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  • 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...
  • Impact-resistant technologies on display at the 11th Glass+Metal Symposium
    Jeff Rigot, sales rep for Viracon, speaks during the 11th Glass+Metal Symposium in Fort Lauderdale. Visit GlassMagazine.com/November2017 for additional coverage of the Glass+Metal Symposium. For many of the attendees of the Glass+Metal Symposium, held Oct. 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hurricane safety is a matter of professional understanding, as well as personal experience. The event...
  • Summary: The 2018 International Building Codes clarify the deflection criteria to be used in the design of glass wall systems by adding reference to AAMA TIR-11 Maximum Allowable Deflection of Framing Systems for Building Cladding Components at Design Wind Loads. This article concludes Julie Ruth’s discussion of changes to the 2018 International Codes in Glass Magazine. Read all of Ruth’s...
  • The Arsenal on the Charles in Watertown, Massachusetts, featuring products by Wausau Window and Wall Systems, finished by Linetec.  Products from Wausau Window and Wall Systems and Linetec at Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, Connecticut.For many decades, aluminum has proven its resistance to weathering in many environments while maintaining its structural integrity. High-performance...
  • Increase productivity with a two-sided glass drilling station
    Above: A two-sided drilling machine drills part of the way through from the back then the rest of the way through from the front, which creates a clean hole with none of the blowout that happens with one-sided drilling. Pictured, CRL Machinery's TD25 vertical two-sided glass drill. Below right: While traditional tripod glass drilling machines are still widely used in many fabrication...
  • I recall a glass association banquet back in the late ‘90s when, at the end of the event, door prizes were awarded to winners whose tickets were drawn from a large box. During the drawing, a few gentlemen I was sitting with became agitated that no one at our table was winning anything and that the winners all seemed bunched together on the other side of the restaurant. Finally, one disgruntled...
  • Top Influencing Factors to Use an Alternative ProductVisit GlassMagazine.com/November2017 to view the data and explore additional myths about product selection in Dodge’s complete report, “Exploding 9 Myths: How Architects and Contractors Really Select Building Products.” Key Marketing Takeaways: Marketing and sales efforts to get architects’ attention should not stop after a project has started....
  • Mobile technology at the jobsite
    In recent years, smartphones and tablets have become key jobsite tools for glaziers. Beyond basic communication, glass companies big and small rely on mobile devices for everything from location tracking to file sharing to on-site problem solving. The constantly growing suite of applications for mobile devices has allowed a simple cell phone to turn into an indispensable and multipurpose...
  • 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 Bethany Stough, bstough@glass.org.In the past, finding an...
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    Links to further reading & informationGlass+Metal SymposiumEvent Coverage on TwitterSymposium websiteNews to KnowNGA GANA CombinationDodge DataDownload reportGraphs from Dodge - click on each image for larger size   Codes2018 IBC articles by Julie RuthMajor Changes to Design Wind Pressures Coming in 2018 CodesRejection of Updates to Referenced Standards Raises QuestionsCodes Weigh...
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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...