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June 2013

A Triple AAA+ Week

Largest lammy ever: a 46 foot long laminated lite is on the left. It was fabricated by the German company seele.

I admire and appreciate glass on a daily basis. So it’s not often that I get a lump in my throat from anything our industry does. But this past week brought an exception to that.  The glass industry gets an “A” from me this week; in fact, it gets threes As. It was a Triple A (AAA+) week for our industry. The occasion from my totally rational exuberance was in fact a cacophony of three As themselves:  ASHRAE, architects and advancement. Let’s start with the last two. I spent half of last week in Denver at the annual convention of the American Institute of Architects Although the number of attendees… Read More »

For Fathers — Of People, Country and Otherwise

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  Father’s Day is but six days away; the Stanley Cup finals start Wednesday night and this glass-related blog is due now, so it got me thinking about …. You guessed it … fathers in the glass industry who love hockey.My own Dad died three years ago and it’s still rare to go more than a few hours without thinking of him. Though he was not in the glass industry, he was by osmosis as he watched our magazines grow.  So, in a nod to the late Art Buchwald (who re-ran his column about celebrating Thanksgiving in France every year on Thanksgiving) and, in honor of Father’s Day, I am… Read More »

Final Fortnight

The deadline for submitting comments about the proposed life-threatening Addendum ‘am’ to ASHRAE 189.1 is two weeks from today. Your help is needed. It won’t take more than 30 minutes and it could end a dangerous threat to your business. There are few actions you can take that are more important than filing comments against the onerous proposal that threatens reduce the amount of glass that can be used in a building by up to 25 percent. There has been a fair amount of commentary about the proposed Addendum over the past few weeks. It is significant to note that those in this industry of varied, diverse and vocal opinion-givers have… Read More »

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