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    Further reading & informationNGA Annual ConferenceFrom the NGA | Committee Activities at the NGA Annual Conference Complete news coverage from the NGA Annual Conference A New Vision and Fresh Momentum at the NGA Annual Conference NGA Celebrates the NGA-GANA Combination    Photo Gallery: NGA Annual Conference 2019 Technical and Advocacy Activities Move Forward at NGA Annual...
  • The industry’s increasingly significant responsibility to contribute to total occupant comfort
    Project Snapshot: The Siemens corporate headquarters in Munich exemplifies sustainable building. The company, which announced plans to achieve a carbon neutral footprint by 2030, built its head office to consume 90 percent less electricity and about 75 percent less water as a regular building. The glazing makes a considerable contribution towards the sustainable energy balance of the new...
  • Break down business operations and improve efficiencies
    There is growing concern that the United States is entering a recession. The decade-long recovery may be losing steam, and the economy may experience a contraction. At least, that is what some experts, and many TV pundits, say. Conversely, many experts are looking at the same or similar data and are coming to a different conclusion. They think the economy is stable and doing well.  As a...
  •  The Millennium Center in Crissier, Switzerland, a smart building expected to open in 2020, will exclusively use SageGlass Harmony, a connected, building dynamic glazing solution. Photo courtesy of SageGlass. 2018 was a busy year for dynamic glass. The industry experienced an increased emphasis on designing for occupant health and well-being, and saw a bevy of innovative technology...
  • How unitized curtain and window wall systems can help overcome the challenges of insufficient field labor and strict project schedules
    Glaziers install unitized curtain wall at the Encore Condos in Nashville. Photo courtesy of C.R. Laurence Co.It’s no secret that the shortage of skilled labor has been a significant, ongoing problem in the construction industry. According to the 2019 Construction Outlook Survey from the Associated General Contractors of America, 78 percent of contractors reported having a difficult time filling...
  • Fabricated glass market projected to grow 4.3 percent annually through 2021
    Fig. 1—Global fabricated flat glass value & volume demand by market, 2016. In 2016, architectural glass captured 47.2 percent of the global fabricated glass market by value, reaching $32.7 billion of $69.4 billion total. In terms of volume, architectural glass led the global market with 82.8 percent of production. The market for other fabricated glass products, such as solar glass, accounted...
  • How to navigate the legal concerns of new glazing technologies
    For many years glass and glazing were considered passive participants in a building’s performance. Innovation is changing that approach. Today, the use of glass in active and dynamic energy management systems is growing. Now, glazing integrates variable opacity and shading elements that are linked to ventilation and solar generation. These are just a few current innovations that tie glazing to...
  • 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...
  • A striking canopy of connects the two office buildings of Amazon Phase VI in Seattle. The office complex earned LEED Gold certification. Photo courtesy of Goldray Glass.  Building “green” doesn’t mean what it once did. A decade ago, energy efficiency and thermal performance encompassed much of the glass industry’s focus on green. Today, in order to compete in the green environment...
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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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