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  • The boards of directors for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance have engaged in formal discussions with the hope of creating a new unified organization that can better serve the North American fenestration industry. This agreement follows the recommendation made by a joint AAMA and IGMA exploratory team after 12 months of careful...
  • The National Glass Association and Glass Magazine are pleased to announce the publication of the 2018 Top 50 Glaziers annual report. Now in its 26th year, the Top 50 Glazier report offers of a snapshot of the state of the U.S. contract glazing market, with market statistics, notable project features and profiles of top-earning glaziers serving the United States industry. Top 50 glazing...
  • Non-residential building projects gained again in April, growing 6.1 percent to 163.0, up from March’s 153.7, according to the Dodge Momentum Index. The index is a monthly measure that records the initial report for nonresidential building projects in planning. The commercial segment continued its significant gains this month, up another 6.3 percent after a strong two months. Dodge Data analysts...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association updated the information previously included as a fact sheet about avoiding skylight falls and posted it as a safety-focused webpage that provides statistics about falls and offers helpful tips for avoiding them."The issue of fall protection is not a new one, and every fall fatality is avoidable," says John Westerfield, chair...
  • TEDnovo Building Products opened its newest location in Dallas, Texas. According to the company, the TEDnovo BBG product has grown worldwide, and it is now focused on customer service in North America.TEDnovo manufactures high-performance, third-party-certified insulating glass units with blinds within the IGU.“We are excited to be in this market with the field-proven BBG quality and top-...
  • According to Africa Global Funds, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, provided $71.9 million in guarantees towards the construction and operation of a new Nigerian float glass plant. The plant will produce tinted and solar control coated glass, with a capacity of 500 tons per day.
  • The Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council formed as an Illinois not-for-profit corporation. According to the organization, since the early days of the North American Contractor Certification program for glazing contractors and through the development of the Architectural Glass and Metal Technician program for glazing technicians, the vision has been to create an independent and...
  • The General Data Protection Regulation, a regulation in European Union law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area, went into effect on May 25. The new ruling affects how companies can use the data of people who live in the EU.
  • Rick Chandler, the Buildings Commissioner for New York City, says that the city will increase safety training requirements for many of the city’s construction workers. The Buildings Department (DOB) will mandate that workers at certain jobsites have 40 hours of safety training and that supervisors have 62 hours of training. These requirements will take effect in stages over the next 12 to 28...
  • The value of new construction starts in April fell 13 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $674.3 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The decline follows the 11 percent gain reported for March, which was the highest level of construction starts over the preceding six months, according to the report. Nonresidential building declined 12 percent due...
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  • The National Glass Association announced official dates for the 2019 BEC Conference. The event will be held March 3-5, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Details of the event, including speakers, accommodations and how to register, will be announced in the coming months. Check GlassMagazine.com or glass.org, and follow @glassnation and @GlassMag on Twitter for the latest updates. 
  • Registration for this year's GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo, is now open. Now in its 16th year, GlassBuild America is the largest annual gathering place for the glass, metals and window and door industries in the Americas. Join us Sept. 12-14, 2018, in Las Vegas.Education and networking highlights for 2018 include a new Opening Reception on the trade show floor, return...
  • CRH’s Americas Products Division acquired privately held Coral Industries Inc., effective April 10, 2018. Coral is a fabricator of framed and semi-frameless glass shower enclosures, custom frameless glass shower doors, and architectural glass and aluminum products, primarily in the southern United States.  “Our acquisition of Coral demonstrates our renewed focus on growth in our glass...