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  • The University of Oregon’s Lillis Business Complex in Eugene took green to new levels with its building envelope, using low-emissivity glass in addition to building integrated photovoltaics. The 145,000-square-foot building received Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The university uses the BIPV...
  • Builders of the Biomedical Sciences Tower III at the University of Pittsburgh were faced with a difficult challenge: building a 344,000-square-foot structure in a cramped urban footprint with a tight construction deadline.To avoid on-site congestion issues during glass installation, glaziers from D-M Products Inc. of Bethel Park, Pa., used a pre-assembled and pre-glazed unitized curtain wall...
  • The basics: The Ghost Bar, on the 32nd story of the W Dallas Victory Hotel and Residences, opened in June 2006 and features a 100-square-foot, all glass dance floor, part of which extends onto a balcony 350 feet from the ground.  The players:Architect, HKS Inc., Dallas; developer, Hillwood Capital, Dallas; general contractor, McCarthy Building Cos., Dallas; glass fabricator, Texas Tempered...
  • Dazzling NumbersContract glaziers’ gross sales dim last year’s numbersIn October 2006, the Dow Jones industrial average passed 12,000 for the first time. Seven months later, it’s been closing consistently at more than 13,000. Contract glazing companies in the United States also have been putting up impressive numbers. Of the 34 companies returning to the chart of leading U.S....
  • Tools for specifying high-performance windows in space-compromised buildings
    ASHRAE Standard 55 defines thermal comfort as “condition of mind that expresses satisfaction with the thermal environment.” Anyone who has sat near a cold window on a winter day recognizes that windows can contribute to thermal discomfort that forces office workers to move away from the windows. In spite of this broad recognition, until recent times there were no straightforward...
  • System allows operator to work intuitively with machine; improve productivity, quality
    The development of high-performance, automated machinery, such as human machine interface computer technology, offers several advantages over conventional machinery. Designed with ease-of-setup and operator comfort in mind, an HMI control panel allows the operator to interact closely with the machine to easily monitor the machine’s functionality at a touch of the screen. The simplicity...
  • Opportunities for glazing industry through LEED
    LEED—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—is a program of the U.S. Green Building Council. The glass industry has a significant role to play in LEED projects through the use of high-performance insulating glass units that exceed the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1. In addition, points can be achieved by using glass for daylighting and to enable views to the outside. The...
  • NGA survey shows how members plan to grow revenues
    The 2006 NGA Competitiveness Survey focused primarily on how NGA members are managing their enterprises and achieving operational benchmarks. Even the best operators need to address the top line. The vast majority of members, 81 percent, expect to grow revenues via new customers in existing markets. The approaches favored to grow new sales do not vary much by the business lines in which members...
  • Eye on windows
     Trends in today’s marketplace include rising energy costs, environmental responsibility, green building practices and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, D.C. Windows are a primary source of energy exchange in a commercial building. One square foot of window conducts about 10 times as much heat as one square...
  • Guidelines for correct setup
    Architects today have more options than ever for incorporating glazing into building designs. One product introduced to North America in recent years is channel glass. The U-shaped, linear cast-glass channels are self-supporting and mounted in an extruded metal perimeter frame to provide a truly distinctive architectural feature. A popular daylighting system for interior or exterior glass walls,...
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