Latest Articles in Fabrication

  • Congress included about $100 billion for education in the stimulus law last year to cushion the recession’s impact on schools and to help fuel an economic recovery, according to a February article in The New York Times. Even though a small portion of that education money was directly designated for school construction — $100 million for impact aid schools — states have...
  • In the market for an edger? Take your pick.
    Glass Magazine contacted machinery manufacturers and suppliers around the world to find out the kind of edgers that are available in the market today. The chart lists different kind of edgers, their specifications and capabilities, and is available for purchase here.
  • New green building standard will require triple glazing in northern climate zones
    After a three-year development process, in February, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, approved and published ASHRAE 189.1, the first code-enforceable green building standard in the nation.The new standard covers all commercial buildings, as well as residential buildings four stories and higher. “It is not intended to be the minimum...
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    The basics: The Virginia Commonwealth University Molecular Medicine Research Building is a $71.5 million, 125,000-square-foot research facility and the latest addition to the VCU Medical Center. This highly technical biomedical research facility was inserted into the urban fabric of downtown Richmond. The eight-story building reinforces the streetscape of the surrounding historic structures,...
  • InterCladWilliam D. (Bill) John, president of InterClad, Plymouth, Minn., semiretired from the company effective end of March. Tim Woolworth succeeds John as vice president, business unit manager. Woolworth has been in charge of operations as vice president since November 2005, and a shareholder of parent company Egan Co., Brooklyn Park, Minn., since 2007.John will remain...
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    "The sheer number of panes is part of why the GlassJet proved to be an invaluable tool. Trying to do a project of this scale by screening would have been extremely cost prohibitive, not to mention inaccurate. The GlassJet's software handled the tiling, so each piece flowed seamlessly with the others; it even embedded numbers in the corners of the panes to ensure simplified logistics."...
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    The basics: The Veterans’ Glass City Skyway, a bridge spanning the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio, features an art glass display in honor of the city’s rich history in the glass industry. The bridge has a cable-stayed main span supported by a single 122-meter-high pylon. The top 60 meters of the pylon feature glass on all sides, with a glass pyramid on the top. During the day the glass...
  • Alcan Composites USA, Benton, Ky., joined PPG Certified Metal Panel Program, according to a Feb. 17 release.Administered by the PPG coil and extrusion coatings group, PPG/CMPP is a certification program that gives architects a direct channel to an elite group of metal panel manufacturers certified by PPG to apply high-performance Duranar, Duranar Ultra-Cool and Coraflon fluoropolymer coatings to...
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    The basics: A decorative double-skin façade provides increased performance and innovative design at the renovated Espace 400 Pavilion Quebec City, Quebec. The double façade covers the existing building and surrounds the new additions, providing improved insulation and allowing solar heat gain to accumulate in the double wall. The decorative architectural glass features a silk-screen...
  • To help glaziers navigate through door hardware design, finish, function, style, handing, voltage and other options, Security Lock Distributors, Westwood, Mass., has introduced a free Internet software application at www.seclock.com.  
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