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May 3, 2016
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Glass and Metals 101: An Introductory Guide to Glazing for Architects and Specifiers
Glass & Metals 101 offers an introduction to the glass and glazing industry for architectural students and new design professionals. Additionally, the guide provides insights into trends and recent developments in the glass façade industry for veteran designers and specifiers.
 
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Industry News
SolarWindow Electricity-generating Coatings Tested for High-Performance Laminated Glass
 
Saint-Gobain Reports Increase in Flat Glass Sales for Q1 2016
 
Press Glass Croatia Facility Receives Manufacturing Certifications
 
Glass Industry Veterans Host All-industry Dinner Event
 
 
People News
Wausau Hires Danette Lucas as Architectural Sales Rep in the South
 
Tubelite Promotes Cheol Ro to Operations Manager in Michigan
 
ISRA Vision Expands Management Team
 
United Window & Door Announces Expanded Role and Key Addition
 
Product Spotlight
Childgard Forced-entry Protective Glazing from Global Security Glazing

Global Security Glazing added Childgard, a forced-entry protective glazing product, to its full line of security glazing products. Childgard is designed to withstand extensive physical attack in a forced-entry scenario, ultimately resisting entry until law enforcement or additional help arrives. Read more...

 
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Safety Glazing Makes for Extreme Possibilities
By Katy Devlin
The strength and security of laminated glass products has garnered the attention of architects, as they seek to push the envelope of what’s possible with glass. Laminated glass is maximizing transparency, while ensuring safety and security in both traditional and "extreme" applications.
From the Fabricator: Vegas Moves and Links Galore
By Max Perilstein
Every year, one or two of the most important events in our industry are held in Las Vegas. (Remember: GlassBuild America-October-Vegas). With that in mind, I keep tabs on that city and this week I ran into news about discussions happening there to get a light rail system and expand the monorail.
Great Glazing
WESTMED Medical Group Building

Contract glazier: E.C. Contracting Inc.
Glass manufacturer: PPG Industries
Glass fabricator: Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions
Metal systems supplier: EFCO Corp.

Opened in May 2015, the four-story, 85,000-square-foot WESTMED medical office building marks the first new office construction along the I-287 corridor in Westchester, New York, in more than 25 years.

The new and highly visible WESTMED Building features a solar controlled, low-emissivity glass facade. Ron Hoina, AIA LEED AP, principal of the project architect, explains, “We wanted a high-quality finish for the building with good brightness for interior color rendition and environmental performance.” Read more...
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