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February 25, 2020
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Heavy Glass Doors

In the last two decades, the heavy glass door trend has continued its upward trajectory. To address this market demand, the National Glass Association published an update to its Heavy Glass Door Design Guide, replacing the previous 1999 edition. “This new edition reflects design trends and materials that will help ensure the continued growth and desirability of this industry segment,” says Ron Biberdorf, Trulite Glass and Aluminum Solutions. 

Business News
Pujol Acquires Evasa Production Unit for the Expansion of Evalam Production
TopBuild Acquires Cooper Glass
Azerbaijan Float Glass Co. Prepares to Launch New Float Line
Industry News
Architectural Billings Start the Year Strong
Construction Starts Move Lower in January
People News
Vitro Architectural Glass Names Martin Bracamonte Vice President, Operations
FGIA Announces New Board of Directors, Strategic Plan at Inaugural Conference
Ensinger Building Products NA Appoints New West Coast Sales Representative
Product Spotlight
SWISSPACER Air - Component for pressure equalization in insulating glass
If glasses are installed at a different height than produced, no pressure compensation takes place and it can lead to significant deformations – up to glass breakage. The risk of such damage can be minimized if a continuous pressure equalization takes place between the outside climate and the space between the panes. SWISSPACER Air makes this equalization possible and therefore provides the answer to a fundamental problem in the industry. 
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The Future of Labor in the Glazing Industry
By Steve Schohan
Gone are the days when shop-glazed projects were only for large-scale buildings in big cities. Contractors are becoming more adept in prefabrication techniques, particularly for healthcare facilities, hospitality and multifamily projects, college buildings and dormitories, and residential.
From the Fabricator: The Virus
By Max Perilstein
It is time to talk about the Coronavirus and what could be next for all of us. Slowly but surely, sourcing lanes—in all walks of life, not just the glass industry—are being affected and this will probably only get worse before it gets better.
Project News
NBA Experience at Disney Springs Showcases Bent Glass Circular Staircase
The NBA Experience is a new attraction at Disney Springs, a themed retail, dining and entertainment center, which opened in August of 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Stantec - Orlando branch designed the attraction, and awarded the contract to supply and install the curved railing system for this dynamic attraction to Altamonte Glass & Mirror.

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