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  • Life cycle assessments for windows have topped discussions at recent industry meetings, as the commercial and residential window industries move closer to finalizing the product category rules necessary for manufacturers to begin the LCA process.Driving the move for LCA on the commercial side, in part, is the newest version of LEED, which awards points for projects that include at least 20...
  • Sophisticated building modeling software provides the design community with tools to simulate performance of each elevation of a building based on location, date and time, and product type. COMFEN, from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is a leading tool for the building industry in modeling overall energy performance, heat gain, daylighting and thermal comfort.(All images...
  • Is your company planning to increase its workforce in 2014? And if so, do you have a recruitment plan in place?
    CommercialAdam Holmes, general manager, AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing“MG McGrath and AMG Architectural Glass have already expanded their workforces in 2014 and will continue to do so, as we continue to be awarded more projects. Recently, MG McGrath and AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing were awarded their biggest contracts. As we continue to take on more projects with larger scopes of work...
  • New fenestration requirements in the 2012 I-Codes
    Adoption and enforcement of a new edition of the model codes doesn’t typically start until at least a year after publication. With some exceptions, the 2012 International Codes are experiencing additional delays. According to the International Code Council website, as of February 2014, the 2012 International Building Code was being enforced in 17 states and the 2012 International Energy...
  • The basics: The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, a $66 million addition to the National Postal Museum at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., features a striking display of digital imaging technology on glass. Architects for the project chose to feature stamp reproductions, in exacting color, on 54 illuminated windows on the exterior wall of the gallery. The window designs represent...
  • The slower construction market has created a challenging bidding environment increasingly defined by fierce competition and pressure to compete on price. Glazing subcontractors have been forced to perform a complicated balancing act of maintaining survivable profit margins while remaining competitive. The following article provides tips on how to make a bid stand out, based on interviews...
  • Advancing products, solutions and technologies define market
    The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., features stamp reproductions on 54 illuminated exterior windows, representing the individual stamps on display inside the museum. The ultra-transparent glass—from AGC Glass Company North America —consists of a Krystal Klear low-iron substrate printed with Krystal Images high-resolution digital imaging technology...
  • *From January 15, 2014, to press time, March 6, 2014.
    Manufacturer to Pay $1.1 Million for Violating False Claims Act in Connection to Chinese Aluminum ImportsThe Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Basco Manufacturing Co. has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false customs declarations to avoid paying duties on aluminum extrusions from China, according to a Jan. 14...
  • Rebounding architectural market to drive 5.5 percent annual gains in the segment
    Source: Freedonia GroupDemand for fabricated flat glass is expected to increase 5.5 percent annually for the next three years due to a rebounding architectural market, according to the High Performance Flat Glass industry study from the Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. The 300-page report is available for purchase from Freedonia Group.Fabricated flat glass...
  • During the recent economic downturn, many glassmakers stayed the course with their investments in value-added products, particularly those that boost energy efficiency. And as the markets improve, those investments will prove critical, they say.“Guardian sees its strongest growth in value-added products,” says Scott Thomsen, former president of Guardian Industries Global Flat Glass Group. “Sales...
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