Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems Completes NACC Certification

The North American Contractor Certification (NACC) team has announced that Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems Inc. (BAGS) has completed the certification process.

Headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., BAGS was established in 1999 by Nick Bagatelos. The glazing sub-contractor designs, engineers, fabricates and installs exterior facades for complex multi-story buildings.

“We consistently innovate by looking at new and improved ways to structure and operate our manufacturing plants,” says Chris Bagatelos, CEO and brother of the founder.

This performance can be seen in Bagatelos’ recent project, the Sacramento Kings’ Golden One Center.

“We completed the project on time, on budget and we passed all of the tests from the start of design to fruition,” says Bagatelos.

Another of his all-time favorite projects is the Ziggurat Building in Sacramento.

“Every time I drive by this project I smile because it reminds me of when the business was just getting started,” he says. “BAGS is committed to smart growth and innovation and being the best at what we do. Committing the resources to achieve the NACC certification could only serve to better our company and allow for the validation of what we are doing well and shine a light on areas where we can grow and improve.”

The NACC program launched in 2015 and is available to architectural glass and metal companies throughout North America.

Tvitec Granted Isolar Award 2018 for Sustainable Glazing

Isolar Glas, a European glass fabricator association, has granted Tvitec System Glass the “Most Representative Project Award” for its performance on the glazing of 1100 15th Street Midtown Center in Washington, D.C. Tvitec, based in Cubillos del Sil, Spain, supplied more than 22,000 square meters of different sustainable glass products to transform the former Washington Post headquarters into a commercial and office complex that will host the Fannie Mae headquarters. This award will be shared with architecture office SHoP, curtainwall installer Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® and general contractor Clark Construction. Tvitec fabricated approximately 5,000 insulating glass units with high selective coatings Guardian Climaguard Premium 2T and AGC Stopray Vistion 5OT on Ipawhite in order to enhance the energy efficiency both inside and outside the building.


The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released the 2017/2018 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. This bi-annual report delivers timely information on residential and non-residential market trends and product relationships for windows, doors, skylights, curtainwalls and storefronts. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of March 2018. The report is available to both AAMA members and non-members for a fee from AAMA’s online store.

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