June 18, 2012
During the recent Southeast Region Spring Meeting for the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, attendees heard a presentation outlining the various updates to ASTM E1300 Standard Practice for Determining Load Resistance of Glass in Buildings. According to a June 14 AAMA release, Scott Norville, Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Texas Tech University,...
June 15, 2012
Officials from the National Glass Association announced that YKK AP America has signed on as lead sponsor of the 7th Annual Glazing Executives Forum, to be held in Las Vegas, Sept. 13 in conjunction with GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo. The program was created by and for owners, presidents, CEOs and senior managers in the North American glazing and architectural glass...
June 12, 2012
Michael Collins, managing director of the building products group of Jordan, Knauff & Co., outlined several positive trends for the fenestration industry during his keynote address at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association 2012 Summer Conference in Oak Brook, Ill."A lot of companies ... are telling me they are up 15 to 20 percent, and I expect that [percentage] to be higher in...
June 11, 2012
The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance gathered in Ottawa, Ontario, June 4-7 for its Summer Technical Conference. The group made strides on several fronts, including a thermal stress standard, several technical documents, and its work to address gas permeability.Thermal stress standardIGMA has agreed to provide the majority of the funding required to develop the models for the development of...
May 30, 2012
Garibaldi Glass will host the second annual Garibaldi Glass Day, June 7, at its Wiggins Street facility in Burnaby, British Columbia. The event will start at 1 p.m. and will feature AIA CES programs, as well as a Mardi Gras-inspired reception beginning at 5:00 pm. The schedule is as follows:1:00-2:15 p.m.: "Optimizing performance in commercial fenestration," presented by Mike Gainey of Azon2:30-3...
May 17, 2012
The 7th Annual Glazing Executives Forum, to be held Sept. 13 in conjunction with GlassBuild America in Las Vegas, will feature discussions on the economy, green building, project management and other key issues facing the glass industry, according to a May 17 release from the National Glass Association."We are thrilled with the innovative lineup of speakers and discussions at this year's Glazing...
May 3, 2012
The second edition of GPD South America will take place May 17-18 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Organized in conjunction with the Glass South America exhibition, the conference's final program is now available at www.gpd.fi. . Registration information is available here.
May 1, 2012
The registration deadline for the IGMA Summer Technical Conference, to be held June 4-7 in Ottawa, is this Friday, May 4. The conference will include a discussion on the primary technical issues in the insulating glass industry, a working meeting to create top resources for manufacturers of IGUs, as well as networking opportunities, according to event organizers.Click here to register.
April 3, 2012
Walking through the busy halls of Fensterbau/Frontale in Nuremberg, Germany, would indicate that demand for improved energy efficiency is accelerating in the European window and door industry. Triple glazing and thermally improved framing systems of all types were evident throughout the booths of profile suppliers and window and door manufacturers exhibiting at the show. Windows said...
March 20, 2012
Glass industry representatives gathered in Las Vegas for the BEC Conference, March 18-20. Hosted by the Glass Association of North America, the event offered sessions on topics ranging from avoiding problems in the field to changes in contract language."The theme of our meeting is: how to position your company for recovery," said Henry Taylor, architectural services team manager for Kawneer Co.,...