Vitro Architectural Glass

Steve Marino named The Construction Specifier Article of the Year Award Winner

Steve Marino

PITTSBURGH, December 10, 2020 – Steve Marino, manager, technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass (formerly PPG Glass) has been named The Construction Specifier’s Article of the Year Award winner for 2020.

The Construction Specifier Article of the Year Award is presented annually to the author of an original article published in the magazine during its most recent fiscal year. Individual articles are nominated by The Construction Specifier magazine editorial staff and judged by the magazine’s editorial advisory board.

This year, The Construction Specifier chose to honor Marino’s article “Breaking it Down: Keys to Diagnosing Glass Breakage in Buildings” from its July 2019 issue. The piece offers extensive information about glass breakage and explains techniques that enable building stakeholders to conduct “postmortems” on glass breaks to identify their most likely source of origin.

“We’re proud of Steve’s accomplishment as well as his ongoing commitment to sharing his wealth of knowledge with our customers,” said Paul Bush, vice president, quality & technical services, Vitro Architectural Glass. “By working with industry publications and creating educational materials such as this article, Steve is able to share his expertise not just with our customers, but with the industry as a whole.”

In recent years, Marino has contributed several articles to The Construction Specifier, the official magazine of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), and the only peer-reviewed publication in the U.S. that relates directly to the job functions of professionals involved in the specification process. Marino’s articles have covered topics ranging from diagnosing glass breakage to the use of spandrel glass and specifying large IGUs.

As manager of technical services, Marino’s primary responsibility is managing the day-to-day operations of Vitro’s Flat Glass Technical Services department, which provides technical support to members of the Vitro Certified® Network. The Technical Services department also maintains educational materials, data in print (such as technical documents) and all information and tools available on the Vitro Glass website.

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About Vitro Architectural Glass

Vitro Architectural Glass, part of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA), is the largest glass producer in the Western Hemisphere, manufacturing a range of industry-leading, energy-efficient, high-performance products such as Solarban®, Sungate® and Starphire Ultra-Clear® glasses. Committed to continually raising the industry standard for sustainability, Vitro was the first U.S. glass manufacturer to have its entire collection of architectural glass products earn Cradle to Cradle Certified® status and the first North American manufacturer to publish third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for flat glass and processed glass products. Additionally, as of April 2024, all Vitro architectural glass products meet the Top 20% Low Embodied Carbon (LEC) material Global Warming Potential (GWP) threshold the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) established pursuant to the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and related guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Vitro operates seven glass production facilities across North America, four residential glass fabrication plants in Canada and one of the world’s largest glass research and development facilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit

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