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  • DOE program helps promote and create energy-efficient windows of the future
    Sawyer is Technology Manager at U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies OfficeTell me about the Emerging Technologies Program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office. How does it relate to the glass and window industries?The Emerging Technologies (ET) program within the Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) funds R&D in academia, at the...
  • Fatalities remain in single digits
    Source: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; The Occupational Safety and Health Administration.In 2012, 4,628 workers were killed on the job in the United States, including six workers from the glass industry, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in April 2014. Of all sectors, construction reported the highest number of fatal injuries, with 806 deaths, followed by transportation and...
  • The basics: The domed skylight crowning the large atrium at The Alfond Inn at Rollins College has become a key identifying feature of the boutique hotel in Winter Park, Fla. Spanning nearly 39 feet in diameter, this multi-slope, dome skylight with cupola and finial is framed in aluminum with a bronze finish. The Alfond Inn embraces the surrounding campus’ Spanish- Mediterranean revival style:...
  •                The basics: When tasked with designing the Omni Nashville Convention Center Hotel, a 21-story, 825,000-square-foot tower,  the architectural team from HKS Inc. faced two primary challenges: integrating the building, functionally and aesthetically, into the city’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum;...
  • The architectural community continues to push decorative glass manufacturers to combine form and function in new and innovative ways. Dip-Tech, in conjunction with Goldray Industries’ Cathie Saroka, will show how the glass industry is stepping up to the challenge during the Express Learning session, “Dare to Go Decorative,” on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at GlassBuild America 2014.Sponsored by Dip-Tech...
  • The basics: The University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts—a four-acre complex of six buildings—was created after the University received sizable donations, including $175 million dollars from filmmaker George Lucas. Lucas donated $75 million for the construction project and $100 million for the School of Cinematic Arts endowment. When Lucas made his donation, he...
  • What are Your Expectations for GlassBuild America 2014?
    CommercialMike Wallace, president and CEO, Quality Metalcrafts LLC “The Glassbuild America convention has always been a great venue for Quality Metalcrafts. Our main goal is to be able to effectively promote our entire Americlad product line. The reality is, with our large pallet of products that we promote to the marketplace, it is very easy to demon- strate these products in the show...
  • 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...
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