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FGIA Explains History and Usage of Curtainwall Manual

Nov 12th, 2020

AAMA CWM-19, Curtain Wall Manual, was published in July 2019 and addresses many aspects of curtainwall design, specification, testing and installation. To explain the document’s history, target audience and to give an overview of how it can be used, the Fenestration & Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) hosted a webinar titled, “An Introduction to the Curtain […]

GlassCon Global VE-Glass Expo VE Keynote Addresses Glass’ Place in a Sustainable Future

Sep 11th, 2020

Dr. Franz Prettenthaler, director of the Life Institute for Climate, Energy and Society at Joanneum Research, presented his keynote speech, “Climate Impact and Paris Lifestyle,” during GlassCon Global VE-Glass Expo VE. He spoke about the causes and impacts of climate change as well as the role of glass in a sustainable future. His presentation began […]

ASHRAE, NYSERDA to Establish Post-COVID-19 Building Reopening Framework

Aug 4th, 2020

Glass could have an important part to play in post-COVID-19 design. Its role may be addressed in new guidelines being developed by ASHRAE and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The organizations have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that defines parameters on how they will develop and provide safe […]

A New Virtual Event for the Architectural Glass Industry Announced

Jun 23rd, 2020

GlassCon Global® and USGlass magazine have joined together to produce a new ground-breaking virtual event servicing the architectural glass, metal and fenestration industries, GlassCon Global VE-Glass Virtual-EX. The new event combines the popular GlassCon Global educational program with the very popular Glass Expos—all in one virtual event. September 9-10, 2020 a complete line-up of ground-breaking […]

glasstec 2020 Rescheduled for 2021

May 29th, 2020

The 2020 staging of glasstec, which was set to take place October 20-23 in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the latest event to announce rescheduling due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The biennial event is now scheduled for June 15-18, 2021. According to the statement from the organizers, given “the continued uncertainties in terms of travel restrictions and […]

AGNORA Creates Transparent Booth for Appliance Manufacturer

Apr 23rd, 2020

When architecture firm Partisans was designing a transparent booth for appliance manufacturer Monogram’s launch of its minimalist collection at the Toronto Interior Design Show, it turned to AGNORA. Adam Mitchell, marketing manager for AGNORA, says the glass allowed booth visitors to see the front and back of each appliance rather than hiding one side from […]

Guitar-Shaped, Glass-Clad Hotel & Casino is Ready to Rock

Nov 7th, 2019

After months of anticipation, the guitar-shaped Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has finally opened in Hollywood, Fla. The glass-clad building, which stands 35 stories above ground, is curved to create the realistic look of a guitar standing up, complete with guitar strings. Designed by Klai Juba Wald (KJW) Architecture + Interiors, the hotel and […]

Glass and Glazing Material Prices Up in July and Year-Over-Year

Aug 23rd, 2019

Many of the prices for materials used in glass and glazing manufacturing in July 2019 were up on both a monthly and year-over-year basis according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In July, the monthly PPI for flat glass in the commodity category grew 0.4% from […]

Webinar: Vacuum Insulating Glass Could Improve Window-to-Wall Ratio

Aug 6th, 2019

Vacuum insulating glass (VIG) is a high-performance glazing product that can provide increased occupant comport and reduced U-values. However, the technology is still fairly new to the U.S. market. In a webinar titled “How to Design for Sustainable Buildings with Vacuum Insulated Glass,” Tim Cope, chief technology advisor for Guardian Glass, and Andrew Kreifels, strategy […]

2022: The Year of Glass?

Jul 18th, 2019

An effort to have the United Nations formally declare 2022 as “The Year of Glass” was introduced at the third annual Convention of International Glass Associations in Venice, Italy, last week. Alicia Carrera, president of the International Commission of Glass (ICG), a glass-related research group, is leading an effort to get UN representatives to recognize […]

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