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February 12, 2019
From Glass Magazine
Welcome to the New Glass Magazine

In Glass Magazine’s first issue of 2019, we present a redesigned publication with a sophisticated new look that reflects today’s advanced glass industry. The redesign features a revised organization, further spotlights our expert contributors, and demonstrates to the broader building and design industry all that glass and glazing can do.

Photo Gallery: NGA Annual Conference 2019
Last month, about 120 glass industry technical leaders gathered in Naples, Florida, for the National Glass Association's 2019 Annual Conference. Check out photos from the event.

Industry News
Glaston Closes Deals for Tempering Furnaces with Press Glass SA
AmesburyTruth Hires VP of Product Management
Dodge Momentum Index Recovers in January
Energy Department Announces $42 Million in Project Selections for Innovative Buildings Research
Event News
Proposed Merger, Plant Safety and Product Transparency Top Talks at IGMA Winter Conference
Glass Performance Days Program Planning Underway
UL Offers Webinar: What Recent LEED and Green Program Updates Mean for Your Products
SCS Global Offers Webinar on LEED Updates for Product Manufacturers
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.
Keep DIY Fixes out of the Glass Plant
By Katy Devlin
Growing up, my dad was the king of do-it-yourself fixes. He used to say that, provided with enough duct tape and a hanger, he could create a quick, temporary repair for almost anything that went amiss around the house. Those handy DIY fixes, however, are not for the glass plant. 
From the Fabricator: BEC is a Must
By Max Perilstein

Time for my annual pitch about the value of attending the Building and Envelope Contractors Conference next month. If you are a glazier, you need to attend. The access to 1 ½ days of targeted educational content that was developed passionately by your peers and the ability to advance your business awaits. 

Great Glazing
SEPTA Downtown Link, Philadelphia

Contract glazier: DHC Construction Inc.
Glass supplier: Exterior Technologies Inc.

This summer, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority completed the first phase of Philadelphia’s Downtown Link, its Center City concourse improvement program to upgrade the underground pedestrian tunnel network. The Downtown Link connects six subway stations, two regional rail systems, and comprises more than 500,000 square feet of space. Enhancements made during this phase of the project include an innovative, backlit, glass block "active" wall system. The walls unify the concourse, forming a series of interchangeable modules with color changing lights that simulate movement and transparency. The wall system is resistant to impact, graffiti and vibration.  The multi-colored glass walls are also intended as wayfinding elements, helping to direct passengers to their destinations above and below ground. Design priorities included durability along with easy removal for inspection and maintenance. Read more...



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