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William (Bill) J. Birch Passes Away

The glass industry has lost another individual who had worked tirelessly for the industry. William (Bill) J. Birch passed away on Saturday, June 27, in Topeka, Kan., at the age of 81. He served as the executive vice president of … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Glazing Manual

Every Thursday leading up to USGlass magazine’s 50th Anniversary celebration in August, USGNN.com™ is taking a look back at past issues and highlighting advertisements, stories and images that ran throughout the publication’s half-century life. This week, we’re going to the manual. The … Continue reading

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Q&A With Structural Glass Engineer James O’Callaghan

James O'Callaghan of Eckersley O'Callaghan talks to attendees at GANA's BEC Conference last week about structural glazing.

James O’Callaghan and his firm Eckersley O’Callaghan have been pushing the (building) envelope with glass for years, and the engineer hopes the growing momentum of structural glass applications continues to drive innovation in the building community. O’Callaghan discussed the evolution of … Continue reading

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Colapietro Named GANA Member of Year

In November 2013, the glass industry lost a dear friend, Greg Carney, who spent more than 30 years in the industry and served as the Glass Association of North America (GANA) technical director from 1999 to 2009. He was known … Continue reading

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Apogee CEO Encourages Industry to Get Retrofitted

Out with the old, or in with the new? How about a little of both. Apogee Enterprises CEO Joseph Puishys gave attendees at the Glass Association of North America (GANA) Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference an industry update Monday. His … Continue reading

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BEC Attendees Get Crash Course in Codes

Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting gave BEC Conference attendees an update on construction codes relating to fenestration.

Building code changes and increased stringency require the glass and glazing industry to stay informed, and code expert Tom Culp of Birch Point Consulting did just that at GANA’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference earlier this week. Monday, Culp gave … Continue reading

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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 the March Newscast for a Wrap-Up from BEC

As Glass Association of North America’s Building Envelope Conference wraps up, USGNN™ captures the state of the industry, as well as the event’s impact on glass and glazing professionals. Check out the March newscast for some highlights and exclusive interviews, … 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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