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  • The basics: James A. Garfield High School in East Los Angeles stands as a symbol of academic achievement and community pride. When the school’s 82-year-old auditorium was destroyed by fire in May 2007, plans to rebuild were to include a tribute to the late Jaime Escalante, the famous Los Angeles high school math teacher whose work with troubled "unteachable" students was the story behind the film...
  • The basics: The design team for Kean University's Green Lane Building wanted something dramatic and iconic to greet visitors approaching the west side of the school’s Union, New Jersey, campus. Architects set out to mark the campus entry with a bold architectural statement.The resulting six-story, 102,274-square-foot, mixed-use academic building features a unique building footprint and a four-...
  • The world's largest trade show, glasstec, took place October 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany, where new glass technologies of every type and configuration, along with the machinery that creates them, took up nine exhibit halls. About 43,000 people attended the event, which hosted 1,217 exhibitors from around the world, according to show organizers.See below for photos and video from the show floor...
  • M4000 Rain ScreenSouthern Aluminum Finishing Co. introduced the SAF Series M4000 Drained and Back Ventilated Rain Screen for commercial buildings.PicturePerfIn 2014, Accurate Perforating launched PicturePerf, the company's graphic imaging perforated metal.  Door RailsClover Architectural Products released a new line of aluminum all-glass door rails.BrightShelfH & H Enterprises is...
  • The basics: The 325-room San Francisco Crowne Plaza hotel, situated between the San Francisco International Airport and the 101 Freeway, recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation project, starting with the replacement of 335 punched opening windows. Issues with occupant comfort—including water and moisture damage, and noise—due to the building’s old, aging windows led hotel management...
  • As the economy starts to ramp up, how will capacity concerns begin to affect companies?
    CommercialJon Close, vice president of sales, Linetec“We are already seeing capacity become a big issue. Last year we added 30 percent capacity. It was a great year, and a lot of that capacity was eaten up. We are making a major capital investment of over $15 million to add a third anodize line. We are making this significant investment to stay ahead of demand. As our industry continues to...
  • CRL-U.S. Aluminum Series HP3253 High Performance Triple Glazed Curtain Wall System with Series 800 Durafront Entrance DoorsToday, building product manufacturers have developed a wide range of technological and architectural solutions that address the growing concern and focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. Advances made over the past 40 years have resulted in cost savings and more eco-...
  • EIA reports ‘substantial potential’ for energy-efficiency improvements
    The industrial sector consumes about 30 percent of total energy in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Energy-intensive industries, including glass manufacturing, account for more than half of total industrial energy use.Glass manufacturing has an energy-consumption-per-output ratio of 13,140 Btu per dollar shipments, according to an August 2013 EIA report...
  •  The basics: The new Quality 10 GDX Theater in Saginaw, Michigan, features more than high-tech sound systems and wall-to-wall-screens; it also features the latest in dynamic glass technology. Looking to reduce sunlight, glare and heat during the day, and allow for maximum visibility at night, Goodrich Quality Theaters selected self-tinting dynamic glass for its state-of-the-art cinema....
  • The Latest Energy-efficient Glass Solutions
    Energy Select and Comfort Select from AGCAGC Glass Co. North America launched two product families of low-emissivity coated glass products: Energy Select for architectural applications and Comfort Select for residential applications. The Energy Select product family includes a wide range of neutral and reflective low-E coated products, making it easier for architects to select the best product...
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