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  • Architects’ desire to bring daylight deep into office buildings fosters floor-to-ceiling glass walls
    Dilbert would agree: Floor-to-ceiling glass walls can revolutionize office life, ignite the shopping impulse in the most parsimonious people and expose residents to beautiful vistas throughout vacation homes. At least two such fire-rated systems distributed in the United States—the Vision 60 System from AFG Industries Inc. in Kingsport, Tenn., and  InterEdge Technologies of Sausalito,...
  • Look at negative spaces when considering attributes of aluminum frames
    Cavity design, size and location play important roles in the designing process of a thermally improved aluminum profile. Improper cavity sizes or styles can lead to structural and thermal inefficiencies. However, the properly fitted cavity will show increased thermal energy efficiency and correct structural support. To achieve such optimal results, the extrusion or product designer should answer...
  • A European researcher compares European and North American quality standards
    Last year, the European Community published harmonized standards on insulating glass units. Every insulating glass unit put on the market in the EC will carry the CE label starting March 2007. The CE mark indicates compliance with health and safety requirements set out in European directives, specified in the EN 1279 series. The letters “CE” stand for Conformité Europé...
  • Professionals outside the industry laud the move
    Relax. Kick back. Enjoy the International Building Code’s new marking system for fire-rated glazing. It’s going to make your life a lot easier. That’s what some people familiar with the new marking system say. Let’s begin at Undewriters Laboratories. According to Bob Berhinig, principal engineer at UL’s Northbrook, Ill., facility, UL encourages use of the system as a...
  • Domestic news
    On Aug. 22, the Florida Building Commission instituted windborne-debris building codes in the Panhandle that require shutters or storm glazing in areas predicted to sustain winds of 130 miles per hour during a hurricane. While the codes call for wind protection slightly further inland than previous requirements, insurers and state officials, including Gov. Jeb Bush, call for even stronger codes....
  • Codes requiring lower U values push manufacturers of aluminum windows and other fenestration products to look at alternative thermal break products...
  • GlassBuild America hosts updated, improved versions of machines and equipment Most machines displayed at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas had one common trait: ease. Manufacturers have improved their machines for easier operation, maintenance and integration into fabrication lines...
  • School administrators can’t come up with the funds The cost for most alternative fire- and impact-rated glass products remains prohibitive for many school districts, reported architects attending a Sept. 14 Capitol Hill symposium on wired glass in schools...
  • The basics: The 400,000-square-foot Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Orlando, Fla., includes two 11-story towers and three four-story towers in a cloverleaf configuration. Part of the Arnold Palmer Hospital campus, the building was completed in May at a cost of $138 million and features an 115,000-square-foot curtain wall with 15,000 square feet of aluminum composite panels, and a...
  • The basics: Many Las Vegas condominium projects have fallen to the wayside in the last year, but the 21-story Metropolis Lofts and Flats tower is not among them. Construction was completed at the start of 2006 on the glass-clad art deco-style high-rise that overlooks the strip. It is the first loft-style residential high-rise to come to the city. The players: Developer, Randall Davis Co.,...
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