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August 7, 2018
From Glass Magazine
How to Protect Your Windows on the Jobsite
When planning a commercial project, it is crucial to practice safety for workers on site. But, with machinery involved and people coming and going, how can windows and doors be kept safe? Here are the basics of protecting window and door cargo on the jobsite.

Glass Education and Safety at the IGMA Summer Conference in Vancouver
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance hosted its Summer Conference last week in Vancouver. It was the first meeting of the organization since IGMA officials announced in June that the group is pursuing a potential merger with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association.

People News
Don Friese, C.R. Laurence Chairman and CEO, to Retire; Lloyd Talbert to Assume Leadership
YKK AP Welcomes Tony Nista as Architectural Sales Representative
Tubelite Welcomes David Ham as Client Development Manager
Industry News
Saint-Gobain Divests its Glazing Installation Business in the United Kingdom
Diamut Adds Tool Restoration Operation to Charlotte Campus
Product Spotlight

Pilkington Optifloat™ glass products

Pilkington Optifloat™ glass products include a variety of high performance tints. The range includes six different tints that reduce unwanted heat gain while admitting high natural daylight to enhance visual performance and lower artificial lighting needs. The tints can be combined with durable pyrolytic coatings, including Pilkington Solar-E™ Plus, a solar control low-e. Both aesthetically pleasing and performance driven, Pilkington Optifloat™ tints open up numerous design opportunities.

Super Spacer® TriSeal™ for Commercial Use

Super Spacer® TriSeal™ by Quanex Building Products is the premium choice for all your commercial insulating needs including silicone structural glazing. Super Spacer® TriSeal™ provides a unique triple seal design which incorporates an inner acrylic adhesive seal for immediate unit handling, a polyisobutylene primary seal for enhanced gas retention and low moisture vapor transmission, and an outer silicone seal for proven structural strength and superior durability.

Advice on glasstec from a North American Attendee
By Bernard Lax
This year, glasstec, Europe’s prominent glass products, manufacturing and technology show, returns to the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds. Four days of glasstec is like years in the glass business as it relates to your exposure to new technologies and things you never knew existed. Here are my best tips for making the experience comfortable and convenient.
From the Fabricator: Your Help Reviewing New Websites
By Max Perilstein
Recently, I completed some surveys for the National Glass Association as they work to upgrade their online presence. Answering formal surveys like this was a first for me, and it was interesting to experience the process. If you are interested in being a part of that process, the NGA would love to have your insight! 
Great Glazing
Ent Center for the Arts at UC-Colorado Springs

Contract glazier: El Paso Glass
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Glass fabricator: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Metal systems supplier: Morin Corp. (metal panels)

The new Ent Center for the Arts is the first purpose-built performing and visual arts center on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs’ 550-acre campus. Designed to encourage and support working relationships with cultural organizations in the community and to provide direct public access to performances, exhibits and classes, the 92,000-square-foot facility consolidates the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, which had previously been spread across six campus venues. The complex features four performance spaces, as well as a new home for the Gallery of Contemporary Art. Project goals included high-performance glass that preserved the site’s expansive views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains. Read more...




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