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October 9, 2018
From Glass Magazine
Robotic Revolution
North American glass fabricators are seeking equipment that limits touches on glass, improves quality, ups efficiency and provides operator safety. In short, they want automation, and key to this automation for some fabricators will be robots, according to exhibitors from 2018 GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. 
Business News
HMI Cardinal Acquires Woon-Tech
Guardian Glass Breaks Ground on Second Float Plant in Częstochowa, Poland
Roto Group to Change Structure in 2019
New Glass Guru Franchise Location to Open in Southlake, Texas
Airolite Partners with Rowe Fenestration in Southern California
Industry News
Dodge Momentum Index Falls Again in September
NGA Seeks Input to Expand AIA Offerings
IGCC Releases Laboratory Training Exam for Independent IG Labs and Test Operators
Register for the Next Thirsty Thursday Webinar on the ASTM Glass Railings Standard
People News
Apogee Names Geoff Pettis to Building Retrofit Strategy Team
WSS Welcomes New Head of International Sales
Product Spotlight
Maximize Acoustic Privacy in Office Interiors with Fallbrook XL

To meet the demand for greater acoustic privacy in office interiors, C.R. Laurence has introduced the Fallbrook XL Series Office Partition System. The acoustically rated Fallbrook XL incorporates 1-inch insulating glass to maximize sound mitigation. The system features a unique, ultra-narrow aluminum doorframe that creates all-glass visuals and promotes daylight diffusion. This makes it ideal for contemporary office interiors.

The End of an Era and On with the Show(s)
By Gareth Francey
This year's show season has arrived with back-to-back GlassBuild America and glasstec. I wanted to share some helpful experiences and approaches when dealing with trade shows and planning, from the importance of organization to the critical post-show follow-up.
From the Fabricator: All Quiet ... But for How Long?
I have to wonder: does it seem eerily quiet to everyone out there? I know work is out there and everyone is busy, but since GlassBuild America ended, at least for me, it’s been very quiet with regards to news and actions in our space. 
Great Glazing
Pier 70 Buildings 115 and 116

Contract glazier: Maz Glass
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Window supplier: Winco Windows

Massive historic steel replica windows breathe new life into several buildings at San Francisco’s historic Pier 70, a California landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. Pier 70 sits on approximately 69 acres along San Francisco’s Central Waterfront in the heart of the city’s Dogpatch neighborhood. Built in 1916-17, buildings 115 and 116 were constructed of cast-in-place concrete with a light-gauge corrugated roof and plenty of mullioned windows supplying natural light. The largest of the buildings, a two-block-long, unreinforced masonry former machine shop, had been red-tagged for years and was in danger of collapse by the time the project team began construction. The design team developed a building-within-a-building concept that preserved the historic perimeter brick walls, reduced the cost of temporary shoring and retained the open volume in the 62-foot-tall space. Design goals included matching the original windows as closely as possible, while meeting contemporary seismic and life-safety codes. Read more...



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