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March 11, 2014
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Now Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Glass Magazine Awards

Glass Magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Glass Magazine Awards: The People, Products and Projects. The prestigious glass and metal industry awards program―now in its ninth year―recognizes the most innovative products and services the industry has to offer, as well as Best Project Manager, Best Production Supervisor, Best Sales Rep and Best Installer. Submit your nomination today!


Life Cycle Assessment Tops Agenda at IGMA Winter Conference
More than 100 attendees gathered in San Francisco last week for the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance 2014 Winter Conference. In addition to the group’s extensive technical activities, the meeting agenda included discussion of Life Cycle Assessment for windows and processed glass, as well as safety glazing.

 
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Industry news
Fire Damages Interior of Harding Glass
Bad Winter Weather Halts Nonresidential Construction Recovery
Construction Hiring Up, Skilled Labor Shortage a Concern
 
Association news
AAMA Accredited as ANSI Standards Developer
 
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ROAD TO GLASSBUILD
Every year at GlassBuild America, products come from all over the world featuring the latest innovation and technology to improve energy efficiency within the glass, window and door space. This week’s post on The Road to GlassBuild America profiles one company focusing on that effort.

 
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For the Future of Windows, Look to LBNL
By Katy Devlin
The work coming out of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s Building Technologies Department is paving the way for the future of energy-efficient buildings and windows.
From the Fabricator: The Big 5-0-0
By Max Perilstein

This post marks the 500th entry on the blog since it started in 2005. So much has changed in the industry since I started this adventure. 

Product Spotlight
Decolite from Madico Window Films

Madico Window Films released Decolite, a new decorative window film line that enhances interior settings by retrofitting glass to appear etched. Decolite, available in an array of patterns for commercial and residential spaces, achieves the effect of etched glass, which provides privacy without eliminating openness and daylight, without the cost of etched glass, the company reports.

Great Glazing
Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Terminal 5

Glazing contractor: Architectural Glass Works
Glass fabricator: Goldray Industries
Digital printing technology: Dip-Tech
Glass manufacturer: PPG

Architects of the Terminal 5 renovation at Chicago O’Hare International Airport looked to decorative glass for nearly 4,000 square feet of interior walls and partitions. Upon entering the terminal, travelers are greeted by a two-story interior curtain wall that blocks entry to private areas and directs foot traffic to the security checkpoint. Read more...


 
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