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Understanding force requirements and ADA accessibility for windows

The Americans with Disabilities Act is civil rights law, not a building code or test method. Because of this, there are key considerations for designing to ADA, and testing systems to be ADA-capable.

Staying current with energy codes?

Increasingly stringent energy codes are pushing innovation in the fenestration industry. It benefits industry members to know about the codes governing the areas they work in so they can provide specification support to design teams.

Industry Metrics to Watch

At Glass Magazine and its publisher, the National Glass Association, we regularly track a series of economic and industry trend data to better understand what’s on the horizon for glass companies. We look at macro-economic data points, including unemployment and GDP, right along with construction industry-specific metrics, such as the Architectural Billings Index and the Dodge Momentum Index. Here are three additional data points we’re tracking that offer additional insights into market factors that affect glass companies.

Children’s Book Focuses on the Quality of the Trades

“Grit Leads to Greatness” is a children’s book written by duo Jenny Kerr Schroen and Chris Eccleston of Delmarva Veteran Builders.

3 Free Graphics Websites for Beginners

It's harder than ever to capture attention spans, but using graphics is one way to elevate your written message. Check out three free online resources.

By Sara Barchak | November 06, 2023

The Big GlassBuild 2023 Wrap Up

Wow. What a show. I think those of you that know me know I love every time we all get together but this one really went above and beyond. Truly a tremendous time and three show days absolutely flew by. Overall vibe I took away was resilience, preparation, and cautious optimism. Those emotions had to come to play, especially after those who watched the great Connor Lokar give his economic forecast!

By Max Perilstein | November 06, 2023


We’ve got a special edition of the From the Fabricator podcast for you out now. Kicking it off with the outgoing Chair of the NGA, Brian Hale of Hale Glass. Fun and wide-ranging conversation with a guy who has had an amazing 45+ year run in the business.  

By Max Perilstein | October 30, 2023

Getting Phanatic

Each day, we’re given choices in the glass industry, choices that can cost us, our companies or our customers money. Sometimes, it might be tempting to go the easier route, the way that is less expensive in the short term. But it’s important to weigh the consequences of these decisions.

By David Vermeulen | October 25, 2023

Optimizing Carbon Emissions in Insulating Glass and Aluminum Frames

There's a push to considering the dual impact of embodied and operational carbon emissions in building materials. To reduce emissions, those in the glass industry can consider investing in triple glazed and/or durable IGUs. Companies should also be considering the content of the frame, and where it's sourced from.

By William Green | October 25, 2023

ABI, HOF, CGA and More

Tough week both professionally and personally, but resilience is always the word around here so we plug on. 

By Max Perilstein | October 24, 2023