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This issue of Glass Canada features an extensive story on the economy and its impact on the industry. While a downturn in the North American economy is nothing new, the factors behind this one, and the methods that companies are employing to deal with it are unique.
While most automotive dealer-ships are designed to show-case the vehicles inside the showroom the curtainwall structure that encases the showroom of the new Don Valley North Toyota dealership in Toronto, Ont., is a showcase in itself.
A collaborative effort by the Glass Trades Association (GTA) and industry stakeholders in northern Alberta has successfully established an apprenticeship glazing school in Edmonton to alleviate the shortage of skilled glaziers in the province.
Working with words you sometimes get a bit picky about how they are being used. Sometimes you get the feeling a word is in danger of being usurped rather than used, like when it is taken over by a particular group and turned into jargon. Lately, wherever I look, I keep coming across the word sustainable.
Spontaneous glass breakage is a term used when glass breaks for no apparent cause. The most common causes are attributed to minor damage during installation such as chipped or nicked edges which later develop into larger breaks, movement in the building or framing system, thermal stresses in the glass or its inability to resist wind load.
Overseas competition, rising fuel costs, and a multitude of governmental and contractual requirements are just a few of the significant burdens that glass businesses must face.
Glass is key element in innovative courthouse design.
Truck body and glass rack makers rumble through economy woes.
Sealants: Problems arise when membranes come in contact with soft PVC substrates.
Brendan Picard is an autoglass Olympian! The shop foreman for Novus Auto Glass in Regina, Saskatchewan, was the sole Canadian participant at the third annual Auto Glass Technician Olympics (AGTO) held in Las Vegas in November.
So, what’s your carbon footprint? Mine’s about size 10 UK size. I must not joke, it is a serious subject. We are all being admonished to reduce our carbon footprint.
The Alberta Children’s Hospital, which opened one a year ago, is one of the most advanced pediatric care hospitals in North America.
In the 1800s, steel revolutionized the way buildings were designed and constructed. Its strength and ability to be fashioned into various forms enabled a greater range of construction designs than previously possible, from long-span bridges to an entirely new type of building called the skyscraper.
The design, engineering, manufacturing and installation of glazed curtainwall systems encompass a wide variety of disciplines, professionals, contractors and vendors.
Installing sophisticated foreign-made machinery offers more production capabilities along with a host of technical and regulatory challenges.

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