Effective treatment saves time, money and productivity
May 13, 2010
On the jobsite, around the office and in the manufacturing plant, accidents cause bleeding injuries every single day. One might think that a cut finger here, a lacerated forearm there might not be major injuries but, overall, these small injuries can significantly impact a company’s bottom line.According to reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cuts, lacerations and punctures are the...
May 11, 2010
AGC Glass Company North AmericaAsahi Glass Co., Japan, has named four new executives to positions in AGC Glass Company North America, Alpharetta, Ga. The new officers are Marehisa Ishiko, president and chief executive officer, succeeding Brad Kitterman; Kenzo Moriyama, executive vice president of strategic planning; Kazu Sako, senior vice president and chief financial officer, succeeding Ryne Van...
May 10, 2010
"Coordination between manufacturer, glazing contractors and consultants and designers was crucial to ensure proper anchorage and installation. We rely on a collaborative approach -- especially with projects like these -- to make it possible to complete construction, while maintaining the day-to-day operations of the facility." — Kevin Robbins, regional sales manager, Wausau Window...
May 7, 2010
Major Industries, Wausau, Wis., manufacturer of Guardian 275 translucent panel skylights and curtain wall and Auburn Engineered skylights, recently redesigned its Web site, according to a May 6 release.Major’s new site offers the same depth of material as the previous version, but with a new look, streamlined menu searches, and an improved project portfolio that now offers thumbnail...
Options for achieving lower U-factors
May 4, 2010
Click on the attached PDF to read the article.Editor’s note: This article is part one of a two-part series, first presented as a paper at the Glass Performance Days Conference in Finland in 2009, www.gpd.fi. Part two will explain how to choose the proper IG spacer and sealant, as well as examine production procedures unique to bent IG fabrication. This article has been edited for Glass...
May 3, 2010
This article is an excerpt from Glass Magazine's "Glass and Metals 101: An architect's guide to product options, performance values, load requirements and codes," as it appeared in the May 2010 issue. The full guide--including an illustrated window and curtain-wall glossary, building schematic identifying various glazing products, answers to architects' frequently asked...
May 3, 2010
The basics: The Research Triangle Park Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, N.C., earned Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, thanks in part to a prominent custom skylight. The majority of LEED points for the 17,000-square-foot building were awarded in the Indoor Environmental Quality category. These design and...
An explanation of this new rating and certification tool for the commercial fenestration industry
April 30, 2010
Earlier this year, the National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., launched its Component Modeling Approach program for rating and certifying nonresidential fenestration products. It is a new approach, based on pre-approved frame, glazing and spacer components. The CMA Product Certification Program is based on the existing NFRC 100/200 standards, and it is a more efficient method for...
How to handle more complex, demanding language in contract documents
April 28, 2010
Marketing efforts of building product manufacturers have evolved and lengthened warranties
April 26, 2010
The basics: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass., features more than 20,000 square feet of vertical sunscreens that cover the exterior of the building, creating an array of diffused light patterns within the building throughout the day, according to a release from Doralco Architectural Metals. The players: Architect, Maki Associates, Japan, and Leers...