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CGA Offered Member Rate for GANA Fall Conference

Members of the Canadian Glass Association (CGA) can register for the Glass Association of North America (GANA) Fall Conference, to be held in Toronto, at the GANA member rate. The event is GANA’s first Fall Conference in Canada. The conference, … Continue reading

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AGC to Raise Prices of Glass Products in Japan

Asahi Glass Co. (AGC) announced it will raise the selling prices of its architectural glass products marketed in Japan, starting from delivery on September 1. Prices for flat glass products will increase by 15-20 percent, prices for mirror products will … Continue reading

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Intertek Adds Fire, Structural, and Code Evaluation Experts

In the wake of its December acquisition of Architectural Testing Inc. (ATI) and the recent introduction of the company’s Code Compliance Research Report (CCRR), Intertek has announced the addition of three engineering veterans to its building products division. Daniel Cheney … Continue reading

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Glass Expo Northeast™ is Returning to Long Island in 2015

The official dates and location for Glass Expo Northeast™ 2015 have been announced. The event will be held April 23-24 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge (Long Island), NY. Glass Expo Northeast is the region’s largest glass-related … Continue reading

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“Passive” Buildings Offer Return on Investment

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The Passive House Alliance US (PHAUS) has a big goal: to make the Passive House Building Energy Standard the leading mainstream market force. So what makes a building—and more importantly—a window—“passive?” According to the Passive House Institute’s website, “a building … Continue reading

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Nonresidential Lifts Construction Starts in June

With the help of a rebound in the nonresidential construction sector, new construction starts in June advanced six percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $549.7 billion—the highest level so far in 2014—according to McGraw Hill Construction. Nonresidential building … Continue reading

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Six Finalists for RIBA Stirling Prize Announced

The shortlist for the 2014 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize for the best new building has been announced, and the six buildings will now go head-to-head for architecture’s highest accolade, which be awarded October 16. “Every one … Continue reading

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CGI Windows & Doors Earns AIA Honor

CGI Windows & Doors Inc. has been named Allied Member of the Year by AIA Florida for the second time. “We are so honored to be able to work wth so many wonderful chapters of the AIA throughout Florida,” says … Continue reading

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North Carolina Puts Low-E Code Loophole into Effect, Fenestration Industry Poised to Respond

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An emergency building code rule that was adopted in North Carolina in June regarding low-E glass was put into effect the first week of July. The state’s residential building code used to require the use of low-E windows for their … Continue reading

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Latest Employment Report Shows Construction Recovery Remains ‘Choppy’

Twenty-seven states reduced the number of construction jobs between May and June, though construction firms in 38 states and the District of Columbia still had more employees this June than in June of 2013. Associated General Contractors of America officials … Continue reading

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