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October 28, 2014
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Renewed Optimism and Development Exhibited at glasstec 2014

Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy.

AAMA Western Region Eyes Energy Efficiency in California
Energy efficiency and net zero design topped discussions during the Western Region meeting for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Driven by stringent energy performance requirements outlined in California’s Title 24 Building Code, and legislative goals for emissions, the state is at the forefront of energy-efficient building performance and design.

 
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Industry news
Saint-Gobain Set to Open $185 Million Glass Plant in Rajasthan, India
PPG Joins Green Building Councils in Five Latin American Countries
Glaston Announces Two Machinery Deals
Vistamatic Expedites Manufacturing of Privacy Glass for Ebola Quarantine Rooms
Thompson I.G. Adds In-line Quality Scanner
NFRC Documents Earn ANSI Designation
Construction Starts in September Climb 10 Percent
Architectural Billings Index Shows Robust Conditions Ahead for Construction Industry
 
People news
G. Bowie and Associates to Represent Safti First in Tennessee
Graham Architectural Products Announces Two New Hires
 
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Video: Glass Magazine Presents glasstec Word Association

During glasstec 2014, Glass Magazine presented a word association challenge to various industry leaders. Hear what they had to say about the show, the economy, trends and what is in store for 2015. 

From the Fabricator: A Look Back at glasstec 2014
By Max Perilstein
The 2014 edition of glasstec is in the books and it was amazing. The show was packed, and people were very positive about the future. The only scary part: the scuttlebutt about tightening glass supply in North America, and delivery delays. 
Product Spotlight
Innovations on Display at glasstec 2014

Watch a video featuring new products and innovations at glasstec, including introductions from A+W Software GmbH, Forel S.p.A., GCC-Taiwan, IGE/Turomas Tecnocat, Active Glass Technologies, Guardian Industries and Salem Distributing. 

Great Glazing
Kean University Green Lane Building

Glazing contractor: Union County Plate Glass
Curtain wall supplier: Graham Architectural Products
Glass fabricator: J.E. Berkowitz
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries

Architects of Kean University's Green Lane Building set out to mark the entry to the Union, New Jersey, campus with a bold architectural statement. The resulting six-story, 102,274-square-foot, mixed-use academic building features a unique building footprint and a four-story, segmented, radiused, inverted sloped feature wall. Read more...

 
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