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May 6, 2014
From Glass Magazine
Glass & Metals 501: The Architect's Guide

Building orientation plays a tremendous role in energy performance and occupant productivity. However, orientation is often overlooked during the design phase, resulting in excessive heat gain or glare issues that compromise energy performance and human comfort. In part five of Glass Magazine’s “All About Glass and Metals: A Guide for Architects and Specifiers” series, we look at the importance of building orientation when specifying glass and glazing.

Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo Draws More Than 800 Participants
The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association held its annual Glass Expo April 30, drawing 76 vendors and 823 total participants to Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Md. “The atmosphere had a positive feel to it and most everyone seemed excited about the turnout and the overall current conditions of the construction industry,” said L.B. Kline, MGA President.

Industry news
Pilkington Announces Price Increase
EPA Seeks Small Business Input on Lead Paint Rule
Quanex to Become Bostik’s Sole IG Sealant Distributor in North America
Chemetall US Acquires SaberPack Assets
Technical Glass Products Receives Washington State Manufacturer of the Year Award
People news
Quanex Expands Leadership Team at Kentucky Plant
Ralph Ignasky Joins Wojan Window & Door
Frank Buchholz Named Branch Manager at SAF
Basco Announces New Director of Engineering
Association news
AAMA Study Predicts Growth for Nonresidential Fenestration through 2017
NFRC Documents Undergo ANSI Public Review


On the Road to GlassBuild America this week, find out how to maximize your brand awareness, why a trade show is better than a picture in a brochure, and learn about a long-time GlassBuild exhibitor and the product lines they’ll be showing on the floor in Las Vegas this September.

Four Generations in the Marketplace and the Workplace
By Bill Evans

I am a Baby Boomer and employ and sell to four generations. The trick is being able to reach and communicate with each of these generations. We all get in the habit of thinking everyone is like "me," but each generation has its own peculiarities. How do we communicate with each respective generation?

From the Fabricator: Recognize Those People!
By Max Perilstein

I think most people who know me, know that I love recognizing people on this blog. I enjoy acknowledging those folks who deserve it and letting the world know what I already know: These are good people! Each year Glass Magazine recognizes great people in the Glass Magazine Award People Categories. Nominate your best by May 15th.

Product Spotlight
Pilkington MirroView 50/50

Pilkington North America expanded its MirroView product line, designed to conceal the appearance of digital displays and video screens, to include MirroView 50/50. The new product offers the same qualities as the original, but with increased visible light transmittance, ideal for high light environments, such as bathrooms, living rooms, hotel rooms, bars, restaurants, lobbies and salons, the manufacturer reports.

Great Glazing
Patient Room 2020

Glass supplier: Bendheim
Hardware supplier: C.R. Laurence Co.
Developer, designer: NXT Health

Glass is a critical component of Patient Room 2020, a next-generation healthcare design prototype of a safer, more streamlined, restorative, and engaging environment for patients, families, and caregivers. Patient Room 2020 was developed by NXT Health and is open for viewing at the DuPont Corian Design Studio in New York City. Bendheim supplied a variety of decorative architectural glass and mirror products for Patient Room 2020 that provide a positive atmosphere for recovery, according to company officials. Read more...

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