Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • How machinery management is transitioning from the shop floor to the front office
    The introduction of CNC equipment and its integration with fenestration business management software has created a more flexible production environment for aluminum fenestration fabricators, where users can accommodate virtually any machinery scenario. 
  • Change in codes and standards to spur increased specification
    Experts say more triple glazing will be used in construction, given the recent code changes in the national, state and local levels, and the Department of Energy’s continued push toward R-5 windows. DOE launched its Highly-Insulating R-5 Windows and Low-e Storm Windows Volume Purchase Program in May 2010, as part of a multi-year integrated strategy to transform the market for high efficiency...
  • What was your most challenging project, and what did you learn from it?
    CommercialRobert Rushing, pre-contract manager, Architectural Aluminum Techniques, Orlando, Fla."Our most challenging project in the recent year would have to be the Amway Arena project, [Orlando, Fla.] Challenges were a daily occurrence with a project of this magnitude [that required] our materials to interface with multiple materials and conditions created within a complex design. Challenges...
  • Diamon-Fusion InternationalDiamon-Fusion International Inc., Irvine, Calif., promoted Russell Slaybaugh to vice president and general manager. He has been with the company in an executive role for the past five years. Since joining DFI, he has been responsible for DFI operations and domestic sales efforts, successfully restructuring the sales and support team, and redesigning operations to...
  • The basics: The six-story Sarasota (Fla.) Police Headquarters, clad in various glazing systems, was designed for energy performance and safety, able to meet stringent hurricane codes and security requirements. Daylighting was critical to building design, and the headquarters features 40,000 square feet of exterior glass and 6,000 square feet of interior glass, with a total glazing value topping $...
  • Code changes will contribute to increased utilization
    In recent times, the use of low-emissivity glass has trended upward (see attached PDF). Given the upcoming changes to the International Energy Conservation Code and ASHRAE 90.1 regulations, low-E penetration is estimated to go up even more.
  • 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...
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