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  • Vitro surveys architects and general contractors about glazing contractor performance
    Source: Vitro Architectural Glass, General Contractor Research on Glazing Industry, March 2019. Click on images for larger view.How can glaziers ensure project success? Stick to the schedule and watch the costs, according to a recent survey of nearly 150 decisionmakers from general contractors and construction management and design firms, published by Vitro Architectural Glass. Vitro officials...
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    Further reading & informationMeeting News2019 AIA Architecture Expo news and blogs: Finding Connection Points at AIA 2019From the Fabricator: AIA Recap and GEF Must-DosPHOTO GALLERY: Glass Takeover at AIA 2019AAMA and IGMA Meeting news:Proposed Unification Tops Discussions at Joint AAMA and IGMA MeetingNews to KnowIndustry Voices Respond to Tariff Policy ChangesEditor's Notes | A Smart...
  • Companies from all parts of the glass and glazing industry have implemented innovative, out-of-the-box ideas to improve business from the ground up. Here’s an Idea showcases these sometimes small behind-the-scenes ideas that can make a big impact on a company’s bottom line. If you have an idea that you would like to share, contact Norah Dick, ndick@glass.org.One of the symptoms of the ongoing...
  • Leverage EPDs and HPDs for glazing specification
    As green building becomes the expectation rather than the exception, building owners are asking for evidence that their facilities are as friendly to occupants and to the environment as planned. While building product manufacturers have responded with more sustainable products, many are also taking steps to increase transparency around how those products are made and perform. In the last few...
  • Four credit alternatives for large projects
    Getting a large order can be either a blessing or a source of major problems for a company. It’s an obvious blessing if the company has the resources to fulfill it. However, if the company doesn’t, large orders can create havoc. It must scramble to find the resources to fulfill it. This task is particularly difficult if the business needs funds to pre-pay suppliers. If it cannot find the money,...
  • The legal risks of recruiting and screening potential employees on social media
    Social media is a powerful recruiting tool. It is estimated that upwards of 80 percent of companies currently use social media platforms when recruiting prospective employees. While social media provides information and exposure for those looking to hire and those looking for jobs, the information can also present legal risks. What are the risks? Risks arise in both of the two primary ways social...
  • Education, advocacy and technical content from the NGA
    Better Your Business in 3 Days “I don’t have time to improve my business.” I’ve never heard anyone say that, have you? What I have heard, year after year at GlassBuild America, is why taking a few days away from your business improves your business. Yes, you’re busy. Yes, you’re short-handed. No, you haven’t seen it all before. Everything you read below is something I’ve heard many...
  • Need-to-know information from the NGA
    Energy Tops Talks at 2021 Code Hearings The first hearings kicked off in late April for the 2021 cycles of the International Energy Conservation Code, International Building Code and International Residential Code. The NGA’s code advocacy team was among representatives from the glass and glazing industry at the hearings. According to code consultant Tom Culp, owner of Birch Point Consulting,...
  • The future of the glass industry is smart—smarter glass for smarter buildings in smarter cities, according to presenters and organizers at the 2019 Glass Performance Days, June 25-28 in Tampere, Finland. “Smart cities, smart buildings and smart glazing are our future,” said Jorma Vitkala, chair of the GPD organizing committee, during the GPD Opening Ceremony. “Changes are happening faster than...
  • Review the nominations in the presentation by clicking on the arrows. You may also open and play the presentation at full screen.The form to vote appears underneath the presentation. Vote by filling out the form for any or all of the product categories. Votes must be submitted by close of business June 26.    Fill out my Wufoo form!
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