Oct. 16, 2019 - IGMA's IG Fabricators Workshops have revolutionized the hands-on approach to association education and training, with each session in the past selling out. Space is limited in each session to approximately 40 attendees to enhance and protect the "we are really doing this hands-on" nature of the event.
Oct. 10, 2019 - Glass was a large focus among the topics addressed during the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference, which incorporated speakers from the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA). During the summer, the memberships of AAMA and IGMA both voted to proceed with combining into one organization with a new name, Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The IGMA speakers took center stage to inform those at the conference about the effect hurricanes have on insulating glass unit performance, as well as how to wash and cut glass and how to conduct a frost point test.
Oct. 10, 2019 - In a session hosted by Intertek, participants of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2019 National Fall Conference in Austin, Texas, learned techniques for managing risk. A focus was placed on effective pre-construction laboratory mock-ups (PMUs), as well as quality control field testing in a presentation by Intertek Regional Sales Director, Jose Colon.
Sept. 25, 2019 - The glass and fenestration industries convened in Atlanta last week for the largest GlassBuild America in Atlanta in recent years. The essential industry trade show drew 8,200 enthusiastic attendees to a 187,000-net-square-foot exhibit floor with more than 420 exhibitors demonstrating the latest in industry innovations.
With its ever-changing landscape and excess, cities like Las Vegas capture the world’s imagination. Our industry’s work is influenced by their trends. As an incubator of transformation, Vegas was a fitting venue for A’19 AIA Conference on Architecture 2019.
Sept. 19, 2019 - Kicking off the Glazing Executives Forum, NGA's content director Jenni Chase shared the exciting announcement of an incredible new partnership with the Friese Foundation and their generous support of
The Ontario Glass and Metal Association and Construction Specifications Canada's Toronto chapter held their inaugural joint Share the Vision seminar Nov. 14 at the Richmond Hill Country Club in Richmond Hill, Ont. About 50 people attended. Steve Gusterson, president of CSC Toronto, and Frank Fulton, OGMA board member, welcomed attendees and introduced the speakers.
The Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council held its annual meeting in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 and 8, welcoming about 50 glazing contractors, consultants, suppliers and union representatives to the offices of Curtainwall Design Consulting. The group held committee meetings to chart a path forward for the North American Contractor Certification and Architectural Glass and Metal Technician programs.
Oct. 3, 2019 - IGMA is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday afternoon next week to discuss safety in the industry. The webinar will be led by Mike Burk of Sparklike, the leader of IGMA's Glass Safety Council. “The Breakout Gang” presentation will discuss:
In February 2019, the Ontario Glass and Metal Association and the Toronto chapter of Construction Specifications Canada entered into a memorandum of understanding between the two parties for the purpose of enhancing mutual awareness, co-operation and the promotion of the organizations’ events and initiatives.
With the approval vote by the IGMA and AAMA members to combine to form the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), what can the members of IGMA expect in the coming months? Business as usual is the answer.
We are trying to “activate” the association with certain issues as our driving force.
Founded in Ireland in 1965 by three brothers from the Carey family, Carey Glass, a major global glass processor, remains a family-owned and -run company. The business grew from fabricating furniture glass and mirrors to manufacturing insulating glass units and now claims to ship 98,000 square meters of glass products worldwide every week.
From its beginnings in 1954 cutting mirrors, replacing window screens and broken windows, the company now known as the Prelco Group is a vertically integrated supplier of value-added glass products to architectural, transportation and defense clients.
Lots of people talk the talk about fenestration innovation, but Imagic Glass walks the walk. “We thrive on complex glass fabrication and love to figure things out,” says Adam Shearer, president of Imagic Glass.
Last October, the PC government of Ontario announced it will wind down the Ontario College of Trades, set all journeyperson-to-apprentice ratios to one-to-one and put a moratorium on adding new compulsory trade classifications or reclassifying existing classifications.
Congratulations to Frank Fulton who is celebrating his 10th year writing the You Bet Your Glass column on our back page. He’s been in this magazine longer than I have! Frank is a precious resource to this publication because he combines a deep knowledge of this industry – gleaned from a lifetime working in it as a contractor and supplier – with a really high level of writing ability. That’s incredibly rare. I barely need to touch his copy.
A church in Guam. The airport at Anchorage, Alaska. The Great Wave piece that everyone sees arriving from international destinations at Vancouver International Airport.

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