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  • Introducing acid etch to customers and employees
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    Traditional caustic etch (upper left) versus eco-friendly acid etch.Linetec’s anodize line.Unlike a painted finish, anodizing highlights aluminum’s metallic appearance. An integral part of the substrate, the anodic coating results in a hard, durable substance providing good wear with minimal maintenance. It is highly resistant to abrasion, temperature, corrosion, humidity, warping and...
  • Solar and thermal performance in research complex glazingThe glazing on the $236 million University of Colorado's Research Complex Phase 2 (R2) won the Project of the Year award for more than $3 million projects from the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association.Glass icon on Tampa RiverwalkThe Tampa Bay (Fla.) History Center, a $52-million, 60,000-square-foot museum, stands as a glass jewel...
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    The basics: The glazing on the $236 million University of Colorado's Research Complex Phase 2 (R2) won the Project of the Year award for more than $3 million projects from the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association. The 11-story, 550,000-square-foot building features expansive glazing that drenches the interior with natural light and is designed to manage solar heat gain and to remain...
  • Architects, a demanding bunch, push for performance, innovative design and aesthetics. Read about the trends in larger lite sizes, custom curtain wall, green glazing, aluminum panels, steel curtain wall and energy rating education in articles authored by representatives from leading companies in the industry.
  • What role does 'green' play in your business?
    CommercialChuck Mowrey, vice president of business development, Carmel Architectural Sales, Anaheim, Calif.Daylighting devices, carbon footprint calculations and thermal performance are "green" areas in our business. In Southern California, Carmel has exclusive distributorship of Solatube, a daylighting device installed in ceilings/roofs, especially schools.Code changes around thermal...
  • Green was the theme of the 2009 GlassWeek and Building Envelope Contractors Conference, even topping talk of the grim outlook for construction. The meetings, hosted by the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan., were held back-to-back Feb. 12-17 at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
  • Slow economy doesn’t stop record-breaking Greenbuild
    It was clear from the moment one approached the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center that the 2008 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo was different from other architectural and construction shows. Thousands of people braved the chilly air, Nov. 19-21, to experience a show that dwarfed the 2007 Expo. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, registered attendance reached more than...
  • Building Information Modeling was the all-encompassing theme at this year’s Ecobuild & AEC-ST Fall conference at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-11.The meeting was held in cooperation with: American Institute of Architects, Building Smart Alliance, Green Mechanical Council, and SCIP or Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice. Co-located conferences...
  • Record high oil prices,global warming, and increasing concern about energy independence and energy security have driven the growth of solar energy in the United States during the last decade.
  • Solar as a trend has so far been mainly in Europe, says Russell J. Ebeid, president, Glass Group, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills. Mich. “Europeans have always been into use of glass of unique nature; whereas U.S. is more vanilla [in its use of unique glass], not exotic,” he said. “And that’s because the builders in the U.S. don’t pay for exotic.” The U...
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    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
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