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More than Meets the Eye: Five Things to Do to Ensure a Successful Fire-Rated Glazing Installation

The market for fire-rated glass products has seen rapid growth in recent years. Gone are the days of wired-glass stairwells, as the industry has welcomed in an abundance of light and transparency that flows deep into the building—thanks in part to the developments in fire-rated glazing materials. But, not everything is always as simple as it may seem. In some instances that rapid growth has also resulted in a lack of exposure to glass and framing developments, some experts say. And contract glaziers, for one, are not always aware of the inherent differences in fire-rated materials compared to traditional products. Continue Reading

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The “I” in the Sky: BEC Sessions Hone in On Industry Knowledge

They say in Vegas the eye in the sky is watching us all, but it’s a different “eye” that takes the stage once a year when the contract glaziers head into town. I-words, instead, were the name of the game during the 2014 Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, organized by the Glass Association of North America, which took place March 16-18 at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino. Here’s a look back at five key themes that resonated throughout this year’s event. Continue Reading

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Injury, Fatality Concerns Prompt Construction Industry To Team Up For “Safety Week”

The construction industry has seen a recent increase in fatalities on job sites, and members across the industry have now come together this week to … Continue Reading

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Some Good, Some Bad

When USGlass magazine approached us about creating a way to measure contract glaziers’ confidence in the future, we set about to test and develop research … Continue Reading

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Don’t Bank On It: Struggling Banks Add to the Struggles of Glass Companies

“We had the largest backlog and the largest receivable in the history of the company at the time of the receivership so it’s all hard … Continue Reading

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Cream of the Crop: Top Glazing Contractors in 2011 Share Their Hopes, Concerns

These are among the toughest times in the contract glazing industry, yet industry leaders remain. Here is a snapshot of the industry’s top glazing contractors, … Continue Reading

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Seeing Double: Glazing Contractor Sees Applications of Double-Skin Façades on the Rise

We’ve heard about them, some of us have seen them, a lot fewer of us have actually worked with them, but that may be about … Continue Reading

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Is BIM Still Big?

“This is definitely the biggest thing to happen in my career and I’ve been in this business almost 30 years.” That’s what Steve Jones, senior … Continue Reading

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Dog- Eat- Dog: In Today’s Economy, Everyone’s Looking to Sink Their Teeth Into Your Market Share

Times are tough. Profits are down and glass companies are closing every day; it’s no wonder some people will do anything to make a buck. … Continue Reading

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The Results Are In: Contract Glaziers Speak Out in USGlass Magazine’s Survey

You don’t know until you ask, they say. To know how better to serve our readers in these challenging times—where rumors of recession circulate, and … Continue Reading

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