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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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Skylight Falls Rampant in Snowy New England; Industry Discussing Fall Resistance

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The New England area has gotten pounded with snow the past couple weeks, and it’s not only the roads that have succumbed to accidents. There has been an alarming number of incidents involving skylights in the past week alone—and at … Continue reading




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USGlass Readers’ Choice Awards

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This special section highlights products from USGlass magazine’s Annual Readers Choice Awards, which are selected by you: our readers. The results stem from a survey that included all of the products from the USGlass Showcase section, Annual New Products Guide, … Continue reading




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CPSC Considers Revisions to Safety Certification Regulations

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The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has reopened its safety certification rulemaking proceedings to revise certification obligations for domestic and imported consumer products subject to CPSC safety standards, including architectural glass, among others. The CPSC rulemaking proceeding proposes revisions to … Continue reading




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Protective Glazing Council International Merges with GANA – Why it’s Important

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The Protective Glazing Council International (PGC) and the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) protective glazing committee will soon be one, as the groups are merging. GANA’s technical director Urmilla Sowell, who also serves as the president of PGC, made … Continue reading




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Ballots, Bulletins and More Keep Laminators and Temperers Busy






Both the laminating and tempering divisions of the Glass Association of North America (GANA) were hard at work when they met last week in Toronto for their Fall Conference. Each division discussed the progress and development of various documents and bulletins, … Continue reading




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Fall Conference Discussions Cover Big Topics

Courtesy of Tom Culp, Birch Point Consulting.





When Glass Association of North America (GANA) divisions and committees met in Toronto last week for the group’s Fall Conference, members had plenty to discuss. Those in attendance covered topics ranging from ongoing interest in Building Information Modeling (BIM) to … Continue reading




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CSA Group Moves Closer to Guardrail Standard Completion

Dwayne Torrey of the CSA Group spoke to Fall Conference attendees about the development of a standard for guards and railings.





Over the past few years, the city of Toronto has seen a number of cases involving glass falling from balustrades and railings. As a result, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group began work on the development of a standard in 2012, … Continue reading




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