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May 22, 2018
From Glass Magazine
Guide to glasstec for First-time North American Visitors
Every two years, tens of thousands of trade show visitors gather in Düsseldorf, Germany, for glasstec, Europe’s prominent glass products, manufacturing and technology show. While glasstec doesn’t replace regional and domestic events, it provides North American exhibitors and visitors with an opportunity to track global industry market developments, experience the latest equipment from global suppliers, see emerging product trends and glimpse the future of glass. 

Online-only: May 2018
Read additional content from the May 2018 issue of Glass Magazine in this special online-only section. Content includes extra coverage from the Building Envelope Conference 2018, advice for North American attendees of glasstec and an instagram gallery of stand-out business cards.

Industry News
Construction Starts Ease in April
New York City's Buildings Department Increases Construction Safety Training Requirements
Almost 550 People Join Class-Action Suit Against Fuyao
Chinese Research Institute Produces Ultra-thin Float Glass
Şişecam Group Reports Net Sales Growth of 17.7 Percent in First Quarter
People News
YKK AP Adds New Sales Rep for Western Region
Tubelite Names Josh Herman Client Development Manager
Linetec Adds Three Associates to Growing Team
Product Spotlight
Pilkington Pyrostop® from Technical Glass Products
Pilkington Pyrostop® fire-rated, impact safety-rated glass from Technical Glass Products (TGP) blocks radiant heat, protecting people and valuables on the non-fire side of the glass during a fire. With fire-ratings up to 2 hours, it’s listed for use in doors, sidelites, transoms, borrowed lites and wall applications. TGP offers a complete system of Pilkington Pyrostop glass in narrow profile Fireframes® fire-rated framing. Give your customers the look they want without compromising safety.

Why Early Communication is Critical for Success
By Terry Carespodi

In an industry where labor, materials and other costs are increasingly on the rise, it is critical to prevent issues before they surface. We all know that mistakes are bound to happen, but we also know that they generally come at a cost. In a climate where time is money and every dollar counts, how can we work together to prevent hiccups and ensure success?

From the Fabricator: Sustainable vs. Regenerative
By Max Perilstein
I saw an interesting piece this week with regards to following a sustainability path or a regenerative one. The basic premise is that sustainable building practices can’t go the distance and that a change in thinking is needed. I just want to be a part of the conversation to determine what is best for our world going forward.
Great Glazing
Richland Two Institute of Innovation

Contract glazier: Ace Glass Co.
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Glass
Glass fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Metal systems supplier: PAC-CLAD
Metal panel installation: Watts & Assoc.

The new Richland Two Institute of Innovation is an educational center supporting multi-generational learning. Part of the Richland School District Two in Columbia, South Carolina, the facility weaves together spaces and programs for the school district as well as the community. The contemporary design employs an inviting and colorful palette of materials, including metal panels, simulated stone veneer, abundant glazing and four clerestories that introduce natural light to the building. Pre-cast concrete is painted to match the differing colors of the metal panels. LS3P designed the facility with large expanses of glass to maximize the proven enrichment daylighting brings to learning environments. The team was committed to a neutral aesthetic for glazing, but needed to meet strict energy performance requirements.  Read more...




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