Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • During the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 19-21, in Boston, Guardian Industries, Auburn Hills, Mich., and Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., announced expansions to their high performance glass offerings. Guardian announced its SunGuard CrystalGray, a combination of the company’s CrystalGray float glass with the latest SunGuard coatings. Architects and designers now have five new...
  • New rating system resets the bar for green building performanceLEED 2009, the long-awaited update to the internationally recognized LEED green building certification program, has passed member ballot, and will be introduced in 2009 as the next major evolution of the existing LEED rating systems for commercial buildings. It includes a series of major technical advancements focused on improving...
  • Project debuts today at Greenbuild 2008Photo by Joe Renckly, courtesy of PPG Industries, Pittsburgh View the project photo gallery.Glass, coatings and paint products from PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, are part of a special demonstration project showcasing the “High Performance School of the Future, Today,” opening today at the 2008 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in...
  • Southeast Asia's largest glass exhibition, Glasstech Asia 2008, will open in Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday, Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday.The three-day exhibition will bring together the world's latest technological innovations and market practices in glass materials, said organizers.Spreading over an area of 7,000 square meters, the exhibition will showcase...
  • The Protective Glazing Council Annual Symposium ended with a Building Owner’s Perspective Panel. Joseph Smith, Applied Research Associates, Albuquerque, N.M., moderated the panel of three: Willie Hirano, engineer, Office of Construction Programs, Public Buildings Service, GSA; Ron Burton, Building Owners and Managers Association, Washington, D.C.; and John Knezevich, president,...
  • Speakers at the PGC International Annual Symposium, Nov. 11-13, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va., ended the program with multiple presentations on sustainable design and market trends, and a panel discussion.Harvey Bernstein, vice president, Industry Analytics, Alliances & Strategic Initiative, McGraw-Hill Construction, spoke about The View Ahead: Construction Outlook, Green...
  • The Research Subcommittee met Nov. 4 at the NFRC Fall Meeting in Jacksonville, Fla. NFRC Technical Services Manager Ray McGowan gave an update on the research budget and the status of active and potential future projects. Project task group chairs then gave a more detailed report of ongoing research, according to a report on NFRC News Now.Willie duPont of Sunergy Consulting gave a full report of...
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council, Greenbelt, Md., opened its Fall Membership Meeting this morning at the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville - Riverfront, Fla., with a series of task group meetings. On schedule were: Component Model Approach Technical, NFRC 300-301, Storm Window, Solar Optical Properties of Non Planar Transparent Systems, Interior Attachments, Tubular Daylighting Devices, Exterior...
  • Starting next year, Messe Düsseldorf and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf India will jointly stage the new trade fair Glasspex India, Dec. 2–4, 2009, in New Delhi. The event will be supported by the Indian Glass Industry Association, the All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA), according to a Messe Dusseldorf North America...
  • Despite the abysmal economy in the United States, glasstec ended on a successful note with more than 1,300 exhibitors and more than 55,000 visitors from across the world. The attendance was a slight improvement compared to glasstec 2006, according to a Messe Dusseldorf release, Oct. 25. About 58 percent of the visitors were from outside of Germany. France, Italy and the U.S. posted increases...
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...