AAMA + IGMA have unified as of Jan. 1, 2020 to create the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance, or FGIA. Learn More
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PGT Highlights the World of Glass

During the Southeast Region Winter Meeting, Jim Heise, Public Affairs and Code Specialist for PGT Custom Windows + Doors presented “Virtual World of Glass.” The AIA-approved continuing education course covers how glass is made, cutting of glass and the processes for making tempered, laminated and insulated glass.Replete with photos, imbedded video clips and process diagrams, the program depicts the making of annealed glass, cutting machines, trim edge operation and final cutting in preparation for further processing (if required). It goes on to discuss the manufacture...

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Case Study | UL Uses Creative Problem Solving to Fix Glass Breakage Issues in Chicago Curtain Wall

Glass breakage issues within a curtain wall presented problems on the campus of a Chicagoland area university. A construction consultant used lab testing to assess feasibility of a planned solution, saving the client time and money and helping to ensure pedestrian safety.The ChallengeA well-known university was experiencing glass breakage issues with a unique, relatively new curtain wall comprising the exterior of a building on its campus. The university wanted to ensure pedestrian safety by helping to keep the glass in place if breakage should occur....

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Window & Door Magazine | In the Trenches Columns

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, osha.gov, is often considered to be the police of workplace safety. OSHA sets rules and regulations, performs audits, issues fines and more, all in an effort to create safer workplaces. However, two OSHA recognition programs offer an opportunity for companies to bring in the Administration as a safety coach and team member, rather than just as a rule creator and enforcer.

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Case Study: Seattle Space Needle's Renovated Observation Decks Achieve High Thermal Performance with Technoform Spacers

Built in 1962 for the World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 605 feet above Seattle and welcomes more than 1.3 million guests from around the world each year. In June 2018, the historic landmark revealed its newly renovated observation decks and celebrated a milestone in its "Century Project," a multi-year, privately funded, $100 million effort to preserve and enhance the visitor experience for the next 50 years.In reimagining the building, Olson Kundig respected the Space Needle's conceptual innovation and enduring legacy as originally envisioned by...

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