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AAMA Releases Updated Aluminum Finishes Documents






The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released two documents specific to aluminum finishes. AAMA 612, one of the documents, describes test procedures and performance requirements for architectural quality combined finishes of anodic oxide sealed with a transparent … Continue reading




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GPD Focuses on Performance and Innovation

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In today’s GPD video we’re taking a look at several big discussion topics. These include tornado glazing as well as design elements for creating energy-efficient, high-performance facades. Watch the video to learn more. Click HERE to watch the video on … Continue reading




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GPD Gets Underway in Finland

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From education to networking, Glass Performance Days (GPD) is unique. The event opened today in Tampere, Finland, with a focus on changes and innovations affecting the glass industry. Our video coverage today offers a close look at the discussions and … Continue reading




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Are You Prepared to Fail? GPD Presenter Says Failure is Good

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In Silicon Valley, the culture is to fail. With rapidly evolving technology and innovations, perhaps this is a mindset that the glass industry, too, should consider. “Let’s fail together,” suggested architect Kai-Uwe Bergman, partner with the firm BIG, today during … Continue reading




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ABI Increases in May after Dip in April






The Architectural Billings Index (ABI) was back up in May after its second monthly drop of the year. According to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), May’s ABI score was 51.9, up from 48.8 in April. The ABI reflects the … Continue reading




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Goodman Joins AGC Glass Architectural Team






AGC Glass Company has appointed Scott Goodman as its architectural representative in Florida. Goodman brings to AGC 24 years of glass industry experience in sales, management and product development, and is well-versed in the commercial construction supply chain. He began his career in … Continue reading




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Anaheim Glass Shop Credits “Relationships” to 70 Years in Business






A third-generation Southern California glass shop will celebrate its 70th anniversary early next month. Anaheim Glass was opened on July 5, 1945 by entrepreneur Nick Wingert. The company, which sells a range of glass and glass-related products and services for the … Continue reading




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BLOG: GIG Economy???






“I’m always fascinated by new definitions or uses for old words, and just a few days ago, I was taken aback by yet another ‘word recycling,’ if you will. Specifically, I heard a politician (and who can spin and recycle … Continue reading




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Roofing Contractor’s Indictment Shows Importance of Fall Safety

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A roofing company owner charged with lying to federal authorities investigating the death of an employee illustrates why glazing contractors and door and window installers must take falling hazards seriously. James J. McCullagh of James J. McCullagh Roofing in Philadelphia … Continue reading




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Multifamily Up, Nonresidential Down in May Construction Starts






New construction starts climbed three percent from April to May at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $729.7 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The May statistics raised the Dodge Index to 154, up from a revised 149 for … Continue reading




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