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Be on Guard & Stay Informed

One of the most talked about parts of my post from last week was the video I posted from CNBC talking about banks being winners/losers during the growing volatility out there. So this week when I saw this blurb on the excellent newsletter “The Scroll” I knew I had to share.

By Max Perilstein | September 11, 2023

Podcast Trio of Justice

The latest edition of the From the Fabricator podcast is now up and we’ve got three folks coming from three different directions. Good stuff on all.

By Max Perilstein | September 04, 2023

Current product-specific EPDs depend on new fenestration PCR

For fenestration manufacturers, the road to LEED v4.1 certification has been made more difficult recently by a defunct program operator for the product category rule. With a new PCR for fenestration developed with a coalition of industry groups, including NGA, companies will now be able to qualify for the rule.

By Mary Avery | September 01, 2023

Refurbishing Ash

The wildfires that destroyed large parts of Lahaina are a terrible tragedy. The culture's signature banyan tree offers an allegory for resilience and teamwork in times of crisis.

By David Vermeulen | August 31, 2023

Glass Cast Episode 5

Dave Ferrett, Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems, discusses recent project challenges.

Glass Cast Episode 4

Matt Kamper of Woodbridge Glass talks about a recent challenge where the glazing team came into conflict with the design team over plans for the curtain wall system.

The Thrill of the Pod

Next week there will be a new episode of the From the Fabricator podcast. It looks to be a good one. It got me thinking on how many people I’ve interviewed so far. The three guests that will appear will be numbers 114, 115, and 116. When I tallied that up, I was somewhat stunned. I did not think I had interviewed that many people, but sure enough I have.

By Max Perilstein | August 28, 2023

Legacy looks or future focused? All are possible with high performance finishes

Architectural finishes are versatile, and can help designers match historic looks or more modern aesthetics. Both can offer durable quality, if suppliers and manufacturers know what to look for.

By Tammy Schroeder | August 21, 2023

Thoughts Out West

I never thought I’d be leading off a blog talking about a hurricane hitting southern California and the southwest, but here we are. Obviously sending positive thoughts to all, especially with regards to the rains and floods. Stay safe out there my friends. 

By Max Perilstein | August 21, 2023

The Best... and Staying That Way

“Glass can do everything…” that was the headline for the annual Glass Magazine Awards. When you look at the winners you realize that, indeed, it really can do everything! I loved going through the projects especially. Congrats to everyone who participated in this process as it makes our industry look great. Kudos to the winners, folks like Glass 3 Enterprises who have been involved in some amazing projects over the years getting recognition here.

By Max Perilstein | August 14, 2023