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  • Top 5 considerations for stick built and unitized systems
    Butler Plaza, a Gold LEED building in Jacksonville, Florida, is an innovative example of a curtain wall used in an energy efficient design. Photo by Keymark.Key Curtain Wall Design Loads to Consider More informationAAMA 508-14, Voluntary Test Method and Specification for Pressure Equalized Rain Screen Wall Cladding SystemsAAMA TIR-A1-15, Sound Control for Fenestration ProductsAAMA 1801-13,...
  • The Bottom LineWe are in a unique time where there is uncertainty but also access to relatively cheap financing.This environment allows companies to improve their safety net, and potentially profits, by leveraging financing. It also allows them to improve cash flow by leveraging vendor payment terms.This opportunity puts companies in a better position to grow, which should be done conservatively...
  • Industry ‘Old Guard’ offers technical insights on iridescence, distortion and more during Fall Conference
    Several of the glass industry’s foremost technical experts gathered at the National Glass Association Fall Conference to discuss top fabrication issues and challenges. Longtime technical leaders and members of the glass industry “old guard,” Chris Barry, Stan Joehlin and Bill Lingnell tackled technical insights on everything from iridescence to optical distortion to glass strength during the...
  • Implement a safety training program. Train, and retrain, employees.
    From slips and falls to cuts and breaks, accidents and injuries in the glass and glazing industry run the gamut. It’s a common assumption that getting hurt on the job in this industry is inevitable, but that can’t be further from the truth. While dangers will always exist, being aware of those dangers and how to properly respond not only increases the overall safety of your crew, but can also...
  • Education, advocacy and technical content from the NGA
    The 2019 Fall Conference included an opening reception at the Glass City’s iconic Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art. Fall Conference Committee UpdatesIndustry technical leaders gathered in Toledo, Ohio, the “Glass City,” in August for the Fall Conference for the National Glass Association. Leading the agenda were discussions of product transparency declarations, need-to-know...
  • Need-to-know information from the NGA
    Ren Bartoe Receives Harry Miles Award at NGA Fall ConferenceLongtime industry leader Ren Bartoe received the Harry Miles Award at the 2019 Fall Conference, held in Toledo, Ohio, organized by the National Glass Association. The award presentation took place during the Old Guard Reunion dinner, an annual gathering that brings together industry veterans and consultants, along with some active...
  • The glass industry is in a state of rapid evolution and advancement. This is evident in its products, with the introduction of larger glass sizes, more complex systems and next-generation performance solutions. It is evident in industry production, with trends toward factory automation and integration, increased calls for in-line quality control and more. And it is evident in the increasingly...
  • What’s better than a game of Ping-Pong or cornhole? Ping-Pong on a sophisticated industrial-style, custom-built glass and steel table, and cornhole with innovative all-glass-construction digitally printed cornhole boards. The glass game table and boards take center stage at the Industry Pavilion at GlassBuild America 2019, opening today in Atlanta. The Industry Pavilion will be the hub for...
  • Vitro surveys architects and general contractors about glass fabricators
    Source: Vitro Architectural Glass, General Contractor Research on Glazing Industry, March 2019. Fabricators can better meet project needs when they stick to the schedule and provide certified glass, 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 say they...
  • From top, Bagatelos, Culp, O'Callaghan, Weissman, Sowell. A panel of glass industry and façade experts addressed glass and glazing’s critical role in achieving building performance, occupant health and wellness, and design goals during the July 24 webinar, “Professional Roundtable: Perspectives on Glass and Glazing in Design.” The webinar, sponsored by the National Glass Association...
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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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