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  • Their facilities create a rich market
    Starting from choosing appropriate glazing to glass specification and installation, there’s no room for error when installing glass in hospitals because patient care is at stake.
  • Innovation reduces cost of production
    At least two equipment manufacturers refine the workings of machinery that tempers and bends glass for architectural, display and shower-door applications without having to construct costly and time-consuming molds for each shape. Glasstech Inc. of Perrysburg, Ohio, plans to display the 1,520-millimeter-wide Tight Radius Cylindrical Bending and Tempering System at Vitrum in Milan Oct. 5-8. The...
  • An electrician must do part of the job
    Installing Thermique windows requires a trained glazier to set the insulating glass unit and route the electrical leads correctly into the window frame, and a licensed electrician to terminate the electrical wiring connections.  
  • Code officials in coastal states respond to legislative mandates to improve quality of construction
    Code officials in coastal states respond to legislative mandates to improve quality of construction.
  • For consumers, the path to buying fenestration products that meet hurricane-impact codes looks like a route through a plateful of pasta
    For consumers, the path to buying fenestration products that meet hurricane-impact codes looks like a route through a plateful of pasta.
  • It’s a large sail that launches Milan.That’s how the Italians describe the New Milan Trade Fair that opened March 31. Located in Rho-Pero along the axis from Milan to the international airport of Malpensa, the New Fair’s magnificent and colossal structure occupies a gross floor area of 530,000 square meters, with eight pavilions large enough to hold Saint Peter’s Square...
  • Internet-based collaboration tool may turn dreams of automation efficiency to reality
    The building construction industry has been slow to embrace technology and slow to react to technology as it affects day-to-day business. Other industries have embraced technology with significant benefits of improved efficiencies, lower costs, reduction of errors and faster and easier ways to do business. Now, automation for participants in the glass industry via computers and the Internet will...
  • Fortress of fear or symbol of liberty?
    Vows to rebuild on the site of the World Trade Center towers were made soon after the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. Most designs given serious consideration during the subsequent competition featured one or more glass-clad skyscrapers, as did the winning design by Skidmore, Owing and Merrill of New York City, designated Freedom Tower. More recently, however, the design of Freedom Tower has been...
  • Some protection is better than none
    Every year, homeowners around the world spend millions of dollars to fortify their property from an assortment of potential disasters, and storm protection drives demand in hurricane-prone regions. Laminated glass, storm shutters, storm panels and impact-resistant screens number among the approved products for protection, and they meet building codes for new construction. Safety window film...
  • Be knowledgeable to advise administrators
    “I’ve replaced my school district’s broken wired glass for many years. Now, administrators say I need to retrofit all their schools with fire-rated glass that meets impact safety codes. What options can I provide, and what issues should I be aware of?”The 2003 International Building Code forever changed the rules about the use of wired glass in schools. Contract glaziers...
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