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  • Advent of fourth surface coatings offers safety and performance
    The result of a fourth surface coating is significantly enhanced U-values that can help meet energy codes across the country and an outboard laminated lite that offers superior fallout protection. 
  • Following a fatal incident, the Washington State FACE program issues new recommendations for safe glass handling
    In September 2008, a 35-year-old skilled assembler and fabricator of custom mirror products died when he was struck by a metal "L" rack loaded with a 3,000-pound crate of mirrors in the custom glass and mirror manufacturing facility in Washington, where he worked. The victim and two co-workers were in the process of moving the large "L" rack of mirrors closer to a glass cutting table, using two...
  • Over the past five years, green building has grown to represent 35 percent of all new nonresidential building construction, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, New York. By 2015, that number is expected to increase to 48 percent, with the green building market valued at $145 billion, MHC officials predict. That's a big number, especially in a construction market hit hard by the recent...
  • The basics: One of the legacies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics is the new community rink at the Killarney Community Centre in Vancouver, BC. The rink was used for short-track speed skating training sessions during the 2010 Winter Games and has recently undergone conversion to community recreation use. Decorative, impact standard and clerestory windows surround the rink, bringing in natural...
  • TheSommer & Maca Machinery Division of C.R. Laurence Co., Los Angeles, has recently doubled the duration of warranties on the company’s new glass machinery, according to a Dec. 1 release.“This new longer warranty is evidence of the value commitment we make to every customer," said Lloyd Talbert, president, CRL, in the release. "It also reflects our honest confidence in our glass...
  • "By far the hardest part in bringing this to reality is that the installation of this fairly serious piece of structural glass had to be completed in only six hours in the middle of the night. We were building in the middle of Union Square New York City, and the organizers could only give us from 1 a.m. until 7 a.m. the day before it had to open. In the end, the installers from David Shuldiner...
  • How much faith do you put in economists’ forecasts for 2011?
    CommercialMike Krasula, senior manager, commercial marketing, Pilkington Building Products, Toledo, OhioIt's interesting. In the past, economists would give a three- to-five year forecast. Now, economists are looking quarterly, at the short-term forecast. There are so many variables in the market that it's difficult to know what's coming. ... When the residential segment fell, I don't think many...
  • The basics:The Consol Energy Center, the new home to the Pittsburgh Penguins, is the first arena in the National Hockey League to receive the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification, according to a release from Kawneer Co., Norcross, Ga. The six-level, 735,000-square-foot arena features a prominent curving west-facing façade of high-...
  • Helen Sanders demonstrates SageGlass
    Helen Sanders, vice president technical business development at Sage Electrochromics Inc., Faribault, Minn., demonstrates at Greenbuild how SageGlass electronically tintable glass shifts from a clear state to a tinted state at the click of a button. The glass also can be programmed to respond to changing sunlight and heat conditions, allowing for reduced energy consumption and costs. Sage...
  • Demonstration of Pleotint’s thermochromic glass
    Fred Millett, director of sales and marketing for Pleotint, West Olive, Mich., demonstrates the company's Sunlight Responsive Thermochromic glass during Greenbuild. The glass passively tints when there is direct sunlight, allowing about 60 percent visible light transmittance in its clear state, and about 10 percent transmittance in its fully tinted state. The technology works through a...
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