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  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association is updating the procedural guides regulating the Laboratory Accreditation Program for full-service labs, component labs and field test agencies. The LAP is based on the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, an updated version of which was published in November 2017. The new version of the LAP documents incorporates these changes, and all AAMA...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index dropped 1.3 percent from July to August to 137.8 (2000=100) from the revised August reading of 139.6. 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 drop in...
  • The GED Store will open to the public at GlassBuild America 2019. This new online platform, launched by GED Integrated Solutions, is all about simplifying the ordering process for GED Integrated Solutions customers. As the only online source for genuine OEM parts for GED machinery, The GED Store provides significant value, according to officials. “The real value to our customer is...
  • Aquarium of the Pacific, located in Long Beach, California, winner of this year's Best Decorative Glass Application - Exterior. Kuraray America nad Pulp Studios were both honored for their work on the project. Photo by Tom Bonner. Glass Magazine announced the winners of the 2019 Glass Magazine Awards. The prestigious glass and metal industry awards program recognizes the best products and...
  • At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $849.6 billion, new construction starts in July advanced two percent from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. This marked the third consecutive monthly increase for total construction starts, following gains of 10 percent in May and nine percent in June. Nonresidential building in July settled back four percent, following a 16...
  • Clockwise from top: Fall Conference attendees at the Glass Pavilion, Toledo Museum of Art. NGA Technical and Advocacy Director Urmilla Sowell with industry 'old guard' experts Chris Barry, Stan Joehlin and Bill Lingnell. Members of the Fabricating Committee. Industry technical leaders gathered in Toledo, Ohio, the “Glass City,” last week for the Fall Conference for the National Glass...
  • Be 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, Designing with Multi-Cavity Insulating Glass Units, presented by Joe Erb, product commercial sales specialist at...
  • Attendees at Fall Conference 2019. The conference kicks off in Toledo, Ohio.The 2019 Fall Conference for the National Glass Association kicked off today in Toledo, Ohio. The conference, held Aug. 13-15, will feature educational and informational sessions on the state of the industry from its leaders. The conference opens with a meeting of the Forming Committee, which will focus on...
  • The Dodge Momentum Index retreated 4.6 percent in July to 138.9 (2000=100), down from the revised June reading of 145.6. 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 lower...
  • 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 and hosted by Architectural Record, is part of the new Glass...
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  • Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook, predicting total U.S. construction starts will slip to $776 billion in 2020, a decline of 4 percent from the 2019 estimated level of activity. The 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook was presented at the 81st annual Outlook Executive Conference held by Dodge Data & Analytics at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. “...
  •   Hunter  ThibaultThe memberships of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance. The formal ballots of the AAMA and IGMA memberships were released on July 2, along with the full...
  • Salem Distributing Co., headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has announced its acquisition of HHH Tempering Resources Inc., a glass industry technical team and fabrication machinery provider. Effective immediately, HHH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salem.With this move, Salem substantially increases its foothold in the flat glass industry it serves as Salem Flat Glass & Mirror,...