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December 11, 2018
From Glass Magazine
A Safer Workplace

The glass industry can be a dangerous place. Glass manufacturers and glazing contractors report higher than average rates of injury and illness, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This guide presents key steps to creating a culture of safety for glaziers on the jobsite and for employees on the factory floor.


Industry News
Dodge Momentum Index Rebounds in November
Vetrotech Partners with Architectural Glazing Solutions
Suntuitive Adds Glassfab as Certified Fabricator
Register for the next Thirsty Thursday webinar: Security Glazing for Schools
People News
Ferro Appoints New Dip-Tech Managing Directors
NFRC Board of Directors Welcomes New Additions
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.

Restore leaking glazing systems for the long term

Cracked or shrinking zipper gaskets and leaking skylights can be returned to a leak-free condition with Spectrem® Restoration Overlay, dense rubber extrusions for restoration applications. Bonded with Spectrem 1 Silicone Sealant to provide a watertight seal, this patented, innovative design solution provides long-lasting performance and aesthetics. Click here to see how.

Getting the Next Generation to Dig Construction
By Norah Dick
Finding skilled labor is the number one challenge for most construction companies. One industry segment is trying to raise awareness and put the fun into construction: construction-themed amusement parks.
From the Fabricator: Props to Jerry and Jeff Razwick
By Max Perilstein
Next week, I will announce my industry MVP. But this week, I want to recognize two incredible men that have recently transitioned away from the day-to-day glass and glazing industry: Jerry and Jeff Razwick, formerly of Technical Glass Products. 
Great Glazing
The Pearl

Contract glazier: Engineered Construction Products Ltd.
Glass manufacturerVitro Architectural Glass
Metal systems supplier: Kawneer Co.

Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, The Pearl is a modern multifamily community, designed to balance urban convenience with the need for occupants to retreat from daily life. The first phase of a 20-year master plan to redevelop the historic Blairs Apartments, the 27-acre area space will eventually include 2,800 residential units, as well as office, retail, and hotel space, connected by five acres of parks, playgrounds and gardens. Expansive windows, terrace doors and curtain wall systems enhance natural light throughout the project’s three buildings, enabling residents to connect with nature. Apartments maximize light and offer occupants views of Rock Creek Park; the courtyard and each elevator stop are also designed for maximum light and unobstructed views.  Read more...



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