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Window/wall ratios a U.S. election issue?

It’s always a bit hard to understand just what U.S. president Donald Trump is saying, but he appeared to reference the ongoing controversy in building standards over window/wall ratios in his Rose Garden speech on July 14.

EllisDon signs BlackNorth Initiative CEO pledge to end anti-black racism

EllisDon’s President and CEO Geoff Smith joined The Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism by signing the BlackNorth Initiative CEO pledge.

Addressing higher construction costs during COVID-19

This article from our sister publication, Canadian Consulting Engineer, is intended as an update of a previous discussion about COVID-19 and the possible consequences for parties to a standard Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) Stipulated Price Contract and corresponding Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Stipulated Price Subcontract.

NGA hosts webinar on wired glass and its applications

As part of its “Thirsty Thursday” segment, the National Glass Association hosted a webinar on wired glass. Find out what it is, where it is installed, how it behaves in a fire, how it is used in safety glazing applications in Canada and the U.S. and what are its alternatives.

Guardian Glass announces leadership changes

Ron Vaupel, President and CEO of Guardian Industries, has assumed leadership of the company’s glass business following the departure of Kevin Baird, formerly President and CEO of Guardian Glass.
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Top Glass Online: A day of information-rich sessions and much more

There is an old and well-known proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” All the innovations and inventions we see around us every day show us how true this is. The greatest examples can be seen in the current times with people constantly adapting to the pandemic to push ahead with what they want to do despite the countless restrictions. Online events are gaining momentum in all industries. Why not the architectural glass industry as well? » Read more