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February 9, 2016
From Glass Magazine
Contract Termination

Americans view their contractual freedom—their ability to form contracts without government interference—as practically sacrosanct. When signing a contract, both parties expect the other to meet their commitments. When a party terminates a contract, however, they are announcing the agreement is impossible or so unworkable that they cannot, and should not, keep their end of the bargain. Regardless of who terminates a contact, the risks and potential expense are great for owners, developers and trades alike.


Industry News
PPG Begins Repairs and Maintenance at Fresno Facility
U.S. House Passes Trade Enforcement Bill; Senate to Vote This Week
Cadmium and Arsenic Detected Near Oregon's Bullseye Glass
NFRC Releases CMAST Ratings Tool Update
Smart Glass Market to Reach $5 Billion by 2020
People News
Frank Lowe Appoints Brian Atkin as President
Kawneer Expands North American Sales Team
Tubelite Names Michelle Musso Sales Manager for South Central Region
Sika Names Mike Rea Senior Product Engineer
RSL Announces New Representatives
Product Spotlight
Glass balustrade systems from Q-railing

Q-railing introduced two new glass balustrade systems to its existing Easy Glass product line, Hybrid and Max. The Easy Glass Hybrid system can be mounted as a glass balustrade or installed as a baluster railing with a continuous glass infill. The system’s strength comes from the precise design of the cap rail and thin base channel, which is 1-¾ inches high. Read more...

The Amazing World of Glass
By Katy Devlin
In the January/February issue of Glass Magazine, we introduced an ongoing project that recognizes the companies around the world that have taken on the challenge of float glass manufacturing. To keep pace with the industry it serves, Glass Magazine is launching a new interactive website,
From the Fabricator: Glass in Schools
By Max Perilstein
This week a really interesting debate popped up over the usage of glass on the interiors of a new elementary school in Boulder, Colorado. The issue at hand was that the design is calling for a very open floor plan, and some believe that would potentially put the children at extra risk if there were a school attack.
Great Glazing
Ivy Street Center, Marist School

Contract glazier: 
Glass Systems Inc.
Glass manufacturer and fabricator: AGC Glass Co. North America
Metal systems suppliers: Petersen Aluminum, Kawneer Co.

The 55,000-square-foot Ivy Street Center is the first new academic building on the Marist School campus in Brookhaven, Georgia, in more than 20 years. Marist, a private Roman Catholic college preparatory school, serves 1,100 students in grades 7 to 12. Built on the footprint of the razed Kuhrt Gym, a 50-year-old building, the new structure emphasizes efficient design and environmental stewardship. “The charge was to design a combination classroom building that wrapped around a new gymnasium,” said Will Stelten, design architect, The S/L/A/M Collaborative. Read more...

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