More articles by Nick St. Denis

Safe Glass Solutions: New Program Puts Name into Action

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The current inventory of public and institutional buildings contains an ample amount of wired glass, originally installed due to fire protection requirements. Many of these facilities, however, were built prior to code changes that deemed wired glass applications subject to … Continue reading

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Another Skylight Fall in New England; OSHA Issues Advisory on Snow Removal

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At least six people have fallen through skylights in New England this past week as a result of snow-covered rooftops—the most recent accident happening Tuesday in Westwood, Mass. A 17-year-old fell more than 25 feet after stepping on a skylight … Continue reading

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Skylight Falls Rampant in Snowy New England; Industry Discussing Fall Resistance

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The New England area has gotten pounded with snow the past couple weeks, and it’s not only the roads that have succumbed to accidents. There has been an alarming number of incidents involving skylights in the past week alone—and at … Continue reading

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liquidoranges Goes Platinum

liquidoranges designs and creates custom art glass for architectural applications.

Architectural art glass design firm liquidoranges doesn’t have a bunch of standard products sitting on its shelves. Instead, each product the company creates is specifically designed for a given project. That leaves plenty of room on the shelves for other … Continue reading

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“Glass Gate” Touches Down at Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Increasingly bigger crowds and new exhibits prompted the Pro Football Hall of Fame to recently expand from 85,000 to 118,000 square feet and move its main entrance to the center of the museum. And with the expansion came a new … Continue reading

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Florida Energy Code Puts a Wrap on IGMA Conference

Code expert Arlene Z. Stewart of AZS Consulting talks to IGMA 2015 Winter Conference attendees about updates to the Florida energy code.

In many ways, the state of Florida is one of the leaders in influencing building and energy code development and implementation throughout the United States. And with fenestration being a crucial piece in the energy puzzle, the industry has a … Continue reading

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Safety, Reflectance Make Way into IGMA Conversation

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Safety continues to be an area of focus for the glass industry. Mike Burk with Intigral stressed this point last week during the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference, which concluded Friday in Fort Lauderdale. Burk, who leads … Continue reading

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Experts Weigh in on Sustainability, Green Efforts at IGMA

IGMA 2015 Winter Conference attendees gather for the general meeting breakfast Friday.

No extensive discussion regarding the modern manufacturing of building products and construction can be had without hitting on the topic of sustainability. That point was not lost on attendees at the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference in … Continue reading

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IGMA Attendees Put to Test at Construction Research Laboratory

IGMA attendee Chris Barry looks at a skylight that underwent missile testing at the Construction Research Library in Miami.

“The great thing about testing is, you don’t know what you don’t know.” That’s how Construction Research Laboratory Inc.  director of operations George Dotzler sums up the purpose of his company’s Miami-based facility, which hosted a group tour for the … Continue reading

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Provisional Certification a Focus at IGCC Meeting

Sparklike CEO Miikkael Niemi talks to IGMA committee members about the new Gasglass measuring tool for insulating glass units.

Prior to today’s opening of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) 2015 Winter Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the Insulating Glass Certification Committee’s (IGCC) met first for two days to discuss a number of topics. The first and maybe hottest … Continue reading

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