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September 19, 2017
From Glass Magazine
Initial Reports Post-Irma Present Positive Codes Story, but More Work to Be Done
Residents throughout the state of Florida are cleaning up after Hurricane Irma and taking stock of how homes and businesses fared during the storm. While there are still many unanswered questions about the extent of the destruction caused by Irma, early indications seem to show that more stringent building code requirements, including those for impact glazing, kept newly built homes and buildings more secure than during past storms.
Hear what industry leaders have to say about GlassBuild America 2017, top industry challenges, most exciting glass trends and more.

Industry news
Salem Flat Glass & Mirror Secures Three New Partners
FeneTech Releases Fenml, Fenestration Manufacturing Language
Door Security & Safety Foundation Responds to NFPA Vote on Life Safety Code
ASA Advises Construction Employees on OSHA Ruling
People news
NGA\WDDA Announces New Chair for 2017-2018
Pulp Studio Hires New Representative
Tubelite Partners with Building Products’ Specialists
SC Railing Welcomes New Illinois Sales Representative
Event news
Florida Glass+Metal Symposium Rescheduled for Oct. 4
Vitrum 2017 Offers Match-Making System
Product Spotlight
CRL Introduces Cambridge Series Bypass Shower Door System
CRL's new Cambridge Bypass Shower Door System features minimal hardware for modern visuals and stainless steel rollers for smooth door operation. Its double bypass configuration allows convenient entry from the left or right side. Cambridge's header incorporates two standard rollers per door for effortless operation and two anti-lift rollers per door for improved safety. The bypass system is available in a new matte black finish in addition to brushed and polished stainless steel.
Highlights from GlassBuild America 2017
By Bethany Stough
There was a sense of optimistic uncertainty as GlassBuild America opened its doors just a day after Hurricane Irma moved through western Georgia and into Alabama. Uncertainty coupled with determination to make the event—no matter the circumstances—worthwhile for exhibitors and attendees.
From the Fabricator: GlassBuild 2017 Recap
By Max Perilstein
GlassBuild America 2017 is now complete and I can honestly say this year's event was unlike any of the others I have attended. In the end, I think the experience was more positive than many could have expected.
Great Glazing
7 Bryant Park

Contract glazier and metal systems supplier: Benson Industries
 manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Glass fabricator: J.E. Berkowitz 

Located in New York City's Garment District, 7 Bryant Park combines curved glass, stainless steel spandrels and highly transparent 10-by-10-foot openings. Striking elements of the 29-story tower include two conical incisions carved out of its northeast corner, designed to interface with neighboring Bryant Park. The cones widen symmetrically towards the top and bottom of the façade to create two hourglass shapes. A combination of solar control and daylighting products lessen demand for cooling and lighting in the tower. Read more...


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