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October 30, 2018
From Glass Magazine
Collaborative Curtain Walls, from Design to Installation

Today’s fenestration market is creating higher demands on installing contractors due to changes to building codes, wall performance requirements, labor shortages and fast-track project schedules. Here are three guidelines for suppliers for successful, collaborative installations. 

Industry News
Panelists Forecast Slower Economic Growth at Dodge Outlook Conference
Softsolution to Open North American Office
New Glass Manufacturing Joint Venture Forms in Pakistan
People News
Nick Barone of GGI Passes Away
Three New Managers Join dormakaba Team
Kalwall Corp. Adds Kevin Bush to Sales Force
Event News
Glass Technology Innovation on Display at glasstec 2018
VIDEO: GPD to Tackle Smart Cities, Building and Factories at 2019 Conference
Product Spotlight
Quattrolifts Omni 1800

The new Quattrolifts Omni 1800 is ideal for use in-shop or on-site and can glaze at elevated heights by easily attaching to a telehandler or off road forklift. Standard features include a lifting capacity of 1800lbs, fully integrated and independent power supply, 6 x 16” vacuum cups, dual vacuum system and multi directional wireless remote controls that allow the driver and forklift operator to position and install the lite with precision. Call Chip for a quote on (301) 748-7127.


Highlights from glasstec 2018, in Photos and Video
By Katy Devlin
The global glass industry gathered in Düsseldorf, Germany, last week for the 25th glasstec, the International Trade Fair for Glass Production, Processing and Products. The event stretched over nine large halls at the Messe Düsseldorf fair grounds, hosting 1,280 exhibitors and 42,000 visitors.
From the Fabricator: glasstec Recap
By Max Perilstein
Last week was my third glasstec, and by far it was the most impressive and intense. It is amazing how much has changed in four years. The biggest takeaway for me was the available automation options for fabrication plants.
Great Glazing
Gathering Place, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Contract glazier: Advantage Glass
Glass manufacturer: Vitro Architectural Glass
Glass fabricator: Tristar Glass Inc.
Glass coatingDiamon-Fusion International

Gathering Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma transforms nearly 100 acres of Tulsa’s waterfront along the Arkansas River. The 66-acre park features multiple playgrounds and more than 160 play structures, including huge climbing towers, animal-shaped slides, play gardens and water areas. Suspension bridges carry children from tower to tower, and Skywalk Forest uses nets to create floating pathways 20 feet above the ground. Two buildings anchor the park’s services, Williams Lodge and the ONEOK Boathouse, which checks out paddle boats, kayaks, and canoes by day and moonlights as a restaurant by night. The design for the two buildings called for floor-to-ceiling glass with minimal framing. Visually, the goal was a neutral look that allows for focusing on the natural surroundings and emphasizes the large stone and wood elements used to construct the rest of the project. Read more...




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