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June 16, 2015
From Glass Magazine
Inspection Equipment Offers Quality and Payback for Glass Factories

The human eye is inaccurate when it comes to repetitive, quick visual inspection of small glass imperfections. Even more so as glass products and processes become more complex—with changing shapes, updated coatings and increasing value-adds. For glass fabricators to produce high-quality products that manage to keep up with the increasing pace of production, automated inspection is key.

Industry news
Investment Firm Acquires GED Integrated Solutions
Giroux Glass Expands to Larger Fresno Location
Swiss Court Rejects Sika Shareholder Voting Rights Appeal
WDMA Releases 2015 Architectural Door U.S. Market Study
Registration for GlassBuild America Now Open
Vitrum Announces Special Events for 2015 Exhibition
Project news
Designs Released for Glass-encased Two World Trade Center Tower
Tallest Passive House Highrise Breaks Ground on Roosevelt Island
Product Spotlight
Online Energy Modeling and Analysis Tool from PPG

PPG's Online Energy Modeling and Analysis Tool enables architects and specifiers to model energy costs for a statistically representative 12-story building. Users can specify PPG glass according to visible light transmission and window type, and adjust inputs for climate zone, building shape and orientation, and window-to-wall ratio.

Is Your Business Improving?
By Bill Evans

Often, the words “growth” and “improvement” are used as synonyms. They are not synonyms. Frequently, improvement requires changing habits, and changing habits probably involves learning new skills.

From the Fabricator: Big Movement in Process
By Max Perilstein
A few months ago I briefly mentioned a glazier certification movement. This week, after fielding some questions from interested parties, I looked into it to see what was new.
Great Glazing
Mossom Creek Hatchery fire-rated deck flooring

Contract glazier: Glaziers and Glassworkers Union District Council 38 members
Glass fabricator: Greenlite Glass Systems Inc.
Fire-rated glass supplier: Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

About 15 months after a December 2013 fire completely destroyed the Mossom Creek Hatchery, the Port Moody, British Columbia, icon reopened thanks to the work of a group of volunteers, fundraising and donated building products. A fire-rated, walkable glass skylight installed in the deck floor above the hatchery provides a light source, while maintaining the non-combustible, fire-safe requirements of the new building. Read more...
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