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NGA Recognizes Juneteenth: A Day of Celebration and Service

NGA recognizes Juneteenth, the annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War, as a day of celebration and service, commemorating Black history, culture, and contributions.

NGA Launches Vlog & Podcast | Episode 1: Creating an ESOP

Check out Glass Cast: From the NGA, the new summer series vlog and podcast from the National Glass Association. Join hosts Katy Devlin and Sara Neiswanger as they discuss a range of topics relevant to your glass business.

June 16, 2023

Supporting school security requires education and available, tested products

School shooter attacks are on everyone’s mind, and glazing and fenestration can be part of the security solution in schools. Because guidelines for selecting security building solutions are sometimes ambiguous, our industry has a critical role to play in advising and implementing the right glazing with the right level of protection.

By Lisa May | June 14, 2023

Trouble Ahead?

Reporting in the Wall Street Journal says that building in the commercial space may be coming to a bumpy landing. Landlords have been dealing in "interest only" loans, and the dollar amount of commercial mortgages is almost $1.5 trillion. 

By Max Perilstein | June 12, 2023

How to keep people cool with thermally broken framing

Temperatures are heating up. Systems that are thermally-broken help reduce heat transfer, and thus keep building occupants cooler, which often results in happier, more productive employees, in case of businesses.

5 Takeaways from Blueprint for Collaboration

The National Glass Association hosted a panel during the week of the AIA A'23 conference in San Francisco focused on sustainable practices in the glass and glazing industry. Panelists included Stanley Yee with Dow, Lisa Rammig with Eckersley O'Callaghan, Sophie Pennetier with Enclos, Chris Fronsoe with Vitro, Mark Suehiro with C.R. Laurence and Mike Turner with YKK AP. The panel was moderated by Tom Culp, an NGA code consultant. 

By Rachel Vitello | June 09, 2023

5 Takeaways from Safti First Facilities Tour

A tour of Safti First's facilities located in Merced, California, reveals the company's true variety of products and testing capabilities it has been able to acquire throughout its decades in existence. 

By Rachel Vitello | June 07, 2023

Houston Rocks

The great state of Texas never disappoints and that was the case again this past week when I had the honor of speaking at the Houston Area Glass Association (HAGA) luncheon. Just a tremendous group of people that are so engaged in our space and future. Among the highlights for me was HAGA awarding four scholarships to college and trade school applicants.

By Max Perilstein | June 05, 2023

How and Why Sunshades Can Make Your Project Attractive to a GC

While sunshades used to be considered mostly decorative, they have evolved and are recognized as a critical part of a glass and metal system, with respect to energy performance and design. Here's a review of trends to know and understand in sunshades right now.

Latest Podcast Episode and More

The latest From the Fabricator podcast is out and I have to say it is a very powerful episode. The insights shared this month are top notch, especially from a technical side of things and there were lots of lessons learned. Leading off is Anas Al Kassas of INOVUES. Interesting guy with a company positioned to do some amazing things in the growing retrofit space. Then on to Eliot Benor of Building Envelope Testing.

By Max Perilstein | May 30, 2023