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September 20, 2016
From Glass Magazine
Viewpoint: Mic Patterson
The inaugural president of the Facade Tectonics Institute discusses building envelope trends and the upcoming Facade Tectonics 2016 World Congress.

glasstec 2016 Opens its Doors
More than 40,000 glass industry visitors are expected to descend upon Düsseldorf, Germany, this week for glasstec 2016, the International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products. The international trade fair begins today and runs through Friday.


Industry news
Lisec Acquires Schraml Glastechnik Gmbh
Industry Veterans Launch Curtain Wall Manufacturer FrēMarq Innovations
Crystal Windows Chicago Expands Production
Custom Glass Products Plans $2 million Expansion
AGC Responds to House Passage of Perkins Act Legislation
GANA Opens Executive Leadership Position
Event news
Facade Tectonics World Congress to Host Variety of Technical Presentations
Product Spotlight
FireLite® Fire-Rated Glass Products from Technical Glass Products

Offering superior visual clarity, FireLite® fire-rated glass ceramic enables design professionals to meet fire-safety codes without compromising aesthetics in schools, offices and other commercial buildings. The FireLite family of products features ultraHD® Technology for improved color, clarity and surface quality. The exceptional fire-rated glass passes the required hose stream test, is available with fire ratings up to three hours and is classified and labeled with Underwriters Laboratories. Impact safety options are available. Read more...


See us @ GlassBuild America, booth 213!
Fired Up: Demolishing Expectations
By Jeff Razwick
Last week, I was on a test drive of the new Model S, all electric sedan, around the streets of Seattle. This experience got me thinking about our own industry. Like my experience with the Model S, advances in glass technology are demolishing expectations around what is possible when it comes to building design and performance.
From the Fabricator: Getting to glasstec and More
By Max Perilstein
This week I will be in Germany for the bi-annual glasstec show. This event attracts people from around the world and my true hope is to see some new things, especially on the product side. I look forward to reporting back here on what I find and what may make an impact on our world going forward. 
Great Glazing
Saint-Gobain North American Corporate Headquarters

Contract glaziers: Malvern Glass (exterior) and Reilly Glazing (interior) 
Glass fabricator: SageGlass
Glass manufacturer: Saint-Gobain

After an 18-month renovation to transform the long-dormant site, located at 20 Moores Road in Malvern, Pennsylvania, the 277,000-square-foot Saint-Gobain North American Corporate Headquarters opened Oct. 15, 2015, on Saint-Gobain's 350th anniversary. The former building infrastructure was demolished to the structural system and reused in the new design.

The headquarters maximizes the comfort and health of employees using a wide range of the company's building materials. The project's glazing systems, including electochromic and other thermal control glass, are key to achieving these goals. Inside, the boardroom features switchable privacy glass. Saint-Gobain selected the products to achieve energy efficiency, sustainability, indoor environmental quality, acoustic and aesthetic goals. Read more...


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