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January 30, 2017
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SAVE THE DATE for GlassBuild America!

The Industries’ Knowledge Hub: Education. Inspiration. Collaboration.

The National Glass Association (NGA) and the Window and Door Dealers Alliance (WDDA) are pleased to announce GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo will take place September 12-14, 2017 in Atlanta, GA.

GlassBuild America is the largest annual tradeshow for the glass, metal and window & door industries in the Americas and features the latest and most innovative products and services from around the globe.  In addition to exhibits, the 2017 event will feature Express Learning education on the tradeshow floor, the 12th annual Glazing Executives Forum, the 3rd annual Window & Door Dealer Days, The Dream Showroom and new for 2017—an Opening Session included for all attendees and exhibitors to kick off our industry’s main event.


New Tutorial Now Available

NGA is offering a free tutorial video for the new, providing "how to" steps for setting up an account, finding and purchasing desired courses and tracking training progress.The tutorial is available now on

Phase I of the new is open for registration, focusing on basic safety for the glass and glazing industry with more than 30 new safety courses available. Topics range from personal protective equipment, to safe glass handling, to hand and power tool use.


Pulp Studio Merges Businesses
Viracon and RJ Aluminum Launch Joint Marketing Initiative
AIA Meeting Changes Name
ABI Posts Unexpected Uptick in December
J.E. Berkowitz Launches Fabricated in the USA Initiative
S. Albert Glass Offers Board Ups and Expedited Replacement After Inauguration Day Demonstrations
30th Annual Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo Set for April 19

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association has announced that registration is open for its 30th annual Mid-Atlantic Glass Expo, taking place Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Greenbelt, Maryland.

The Glass Expo is the only glass exposition in the Washington, DC area and includes the latest in architectural glass and glazing products, curtainwall and storefront systems, equipment and machinery, tools, mirrors, bath enclosures, sealants, adhesives, doors and hardware, computers, and much more.


International Code Requirements 2017 For Commercial Glazing Systems
Courtesy of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association
The family of I-codes published by the International Code Council (ICC) is the most widely used in the history of U.S. construction codes. Townhouses, condominiums more than four stories high, and apartment buildings, hotels and motels are considered commercial buildings in these codes. The requirements for commercial buildings are set forth in the International Building Code (IBC), the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) and the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

This article summarizes the major requirements for glazed assemblies, doors, skylights and other fenestration products in commercial buildings in the 2015 edition of the International Codes (I-codes).

Sowards Glass, Inc.

(l-r) Melissa Sowards; Linda Sowards; Keith Sowards; Sadie Mae; Jess Sowards

Learn about fellow NGA member Sowards Glass, located in Topeka and Olathe, Kansas and doing business for 25 years. 

Sowards Glass' philosophy reflects a strong dedication to customers through excellent craftsmanship, hard work, and high standards while working hard to make ideas and plans a reality.




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