Latest Articles in Commercial Glass

  • A buyer's market
    Architectural glassLow-E gray-green glass Officials from Pittsburgh’s PPG Industries developed Solarban 80 Optiblue glass. It is Solarban 80 low-E glass combined with blue-green Optiblue glass, and has a metallic gray-green exterior tint and neutral gray interior appearance. In a standard 1-inch insulating glass unit, Solarban 80 Optiblue produces a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23...
  • Promotions, new employees
    Wausau Window and Wall SystemsArmed with a Six Sigma/Lean manufacturing Green Belt, Brian Vanden Heuvel says he’s working up to his most significant career accomplishment: the Fall 2008 opening of Wausau’s new manufacturing center that will consolidate company operations. He’s directing and implementing staffing and facility improvement for the center, currently under...
  • Acugard 3 LE prevents doors from closing on elderly, handicapped
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    Nabco Entrances of Muskego, Wis., has added a new door mounted sensor for low energy doors to its Acugard line of swing door sensors. The Acugard 3 LE adds extra pedestrian protection to low energy swing doors. It is a bar type sensor that can be mounted on the approach side of the door to prevent it from closing on slower moving traffic, such as the elderly or handicapped, until they are through...
  • Innovative Designs
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    One, two snap!Encina Wastewater Authority building “This is the first project in the United States to use both [Solar and Prismasolar] textures.” — Marc Fink, marketing and sales manager, Bendheim Wall SystemsThe basics: The Encina Wastewater Authority building in Carlsbad, Calif., that looks out onto the Pacific Ocean features a large facade of textured horizontal channel glass...
  • Future of commercial skylight market looks up
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    Sunlight represents sustainability and other benefits of replacing noxious fossil fuel byproducts. As pressure to save energy mounts, green architecture and building movement drive increased use of daylighting, and the future of skylights looks bright, says John McHugh, lead technical engineer, Heschong Mahone Group Inc., Fair Oaks, Calif. Evolving building energy codes, such as the California...
  • Fire-rated curtain wall enhances IMAX theater adjacent to home of the Spruce Goose
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    On Nov. 2, 1947, famed businessman and aviator Howard Hughes taxied his hulking H-4 Hercules flying boat across the Long Beach harbor and surprised onlookers, and the world, moments later when he gunned the engines and rose above the water. Pushing engineering and design to the limits, he flew the “Spruce Goose”—the world’s largest aircraft at the time—for nearly one...
  • Proglaze ETA Engineered Transition Assembly comprises pre-engineered, finished aluminum and silicone materials assembled and mechanically attached to the window or wall assembly to ensure a durable, visually inspected connection and seal.
  • President, Syracuse Glass Co., New York
    John Dwyer is the president of Syracuse Glass Co. in New York.
  • More than 3 million online searches were performed this past year in residential, commercial and custom glass.
  • The window wall has emerged as a design alternative to conventional curtain wall to meet the market requirements of aesthetics, ventilation, flexibility, cost and speed.
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