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September 24, 2013
From Glass Magazine
Beyond the Cubicle
In an effort to free employees from the confines of the cubicle—and the low morale it can foster—employers are relying on office designs that incorporate interior glass.
Industry news
Grey Mountain Wins Bidding War for Dlubak
Apogee Reports 11 Percent Increase in Architectural Glass Revenues
Glaston Closes $7 Million Deal with Cardinal Glass Industries
Onyx Solar Installs 27,500-square-foot PV Skylight
ABI Shows Growth in Design Activity
Construction Employment Improves in 35 States
People news
Valerie Del Toro Joins GCI Consultants
Tommy Patterson Joins Glass Doctor
NGA Announces New Chairman of the Board


Video: What Word Comes to Mind When You Hear... Part 2
We were curious to hear what people on the GlassBuild America show floor had to say about the industry, its future, and its recent past, so we asked several people to play a little word association game. Watch the video. 
From the Fabricator: The Next Argument
By Max Perilstein

How important is energy efficiency to you? Would you pay more for it? If you were a bigwig developer and had a gaggle of new buildings to build, would you spend the extra money to make it the most energy efficient it could be? Those are three questions that have recently been bandied about, and here’s what I think the majority of owners/developers would say.

Product Spotlight
Accufab Pro curtain-wall tool from CRL

The CRL Accufab Pro curtain-wall tool is designed to accurately and quickly locate shear block connectors on the vertical members of U.S. Aluminum curtain-wall, storefront and window-wall systems. Watch a video demonstration of the tool from the GlassBuild America 2013 show floor.

Great Glazing
The Center for Care and Discovery Seventh Floor Chapel

Installers: Jim Koch, Klein Dickert
Framing system manufacturer: Aluflam
Glass manufacturer: Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

Tucked away on the seventh floor of the Center for Care and Discovery at the University of Chicago Medical Center is an intimate, non-denominational 600-square-foot chapel, featuring glazing that provides daylighting and fire-safety components. Read more...

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