Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • 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...
  • CPFilms Inc., St. Louis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, and the world's leading producer of automotive, residential, and commercial window films, today announced its plans to introduce several innovative marketing tools and industry-leading products for window film dealers at the Specialty Equipment Makers Association trade show (booth 11813), Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas. In...
  • The diversified CSR group, Australia, has given its strongest indication yet it is considering a demerger of its corporate structure to create separate businesses in building materials, sugar and aluminium.CSR's building products division, which includes glass businesses Pilkington and DMS Glass bought last year for $865 million, had EBIT of $74.8 million, up 13% on last year.Its enlarged glass...
  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, has developed a light concentration system for solar cells that does not track the sun. The method can utilize display glass and even window glass in homes, office buildings, etc, as sunlight concentrators. In addition, said a source at MIT, it makes it possible to drop the cost of the solar cell system to a tenth or less.Solar cell...
  • "Nonresidential construction is on the verge of a potentially long slide," warned Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America, Washington, D.C., in a Nov. 3 Data DIGest article. Simonson's comments followed reports from the Census Bureau on construction spending in September and the National Association for Business Economics, Washington, D.C., on third...
  • 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...
  • A chartered surveyor is recovering after falling through a skylight on a job in Basingstoke [U.K.].The man, aged in his 50s, was working on a site in the town last Thursday when the accident occurred, according to a Nov. 3 ContractJournal report.
  • Changes to the way glass is used during the past 10 years have put pressure on firms involved in the industry.While glaziers that can replace a broken window with a handful of putty are still relatively easy to find, those that can specify and supply glass as a building product, to fabricate walls, floors and staircases, are thin on the ground.Debbie Paul, chief executive of the Joiner Industry...
  • IBA Consultants will work on two of the newest high-rise construction projects in Chicago: 465 North Park Drive and Avalon South Clark, according to a Nov. 3 company release.For North Park Drive, a 40-story condominium tower with 269 units and a 10-story parking podium, IBA will provide glass and glazing, waterproofing, roofing, schematic design, design development, bid analysis, mock-up and...
  • Thornton Tomasetti, Chicago, opened two offices in the United Arab Emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi this month, to accommodate the firm’s expanding business development and involvement in more than a dozen current, high-profile projects in the Middle East, according to a company release Nov. 3. The firm has been working in the Middle East since late 1970s. Its current projects are...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...