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Apple Taking Bite Out of Glass Architecture

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Apple loves glass, and it’s stocking up on the patents to prove it. The company was awarded a patent last month by the US Patent and Trademark Office for its well-known glass cube building design, as featured at its flagship Manhattan … Continue reading

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Bird Safety a Growing Priority in Communities’ Approach to Glass

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According to the American Bird Conservancy, an estimated 300 million to 1 billion birds die each year from collisions with glass on everything, from skyscrapers to homes. “Birds can’t see glass [and] they don’t understand the same cues [humans do]. … Continue reading

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Follow the Glass up One World Trade Center

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The glass portion of the design and construction of One World Trade Center in Manhattan saw its fair share of controversy, something USGlass magazine covered extensively during the project. But now that the shiny structure is standing tall and can … Continue reading

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Second Version of HPD on Horizon for Green Building Community

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The Health Product Declaration (HPD) continues to be on the move in the green building industry, and it’s growing in the architectural glass sector, as well. The HPD Collaborative is set to release HPD v.2.0 to the public in to … Continue reading

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Construction Industry Continues to Raise Concerns over Proposed Silica Rule

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Earlier this year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposed to amend its existing standards for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica, a move that has garnered some pushback from the construction industry over the past 10 months. In … Continue reading

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13th-Century Windows From Historic French Landmark Scheduled for U.S. Visit

In two years, the United States will have an opportunity to see something it has never seen before. It’s nothing new, however. In fact, it’s very, very old. If all goes as planned, a 20-foot-high stained-glass window from the 13th … Continue reading

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Recent California Supreme Court Ruling Changes Game for Architects

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What started out as a discrepancy over glass has turned into a much larger conversation about where architects’ liability ends. The California Supreme Court recently ruled that, at least in one case, architects in the state owe a “duty of … Continue reading

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Glass, Glazing Businesses Make Way to Inc. 5000 List

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More than half a dozen architectural glass and glazing-related companies made Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America. Leading the way for the industry at No. 1,762 overall is Western Window Systems, a door … Continue reading

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American Manufacturing Bill Sitting in Congress

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Legislation that seeks to bolster manufacturing in the United States is now awaiting consideration in Congress. The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013 (H.R. 2996/S.1468) was reported to Congress by committee at the end of last month. The … Continue reading

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California Earthquake Puts Glass Businesses on Rebound

Damage to the U.S. Post Office building in Napa, California. (Photo credit: Matthew Keys, Wikimedia Commons)

Glass shops in Napa County, Calif., are picking up the pieces in their homes and businesses today after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake rippled through the area over the weekend. The earthquake struck Sunday morning at 3:24 a.m. PDT, with its epicenter … Continue reading

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