Volume 22, Issue 3 - May/June 2008

From the Editor
In the Know
by Charles Cumpston

Everything happens so quickly today. I was thinking the other day about when I was growing up in the 1950s in our area of West Virginia we often felt left out because the fads and fashions seemed to happen in other places and it took us so long to find out about them.

Not a problem today. Someone sneezes anywhere in the world and everyone across the globe can know about it within seconds thanks to the Internet, cell phones, Blackberries, you name it. We’re geared for instantaneous information today.

And because we want to take our place in this fast-paced information-filled world, we’ve started the Architects’ Guide to Glass and Metal e-newsletter. Twice a month, on the second and fourth Thursday, we send out an electronic newsletter filled with the latest news of the industry that architects and designers need to stay current with what is going on in the architectural glass and metal community.

This includes the latest in industry products and techniques as well as innovative projects and the ways they are using architectural glass and metal. If you are not already receiving the Architects’ Guide to Glass and Metal e-newsletter, go to www.glassguides.com and sign up today. It’s the easiest, most convenient way to stay abreast of what is going on in our industry and how it might affect you.

In this issue, we are previewing the AIA convention in Boston.

We know those of you who will be attending will be very busy, but we want to suggest that if you have some free time there are many structures in the city with interesting architectural glass and metal use. Boston is a very walkable city and it has a very good public transportation system. Here’s hoping the weather will be sunny and bright to inspire you to get out and see Boston’s architecture while you’re visiting the city for the AIA convention or at any other time you will be there.

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