More articles by Ellen Rogers

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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Dow Corning Introduces New Structural Glazing Sealant

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Dow Corning Corp. describes its structural silicone sealant as a high-performance solution to glazing challenges. According to the company, the new Dow Corning121 structural glazing sealant is easy-to-use and fast-curing with the potential to simplify installation and reduce repair time. … Continue reading

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The Devil is in the Details

Two 7- x 10-foot walls that form the structural and aesthetic focal points of the storefront were fabricated from eight layers of 3/4-inch thick, low-iron glass supplied by GlasPro.

The Devil may wear Prada, but Prada wears glasses—and wears them well at that. Originality has certainly made Prada one of the most influential fashion houses in the world, so when the Italian designer renovated its boutique on Rodeo Drive … Continue reading

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Construction Employment Gains ‘Remain Modest and Sporadic’

Construction employment expanded in 215 metro areas, declined in 80 and was stagnant in 44 between June 2013 and June 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.  Association officials … Continue reading

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CCBP Adds Bob Taylor to Sales Staff

Architectural glass and aluminum manufacturer/fabricator Columbia Commercial Building Products (CCBP) announced the addition of Bob Taylor to its sales staff. Taylor, who brings more than 40 years of glass industry experience, comes to CCBP to cover the Dallas-Ft. Worth, North … Continue reading

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Firestone Building Products Prescott Plant Celebrates Two Safety Milestones

Firestone Building Products Company LLC announced its Prescott, Ark., manufacturing facility received a Million Work Hour Award from the Arkansas Department of Labor (ADOL). The award is presented to plants that complete one million work hours without a lost day … Continue reading

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