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May 26, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Tips for the Trade in an Owner's Market

It is an owner’s market. Competition continues to keep building costs down. This lowers margins, allowing owners to dictate job conditions and contract terms. It also leads to owners cutting out middle levels for direct contracting with trades. And, there are some issues that need to be kept in mind when dealing with owner contracts.


Company news
Pleotint Joins Distribution Partnership with Sun Valley Skylights
Glaston Sells Pre-processing Machines Business; Continues as Distributor
Thermoseal Group Grows and Expands into Export Markets
Delaware Glass Expected to Expand
Production Begins at Iranís Largest Glass Plant
Industry news
ABI Falls Sharply in April
Global Construction Glass Market to Grow through 2020
Disregard of Fall Prevention Standards Leads to Death of Worker Who Fell Through Skylight
Product Spotlight
ViraconGlass App from Viracon

The ViraconGlass app allows users to select from 25 different coatings on 15 substrates, presenting transmitted and reflective glass color on a variety of building types. The models can be viewed under different lighting conditions from both interior and exterior perspectives and compared to one another. With a specific glass project in mind, users can explore size capability by dragging a corner with a click of a mouse, or entering the dimensions manually in the Sizing Tool.

Back to the Beginning: A look at sand
By Katy Devlin

We don’t often celebrate the material that makes the glass industry possible—sand. Take a look at the beginning of the glassmaking process with this comprehensive and quite fascinating infographic of sand, created by Mainland Aggregates.

Good Profits Versus Bad Profits
By Chad Simkins

Key to a company’s long term success is understanding the difference between “good profits” and “bad profits.” Bad profits may provide earnings in the moment, but good profits pay off again and again. 

Great Glazing
The Museum at Prairiefire

Contract glazier: JPI Glass
Glass fabricator:
Goldray Industries
Glass manufacturer:
PPG Industries
Metal systems supplier:

The Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park, Kansas, is part of the 58-acre multi-use project that integrates residential, office, retail and entertainment. The natural history and science musuem, partnered with the American Museum of Natural History, features one of the only dichrotic glass facades, which when mixed with other glass and metal facade elements creates a dynamic color-shifting structure that changes appearance depending on ambient light and the view angle. Read more...


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