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  • The 240,000-square-foot Sparkling Hill Resort, located on a 188-acre mountaintop site in Vernon, BC, features a three-story glass atrium designed to replicate a crystal.
  • High unemployment rate is both a blessing and a curse for employers
    With the unemployment rate at 9.7 percent at press time—and the construction unemployment rate at 20.1 percent, according to the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. —glass companies have a large number of candidates to choose from. This can be a blessing and a curse.
  • Issues that could change the way you do business
     ASHRAE 90.1The issue: Officials at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, are working on a revision to its standard 90.1 to increase building energy efficiency by 30 percent by 2030, including a proposal to reduce the window-to-wall ratio to 30 percent from the current 40 percent maximum, on the prescriptive path. Other proposals will limit...
  • Architects using the application on two surfaces of an IG unit
    The most common silk-screen applications have the design applied to one surface of an insulating unit. In recent years, in response to changing design aesthetics, architects have begun exploring the use of placing silk-screen patterns on two surfaces. While this does provide additional design options, using patterns on multiple surfaces also has aesthetic challenges.See attached PDF for full...
  • What this shift means for glass and glazing contractors
    Back in March, Kawneer, Norcross, Ga., entered into a strategic partnership with Forster Profile Systems, a Swiss manufacturer of steel and stainless steel framing systems for fire-rated and non-rated applications. The move marked Kawneer’s entry into the steel fire-rated market, reflecting increased demand for alternatives to traditional aluminum framing.“We have seen an increase in architects...
  •  Arch Aluminum and GlassOfficials from Arch Aluminum and Glass LLC, Tamarac, Fla., made several executive appointments. Jeff Leone was named chief executive officer, effective July 22. Leone, formerly director of strategic marketing for Mapei Corp., with U.S. headquarters in Deerfield Beach, Fla., has held worldwide leadership roles in commercial operations, strategic planning and operations...
  • glasstec 2010 changes structure, name; offers solarpeq as concurrent show
    This year brings change to Düsseldorf, Germany, in the form of a new name, schedule and structure for glasstec 2010. To be held Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, the trade fair will take place over four days this year, instead of the usual five, and sport a new title: glasstec 2010, International Trade Fair for Glass Production-Processing-Products. “The new title will convey that...
  •  In 2010, the Fenzi group has begun distributing the Hotver 2000 sealant in the U.S. through its Fenzi North America branch, according to a June 7 release. The Toronto plant, operating as both a marketing and production center in Canada since 2003, is currently the group’s main gateway to the large North American market. American customers will be able to rely on the full availability...
  • In 2005, Hurricane Wilma sparked an interest toward moving the laminated lite of an insulating glass unit to the outboard position. Now, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., offers coatings on the # 4 surface of the laminated insulating unit, a significant performance enhancement over placing the coating on the second surface of the unit, according to a June 21 release. Prior to this recent trend...
  • The basics: When the Hot Springs School District, Hot Springs, Ark., needed to alleviate overcrowding in its existing facilities, they decided to build a new, larger intermediate school — a state-of-the-art facility, with sustainability at the forefront. The building envelope of aluminum, glass and brick offers increased daylighting and improved energy efficiency, and an open floor plan...
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