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  • The pace of U.S. job losses slowed down in May, sparking hopes that the recession is drawing to a close. However, the jobless rate reached its highest level in 26 years, according to a June 8 article in The Wall Street Journal. Click on the link below to download a free PDF of the full article.
  • The basics: In May, the Art Institute of Chicago opened its Modern Wing, a three-story addition enclosed in double-layered curtain wall that allows natural light into the galleries and offers views of the Chicago Skyline and Millennium Park. To maximize views and light, the interior walls needed to be transparent and meet fire and life safety codes. Architects chose fire-rated glass and framing...
  • View images of the TKTS booth, the structural glass centerpiece of Times Square.
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    “In addition to providing daylighting, the [multifunctional 2000 Skylight on the PCL] also played a large role in the concept of a ‘solar chimney.’ Designed to increase energy efficiency, the ‘chimney’ allows hot air to escape and cool air from the outside to enter the building.” —Lisa Szematowicz, LEED AP, associate product manager, Kawneer Co., Norcross...
  • Experts share opinions, discuss concerns, fears
    Like most other energy-intensive industries, the glass and glazing industry is concerned that the measure would increase the cost of its products.
  • The basics: The major renovation of Stamford Town Center, an urban marketplace in Fairfield County, Conn., transformed the aging mall into a lively, pedestrian-friendly and glass-enclosed shopping center. The center’s plaza is dominated by the curved façade around a Barnes & Noble set between two glass towers. The players: Developer, Taubman Co.,  Bloomfield Hills, Mich...
  • “We wanted a high-tech glass that would eliminate mechanical shading systems in several areas throughout the building due to the unique characteristics of the architectural layout. Our goal was to incorporate the latest and most innovative technologies in the center reflecting the innovative ongoing research in the facility, and to use energy saving systems where budget would allow.”...
  • How do you keep your brand fresh?
    CommercialSteve Fronek, vice president, Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, Wis. Keeping a brand fresh goes beyond issues of style. Branding and [research and development] go hand-in-hand. Active involvement in trends in the industry such as [Building Information Modeling], green, dynamic glazing and blast hazard mitigation will project an image of leadership. Managing a brand involves a...
  • Laminated glass continues to find its way into new applications.
  • President Obama's $787 billion stimulus package will fund record investments in education, new energy research and new infrastructure, but several stimulus tax provisions will affect construction, said Ken Simonson, chief economist, AGC of America, Arlington, Va.See the downloadable PDF below for more information.
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