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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

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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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Bird-Safe Design Discussion Takes Flight at Fall Conference

Michael Mesure with FLAP Canada spoke at the GANA Fall Conference about design options that can help mitigate bird deaths caused by glass collisions.

The subject of bird-friendly glazing has been in the news frequently of late—but the topic is not new. For decades, groups and organizations have advocated for safer designs and glazing options. Michael Mesure with Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada … Continue reading

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GANA to Celebrate 20 Years During Fall Conference

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) will celebrate its 20-year anniversary with a reception September 23 at 6:30 p.m. during the GANA Fall Conference in Toronto. The conference will be held September 23-26 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto … 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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Centric to Manage Canadian Glass Association

The Canadian Glass Association (CGA), which provides support to the Canadian glass industry regarding building codes, standards and legislation, has selected Centric Management and Consulting to serve as its new management company. “The Canadian Glass Association is excited to work … Continue reading

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Decorative Glass Takes the Spotlight at Neocon

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Glass—you can write on it, walk on it and, oh yes, look through it. And for the commercial interiors and design industry, the one place to find the latest products and styles for everything from office chairs to new possibilities … Continue reading

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BEC Conference to Feature a Range of Presentations

The Glass Association of North America (GANA) has announced a number of sessions for the upcoming Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, which is scheduled for March 16-18 at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Richard A. Beuke, vice president of … Continue reading

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Tempering Division Continues to Develop New Work Items

: GANA’s Tempering Division focused on updates to various GIBs and other documents during the Annual Conference.

The Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Tempering Division session rounded out the group’s Annual Meeting, which is taking place this week in Orlando, Fla. The division has a number of Glass Informational Bulletins (GIB) in development stages, and is … Continue reading

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