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A Look Back at glasstec 2014

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This year glasstec provided the worldwide glass industry with many new developments and technologies. Exhibitors were also excited with the show this year and optimistic about the future. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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Finding Meaning in Green

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The term “green” has different meanings to different people. We took to Greenbuild 2014 to find out what green components glass and fenestration industry-related companies have to offer, as well as what attendees think “green” means to them. Click HERE … Continue reading

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Exhibitors Offer Options for Increasing Efficiency at glasstec

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One common theme for glass industry companies is increasing production efficiency, without added costs. Today’s glasstec show video takes a look at some innovations that can help with just that. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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Exhibitors Take a Global Look at Glass Designs

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Today was all about the many possibilities in architectural glass. Watch the video below and learn more about the trends companies are seeing around the world. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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glasstec Opens in Dusseldorf

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The 2014 glasstec show opened this morning in Dusseldorf, Germany. Today, USGNN.com™ editors spoke to several manufacturers about their latest product launches—and why they chose to unveil them at the Dusseldorf show. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at glasstec 2014

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Before the halls of Messe Dusseldorf are filled with attendees from around the world, we’re taking an inside look at some of what’s involved in bringing this worldwide showcase of glass to life. Click HERE to watch the video on … Continue reading

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Use, Re-use of Glass Highlighted at Greenbuild 2014

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Given the key role glass plays in energy efficiency and sustainability, industry-related exhibitors are plentiful on the Greenbuild 2014 show floor. First, however, take a look at some of the other ways glass is making an impact in the green … Continue reading

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ICC-ES Technical Committee Votes Down Proposed Changes to AC385

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Last week, the International Code Council (ICC)-ES Technical Committee voted down proposed modifications of a certain Acceptance Criteria regarding alternatives to fire-resistance-rated glazing. The criteria, AC385, is used to “evaluate the use of special-purpose sprinkler heads with fixed glazed window … Continue reading

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Abel Questions “Balance and Transparency” of CGSB Glass Committee

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Last November, the Canadian General Standards Board’s (CGSB) had announced it was working on a new edition of the national standard for wired safety glass. In a news report posted this past May, the CGSB told USGNN.com™ it established a … Continue reading

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Trend Toward BIM Calls for Glaziers to Get on Board

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As Building Information Modeling (BIM) continues to build a presence in the construction industry, expectations are sky-high for the digital resource. “So many benefits are derived from BIM—from the building owner, to the architect, to the general contractor, and it … Continue reading

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