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July 23, 2013
From Glass Magazine
How to Navigate the Complicated World of Indemnity Clauses
Indemnity agreements surround all of us, and contract glaziers in particular. During the course of any given project, a contract glazier can play the role of supplier, manufacturer, installer or consultant. And while each role brings with it unique issues, there are three overall steps glaziers can take when approaching indemnity agreements.
Industry news
Dip-Tech Opens North American Headquarters
Triple Seal Group Acquires Guardian Industries Rexdale
PPG Reports Record Q2 Sales Despite Glass Segment Declines
Construction Employment Up in June, Nonresidential Starts Down
Multifamily Housing Starts Plunge in June
AAMA Releases FenestrationMasters Cetification Exam
People news
PPG Announces Several Executive Appointments
YKK AP America Appoints Steve Schohan as Marketing & Communications Manager
Mappi North America Hires Joseph Santelli, Opens New North American Office
Project news
Glass-clad Public Safety Building Opens in Salt Lake City
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope and EnduroShield Complete One WTC Spire

Value Engineering: An industry-wide concern
By Katy Devlin
For the June issue of Glass Magazine, I spoke with several decorative glass suppliers about the challenge of value engineering on projects. Since the article went to print, I have heard from a number of readers about how VE affects their businesses. It’s clear that the VE issue extends beyond decorative glass and into all segments of the industry.
Product Spotlight
Thermal Break Insertion Machine from Pro-Line
Pro-Line Automation expanded its line of polyamide strut insertion machines with the introduction of the MZ-730 “Zipper” Thermal Break Insertion Machine. Designed for longer production runs the MZ-730 Zipper features the same patented Automatic Compensating Knurling and Crimping system as the CNC Zipper to insure maximum shear strength.
Great Glazing
East 80th Townhome

Contract glazier: Custom Metalcrafters
Fire-rated glass and glazing supplier: Technical Glass Products

Fire-rated glass and glazing was critical to achieving the daylighting design goals for the renovation of Manhattan's 170 East 80th St. Integral to the re-design process was rethinking the townhouse layout to improve light and ventilation. Archtiects helped resolve the light dilemma by incorporating ten-foot or higher ceilings on every floor, along with more than 40 windows and skylights, an exterior curtain wall and a prominent fire-rated glass wall. Read more...



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