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GlassCon Discussions Take a Look at Structural Glass Designs

Vincente Montes-Amoros with CDC spoke today at GlassCon about glass breakage in glass railing systems.

Codes and standards have a major role to play when it comes to designing and constructing a safe building—possibly even more so when glass becomes a structural element. A number of discussions involving structural glass codes, standards and design were … Continue reading

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GlassCon Debuts with Transatlantic Debate Covering Global Glass Innovation

Graham Dodd of Arup took part in today's Glasscon Global Transatlantic Debate.

“Some of the greatest minds in our industry are in attendance at this conference.” Those were the words of Ed Zaucha, chair of the inaugural GlassCon Global Conference, which opened today at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Approximately 350 … Continue reading

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UK-Based Bi-Fold Door Maker Ready to Tackle U.S. Market

Origin president Ben Halvorsen (center) talks with Venice Chamber of Commerce CEO John Ryan and Venice mayor John Holic at the local opening of Origin’s new U.S. headquarters in April. (photo: Origin)

UK-based aluminum bi-fold door maker Origin has opened its first U.S. headquarters in Venice, Fla. According to Origin USA president Ben Halvorsen, the reasons for expansion across the pond were many. “First, America is still the best place in the … Continue reading

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ArcelorMittal Fourth Steelmaker to Settle in Ongoing Antitrust Lawsuit

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Another shoe has dropped in the ongoing federal antitrust lawsuit involving a group of U.S. steelmakers. ArcelorMittal, one of eight steel manufacturers initially listed as defendants in an ongoing class action lawsuit  in the U.S. District Court for the Northern … Continue reading

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New Texas Facility a ‘Significant Milestone’ for YKK AP America

YKK AP America's new Texas facility will be dedicated to production, distribution and logistics.

YKK AP America has a plan, and this week marked a major part of its unfolding. The company announced Tuesday it has opened the doors to its new, 105,000-square-foot Texas facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area—a major expansion move by … Continue reading

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HPDs Provide Transparency in Green Building Community

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As the green building community grows, so does the demand for disclosure of material content. And to make that disclosure process simpler, Health Product Declarations (HPD) have emerged over the last few years in the construction materials and products industry. … Continue reading

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View the July Newscast for a Look Back at AIA 2014

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The 2014 AIA National Convention concluded last week, offering attendees information about many of the hottest glass and fenestration industry products. Watch the video to learn more about what exhibitors had to offer. Click HERE to watch the video on … Continue reading

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AIA Exhibitors Focus on Impact Products and More

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Companies taking part in the 2014 AIA National Convention last week had a lot to offer in terms of glass and glazing products. A number of exhibitors focused on architects’ increasing interest in impact products, among various other themes. Watch … Continue reading

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View the June Newscast for News from AIA

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In USGlass magazine’s June newscast, look for the latest video interviews from the American Institute of Architects convention taking place this week in Chicago. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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Take a Look at Chicago’s Glassy Architecture

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The AIA National Convention takes place this week in Chicago. Watch this video for a look at some eye-catching installations. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

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