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Condo, BIM Talk Closes out BEC Conference

Courtney Little of ACE Glass gives BEC attendees an update Tuesday on legal issues surround the fenestration industry.

After two and a half days of extensive networking and industry discussion, the Glass Association of North America’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) conference came to a close Tuesday. On the final day, Courtney Little of ACE Glass gave an update … Continue reading

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Watch: BEC Hits its Stride on Second Day

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Day two of the BEC Conference in Las Vegas hit on a number of topics, including the state of structural glazing and implications of current codes. Check out today’s newscast, as USGNN.com™ has it all covered.

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Industry Workforce a Focal Point at BEC Conference

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Former pro baseball player Jim Abbott delivered the keynote address at the conclusion of the BEC Conference’s second day, but Abbott wasn’t the only presenter at the event talking about teams. A theme stressed throughout the day was the building … Continue reading

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Technical Committee, Project Study Get Things Started at BEC Conference

Building envelope consultant and engineer Dr. Dudley McFarquhar presents a case study of a large-scale hospital project in Dallas during the opening session of the BEC Conference Sunday.

The BEC Conference kicked off Sunday afternoon following the conclusion of the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Annual Conference. Perhaps the joint networking session in the evening was the highlight of the day, though some important topics were covered … Continue reading

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Watch Monday’s Newscast for Opening Coverage of the BEC Conference

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Nearly 400 industry members are in attendance for this year’s BEC Conference, which kicked off Sunday at the conclusion of the Glass Association of North America (GANA) Annual Conference. Check out today’s newscast to hear what attendees are most looking … Continue reading

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GANA Annual Conference Opens with Thermal Stress Discussions

Thermal stress conditions in heat-strengthened spandrel glass was the opening discussion topic during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Tempering Division meeting. The group met today as part of GANA’s 2015 Annual Conference, taking place at the Paris Las … Continue reading

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GSA Assesses Retrofit Technology for Energy Savings

Along with the private sector, the federal government continues its efforts to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings. In at least one study, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has keyed in on a potential solution regarding fenestration. Twenty-eight percent … Continue reading

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After 60 Years, Miami’s Dash Door Still Open to New Ideas

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In 2015, Dash Door & Closer Service Inc. of Miami celebrates its 60th year of success in South Florida, but don’t expect these company employees to spend a lot of  time reminiscing. They’re far too busy for that. “It’s been fun, but in … Continue reading

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Safe Glass Solutions: New Program Puts Name into Action

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The current inventory of public and institutional buildings contains an ample amount of wired glass, originally installed due to fire protection requirements. Many of these facilities, however, were built prior to code changes that deemed wired glass applications subject to … Continue reading

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Texas-Based Glass Company Owner Admits to Tax Fraud

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The owner of Waco, Texas-based glass company Rocket Glass and Mirror pled guilty to tax fraud and making false statements to the government. Sixty-two-year-old Douglas Lynn Lyon admitted to filing false tax returns and underreporting his business income from 2006-2012. … Continue reading

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