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Duke Students Detail Bird-Window Collisions in Study

A graph from the study.

The bird-friendly glazing craze has taken to the college campus. Earlier this month, students at Durham, N.C.-based Duke University published a study outlining buildings and the architectural characteristics throughout its West campus that contribute the most to bird collision deaths. … Continue reading

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Crystal Window’s Pennsylvania Facility Up and Running

Production is underway at Crystal Window & Door Systems’ new 336,500-square-foot facility in northeastern Pennsylvania, which the company acquired in October 2015. Crystal Window has outfitted a 60,000-square-foot portion of the building with production equipment. The facility is producing the Crystal Series 2000 … Continue reading

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Kevin Spacey to Kick off AIA Show

Award-winning producer and actor Kevin Spacey will deliver the keynote speech at the American Institute of Architects National Convention 2016 in Philadelphia. The show is set for May 19-21, and Spacey will speak on the first day. In 2014, he … Continue reading

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IBHS Supports Pres. Obama’s Recent Executive Action

The Tampa, Fla.-based Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is backing President Obama’s recently-signed Executive Order. Establishing a Federal Earthquake Risk Management Standard, signed last week, supports the administration’s efforts to create more resilient communities in areas at … Continue reading

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Room for Growth in Modeling for Building Envelope Contractors

Courtesy of Dodge Data & Analytics' SmartMarket Brief BIM report.

Specialty trade contractors are getting increasingly involved in building information modeling (BIM), according to a new report. Dodge Data & Analytics recently released “SmartMarket Brief: BIM Advancements No. 1,” which illustrates survey results from more than 200 large firms in … Continue reading

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Glaston’s Sales up in 2015, Entering 2016 with Caution

A fast start to the year helped Glaston finish 2015 with a 12-percent increase in net sales from 2014. Net sales totaled $140 (EUR 123.4) million, with the machines and services business areas both showing increased their net sales, particularly in … Continue reading

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New NFRC Manual Out to Public, Includes Thermochromic

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) released its newest version of the Window7/Therm7 Simulation Manual. The manual can be found here. According to Pleotint, the document provides commercial glass fabricators and residential window manufacturers a procedure for generating energy performance … Continue reading

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Glass TEXpo™ ’16 to Include HMI Cardinal

HMI Cardinal will exhibit at Glass TEXpo™ ’16, one of the region’s leading architectural glass and metal industry-related events. The conference and trade show will be held April 8-9, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio and Henry B. Gonzalez … Continue reading

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Texas Glazier Primed for Primetime

(photo courtesy of Anderson Glass)

When Anderson Glass first began doing projects for HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” employees jockeyed for the chance to do those jobs. Today, it’s business as usual. The Waco, Texas-based glass shop has been the go-to glass contractor for Magnolia, the construction … Continue reading

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Ed Bartlett Joins Walker

Montreal-based Walker Glass hired Ed Bartlett to cover the Western U.S. territory. Bartlett brings to Walker more than 25 years of experience in the architectural and contract glazing industry. He spent more than 20 years as the national sales manager … Continue reading

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