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  • ONLINE ONLYA Look at LBNL's COMFEN SoftwareBuilding orientation plays a tremendous role in energy performance and occupant productivity. Solar heat gain and daylighting can vary greatly depending on the path of the sun, creating a unique set of considerations for each face of the building. However, orientation is often overlooked during the design phase, resulting in excessive heat gain or glare...
  • From March 7, 2014, to press time, April 8, 2014
    YKK AP America to Open New Manufacturing Facility in TexasYKK AP America announced final plans to launch a new manufacturing center in Coppell, Texas. The new facility, set to open in July, will be the first major manufacturing and logistics center for the company outside of the state of Georgia. “Texas is a continual focal point for YKK AP America as we look to expand in the local area, as well...
  • Life cycle assessments for windows have topped discussions at recent industry meetings, as the commercial and residential window industries move closer to finalizing the product category rules necessary for manufacturers to begin the LCA process.Driving the move for LCA on the commercial side, in part, is the newest version of LEED, which awards points for projects that include at least 20...
  • Sophisticated building modeling software provides the design community with tools to simulate performance of each elevation of a building based on location, date and time, and product type. COMFEN, from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is a leading tool for the building industry in modeling overall energy performance, heat gain, daylighting and thermal comfort.(All images...
  • Is your company planning to increase its workforce in 2014? And if so, do you have a recruitment plan in place?
    CommercialAdam Holmes, general manager, AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing“MG McGrath and AMG Architectural Glass have already expanded their workforces in 2014 and will continue to do so, as we continue to be awarded more projects. Recently, MG McGrath and AMG Architectural Glass and Glazing were awarded their biggest contracts. As we continue to take on more projects with larger scopes of work...
  • Dip-Tech CEO discusses advancements in digital printing technologiesWhat are the top trends you see in the decorative glass market today?The overarching trend we are seeing in glass decoration today is infusing glass with creative designs, functionality and sustainability. The exterior design trends are still leaning towards classic dots, lines and structure because buildings should fit in with...
  • Compliance with government regulations crucial to limiting risk
    Recent industry news has provided examples of legal risk stretching beyond how glazing systems are put together and into government controls over what companies say about them. The $1.1 million penalty against Basco Manufacturing Co. by the Department of Justice earlier this year for falsifying customs declarations had nothing to do with the function of a specific project or installation. Instead...
  • The basics: The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, a $66 million addition to the National Postal Museum at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., features a striking display of digital imaging technology on glass. Architects for the project chose to feature stamp reproductions, in exacting color, on 54 illuminated windows on the exterior wall of the gallery. The window designs represent...
  • Advancing products, solutions and technologies define market
    The William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., features stamp reproductions on 54 illuminated exterior windows, representing the individual stamps on display inside the museum. The ultra-transparent glass—from AGC Glass Company North America —consists of a Krystal Klear low-iron substrate printed with Krystal Images high-resolution digital imaging technology...
  • *From January 15, 2014, to press time, March 6, 2014.
    Manufacturer to Pay $1.1 Million for Violating False Claims Act in Connection to Chinese Aluminum ImportsThe Department of Justice announced that Ohio-based Basco Manufacturing Co. has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by submitting false customs declarations to avoid paying duties on aluminum extrusions from China, according to a Jan. 14...
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