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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 […]

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 […]

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