More articles by Ellen Rogers

Exhibitors Focus on Education and Innovation at glasstec 2014

glasstec is thought of historically as a show for the glazing industry, but some companies also have another market in mind. A number of exhibitors are also focused on architects and meeting their project design, aesthetic and performance needs. glasstec … Continue reading

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One N.J. Fabricator Takes Steps to Get with the Zero

McGrory Glass installed 2,782 USA-made Sharp solar panels at its New Jersey facility.

The NetZero Energy Commercial Building Initiative, launched in August 2008, is the Department of Energy’s Commercial Buildings Program aiming to achieve marketable net zero energy commercial buildings (NZEBs) by 2025. McGrory Glass Inc. based in Paulsboro, N.J., is one company … Continue reading

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CPSC Considers Revisions to Safety Certification Regulations

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The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has reopened its safety certification rulemaking proceedings to revise certification obligations for domestic and imported consumer products subject to CPSC safety standards, including architectural glass, among others. The CPSC rulemaking proceeding proposes revisions to … Continue reading

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Ballots, Bulletins and More Keep Laminators and Temperers Busy

Both the laminating and tempering divisions of the Glass Association of North America (GANA) were hard at work when they met last week in Toronto for their Fall Conference. Each division discussed the progress and development of various documents and bulletins, … Continue reading

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Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

Courtesy of Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting.

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 … Continue reading

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CSA Group Moves Closer to Guardrail Standard Completion

Dwayne Torrey of the CSA Group spoke to Fall Conference attendees about the development of a standard for guards and railings.

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, … Continue reading

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Bird-Safe Design Discussion Takes Flight at Fall Conference

Michael Mesure with FLAP Canada spoke at the GANA Fall Conference about design options that can help mitigate bird deaths caused by glass collisions.

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 … Continue reading

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Decorative Glass Gets Trendy in Toronto

Mandy Marxen lead a discussion on decorative glass trends during the GANA Fall Conference.

“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 … Continue reading

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Solar Reflectivity Issues Open GANA Fall Conference

“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 … Continue reading

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EFCO Introduces PX32

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The PX32 Series thermal projected window is the newest addition to EFCO’s XTherm® line of products. The window has strutted and air pocketed thermal breaks that, according to the company, allow for significant gains in thermal resistance for vented configurations. … Continue reading

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