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NFRC Says It’s ‘Just Scratching the Surface’ in Ratings and Codes

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Since its founding in 1989, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has issued about 400 project-specific commercial label certificates and roughly 8,500 unique commercial product ratings. But senior program manager Ray McGowan wants to see those numbers go up. Way … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Building Strong in November

Positive November construction statistics raised the Dodge Index to 143, up from a revised 127 for October and marking the strongest month so far in 2014, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $677.8 … Continue reading

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New Green Building Code Includes Glass, Fenestration Implications

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ASHRAE, ANSI, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Illuminating Engineering Society recently released the 2014 version of the green building standard. The new version, Standard 189.1-2014, “Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings,” includes … Continue reading

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Show Floor Expands at Glass Expo West™ ’15 with Triview Glass Industries LLC

Triview Glass Industries LLC is set to exhibit at Glass Expo West™ ’15, a two-day architectural glass event to be held March 19-20, 2015, at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center in Irvine, Calif. Triview Glass Industries of City of Industry, Calif., … Continue reading

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Doughty’s Tubelite Territory Expanded

Tim Doughty, a client development manager for Tubelite Inc., has expanded his territory to serve glazing contractors and architectural teams in Alabama, Georgia and the Florida Panhandle. Doughty has four decades of experience in the glass and metal industry. He … Continue reading

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With “Bird-Friendly” Glass Out of Picture, Vikings Stadium Eyes Post-Install Solution

A rendering of the new stadium in downtown Minneapolis. (Credit: Vikings.com)

The ongoing construction of the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium—which will utilize approximately 190,000 square feet of glass in a prime migratory area—has continued to draw the attention of bird activists and legislators alike. However, recent calls for the builder to … Continue reading

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Sika AG to Meet with Investors over Saint-Gobain Deal

Swiss specialty chemical company Sika AG has announced it will hold an investor meeting to discuss Saint-Gobain’s (SGO) move to seek a controlling interest in the company. Schenker Winkler Holding AG, which is owned by the Burkard family and holds … Continue reading

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C.R. Laurence Closed for Christmas, Days After

Glass and glazing industry manufacturer C.R. Laurence announced all CRL and U.S. Aluminum service centers will be closed Thursday, December 25 through Sunday, December 28. “Our customer service departments, will call service counters and shipping warehouses will not be staffed … Continue reading

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Study: World Flat Glass Demand to Rise 8.6 Percent Annually through Next Four Years

Through 2018, the architectural market is projected to remain the largest source of demand for flat glass, according to a forecast study by the Freedonia Group. However, the fastest growth will be seen in other markets, driven by rising manufacturing … Continue reading

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Watch the December Newscast for an Installation Close-Up and a few Laughs

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The USGNN™ December newscast takes an on-site look at a safety glazing installation during a courthouse retrofit. And as is tradition, this month’s edition includes our annual outtakes from the USGNN anchors. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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