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  • Designing simplified
     Mr. ShowerDoor Inc., headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., offers shower enclosure products to the U.S. market. Tom Whitaker, president, founded the company in 1981. Today it has 11 locations across the country. The following are design tips from Mr. ShowerDoor’s Web site www.mrshowerdoor.com, reprinted with permission. This is the second set of tips; for the first set, please click here...
  • Honorees come from diverse backgrounds
    Glass Magazine received 60 nominations for this year’s 20 Under 40 honors.They all deserve a round of applause.The Class of 2007 ranges in age from 25 to 39 and includes four women. Their jobs show diversity such as foreman, lab supervisor, designer, salesman, vice president and owner. Their companies represent 11 states and Canada. Outside their glass hours, the honorees spend time boating...
  • Value-added, performance-based solutions
    One of the worst fears of any glazing contractor is hearing the infamous words: “Sorry, the project’s over budget.” Hours are devoted to checking and double-checking quantities and costs. The best possible position is jockeyed for with the various bidding contractors within minutes of the bid cut-off. Weeks are spent chasing estimators who repeatedly promise bid results. Then an...
  • Daylighting headlines 2006 GreenBuild Conference and Expo
    More than 700 exhibitors and a record 13,000 visitors descended on the Colorado Convention Center in Denver Nov. 14-17 for the 2006 GreenBuild Conference and Expo. “Let the sunshine in!” was a popular sentiment at the event, where daylighting design, products and controls dominated the seminars and show floor. Good daylighting designThe educational program at this year’s event...
  • A look at India’s booming glass market
    While the glass market outside of Europe and North America is much less mature, with annual per capita consumption levels averaging around 5 kilograms, the demand for flat glass in India has increased at an average rate of 12 percent to 15 percent each year for the past two to three years, according to the Master Guide to Indian Glass 2005-06. Both float and sheet glass are produced in India,...
  • Screen printing and Pelli’s magic touch the Minneapolis Central Library
    Inside the 353,000-square-foot Minneapolis Central Library, sunlight filtering through screen-printed glass panels creates an ever-changing pattern of shadows. “When you are in the library, there’s a playfulness of having the sunlight come in through the fritted glass,” says Tom Hysell, principal at Architecture Alliance, Minneapolis. “The light and shadows play across the...
  • Glass ceramics, future of fire-protection rated glass
    Improvements during the past few years in glass-ceramic technology mean that architects and glaziers have an alternative to wired glass as a glazing material for fire-rated doors and windows. Glass-ceramic products enable architects and glaziers to design and build fire doors and windows that are clearer, more aesthetically pleasing and safer.Fire-rated door and window assemblies are essential to...
  • What’s in it for U.S. glass makers
    Increased awareness of energy-efficient building products, an eminent building energy conservation code, along with an economic boom and rising energy costs in India, have carved out an opportunity for U.S. glass manufacturers to market their products in India.   “The Commonwealth Games will be hosted in India in 2010 in New Delhi, and more than 400 new hotels will be built, along with...
  • Fingerprint activated multipoint locks for the home will become a consumer reality sometime this year as electronic locking takes a giant leap forward
    The futuristic prospect of fingerprint activated locking is expected to become a consumer reality within six to nine months following the October announcement of American biometric security company ODI Security. The breakthrough is a prototype mobile lock solution which combines ODI Security’s embedded fingerprint modules with Servocell’s AL2 Active Latch low power piezoelectric...
  • President, Flat Glass, South Asia
    Managing director, Saint-Gobain Glass India, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu   Chairman, All India Flat Glass Manufacturers’ Association, New Delhi   What kind of glass does the Indian flat glass industry produce? The flat-glass industry in India consists of both sheet and float-glass manufacturers. The first float-glass plant started production in 1993; since then, there have been...
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