the meeting, the committee addressed three proposals that, if advanced into the 2019 version of ASHRAE 90.1, would have an impact on the glass and glazing industry, according to Tom Culp, technical consultant and co-vice-chair of the ASHRAE 90.1...
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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...
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    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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