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Video: Equipment and Software on Display in Las Vegas

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GlassBuild America continues in Las Vegas and today USGlass and Door and Window Market (DWM) magazine editors focus on the latest equipment and software. Find out what new developments may be right for your business. Also learn what exhibitors are … Continue reading

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Software Makes a Push at GlassBuild America

Tyson Oldroyd, project manager at Kimzey Software, talks to GlassBuild attendees about Glasstrax, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software program for glass businesses.

As part of the construction community, the fenestration industry utilizes plenty of hardware. Software, however, has also staked its claim. Among the more than 330 industry suppliers exhibiting at GlassBuild America 2014 in Las Vegas are a handful of software … Continue reading

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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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