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From the Fabricator: Surprising Code Watch

We had a double blast of code dives this week with webinars from the National Glass Association and from Glass Canada. Both webinars did sound at least a minor alarm about the next area of concern for the commercial glass world when it comes to codes; that would be the spandrel area. This is something that bears watching.  

By Max Perilstein | June 23, 2020

Glass Magazine Awards Presents: Innovation in Crisis

In the face of COVID-19 pandemic, leading glass and glazing companies quickly pivoted to produce solutions for safer and healthier workspaces. These companies are invited to submit their essential products, projects, and/or achievements for consideration for recognition as part of Glass Magazine's new awards program, which  will highlight the industry’s role in responding to COVID-19. 

By Norah Dick | June 19, 2020

Back at It

More details came through on the July Glass Conference that will be all online. I mentioned the Conference on my last post but the extra particulars on the schedule got me going. The agenda is loaded and the value for three days of education―$150 for members and $200 for non-members―is off the charts.

By Max Perilstein | June 16, 2020

I’ve Worn A Mask At Work For A Week, And I Actually Prefer It

For the appointments I’ve been on so far, I have worn a mask when with the customer. And it has been absolutely fine. No dramas at all. Some have decided to wear masks when speaking with me as well, which is also absolutely fine.

How to Choose Material Surfaces That Support Healthier Environments

Color, texture, and durability play an important role when it comes to interior finishes. Specifying glass checks all these boxes and more, because it is a solid surface material that offers endless design possibilities, while also being durable and easy to disinfect

By Stephen Balik | June 09, 2020

The Glass Conference

I’ve noted this previously but here goes again; there’s a ton of content out there right now and it’s a challenge to determine what is worthy and what is not. One event that is absolutely worth it―even more than ever this year―is the Glass Conference coming in July.

By Max Perilstein | June 02, 2020

Tech Provides Smart Solutions for the COVID-19 Workplace

As state stay-at-home orders lift, industries are radically reconsidering workplace safety. Whether reopening, or increasing capacity after remaining open as an essential service during COVID-19, all companies are navigating the new safety concerns brought about by the coronavirus. In response to these new difficulties, tech companies are developing several potential solutions for the enforcement of social distancing, as well as contact tracing for sick employees.

Essential Connection

Even in isolation, glass creates the possibility for an essential connection—connection to the outdoors, to nature and, most importantly, to people. 

By Katy Devlin | May 26, 2020