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Pod, Birds, Deals, and Great ABI too!

The latest From the Fabricator podcast is now live and I’m thrilled about how it turned out. Three unique and cool people joined me, and we covered a ton of items. Leading off was Sophia Panova of SO-ZHA Architects. Very talented person who “gets it” and I enjoyed her perspective throughout. She is on her way to being a force in that community.

By Max Perilstein | June 26, 2023

Beyond the B.S. Report: What Bill Simmons Can Teach the Building Industries

Inspired by a recent podcast about a longtime media producer, I've been thinking about the importance of both talent and hard work in our industry, as well as the amount of team work and great communication required to be a success.

By David Vermeulen | June 20, 2023

In the Movies

In the new movie Elemental, architectural glass gets to play the hero in an exciting way. Plus, new podcasts from me and the NGA, and product news from industry leaders.

By Max Perilstein | June 20, 2023

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