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July 14, 2020
From the NGA
New NGA Glass Technical Paper Offers Guidance on Selecting Security Glazing

NGA published the new Security Glazing Glass Technical Paper, providing information on glazing options for security and forced entry situations, including windows and doors installed in schools, as well as commercial, medical, public and worship buildings. “This GTP was written in response to the heightened implications associated with a variety of security threats impacting all types of buildings for which occupant safety is a concern,” says Urmilla Sowell, NGA advocacy and technical director.

Economic Update: Recovery is underway, but expect a slow return to normal
Leading indicators of the health of the commercial construction market shows it is still struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic. Although the recession likely ended in May, says Richard Branch, chief economist with Dodge Data & Analytics, the recovery is tenuous and an acceleration of COVID-19 cases suggests the economy is at risk of slipping in the coming months. 


Association Resources
Opportunities to Engage with Architects at NGA Glass Conference
Project Management: 7 Considerations for Glaziers Going Digital
Industry News
Dodge Momentum Index Loses Ground in June
GIMAV Reports Favorable 2019 Results, Disrupted Forecasts for 2020
Business News
Sisecam Group Develops 'V-Block' Technology Against Viruses and Bacteria
NSG Group Ramps up Antiviral Coating Research
Guardian Glass Launches Glass Technical Library
McGrory Glass Partners with Schott as National Direct Distributor of Pyran Platinum
Wood's Powr-Grip Chief Engineer Retires After 32 years
Chinese Display Glass Supplier Partners with Glaston
Manko Window Systems Inc. Introduces Diamon-Fusion Protective Coating to Glass Product Line
Product Spotlight
New Diamon-Fusion® Glass Protection by Manko Window Systems
Manko is pleased to offer Diamon-Fusion on their shower doors, exterior handrails, and insulated glass. Invisible and ultra-thin, Diamon-Fusion chemically bonds to the glass, transforming it into a water-repellent surface. Manko will be applying Diamon-Fusion through DFI’s FuseCube™ Express, ensuring uniform coverage on both sides of the glass. Diamon-Fusion comes with a lifetime warranty on residential surfaces and a 15-year warranty on commercial surfaces. For more information about Manko products treated with Diamon-Fusion, click here.
From the Fabricator: Hanging Tough
By Max Perilstein
Resilience. If there is a word that accurately describes the glass and glazing industry right now, it’s that one. While I hear about other industries having companies fall by the wayside or have several actively looking to sell, for the most part our world has followed a dogged determination path to not let all they have worked for falter.  
Project News
Gamco Supplies New Rochelle Hospital Fenestration
Gamco Corp. played a key role in recent renovation work at New Rochelle Montefiore Hospital in Westchester County, New York. Gamco fenestration and façade products were used in two simultaneous major renovation projects in separate areas of the hospital campus. One involved the creation of a new emergency department entrance for the main hospital building. The other was the demolition of an existing building façade and installation of a new front glass curtain wall and building rear windows on the Goldstein Building wing of the hospital. The projects also included substantial interior renovation in addition to the façade work.

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