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  • Shangri-La Buttons >> Garibaldi Glass
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    Garibaldi Glass, Burnaby, B.C., developed and manufactured a unique glass solution for Vancouver’s tallest building, the Shangri-La, a 62-story glass monument in the heart of downtown. The Garibaldi Glass team faced two design challenges: to develop an aesthetic solution to cover unsightly exhaust fans that vented from each unit and to soften the overwhelming magnitude of each of the...
  • NanoPax >> Diamon-Fusion International
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    The NanoPax product series delivers DFI coatings through hand-applied pre-portioned towelettes that are designed to cover approximately 14 square feet (1.3 square meters), about the size of a standard automobile windshield, without any special machinery or equipment. The cost-effective product is capable of treating surfaces virtually anywhere, anytime, with just a fraction of the time and effort...
  • Warren E. Burger Federal Building U.S. Courthouse >> Empirehouse Inc.
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    General contractor Ryan Cos., Minneapolis, selected Empirehouse Inc., Mounds View, Minn., to provide the glass and glazing package at the Warren E. Burger Federal Building U.S. Courthouse, a GSA “design build” project, in St. Paul, Minn.Custom fritted glass was attached to the security station walls and office, which was designed with stainless steel posts and steel plates anchored to...
  • Azure Tower >> Vitro America
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    The Azure Tower, Dallas, features 143,000 square feet of 1-inch (24 millimeter) EnergyGlaze insulating glass fabricated by Vitro America’s Dallas facility. The outboard lite is 6-mm Guardian Neutral Plus 61 low-E and the inboard is 6-mm Clear. The 31-story luxury condominium tower has a Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating from the U.S. Green Building Council and a Best...
  • Opportunty lies in products that combine energy-efficiency and impact-resistance
    Protective glazing usage has slowed down since the beginning of 2007. The government is the biggest user of protective glazing, but in recent times its focus has shifted to energy savings and green glass.See the attached graphs for a breakdown of usage by region and sector, and expected usage change over the next five years.
  • Everyone likes a good deal. Unfortunately, we salespeople might mistakenly accept that a good deal for the customer requires that we quote our best price.That mistake is costly. It can rob us and our company of profits we need and deserve. It can shrink our close rate and cause buyers to act irrationally. When we give prospects a good deal instead of best price, we can close more business with...
  • Where the opportunities are
    Institutional construction spending has held its own through the recession (see attached graphs), and will see a decent amount of funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.Read the full article.
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    View an online-only photo gallery of the project.“The Glass images were provided by the architect in an electronic dot matrix pattern format. These images were provided to GlasPro, who then had the images reproduced on a giant silk screen. GlasPro then applied the painted frit material, lifted the silk screen, then tempered the glass and frit. The tempering process dried the paint and...
  • More and more anodizing companies are switching to an acid etch process from the conventional alkaline etching process. Currently, there are three types of etch used for anodizing aluminum: alkaline etching, mechanical etching and acid etching.
  • The National Glass Association, McLean, Va., launched its redesigned Web site Sept. 16."We took great pains to improve the site while maintaining the positive elements that made the previous version such an important member resource," says David Walker, president, Association Services, NGA. "In particular, we have enhanced the online experience by making it simpler to navigate and...
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    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
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