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February 21, 2017
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Commercial Code Q&A
Is a top railing required for glass railing? If it is monolithic tempered glass, the simple answer is “yes,” according to the International Code Council. (The 2015 International Building Code has added an exception that permits the elimination of a top rail if laminated tempered glass is used and it is approved by the local code official.)
 
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Industry news
Vitro to Build Jumbo MSVD Coater in Wichita Falls, Texas
 
Graboyes Commercial Window Co. Under New Leadership
 
Bonnell Aluminum Completes Acquisition of Futura Industries
 
Dr. Jim Doti Provides Economic Forecast, Construction Market Predictions at AAMA 80th Annual Conference
 
Fire-resistant Glass Market to reach $7.36 Billion by 2021
 
 
People News
John Heinaman Joins Consulting Collaborative as Managing Principal of West Coast Office
 
Mid-Atlantic Glass Association Announces New Board Positions
 
Dave Dalbke of Maryland Glass & Mirror Co. Passes Away
 
Biesse Group Reorganizes Service Management Teams for Biesse and Intermac; Names Service Managers
 
FrēMarq Adds Sean Maxwell to Regional Sales Team
 
SC Railing Welcomes The Snead Co. as Newly Added Sales Rep Team
 
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Product Spotlight
The Series 4500 Curtain Wall from CRL-U.S. Aluminum Reduces Costs Without Sacrificing Performance
CRL-U.S. Aluminum’s Series 4500 Curtain Wall can help glaziers lower labor costs and speed up installations. It features a patented UNIflash™ System that sweeps infiltrated water to the exterior and eliminates the need to install vinyl flashing. Coupled with snap-in component parts and a pressure-bar-free design, the Series 4500 Curtain Wall can provide labor savings of up to 30% and material savings of up to 15%. The high-performance system delivers U-factors as low as 0.24.
 
 
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Doritos or Emerald Nuts? Using Verbal and Non-verbal Cues to Improve Business Success
By Bethany Stough
During her keynote address at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 80th Annual Conference, body language expert Janine Driver asked, "Are you a Doritos or an Emerald Nuts commercial?," As research shows that consumers use emotions over information when making decisions. Are you using and interpreting body language successfully with your customers?
From the Fabricator: Getting It Going
By Max Perilstein
I had a few discussions this past week about advanced technology in our industry. Unfortunately, the people that really can control the end results of these new technologies are not adopting them. The products are there, but the mass adoption continues to be slow. What are we missing?
 
Great Glazing
World of Coca-Cola Experience

Cable net system fabricator and contract glazier: Faour Glass Technologies
Glass supplier: GnT Glass Co.
Metal systems supplierRonstan Tensile Architecture

Completed in the summer of 2016, the World of Coca-Cola Experience, Disney Springs, Florida, is similar to the original World of Coca-Cola Experience in Atlanta, with a sampling lounge, rooftop bar and merchandise store. Modeled after a 1920s Coca-Cola bottling plant, with many visual nods to the iconic glass bottle, the project is designed as an old-style brick building encased in a modern glass structure. The glass structure is a custom suspended cable net system with multi-layered structural glass panels that are 5 feet wide by 10 feet high. Read more...

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