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May 29, 2018
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Top 10 Curtain Wall Trends
The exterior wall defines the look of the building. It’s often complex. It’s dynamic. It protects occupants from the outside environment. Tracking façade trends is critical for everyone in our industry.This column presents 10 leading trends to watch.
 
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Industry News
NACC and AGMT Consolidate to Form the Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council
 
EU General Data Protection Regulation Goes into Effect
 
April ABI Shows Moderate Increase
 
Federal Reserve May Increase Interest Rates
 
 
Business News
Momentum Glass Expands to Dallas-Fort Worth, Adds New Team Members
 
MIGA Provides Guarantees for New Nigerian Float Glass Plant
 
Product Spotlight
MVision by M3 Glass Technologies
M3 Glass Technologies partnered with Gauzy, gauzy.com, to create MVision, a switchable privacy glass that uses Gauzy’s liquid crystal film technology to allow the product to go from opaque to transparent with the flip of a switch, company officials report. MVision is manufactured with a less than 4 percent haze, which, according to the company, is the lowest haze available. Each piece is tested and documented at M3 after lamination to ensure the haze percentage for each individual piece. Gauzy uses a controller that is not only a transformer but a microprocessor, which is said to prolong the life of the film. 
 
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Is Loyalty Smart in Business?
By Dustin Anderson

Loyalty is one of those traits that has been a building block for my life personally and in business. But is loyalty smart for business? Or is it better for glazing contractors to find the best price and the fastest supplier in order to compete with other glass companies serving the same geographical area?

From the Fabricator: Nuggets from the past week
By Max Perilstein

The Architectural Billings Index keeps trucking along with its seventh straight positive month and up a point from March. The overall metrics continue to be trending up, but the ABI noted this time that inflation is becoming a concern and the potential/current tariffs would only add pressure to that.

Great Glazing
804 Carnegie Center West

Contract glazier: Josloff Industries LLC
Glass manufacturer: Guardian Glass
Glass fabricator: J.E. Berkowitz

804 Carnegie Center West is a new three-story, 130,000-square-foot office building on the Carnegie Center Campus in Princeton, New Jersey. The green facility combines high-performance materials with cutting-edge technology. A primary feature is a two-story two-way, butt-glazed glass box that is visible from the highway, and identifies the building’s activity. A large expanse of glazing faces south, requiring added attention to thermal performance. Other design goals required the glass to be as flat and clear as possible.  Read more...

 

  

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