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  • A case study
    Underpinned by the principles of lean manufacturing and Six Sigma, three initiatives at Traco’s primary production facility have helped the window and door manufacturer reduce lead times by 50 percent, more than double customer field-testing approvals and deliver appreciable gains in product performance in the field.
  • A year and a half in an industry as developed as glass shouldn’t make that much of a dent in the long range forecast. It was just a short time ago, however, that quiet rumblings were first heard at glasstec 2008, the biannual global industry gathering. The cloudy economic weather quickly blew into a global tsunami that swept the globe, from down your block to around the world. The...
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    Syracuse (N.Y.) University opened the 230,000-square-foot, $107 million Life Sciences Complex in August 2008. The bright and open atmosphere of the daylit building offers a welcome change for faculty and students who previously worked in darkened rooms, many with no windows. Now almost all work spaces—classrooms, labs and offices—have exterior views.
  • The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington, D.C., hit the Phoenix Convention Center last week. The event featured an exhibit floor of more than 1,800 booths and hosted more than 27,000 attendees, according to USGBC officials.
  • Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., has launched a free online tool to help architects and building owners determine energy performance and cost savings achieved with different glazing configurations, according to a Nov. 10 release.The new Viracon Product Selection Tool offers an easy and affordable way to calculate energy costs, peak demand, carbon emissions, daylight, glare and thermal comfort for...
  • ViraconCharles Boyer has joined Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., as vice president of research, process and product development. He will oversee the research and development and coating development departments, and will work closely with these teams to energize product development efforts and improve technologies utilized to support Viracon’s customer-facing activities.Boyer has 24 years...
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    "While patient safety remains a primary consideration in psychiatric applications, many health care facilities are seeking to create a more home-like and healing atmosphere with natural light and unrestricted views to the outside. Windowless environments or openings with jail-like bars or heavy security screens can feel imposing and constricting, which may not be conducive to positive mental...
  • Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors, Arlington, Va., said $135 billion of the $787 billion stimulus package would likely end up being used for various construction projects. He expected about $30 billion to $40 billion of that amount to be spent this year.The table below breaks down stimulus spending by category and agency.
  • Glass handling machines provide health benefits, efficiency
    Today's equipment offers workers alternative solutions to manual lifting.
  • View an installation photo gallery.“We had the equipment manufacturer make a vacuum cup lifter that would lift the glass from the truck that was on the ground and automatically bring it over to the exact installation site with the men standing by. With a press of a button the lifter would self level the glass, and a built-in chain fall would lower the glass gradually, guide it over the shoe...
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