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Who is Bringing in the Light?

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An ever-increasing implementation of green building practices in the architectural community has put natural light at a premium. New construction projects through the U.S. are using glass and glazing to maximize daylighting for energy efficiency and occupant health purposes. However, … Continue reading

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Ballot to be Circulated for Skylight Impact Standard Draft

An ASTM work group tasked with establishing a human impact standard for skylights is nearing the next stage of development. The group, ASTM WK17797, has completed work on the draft for the “Specification of Human Impact Test Criteria, with Procedure … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Reach for the Sky

Every Thursday, in conjunction with USGlass magazine’s 50th anniversary celebration, 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 have the sky covered. Throughout the history of … Continue reading

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Update: Texas Court Still to Issue Final Judgment in Skylight File Case

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A Tarrant County, Texas, jury recently decided one man’s fall through a skylight was worth a $33.8 million verdict in his favor. Motions seeking entry of judgment by both parties are due April 30 and a hearing is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Another Skylight Fall in New England; OSHA Issues Advisory on Snow Removal

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At least six people have fallen through skylights in New England this past week as a result of snow-covered rooftops—the most recent accident happening Tuesday in Westwood, Mass. A 17-year-old fell more than 25 feet after stepping on a skylight … Continue reading

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AAMA Releases New Guideline for Installing Preassembled Unit Skylights onto a Roof

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published AAMA 1607, “Voluntary Installation Guidelines for Unit Skylights.” This document provides a guideline for installing pre-assembled unit skylights onto a roof. “The AAMA 1607 document is the first and only comprehensive unit … Continue reading

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Skylights Highlight AIA Convention

It’s designed to track and capture sunlight, lower overall energy consumption and be environmentally-friendly all at once. One of several intricate light systems on display this week at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in Denver, the Parans SP3 … Continue reading

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