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May 12, 2020
From the NGA
Now and Next Special Edition Presents Essential Resources for Companies

Glass and glazing companies have been tasked with changing the way they operate in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The National Glass Association and Glass Magazine developed a range of resources, tools and information to help businesses in all segments of the industry navigate our current realities and emerge ready to capitalize on new opportunities and continue to make the world better and safer with glass. View the dynamic mobile version. 

The State of Construction by the Numbers
A trio of construction economists offered a look at the impact of COVID-19 on construction during a May 7 webinar from ConstructConnect. Looking ahead, economists project a long road to recovery for construction, with some segments and regions coming back faster than others.

Understand the Legal Protections for Your Company During COVID-19
Strategize ways to remedy the unique legal situations posed by COVID-19. In the next chapter of NGA's new webinar series, attorney Brian Carroll will offer guidance to address changing force majeure clauses, managing on-site conditions and updating contract terms to ensure you and your business are equipped for successful project outcomes.


Association News and Friese Foundation Partner to Help Industry
Heavy Glass Door and Entrance Systems Design Guide - Download
Industry News
Commercial Construction Index Predicts Rise of Prefabrication
Tecnoglass Releases Q1 Report, Addresses Effects of COVID-19
18th Annual Fenetech User Conference Winds Down
April's Dodge Momentum Index Shows Effects of COVID-19
FGIA Offers Member Rate for Fenestrationmasters through June 30
Product Spotlight
Keep glass surfaces clean and resistant to harmful contaminants.
Transparent and ultra-thin, Diamon-Fusion is a protective coating that transforms ordinary glass into a high-performance barrier. The treated surface becomes significantly easier to clean and helps promote a more hygienic environment, while also addressing water buildup for less bacterial growth. 
Effective for multiple surfaces:

  • Shower doors
  • Retail glass barriers
  • Glass partition walls
  • Interior glass cubicles
  • Glass handrails and railings
Upping Your Digital Game to Win in an Era of Physical Distancing
By Chris Kammer
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the planet. Manufacturing organizations face new operational challenges because frontline staff can’t take their work to the safety of their homes, and potential customers are blocked from the market by social/physical distancing requirements. How can businesses of all sizes meet these new requirements?
From the Fabricator: Forecast Updates
By Max Perilstein
I sat in on the ConstructConnect webinar this week that was an update to bring folks up to speed on the current construction forecast landscape. Bottom line? We all have to keep being strategic, diverse (design and code changes will help glass) and active in fighting and marketing for our businesses and world. 
Project News
Idea Book: Decorative Glass Offers an Appealing Blend of Art and Science
An essential part of a project’s aesthetic success, decorative glass serves an increasingly functional purpose, say industry leaders. The projects showcased in this idea book demonstrate that range, showing decorative glass at its best and most versatile, from sculptural artwork, to high-performance building material.

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