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May 31, 2019
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From NGA's Advocacy & Technical Services Department

Recently published Glass Information Bulletins

Task groups comprised of member volunteers within NGA’s Fabricating Committee worked diligently to update two existing and create one new Glass Informational Bulletins (GIBs) for the industry.

The updated GIBs are Recommended Applications for Heat-Treated Glass and Approximate Weight of Interlayer Used in Laminated Architectural Flat Glass. The newest GIB is Thermal Stress in Heat-Treated Spandrel Glass.


Be Our Guest at AIA Conference in Las Vegas

NGA is offering FREE passes to attend the AIA Conference on Architecture, June 6-7, in Las Vegas, so you can visit us at booth # 6418 on the expo floor to:

  • Get your glass questions answered,
  • Learn about our new partnership with Architectural Record and the debut of our dedicated Glass & Glazing Continuing Education Design Academy, and
  • Get your free digital Architect's Glass Mixtape, stacked with our custom playlist of technical docs on specifying glass.

Click on Read More below to get your FREE Expo Pass.


What You Need to Know about the Green New Deal

Last month, the City of New York with the Office of the Mayor Bill De Blasio, released its new OneNYC 2050 report. The 300-page strategic report outlines goals to be achieved over the next 30+ years that are intended to address a variety of city-selected issues including climate change, healthcare, education, and economic growth and diversity. NGA has reviewed the report to identify and focus on key points specifically related to or impacting glass and fenestration in the built environment. READ THIS distillation and share it with your colleagues to understand the situation. Click on Read More below to see NGA's response.


Video: Thirsty Thursday Webinar - Health & Wellness Benefits of Daylighting
NGA Invites Volunteers to Join Committees
Trump Administration Announces Removal of Metal Tariffs for Mexico, Canada
U.S. Imposes 25% Tariffs on Chinese Goods
ABI Shows Uptick in April, Despite Easing Conditions
NSG Group Breaks Ground on Ohio Plant
From the Fabricator: Potential Roadblocks Ahead
In case you missed it: NGA to Jointly Present GPD Workshop
Find Solutions to Fabrication Challenges at Fall Conference 2019

Join us for NGA's 2019 Fall Conference, taking place August 13-15 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Toledo, OH, to learn from a panel discussion and Q&A on "Solutions to Fabrication Challenges." Panelists will include members of the Old Guard Reunion: Chris Barry, Bob Brown, Stan Joehlin and Bill Lingnell.


2019 Glazing Executives Forum: Building for Tomorrow
The U.S. glazing market remains healthy, with companies reporting the number of new projects out for bidding or negotiation is as strong as ever. On September 17, glazing company owners and managers will gather at the 14th annual Glazing Executives Forum in conjunction with GlassBuild America in Atlanta to learn and share best practices for managing growth and building for tomorrow.

GlassBuild America Listed As 117th Largest Trade Show In the U.S.

NGA is pleased to announce that GlassBuild America has been ranked at No. 117 on Trade Show News Network (TSNN)’s Top 250 Trade Shows list in the United States for 2018.

GlassBuild America 2019, which is being held Sept. 17-19 in Atlanta, Georgia, is widely expected to exceed 2018 with an estimated 180,000 square feet of educational, networking, and exhibit floor space; 10,000 attendees; and over 450 exhibiting companies from across the world.


Glass & Metals 401: Guide to Protective Glazing

Protect with Glass: Security for schools + fire-rated applications
By Katy Devlin, Glass Magazine

Leading the trend in protective glazing: school security. “There is a heightened fervor on the topic,” says Mike Nicklas, director of Invisiwall Glass Systems and Childgard Security Glazing, J.E. Berkowitz.

Driving current demand is an increase in funding for new school building and renovation—Dodge Data and Analytics reports that the education sector is expected to grow 3 percent in 2019 while the rest of nonresidential construction will remain flat. But an even bigger driver is this “heightened awareness” of the threats to the school environment and applicable product solutions, according to Nicklas.


TGA Glass-Conference II a Big Success in Waco
The Texas Glass Association (TGA) and its local divisions—the Houston Area Glass Association (HAGA) and the TGA-North Texas Division (TGA NTD)—hosted TGA Glass-Conference II on May 17, bringing together over 100 participants from the Texas glass industry for a productive day of education and networking.

Mid-Atlantic Glass Association to Host Annual Crab Feast

The Mid-Atlantic Glass Association will host its annual crab feast on Wednesday, June 19 at Captain James Landing in Baltimore.  "Feast" participants will enjoy "all you can eat" crabs, Maryland crab soup and great conversation. The deadline for registration and payment is June 3. Read more for registration information.


Minnesota Glass Association Presents Annual Golf Tournament

The Minnesota Glass Association will present its annual golf tournament on June 27, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at The Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove, MN. See below for details and registration.


WGA June Dinner Meeting to Highlight Scholarship Awards

The Washington Glass Association will host an educational dinner meeting, taking place Thursday, June 20 at the Embassy Suites in Tukwilla, WA. The meeting will feature a presentation on "Environmental Loading/Window Seismic," presented by Mike Dutton of KPFF Engineering, as well as Table Top Night and the WGA Scholarship Awards. Read more for registration information.


Marrero Glass and Metal, Inc.

Meet fellow NGA member Marrero Glass and Metal, Inc., doing business for over 25 years in the Colmar, PA area.

The company's keys to success, according to president Jaime Marrero, include emphasizing safety before all, persistence, treating each customer like a part of our family, and working with determination and passion.


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