Tag: GANA

  • Friends, Wine and Glass

    I have been blessed with an uncanny memory. I remember details about past issues of USGlass, which issue an article was in—even ones that are several years old, as well as trips I’ve taken and the many places I’ve been. My first trip to Texas was going to the old Contract Glaziers Educational Conference, which…

  • Southern Charm

    I had always wanted to visit Savannah, but never had the opportunity until recently when we made a stopover on the way to the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Annual Conference, which took place a short drive away in Hilton Head, S.C. I was immediately drawn to the city and the historic architecture, the…

  • The Next Four Years

    It was one of those things that had everyone talking. You had to see it to believe it, and it was question it seemed everyone was asking. “Did you see it?” And once you did, you were probably overwhelmed. Where would this ever be used? Could it be used? How did you get this here…

  • BEC Keynote Addresses the Question: Is a Glass Shortage on the Way?

    What’s in store for the glass industry? That was a question Serge Martin, vice president of marketing, building and industrial products with AGC Glass Co. North America, addressed during his keynote presentation last month. Martin spoke during the Glass Association of North America’s (GANA) Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference, which took place in Las Vegas.

  • Glass Talk

    If BIG architect Kai-Uwe Bergmann’s BEC Conference presentation shows anything, it’s that a lot can change in five years–the Danish firm’s work in particular. The first time I heard Kai-Uwe speak was in 2011. At the time, he said only about 10 percent of the projects they’d designed actually got built. Based on the presentation…

  • What’s on Your Calendar?

    As I write this, the end of 2015 is only days away. And, as I always do, I’m sitting here thinking how quickly the past year went by. But it’s also a time to think about the coming year and all that it will bring. Just a quick glance at my calendar and I see…

  • Girl Meets Glass

    This is a blog that’s been a long time coming. I’ve started it a number of times, and have never been able to finish it or make it convey exactly what I wanted. It’s tough, you see, because it’s about a person, and I don’t often like to write about people on a personal level.…

  • It Is Easy … Being Green

    As I write this, the Friday night before I depart for a week of vacation with the family, it strikes me that the first five months of 2013 are days from being over. For the kids, it means summer vacation is just around the bend. For someone like me it means we’re only weeks away…