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  • Nonresidential construction lags the overall economy by about one year, which means that the downturn in commercial and office building construction will continue through 2010 through early 2011.See attached PDF for more information.
  • The basics: The 160-story Burj Dubai, renamed Burj Khalifa at its Jan. 4 opening celebration, surpassed the 101-story Taipei 101 in Taiwan as the world’s tallest building, according to a Jan. 4 article from the New York Times. Burj Khalifa rises 2,717 feet and offers views that can reach 60 miles, according to the article. The tower is about twice the height of New York...
  • Bendheim Wall Systems Inc., Passaic, N.J., introduced its sample set and product literature. The kit comes in a sturdy, briefcase-style design and contains Lamberts’ six channel glass textures, including four exclusive patterns, low-E and Azur thermal performance coatings, and the exclusive low-iron channel glass option. The brochure provides detailed information about Lamberts’ range...
  • What products and services have been most in demand at your company over the past six months?
    CommercialDiana San Diego, director of marketing, Safti First Fire Rated Glazing Solutions, San FranciscoWe’ve seen dramatic growth in sales of our SuperLite II-XL-45 because it offers both value and performance. Given an atmosphere of tightening budgets, especially on school and health care projects, architects, specifiers and contract glaziers are realizing that they need to expand their...
  • Edgetech I.G.Officials at Edgetech I.G., Cambridge, Ohio, appointed Bruce Hodges quality engineer at the Cambridge facility. Hodges brings more than 22 years of related experience to his new role, most recently as manufacturing engineering manager for Visteon Corp., Van Buren Township, Mich. He has experience with multiple manufacturing companies in various roles related to project...
  • National Fenestration Products, a manufacturer of energy-efficient impact windows, doors, entrances and storefronts, recently began operations in Pompano Beach, Fla., servicing a wide range of markets worldwide, according to a Dec. 11 release."The principals of NFP have over a century of experience," said Ralph Horta, president, in the release. "We have achieved +90 -100 design...
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    The basics: The new California Court of Appeals Fifth Appellate District building in Fresno features a curved curtain wall made of efficient glazing products. The curved shape of the curtain wall and the integration of an inner courtyard were distinct design components, and project managers were concerned that the shape of the walls and courtyard would lead to leaking. According to a Kawneer...
  • Sustainability, technology focus of 2009 event
    Ecobuild America kicked off Dec. 8 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
  • Glass Magazine’s new interactive format allows you to listen in on live sales calls. Following are excerpts of outbound calls demonstrating effective questions to ask to identify customer needs and gather information for future sales opportunities. Example 1: Getting your foot in the door Example 2: Finding the right contact, part 1 Example 3: Finding the right contact, part...
  • What are your expectations for 2010?
    CommercialPaul Main, vice president, regional manager, Southwest region, Trainor Glass Co., Alsip, Ill.Institutional, public work is going to be our mainstay until things recover. Hospitals, schools, government buildings: that’s where there is still some work. Office and retail are definitely down. There’s not any money to be made there, because there’s not any money to develop...
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