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    Further reading & informationI-codes to WatchI-code Adoption Status and 2018 International Code Requirements for Commercial Glazing Systems, Jennifer Hatfield, Courtesy of the American Architectural Manufacturers AssociationDownload Glass Magazine’s complete guide to the codes, “International Code Requirements for Commercial Glazing Systems,” which ran in the January/February 2018...
  • The major float glass headlines around the world, from December 2017 to January 2019
    North America  Plant reopeningNSG Group/Pilkington’s Ottawa, Illinois, float glass plant reopened in December 2017. A tornado damaged the plant in February 2017, and the plant’s furnace started cold repair in May 2017. RepairAsahi Glass Co.’s plant located in Church Hill, Tennessee, experienced a molten glass leak in early February 2018 that resulted in firefighters being called to the scene...
  • The Mulva Family Fitness and Sports Center at St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin, with glazing by H.J. Martin and Son. Photo by Gary D. Parker.Marketing and publicity are part of every business, and good photography is usually part of every marketing campaign. It’s no different in the glass industry: good photos of glass and glazing projects are essential to really showcase and celebrate the...
  • Five machine and manufacturing trends to watch
    Screenshot of a FENml dashboard, featuring valuable information for a Bystronic IG Line, such as current status, production rates, overall equipment effectiveness or OEE, product quality issues and maintenance compliance.Keeping up with the latest trends in machines and manufacturing is practically a full-time job. Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things have exponentially hastened the...
  • Increase success in generating and converting leads with better leads management
    Many business owners and managers seek my help to create more sales leads. While lead generation, marketing messages and advertising can be tough nuts to crack, the problem may not always be lead generation. Before spending time, money and effort fixing a “leads problem,” an owner must make sure their team is making the very best use of the leads already in hand.  To determine if a company...
  • How to break down business operations and improve efficiencies
    Download a process map template for the order of a replacement insulating glass unit. Process mapping can prove a powerful tool for contract glazing firms. A process map itself is useful when onboarding employees or when an employee is absent. But the actual process of creating the map is often more valuable than the map itself.  Simply, process mapping is a visual way of...
  • Photography by Rick KeatingThe basics: The new Oregon Zoo Education Center includes classrooms, a lecture hall and a nature exploration station. The center is the entry point for thousands of children who participate in zoo camps and classes each year, and expands the zoo’s conservation education programs and activities through federal and municipal partnerships. Intended to promote environmental...
  • Key code changes and provisions from the 2018 codes
    The Bottom Line: The 2018 versions of several codes have now been in effect for more than a year. Relevant changes for the industry include more stringent thermal and solar heat gain requirements, changes to design wind pressure and more. Get up to speed with the critical updates.Read the related article, "I-code Adoption Status and 2018 International Code Requirements for Commercial Glazing...
  • Asia/Pacific region expected to drive production and demand
    Source: The Freedonia Group’s 2018 Global Flat Glass Market study. The complete study is available at freedoniagroup.com/World-Flat-Glass.html.  Global production of flat glass is forecast to rise 4 percent per year to 11 billion square meters in 2021, with China leading demand and production, according to the 2018 Global Flat Glass Market study from The Freedonia Group.  Glass demand...
  • Glass Magazine has had many different faces over the decades, each intended to speak to the trends and demands of its era. Today’s architectural glass industry is one increasingly defined by innovation and advancement. Glass companies from all segments consistently push the envelope to increase performance, efficiency and productivity. Suppliers institute quality improvements and integrate...
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    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...
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