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September 22 FGIA webinar seeks to help prevent insulating glass failures

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) will host a webinar entitled “Methods of Prevention and Investigation of Insulating Glass Failures” on Tues., Sept. 22 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. Presented by Bill Lingnell, FGIA Technical Consultant, this webinar will review items and concerns that cause insulating glass unit (IGU) problems and issues that may lead to failures. The webinar is complimentary and open to the public.

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FGIA offering educational content and discounts during GlassBuild Connect

In conjunction with GlassBuild Connect, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) is offering snapshots of its education offerings and extending related discounts during the month of September. GlassBuild Connect seeks to bring together attendees and exhibitors online for a month-long product- and education-focused event taking place Sept. 1-30.

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181 Fremont Tower, with Vitro Glass, named San Francisco’s top building of decade

181 Fremont designed by Manus Heller Architects, a 57-story office and condominium tower sheathed in Solarban® 70 glass by Vitro Architectural Glass, was named San Francisco’s top building of the decade by the San Francisco Chronicle. Working with Hartung Glass Industries, Seattle, a member of the Vitro Certified™ Network of glass fabricators, Vitro Glass supplied more than 6,000 insulating glass units (IGUs), including hundreds of differently shaped triangles, gables and other shapes to Benson Industries, the building’s curtainwall designer, engineer and installer.

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Consolidated Glass Holdings appoints Tracy Rogers as technical services director

In his new role, Tracy Rogers will work directly with the Consolidated Glass Holdings, Inc. (CGH) architectural division—including J.E. Berkowitz, Columbia Commercial Building Products, and Solar Seal—as well as support the CGH procurement, manufacturing, and sales teams. Rogers also will provide technical assistance, design guidance, and field support to customers and design professionals.

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Legacy Plaza unites seven nonprofits in a three-building complex featuring renovated exteriors with Tubelite’s energy-efficient systems

The property originally was constructed in 1975, prior to the advent of commercial window systems with high-performance, low-e, insulated glazing and thermally broken framing members. Along with its non-thermally broken frames and existing 0.25-inch clear, monolithic glass with a reflective bronze film, time and weather had caused the caulking and seals to deteriorate.

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East Carolina University renovates, expands football stadium with Tubelite’s doors, windows, curtainwall and storefront

Designed by architectural firm LS3P Associates Ltd. of Wilmington, North Carolina, the Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium southside renovation project team also involved AECOM and the joint venture general contractors of TA Loving Co. and Frank L. Blum Construction Co. Early in the project’s development, Apogee Renovation consulted on high-performance glass, aluminum framing and window system solutions that included Tubelite’s products.

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