March 2013

Registration Open for the GANA/PGC International Public Policy Retreat

The Glass Association of North America and Protective Glazing Council’s Public Policy Retreat will be held May 7-8 in Washington, D.C., and registration is now open for the event. The 2013 Public Policy Retreat will be filled with presentations regarding … Continue reading

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From Testing and Legal Contracts to Components, BEC Sessions Cover Range of Topics

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A range of subjects, all designed to help grow and improve business for contract glaziers, were discussed earlier this week as part of the 2013 Building Envelope Contractors Conference (BEC), which took place at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino … Continue reading

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Dooley Joins Tubelite as Client Development Manager

Tubelite Inc. has hired Scott Dooley as a client development manager serving clients in Alabama and in Florida’s panhandle. Dooley most recently worked at Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, where he was a sales representative for 14 years. His career in the glass … Continue reading

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Culp Discusses Building Codes and Energy Efforts During BEC Conference

Energy efficiency and the role that glass and glazing products can play in high-performance buildings was a key discussion point during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, which concluded yesterday at the Plant Hollywood … Continue reading

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ANSI EESCC Issues General Call for Input on Energy-Efficiency Standards

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) has issued a general call for input regarding current or forthcoming standards, codes, guidelines and conformance programs related to energy efficiency standardization in the built environment, as well … Continue reading

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Architecture Billings Index Continues to Improve

The Architectural Billings Index (ABI) is continuing to rise, according to the latest report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The February ABI score was 54.9, up slightly from a mark of 54.2 in January. The ABI reflects the … Continue reading

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BEC 2013 Offers Education and Networking Opportunities

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The 2013 Building Envelope Conference (BEC) brought the contract glazing industry together with a program designed to help better the industry. Contract glaziers, fabricators and other industry suppliers learned about topics such as window-to-wall ratios, fenestration testing, leadership and much … Continue reading

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BEC Attendees Learn about Curtainwall Tariffs During Tuesday Session

When asked in which presentations on the agenda for this years’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference they were most interested, a number of attendees, without hesitation, replied: the discussion about new tariffs on Chinese curtainwall. David M. Spooner with the … Continue reading

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Vista Window Acquires Caliber Glass’ IG Assets

Warren, Ohio-based Vista Window Co. LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire the insulating glass (IG) assets and process capabilities of Caliber Glass LLC in Solon, Ohio. Caliber Glass was founded by 30-year industry veteran Mike McHugh. According to … Continue reading

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BEC Live Debuts in Las Vegas with Roving Reporter Lyle Hill

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During this year’s Building Envelope Contractors Conference, Lyle Hill caught up with a few attendees and presenters to talk about some of the changes and developments that are affecting the industry. Watch the video below for a closer look at … Continue reading

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