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When Glass Association of North America (GANA) divisions and committees met in Toronto last week for the group’s Fall Conference, members had plenty to discuss. Those in attendance covered topics ranging from ongoing interest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to codes and standards, energy performance and more. As part of the Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) technical committee, members have been discussing BIM, but Chuck Knickerbocker with Technical Glass Products, committee chair, said there have not been ... [Full Story]
Over the past few years, the city of Toronto has seen a number of cases involving glass falling from balustrades and railings. As a result, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group began work on the development of a standard in 2012, which would cover glass used in guards and railings. Valerie Block of Kuraray America Inc. gave an update on the development during the Glass Association of North America’s Laminating Division meeting, held earlier this week ... [Full Story]
The subject of bird-friendly glazing has been in the news frequently of late—but the topic is not new. For decades, groups and organizations have advocated for safer designs and glazing options. Michael Mesure with Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada spoke yesterday to attendees of the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Fall Conference, underway this week in Toronto. He talked about the work his organization is doing, and provided a look at some glazing ... [Full Story]
“We are getting more and more creative and complex with decorative glass. Our members are doing amazing things.” That’s what Mandy Marxen of Gardner Glass Products said this morning during a presentation on decorative glass trends during the Glass Association of North America’s Fall Conference. Marxen, who spoke during the decorative division meeting, took a look at what’s been driving some of the trends. For one, she said architects and designers are becoming more involved directly with ... [Full Story]
“When Buildings Attack their Neighbors,” was the title of a presentation today during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Fall Conference, underway this week in Toronto. “It’s a scary title, but it’s true,” said Vicente Montes-Amoros of Curtainwall Design & Consulting, who spoke about solar reflectivity and analysis. And it’s an issue that’s been in the news frequently. In 2010 there were reports about the curved glass façade of the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas, ... [Full Story]
Dr. Dino Fenzi, Fenzi Group’s president, president of Vitrum and honorary president of the Italian Association of Glass-Processing Machinery and Accessory Suppliers (GIMAV), passed away Monday. “Our Association has lost one of its founding members, but above all a great friend, who for over 30 years has dedicated his time and efforts to the growth of GIMAV and the industry as a whole,” GIMAV said in a statement. “A great person is gone.” Fenzi’s father founded Fenzi Group ... [Full Story]
Flat glass prices increased in August, regaining the upward trend they’ve seen for much of the year. According to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued this week by the U.S. Labor Department, flat glass prices jumped 0.7 percent from July to August, after seeing their first decrease since January the month before. The flat glass index sits at 121.5. The PPI program measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for ... [Full Story]
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