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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 […]

Renowned Architect I.M. Pei Dies at 102

May 22nd, 2019

I.M. Pei, co-founder of the international architectural firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, and the architect behind the famous glass pyramids at the Louvre in Paris, died May 16. He was 102. I.M. Pei devant la Pyramide © Marc Ribound; image MUSÉE DU LOUVRE’S PRESS ROOM In addition to the glass pyramids, some of Pei’s […]

Architects’ Forum Offers Glass and Fenestration Education

Mar 28th, 2019

Architects’ Forum 2019 took place today at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, N.Y. (Long Island). The event brought together the region’s architects for a day of glass industry education and networking, including four AIA-accredited sessions that were led by Gold Sponsor Quanex Building Products and Silver Sponsors Guardian Glass, Kuraray America and YKK AP. […]

Glassy Building to Open in New Hudson Yards Development

Mar 15th, 2019

The Hudson Yards development in New York has been under construction since the groundbreaking for 10 Hudson Yards in December 2012. Now more than six years later, the public will be able to experience the Vessel and the Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards for the first time during its official opening today. The Shops […]

sedak Pushes the Limits with Transparent Glass Spacer

Feb 12th, 2019

A glass spacer may seem like an unusual request, but when architects ask for innovation sedak responds by pushing the limits. sedak, a manufacturer of oversized insulating and safety glazing based in Gersthofen, Germany, has developed a glass spacer for insulating glass units (IGUs). Glass spacers were made 25 years ago by a different company […]

December Newscast: A Glassy Addition to UNLV’s Campus

Dec 17th, 2018

The new Harrah College of Hospitality building on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus features glass on the façade and throughout the interior spaces, allowing light to brighten the learning environment. USGlass spoke with representatives of companies involved in the project from design to installation. Youtube Link

Salesforce Tower Adds Height to San Francisco Skyline

Dec 13th, 2018

At 1,070 feet high, the recently completed Salesforce Tower is the tallest building in San Francisco. The $1.1 billion skyscraper opened in May 2018 as part of a plan to revitalize the city’s Transbay area. The tower stands above the Salesforce Transit Center, which opened to the public in August. Salesforce Tower incorporates nearly 500,000 […]

Philadelphia’s Asplundh Cancer Pavilion Features Biophilic Design

Dec 13th, 2018

The recently opened Asplundh Cancer Pavilion’s 86,000-square-foot outpatient center in the suburbs of Philadelphia combines cancer-fighting science with a serene healing environment. Its biophilic design by EwingCole includes an exterior architectural aluminum system finished by Linetec to resemble the look and texture of natural wood. “Our design team did an incredible job bringing the outdoors […]

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