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August 19, 2014
From Glass Magazine
Minimize the Risks of Performance Measurements

Smart job bidding and contracting requires knowing the measurements. Every project involves measures of physical dimensions, but often more important are measures of performance. What once were targets of “substantial compliance” are being turned into express “pass-fail” criteria, where the penalties for failure—contractual or legal—can prove steep.

Industry news
Following Glassrobots Bankruptcy, Glaston Acquires Industrial Property Rights
The Riverside Company Acquires The Dwyer Group
C.R. Laurence Announces Opening of East Coast Super Center
Glaz-Tech Industries Announces Manufacturing Facility in Baton Rouge
Dow Corning to Present Webinar on Reducing Building Air Infiltration
People news
Williams Sales to Represent Alumax
MG McGrath Hires Aaron Taylor as Drafter
Association news
NFRC Fall Membership Meeting Ballots and Registration Now Open
GlassBuild America news

Road to GlassBuild 
Getting ready for GlassBuild America? Well there’s an APP for that! GlassBuild America once again has an official show app available for download on your smart device. On this week’s Road to GlassBuild post, we provide the instructions for getting it and highlight all of the amazing things it can do for you! In addition, our Video Spotlight is dedicated to those of you still thinking about attending the biggest glass, window and door show in North America.

Could 3D Doodles Replace the Napkin Sketch?
By Katy Devlin
3D printing has changed architecture and design; it is beginning to change construction; and it has changed the way many in the glass industry work with glazing and project design. Now, a new 3D pen technology could bring 3D into the early sketch phase of the design process.
From the Fabricator: Busy Markets and Great Industry Support
By Max Perilstein

Does being very busy almost everywhere mean the industry is back and healthy? Was the industry ever really that healthy to begin with? Regardless of how you may feel about the second question, it’s the first question that needs to be examined.

Product Spotlight
Pilkington Profilit with ProColor from TGP

Technical Glass Products now offers Pilkington Profilit with TGP ProColor. The high-performance channel glass coating does not require tempering, and is bonded to the glass with high adhesion strength to resist chipping and fading. TGP offers ProColor in a wide array of opaque and metallic colors with varying translucency, and can apply it to standard and low-iron Pilkington Profilit channel glass options in all available textures.

Great Glazing
Omni Nashville

Contract glazier: Gardner Glass & Glazing Inc.
Glass manufacturer: PPG
Glass fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope

When tasked with designing the Omni Nashville Convention Center Hotel, a 21-story, 825,000-square-foot tower, the design team faced two primary challenges: integrating the building into the city’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and making the building highly sustainable and energy efficient. Both challenges were met in part with the help of energy-efficient glass. Because architect HKS Inc. elected to use glass on about 90 percent of the building façade, it specified a high-performance, solar control, low-E glass that would help mitigate the effects of Nashville’s warm, sunny climate. Read more...


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