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April 18, 2017
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Nominations Open for the 2017 Glass Magazine Awards and Reader Photo Contest
Glass Magazine is now accepting nominations for its prestigious Glass Magazine Awards program, recognizing the most innovative projects, products and services the industry has to offer. Submissions are also open for the second annual Reader Photo Contest. Submit your best today.

Designing a building demands architects think big picture. Writing specifications for those buildings, on the other hand, requires incredible attention to the smallest detail. This guide presents common errors, general tips, resources, and an updated list of common glass and glazing standards and test methods. 
 
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Business news
Apogee Reports Record Fiscal Year 2017 Results
 
Sika Expects 2018 Resolution of Saint-Gobain Takeover Attempt
 
Maeda Mini Cranes Appoints Tanner's Crane Service as Authorized Dealer
 
 
Industry news
Kansas Subcontractors and Suppliers Secure Construction Project Payment Protections
 
AMS Inc. to Develop Glazier Technician Personnel Certification Program
 
GPD 2017 to Launch Step Change Program
 
Dodge Momentum Index Up for Sixth Consecutive Month
 
 
People news
GGI Welcomes Brad Thurman as Vice President of Sales
 
Viracon Retiree Dudley Otto Passes Away
 
Tecglass Names New U.S. Sales Manager
 
Michael Krumel Re-joins Gardner Glass Products as Territorial Sales Manager
 
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Product Spotlight
GGI Now Offers Complete Fire-Resistive Glazing Systems
Pyrobel, PyroFrames™, and PyroDoors™ can be combined into fire-resistive transparent wall assemblies, keeping building interiors filled with natural light while providing occupants with safety and security. The most advanced technology, combined with high-performance and durability, ensure the most complete protection against deadly radiant heat. Available nationwide with factory direct delivery on request.
 
glassblog
Making it in America
By Gareth Francey
As the glass industry in many parts of the world maintains its relatively small growth rate, the U.S. glass market continues to look very interesting to overseas glass companies looking to expand. But, it’s a difficult process to succeed in the U.S. glass industry.
From the Fabricator: The Freedom of Disconnection
By Max Perilstein
Getting disconnected from the world is something I never thought I would do. But, last week I went off the grid for two days. No internet. At all. And it was glorious.
Great Glazing
Skylight Canopy at Madrona Marsh Nature Center

Contract glazier:  Sky Systems
BIPV Glass manufacturer: Onyx Solar
Skylight manufacturerSkyco Skylights

The City of Torrance, California, recently completed a building integrated photovoltaic canopy addition to the courtyard portion of the Madrona Marsh Nature Center, a resting spot for migrating bird, insects, frogs, reptiles and small mammals. The BIPV canopy will serve as the ceiling and natural light source for the new butterfly exhibit. The transparent photovoltaic glass creates a natural habitat for the butterflies, while collecting sunlight to offset power consumption. Read more...

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