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July 8, 2014
From Glass Magazine
2014 Glass Magazine Award Winners Announced

Glass Magazine has announced the winners in the 2014 Glass Magazine Award product and project categories. The prestigious glass and metal industry awards program recognizes the best products and glass applications the commercial, retail and fabrication markets have to offer.


Industry news
AGC to Consolidate Fabrication Facility in Jacksonville
Cardinal Acquires Catalina Tempering
J.E. Berkowitz Celebrates Expansion with Groundbreaking Ceremony
AGC Glass Europe and Obeikan Glass to team up to produce solar control glass in the Middle East
People news
Enclos Promotes Key Project Executives to Vice Presidents
United Glass & Panel Names Joe Schultheis General Manager
AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing Hires Brandon Bomar as Assistant Project Manager
Pacific Mountain Group to Represent Alumax Bath Enclosures

Road to GlassBuilld
There’s a significant change coming to North America’s largest glass, window, and door trade show. We are thrilled to introduce a program that truly will make a difference in your ability to gain knowledge about products, services, and more. This new concept is called Express Learning and in this week's post, we get a preview from one of the great minds behind it!
Fired Up: Changing Fire-rated Glazing Design Perspectives
By Jeff Razwick

Over the last two decades, the push towards clearer fire-rated glass and sleek, fire-rated frames ultimately led to one of our industry’s greatest breakthroughs – fire-rated glazing systems. Despite these advances, some building teams still question whether they can meet their design goals with fire-rated glazing.

From the Fabricator: Looking Back at AIA
By Max Perilstein

Before I get to the AIA review, I have to lead off with the gigantic story that broke late Thursday: Cardinal Glass Industries is buying Catalina Tempering Inc. From a commercial side this is not big news. From the residential side this is earth shaking. 

Product Spotlight
VIDEO: Products on display at AIA 2014

A look at the glass and glazing industry products on display at AIA 2014 in Chicago. Watch video from the show floor, featuring industry companies including: Vetrotech Saint-Gobain, Guardian Industries, Tesa Tape Inc., Walker Textures, PPG Industries, C.R. Laurence Co. and Viracon.

Great Glazing
Glass Labyrinth

Glazing contractor: W. Carter & Associates
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Glass fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

More than 400 tons of one-inch-thick double-pane plate glass make up the Glass Labyrinth, a sculpture by legendary artist Robert Morris, which was built to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Mo. The 62-foot by 62-foot by 62-foot, 7-foot-tall clear glass labyrinth is comprised of 53 pieces of large glass panels, the largest of which weighs 600 pounds. Read more...


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