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July 21, 2020
From the NGA
Next Week, Glass Conference Pushes the Envelope

To reach a wider audience online, NGA Glass Conference offers sessions beneficial to the entire glazing and glass building products supply chain; from glazing contractors to float glass manufacturers and everyone in between. NGA has accredited several of the sessions for AIA Learning Units (LUs), and now has 230 architects and counting registered to attend. “It’s exciting to have both our veteran attendees along with the first-timers and architects participating this year,” says Urmilla Sowell, NGA advocacy and technical director. “This makes for more robust discussions and interesting learning opportunities for all.” The inaugural online conference hits Zoom Tues., July 28 through Thurs., July 30. It's not too late to register!


Association Resources
How to Reopen the Workplace: Part 2, Safe Factory Solutions
Industry News
Construction Starts Show Additional Gains in June
ICC-ES Applauds U.S.-Mexico Canada Agreement, Offers Conformity Assessment Service in All Three Countries
Registration Opens for Virtual Façade Tectonics World Congress
Forel Hosts New Webinar on Machinery
Trex Commercial Products Teams Up with Hanley Wood University for Virtual Education Summit
People News
YKK AP America Recognizes Top Performers of 2019 Fiscal Year at Virtual Annual Sales Meeting
Nathan Seaman Joins Architectural Grilles and Sunshades
The Glass Guru of Longview, Texas, Finds New Ownership
Product Spotlight
Quattrolifts Nomad 880
The Nomad 880 is designed to assist glaziers unload, transport and install glass safely. It has a lifting capacity of 880 Lbs, can rotate glass measuring up to 180″ and is easily assembled in minutes making it ideal for on-site jobs. Additional upgrades include; 1100 Lbs lifting capacity, outrigger legs, window frame carrier and all terrain wheels. Call Chip for a quote on (301) 748-7127.
From the Fabricator: 2020 Mid-Year Forecast Notes
By Max Perilstein
Starting off this week with some forecasting news. There was a good economic mid-year update presented this week and some interesting nuggets came from it. The analysts see us being past the bottom now and rising. The metrics are all pointing at least in an upward direction.  
The Present and Future of Glass
By Norah Dick
I sat in on Sisecam Flat Glass's T Meeting with Patrik Schumacher, principal at Zaha Hadid Architects, which focused on his design philosophy of parametricism. “It’s different from all previous styles [of architecture] with respect to the diversity of forms it can work with, and the variety in each of the designs and across the designs,” he says. 
Project News
University of Florida's $65M New Ballpark Completed
The 2021 Gator baseball program will have a new home. The new $65 million ballpark will feature several notable amenities, including a mixture of seating options, a 360-degree concourse, shade structures, modern team facilities and much more. Greco Aluminum Railings designed, fabricated and installed aluminum handrails, guardrails and picket railings, providing fall protection throughout the stadium.

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