Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • UL will host a webinar, "What Recent LEED and Green Program Updates Mean for Your Products," Thursday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m.   The webinar will discuss updates to green building demand drivers, such as LEED v4.1, Fitwel, IgCC ASHRAE 189.1, and the WELL Building Standard, and the implication for industry products. Click here to register.
  • The Combi-PPT powered pallet truck Combilift was nominated as a finalist in the International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year Award, an annual international awards program in the materials handling industry. The Combi-PPT powered pallet truck has an 8.8-ton capacity and is one of three products shortlisted in the Warehouse Truck category.The high-performance pedestrian-operated...
  • The U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $42 million in project selections to support early-stage research and development of innovative residential and commercial building technologies for energy efficiency. Buildings use 75 percent of U.S. electricity and account for 40 percent of U.S. overall energy use. Energy efficiency is a key driver of overall economic efficiency and part of DOE’s...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index rose 4.7 percent in January to 157.7 (the year 2000 is equal to 100) from the revised December reading of 150.6. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year....
  • The Organizing Committee is currently building up the program for the 18th Glass Performance Days, June 26-29 in Finland. The organizers received a record number of 180 proposed abstracts, an approximate 30 percent increase from 2017’s event. All together, there will be between 220 and 230 presentations.Future trends, research and a development focus, new product innovations and...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated two documents for evaluating window wall, curtain wall and storefront systems when it comes to seismic drift. AAMA 501.4-18, Recommended Static Test Method for Evaluating Window Wall, Curtain Wall and Storefront Systems Subjected to Seismic and Wind-Induced Inter-Story Drift, and AAMA 501.6-18, Recommended Dynamic...
  • Glaston FC Series FGlaston received orders for two advanced flat tempering furnaces from Press Glass SA. The orders for the FC Series and Jumbo Series tempering lines are included in Glaston’s fourth quarter, 2018, order intake. The lines will be delivered to Press Glass’ production plants in Poland in the second and third quarters of 2019. The Jumbo Series machine for jumbo-sized architectural...
  • AmesburyTruth hired Michelle Nissen as the vice president of product management role, which was newly created to advance the engineering and product teams.Jeff Graby, AmesburyTruth CEO, says, “Michelle's leadership and Six Sigma Black Belt certification will help facilitate the ongoing improvement to our innovation and product development processes. As our organization continues to advance...
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems, sponsored the modernart exhibit The Tree of Hope.The Crystal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Crystal Window & Door Systems, sponsored the modern art exhibit The Tree of Hope. The 25-foot-tall structure has an 8-foot diameter base comprising 25,000 baseballs contributed from more than 30 countries. Most have been used in games from the Little...
  • One year ago, the National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America came together in an historic combination to form the largest trade association serving the architectural glass and metals industry supply chain, including glazing contractors, full-service glass companies, glass fabricators, primary glass manufacturers and suppliers to the industry. The NGA...
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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...