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May 1, 2012
From Glass Magazine
When good projects go bad
A misunderstood or poorly documented glazing scope is one of the simplest ways a good project can go bad for contract glaziers. By carefully examining the glazing scope for the following issues, glaziers can avoid costly problems, and submit the most accurate and thorough bid.
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Mestek launches Mestek Architectural, focusing on building envelope solutions
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MIT researchers develop anti-fogging, self-cleaning, glare-free glass
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People news
Binswanger Glass appoints Charles Witherington director of purchasing
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Association news
Redesigned Glass Management Institute is open for registration
Registration deadline this Friday for IGMA Summer Technical Conference

Fenestration hallucination: Cash is still king
By Rod Van Buskirk
To get the big picture on where contract glaziers and other sub-trades currently stand within the U.S. construction industry, construction bonding surety companies can tell the best tale. 
From the fabricator: The glass industry draft
By Max Perilstein
The lack of new talent is a serious issue for our industry. One approach is growing folks from within, getting them involved in trade organizations and loading up on the great educational opportunities.
Product Spotlight
Anti-slip, anti-scratch glass flooring

Jockimo Inc. introduced GlassFrit and GlassEtch anti-slip glass flooring and stair tread products. Both exceed ADA requirements and are UL classified in accordance with the UL 410 standard.

Great Glazing
San Antonio Military Medical Center

Glazing contractor: Harmon Inc.
Glass fabricator:
Glazing system supplier:
Accura Systems

The recent major construction project at the San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, added about 700,000 square feet of new hospital space, and features a blast-resistant window system and curtain wall.



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