Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Industry companies should keep a close eye on new and changing regulations coming from OSHA, NFRC, EPA and more, according to Kathy Krafka Harkema, codes and regulatory affairs manager for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Harkema spoke during the 2019 Joint AAMA and Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Summer Conference, held last week in Victoria, British...
  • The most recent round of International Code Council hearings produced positive results for the glass and fenestration industries, according to Kathy Krafka Harkema, codes and regulatory affairs manager for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Harkema delivered a comprehensive update on recent code changes last week at the 2019 Joint AAMA and Insulating Glass Manufacturers...
  • After finishing a meeting in 2018 with participation from certified licensee fabricators, suppliers, laboratories and public interest individuals, the Insulating Glass Certification Council will be introducing several certification and guideline changes in 2019.These changes will include:Guideline G.8 – Internal Components (such as grids, blinds, etc.)Guidelines relative to MVTR (...
  • The National Glass Association’s Flat Glass Manufacturing Division (FGMD) has issued public comments regarding California’s AB 262 legislation to the state’s Department of General Services. Known as the Buy Clean California Act, AB 262 will ask bidders on public works projects in California to submit an EPD, or Environmental Product Declaration, for specified flat glass products.

  • During the Annual Conference for the now-combined National Glass Association and Glass Association of North America last week in Napa, California, energy code expert Tom Culp, owner of Birch Point Consulting, provided a look ahead at the more stringent thermal performance requirements on the horizon in the 2019 ASHRAE 90.1 standard. ASHRAE is nearing completion of the 90.1 2019 criteria, and the...
  • Traditional wired glass is not an impact-safe glass and should not be used in locations subject to human impact, officials from the Canadian Glass Association stated in the association’s recently released Wired Glass Advisory.
  • YKK AP America Inc. announced the completion of a life-cycle analysis spanning all seven façade categories produced in its ISO14001-certified commercial manufacturing center in Dublin, Georgia. According to a company release, YKK AP can now provide product-specific Type III environmental product declarations for its entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, window walls, windows, balcony doors and...
  • On October 30, 2015, the National Fenestration Rating Council Board of Directors approved extending the NFRC fenestration product certification cycle from four years to five years. This change will take effect on March 1, 2016, allowing NFRC time to update and test its Certified Products Directory and Attachments Product Directory to accommodate the change, according to an NFRC release.After...
  • The Consumer Product and Safety Commission posted notice of a proposed rule change to the Safety Standard for Architectural Glazing Materials affecting safety glazing products under CPSC jurisdiction. The proposed amendment would substitute the industry’s voluntary testing protocol set forth in ANSI Z97.1-2009 for the CPSC's federal testing regime specified in 16 CFR 1201.4 for safety glazing,...
  • A man in Jacksonville, Florida, crashed through a skylight and fell 24 feet to the ground, suffering critical injuries. He later died of his injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated the scene and found Pinnacle Roofing Contractors Inc. had failed to install protective cages over the skylights and cited the company for two willful and two serious violations,...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, part of CRH’s Building Products Division, completed the divestment of Toronto-based Antamex International, OBE's fenestration subcontracting business, to New York City-based private investment company O3 Industries. “We are continuously evaluating our portfolio to align with our vision of being the leading supplier of glazing-focused interior and exterior products and...
  • The National Glass Association named Paul Bush as the volunteer leader of the NGA Advocacy Committee. Bush, director, quality and technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass, also serves as chair on the National Fenestration Rating Council board of directors, and as first vice president of the Glass Materials Council at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.    “Paul is...
  • The National Glass Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Haring as vice president of business development. Haring will be responsible for identifying and executing new opportunities to further the association’s mission. He will work closely with staff in the areas of the education, publications, events, membership and advocacy to develop strategic initiatives to grow...