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Renovation Mix-up Shows Why Glass Choice Must Be Handled With Care

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A commercial renovation project in Charlottesville, Va., underscores the importance of proper glass selection based on local requirements—particularly in historic jurisdictions. After unveiling a new façade renovation last fall, owners of the Violet Crown Charlottesville theater will replace all of … Continue reading

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Glass at Oregon Zoo Reveals the Elephant in the Room

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The Oregon Zoo recently underwent a big expansion for a big animal. A four-year, $57-million project quadrupled the size of its elephant habitat, and it got a key assist from glass. Within the exhibit, which opened to the public last … Continue reading

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Glass Businesses Prepare for Winter Storm Jonas

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Mother Nature has treated the mid-Atlantic region to a mostly mild winter this season. This weekend, it appears to be payback time. According to the Weather Channel, “Winter Storm Jonas is expected to bring heavy snow to at least 15 states, … Continue reading

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Post Breakage Retention a Key Factor of Glass Safety in Attacks

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Last Friday, France suffered the worst attack it has seen in decades and the deadliest since World War II. In an approximate one-hour span, ISIS-linked terrorists executed multiple attacks at seven locations in Paris, killing at least 129 people and wounding … Continue reading

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Report: Glass, Doors and Windows Could be Strong U.S. Exports

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A global construction boom and a growing emphasis on “green” building technologies will create strong opportunities for U.S. building products exporters, including manufacturers of glass, doors and windows. That’s according to the 2015 Top Markets Report for Building Products and … Continue reading

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Apple Awarded Another Structural Glass Design Patent

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Apple has ensured yet another one of its glass structures will remain one of a kind for at least 14 years. The electronics giant was awarded a patent last week for its glass cylinder store entrance design, which was put … Continue reading

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Study: Natural Benefits of Glazing Key in Young Learning Environments

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From a building design standpoint, is the use of glazing the most important factor in learning and academic performance of elementary school students? One recent study suggests that just may be. The University of Salford, Manchester, in the United Kingdom … 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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AGC Launches Energy Select 20

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Following the introduction of its triple-silver Energy Select 28, AGC is now offering a new high-performing coating on three of its most popular tinted substrates: Pure Bronze, Pure Grey and Meadow Green. According to the company, Energy Select 20 provides … Continue reading

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