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August 14, 2012
From Glass Magazine
Glazier bulletin: Right on schedule

As contract glazing firms navigate this tumultuous market, there is a heightened need to closely monitor project schedules. Building and maintaining an accurate schedule is one of the best ways to efficiently allocate resources that might already be stretched thin.

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Industry news
Top 50 Glazier employment on the rise after years of deep losses
Mixed signals for the U.S. solar industry
Dodge Momentum Index improves in July
Meetings and events
NGA adds Solar Power Symposium to GlassBuild America educational agenda
BETEC Symposium registration opens Sept. 1
People news
Guardian's Bill Coady named CSI's Puget Sound Chapter 2012 Product Representative of the Year

GlassBuild America now is just ONE MONTH away!  Do you remember how great the show can be? This week on the Road to GlassBuild, our video spotlight provides a reminder. Plus, we go in-depth with JLM Wholesale in the Q&A.
The bar business
By Jenni Chase
More bars and restaurants are installing glass bar tops and accents to set their design apart from the competition, and here at Glass Magazine, we want to see them. Backlit, laminated, kiln-cast, large and small, tell us about the coolest glass bars you’ve worked on recently.
From the fabricator: A change of heart
By Max Perilstein
You know, it was like it was meant to be. Just last week, I mentioned that I was pessimistic about all of these forecasts promoting improvements in our sector of the world. So, what happens this week? The Associated General Contractors of America announces that things are now growing consistently, and that construction spending had its the best month in 2 1/2 years.
Product Spotlight
Mesh IGU
Developed for exterior glazing applications, the Ombra insulating glass unit from Pulp Studio incorporates an architectural wire mesh core that works as a solar shading device. Surrounded by tempered glass, the metal mesh offers both visual privacy and visible light transmittance of up to 50 percent.
Great Glazing
University of Arkansas at Little Rock residence hall

Glazing contractor: ACE Glass Co.
Glass supplier:
Guardian Industries
Glazing system supplier: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

The West Hall dormitory at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was designed for efficiency and sustainability.  The project features 403 highly energy-efficient, insulating windows and an HVAC and lighting system designed to maximize energy performance.




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