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China Glass Provides Unique International Opportunity

At China Glass 2015, Quanex, Sparklike and Inagas showcased their products together to demonstrate the link between materials, gas fill and measurement in insulating glass units. (Photo courtesy of Quanex)

Attendance at China Glass 2015 last week in Beijing was lighter than in recent years, but exhibitors in the glass and glazing industry were once again pleased with the opportunity the event provides to connect with a broad international audience. … Continue reading

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OSHA Penalizes Roofing Contractor for “Preventable” Fatality in Skylight Fall

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The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has penalized a Florida roofing contractor $154,000 for not providing adequate safety precautions at a site where one of its employees fell to his death through a skylight. Last … Continue reading

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Texas Extruder Faces OSHA Fines

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Extruders Inc., of Wylie, Texas, a division of Dallas-based door and window manufacturer Atrium Corp., is facing $26,500 in citations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following a November incident in which a maintenance worker died. OSHA announced the … Continue reading

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Battle for the “Building Envelope” Begins; Oldcastle Files Lawsuit Against Publisher

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Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® (OBE) has filed a lawsuit against a media publishing company alleging trade name and trademark infringement and unfair competition for the publisher’s use of the term “Building Envelope.” According to court documents filed in the United States District … Continue reading

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OSHA Cites Florida Window Installer for Fall Protection Violations

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Nine contractors at the newly constructed Oasis Park Square residential development in Doral, Fla., including one window-installation firm, are facing a total of $152,000 in proposed penalties after inspectors from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration … Continue reading

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Why are Commercial Buildings Getting Bigger?

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Commercial buildings are getting larger. In recent years, the size of commercial buildings has grown at a more rapid pace than the increase of the amount of buildings itself, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). But why? The … Continue reading

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PPI Report: Flat Glass Prices Down in April after Rise in March

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Flat glass prices dipped 1.1 percent in April, following a 0.8-percent increase in March, according to the latest Producer Price Index Report (PPI) issued by the U.S. Labor Department. The PPI program measures the average change over time in the selling prices … Continue reading

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Watch the May Newscast for a Look Back at AIA 2015

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In this month’s newscast from the AIA National Convention we’re taking a close look at products like fire-rated glass, as well as components that go into the completed system. We also talked to exhibitors and attendees to learn just how … Continue reading

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AIA Products Feature Form and Function

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Exhibitors at this year’s American Institute of Architects’ National Convention are featuring a wide range of glazing products. Today we’re taking a look at how glass can meet multiple performance and aesthetic demand. Click HERE to watch the video on … Continue reading

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AIA Exhibitors Showcase Glass Innovations

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Architects visiting this year’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention have found plenty of options when it comes to glass. Exhibitors are featuring solutions that can help create an attractive, high-performance façade. YKK AP also debuted its fourth video. … Continue reading

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