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  • Whether a building’s finish has faded and discolored, or a new building has been damaged during construction, it can be corrected. Fluoropolymer air-dry coating systems are specially designedfor repairing, restoring and/or recoating metal building components that have a factory-applied polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) finish on them. These coatings can be used for small touchup repairs or to...
  • If you build it, will they come? Or, more specifically, if you publish a new model code, should you assume it will be adopted and enforced? If you develop a new way to participate in code development, should you assume that your target audience (active code officials) will participate in that new process?The International Code Council operated under the first assumption with the advent of the...
  • Smart job bidding and contracting requires knowing the measurements. Every project involves measures of physical dimensions, but often more important are measures of performance. Increasing sophistication in the ability to predict and measure performance before and after completion has complicated the risk management of final project delivery. Code and contract requirements often depend on a...
  • Source: The American Architectural Manufacturers AssociationThe total nonresidential glazing vision area installed in the United States in 2013 increased 3 percentcompared to 2012, and 7 percent compared to 2011, according to the Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, as researched by Ducker Worldwide, www.ducker.com.U....
  • From June 8, 2014, to press time, July 8, 2014.
    Man Crushed by Glass in Aurora, Colo.A worker at Manko Window Systems in Aurora, Colo., died after being crushed by nearly 4,000 pounds of glass on Saturday morning, June 21. Capt. Diane Lord of the Aurora Fire Department said that the victim was helping unload wooden crates of glass at the business when the 4,000-pound load fell on top of him, killing him at the scene.Cardinal Acquires Catalina...
  • Sedak's new oversized glass technology expands design capabilities
    Oversized glass has taken on new meaning in recent years, as glass companies have pushed the envelope to create larger lite sizes to meet architectural demands. Maximizing on the big glass trend, sedak Gmbh introduced fabrication capabilities for extra-oversized glass, supplying glass lites up to about 50 feet long. Initially, sedak, based in Gersthofen, Germany, was approached by a Fortune 500...
  • The basics: The use of glazing in the design of the massive redevelopment for Glendale Galleria, a 1.5 million-square-foot iconic retail and dining venue and integral mainstay of the Los Angeles community since 1976, addressed several key issues, including striking a balance between aesthetic and functional upgrades that improve access and circulation for the 10+ million visitors each year. From...
  • An advance look at new products on the show floor in Las Vegas
    GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo is expected to host about 375 exhibitors, including more than 100 from outside the United States, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 9-11. Note: booth numbers are subject to change. Visit www.glassbuildamerica.com for the most up-to-date information.PPG Industries will showcase its latest product in the Solarban line of architectural...
  • The basics: Located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the West Court of the National Academy of Sciences’ headquarters underwent a renovation project with a mission to create a building using sustainable preservation practices. The building integrates modern systems, materials and infrastructure within the historic fabric of the building. Skylights enclose three courtyards to create new...
  • The basics: Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the glass-studded Arena Corinthians, the football stadium that hosted six games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil—including the opening game—features an original, modern design, heavily accented by extra-clear glass, selected for its aesthetic qualities for use in the façades, balustrades and VIP lounges. The arena’s architects wanted a design...
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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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