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  • Glass Processing Automation Days will kick off March 26 in San Antonio, Texas. This year, FeneTech, the founders of GPAD, will partner with the National Glass Association for the event. GPAD was founded in 2014 by FeneTech Inc. as a unique two-day opportunity to investigate new and innovative technologies in the glass fabrication industry and discover the additional benefits of automation and...
  • After a strong start in January, business conditions eased at architecture firms in February, according to the American Institute of Architects. With a national Architectural Billings Index score of 50.3, down from January’s 55.3, firms did not experience significant growth, although scores for new design contracts and inquiries do suggest a continued upward trajectory. Analysts predict an...
  • Glass Magazine spoke with a range of industry leaders during the 2019 BEC Conference in Las Vegas. Hear what they had to say about top industry challenges, the 2019/2020 forecast, exciting industry technologies and more.
  • Glass Performance Days, to be held June 26-28, in Tampere, Finland, will include a workshop, “Designing Glass for North America: A Standardization Overview.” For decades, glass in buildings has been effectively and safely designed in North America using the principles of ASTM E1300 and other ASTM International standards. As the use of glass in buildings becomes more complex with the trend to...
  • The program for the Glass+Metal Symposium, to be held May 10 at the Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore Tampa, Florida, will include a live dynamic water test. Florida architects who attend the symposium will earn five American Institute of Architects learning units for Health, Safety and Welfare. The complete educational program will cover topics including: an update on Florida building codes...
  • Nearly 600 glass and glazing industry representatives gathered at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas last week for the 2019 BEC Conference. The event, hosted by the National Glass Association, is focused on providing need-to-know education and trend information to glazing contractors. Key topics included addressing the ongoing labor shortage, strategic planning for glaziers, contract best practices,...
  • The glass and glazing industry headed to Las Vegas last week for the 2019 BEC Conference, hosted by the National Glass Association. The event, which ran March 3-5, addressed the theme The Next Level, with presentations on training the new generation of workers, project management best practices, high-performance product demands and more. Check out video highlights.
  •   Sowell  LingnellBe sure to join the next Thirsty Thursday webinar, the National Glass Association's monthly educational series. The 30-minute sessions are held the third Thursday of each month, offering a break for education covering a wide range of industry trends and issues.Join the next webinar, Edge Grinding: Safety vs Aesthetics, presented by Urmilla...
  • Recognizing that glazier training is a financial and time burden for many companies, the National Glass Association launched the new MyGlassClass.com, along with other training initiatives, at the BEC Conference in Las Vegas this week.The new MyGlassClass.com website features more than 60 classes that employees can take online on their smartphone, tablet or desktop. Each of the classes varies in...
  • Members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association gathered last week in Palm Springs, California, for the 82nd Annual National Conference, held Feb. 25-28. The four-day event was packed with networking events, keynotes and roundtable discussions, committee work sessions, member awards and new business. Follow @GlassMag and #AAMAConf for live coverage of the...
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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...