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April 26, 2016
From Glass Magazine
The Benefits of Daylighting and What Glaziers Stand to Gain
Daylighting is often an underutilized component to increasing a building's energy efficiency and overall sustainability. When incorporated correctly, it can lead to energy savings ranging from 15 percent to 40 percent. Daylighting is critical to the design of a space for end users and architects. Because it is important to them, it is important to the glazing community.
Business was brisk at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo, held April 20 at the Martin’s Crosswinds conference center in Greenbelt, Maryland. More than 1,300 people from the Washington, D.C., area came to see the latest products and services available from 87 of the leading glass and glazing manufacturers and their representatives.

Industry News
3M VHB Structural Glazing Tape Expands​ ​Reach With New Partnership
AmesburyTruth Invests in Sioux Falls Center of Excellence Facility
Canadian Fabricator ThermoVer Develops Alliance with French Glazing Company RIOU
NGA Offers OSHA 10 and 30 Online Training
March 2016 ABI Ticks Up
Product Spotlight
INT45 Interior Flush Glaze Framing from Tubelite

Tubelite Inc. extended its 4500 Series Storefront framing with the addition of INT45 Interior Flush Glaze Framing for commercial interiors. Specialized adapters allow Tubelite INT45’s frames to be installed before or after the drywall, completely covering the end of the stud wall and helping meet fast-track construction schedules. Read more...


Cutting Corners
By Ron Crowl
Like many college kids, I spent my senior year juggling a heavy course load with a busy interview schedule as I searched for my first full-time job. The takeaway from this experience has remained with me ever since. Being prepared and able to imagine all possible scenarios alleviates the need to cut corners.
From the Fabricator: Up and Down Index
By Max Perilstein
This past week we had two major construction-related indexes release reports that featured some interesting takeaways. First from the general contractor level, the results were not very rosy and somewhat surprising. Meanwhile the monthly Architectural Billings Index ticked up again.
Great Glazing
Ganot Plaza, Hollywood, Florida

Curtain wall manufacturer and contractor: Crawford-Tracey Corp.
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Glass fabricator: Viracon Inc. 

The 40-year-old, six-story office building, now called Ganot Plaza, has a modern and sleek look, showcasing 28,000 square feet of pre-glazed, unitized curtain wall system that offers tenants an efficient building with hurricane protection. Read more...

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