More articles by Nick St. Denis

Condo, BIM Talk Closes out BEC Conference

Courtney Little of ACE Glass gives BEC attendees an update Tuesday on legal issues surround the fenestration industry.

After two and a half days of extensive networking and industry discussion, the Glass Association of North America’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) conference came to a close Tuesday. On the final day, Courtney Little of ACE Glass gave an update … Continue reading

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Industry Workforce a Focal Point at BEC Conference

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Former pro baseball player Jim Abbott delivered the keynote address at the conclusion of the BEC Conference’s second day, but Abbott wasn’t the only presenter at the event talking about teams. A theme stressed throughout the day was the building … Continue reading

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Technical Committee, Project Study Get Things Started at BEC Conference

Building envelope consultant and engineer Dr. Dudley McFarquhar presents a case study of a large-scale hospital project in Dallas during the opening session of the BEC Conference Sunday.

The BEC Conference kicked off Sunday afternoon following the conclusion of the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Annual Conference. Perhaps the joint networking session in the evening was the highlight of the day, though some important topics were covered … Continue reading

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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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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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